The Book Harvey Weinstein Carried To His Arraignment May Have Been A Warning

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was perp-walked on Friday morning as he turned himself in to police in New York City.

As he was taken to court for his arraignment on rape charges, a few people noticed that Weinstein was carrying a biography of controversial Hollywood director Elia Kazan — and they wondered whether he could be sending a message. (RELATED: WATCH: Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NY Police, Charged With Rape)

A former member of the Communist Party himself, Kazan gave eight names of other party members when he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1952.

Some assumed that Weinstein was attempting to suggest that he was being persecuted, as Kazan was also accused of questionable behavior toward women.

But others thought his purpose might be more devious, and may have been a warning that he was prepared to name names as well.

Weinstein forked over $1 million and his passport, and agreed to electronic monitoring. His allowable travel radius includes only New York and Connecticut.