The New York Times dropped a bomb of a report on Harvey Weinstein and his decades-long history of sexual harassment on Thursday, and the statement the film producer issued in response to the piece is absolutely ridiculous.
The report from the The Times revealed some repulsive details of the way Weinstein has allegedly abused his power as a Hollywood executive over the years. While he fessed up to some of his actions in a response to The Times’ piece, he also wanted everyone to know six things as some sort of cry for support from the liberal community who has embraced him as one of their own for so many years: He’s a big Jay-Z fan, he hates the NRA, he’s Jewish, he hates Donald Trump, he’s generous with his money and he loves women, including his mother.
“Jay Z wrote in 4:44 ‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children.’ The same is true for me. I want a second chance in the community but I know I’ve got work to do to earn it,” Weinstein quoted the rapper as a cry for sympathy in his statement.
The Hollywood studio head then addressed his anger issues which he said he plans to channel at the NRA with his “full attention,” in response to the Las Vegas shooting. He also suggested that he plans to get CEO Wayne LaPierre fired and will hold his retirement party at the same place where he had his Bar Mitzvah.
“I’m making a movie about our President,” Weinstein continued, before making a joke that he and LaPierre could have a “joint retirement party.”
Oh and what was this all about again . . . sexual harassment, that’s right. He forgot to tell you guys how much he loves and respect women.
“One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC,” Weinstein wrote with self-righteous pride. “While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.”