Harvey Weinstein is a powerful movie producer.
A star maker.
If you’re a young, ambitious female who dreams of a career in Hollywood, Harvey can help you.
Just come up to his hotel room and massage his nude body.
No big deal.
If you want to be an actress, you should get used to this kind of thing.
You’ll be doing stuff like this on camera all the time.
Don’t get mad at Harvey.
He doesn’t know any better.
I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces
were different. That was the culture then.
See? The poor guy didn’t know the rules have changed.
It used to be okay to make girls watch you shower during a job interview.
Now it’s not.
You can’t blame Harvey for his ignorance.
The girls share some blame too.
When Weinstein asked Ashley Judd for a massage, she thought:
“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?”
Wouldn’t want to make this awkward for Harvey.
Just do what he asks, get the role, build your career…
…then stab Weinstein in the back later on.
Do you think you have the moral high ground here?
Let me offer the perspective of someone whose self-worth isn’t derived from box-office sales.
All you people in the film industry are monsters.
All of you.
Producers, directors, actors, writers…monsters.
You mock me for my backward, Midwestern, sensibilities.
Your disdain for my faith radiates from every project.
I hear you, loud and clear!
You have nothing but contempt for me and everything I hold sacred.
That is your right.
God bless America!
But if you stop laughing at me for a micro-second, you would hear me say:
We backward, religious rubes wouldn’t sell our souls to be in a movie.
We ‘religious wing-nuts’ have standards.
We don’t compromise our values for a ‘big break’.
If you’ve ever given Harvey Weinstein a massage…
…you’ve got nothing to complain about.
One other thing.
I’ll betcha Harvey Weinstein is the teeny-weeny tip of a monolithic, immoral iceberg.
Nobody occupies the moral high ground.
Because the whole lot of you are in the gutter.