And, honestly, who can blame Smith? According to him, Weinstein, in the days immediately before his public reckoning, well aware that his comeuppance was upcoming, reached out to Smith, trying to win his old friend over to his side right before all the shit went down. I mean, that's gotta sting. Honestly, who could possibly feel more betrayed than that? Oh, right ...
Look, let's not forget that, above all else, Harvey Weinstein is a convicted rapist and a sexual predator, with literally dozens of accusations leveled against him. He's ruined careers and countless lives with his actions. We could start listing names, but relegating the suffering of these women to a who's who of the victimized feels shitty -- especially on a website that once published a list of the greatest farts in history -- so maybe head over to the Time's Up Foundation to help the survivors instead.
But why bring up Weinstein at all, six months into this year sent straight from the impacted bowels of Hell, after he's finally been sentenced? The reasoning, dear reader, is threefold.
1) As a reminder that Harvey Weinstein is, was, and always will be a bad human being.
2) As a reminder to believe women.
3) As a reminder that, even with all of the star power above, even with all of the terrible things that people knew Weinstein did and was doing, it still took thirty fucking years for even a modicum of the justice due to actually be served -- thanks, largely, to the American criminal justice system being a tasty melange of corruption, cowardice, misogyny, white supremacy and Flaming Hot Cheeto shits that only barely functions when we force it to. So if we want any other slug-like amalgamations of oppression and undeserved power to finally get choked out by the women they've assaulted, we all really need to get our shit together.
20th Century FoxFor legal reasons, this is who I'm talking about.
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