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New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s top prosecutor has launched a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Co. following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the probe Monday. His office says it issued a subpoena seeking all company records. The Democratic attorney general says his office wants to know whether any New York employees were subjected to pervasive harassment or discrimination at the company, which is based in New York City. Weinstein was fired Oct. 8 by … Read the referenced story here:…

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Without Real Men in Hollywood, It’s All Harvey Weinstein

Andrew Klavan, PJ MediaJust to be clear, the Weinstein phenomenon is not caused by any one thing. Unless I miss my guess, there will always be Harvey Weinsteins. Hollywood in particular is a town full of powerful men and attractive, insecure young women desperate to salve their insecurities by winning the love of millions onscreen. Put powerful men and pretty, insecure, desperate women together and you’ll get abuses. And by the way, this trick works with gay people too. Remember when Corey Feldman spoke out about widespread homosexual predation on…

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What Harvey Weinstein Tells Us About the Liberal World

Thomas Frank, The GuardianLet us now consider the peculiar politics of Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie producer. Today Weinstein is in the headlines for an astonishing array of alleged sexual harassment and assaults, but once upon a time he was renowned for something quite different: his generous patronage of liberal politicians and progressive causes. … Read the referenced story here: What Harvey Weinstein Tells Us About the Liberal World

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TV Academy Votes to Consider Expelling Harvey Weinstein

The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The academy’s board of governors issued a statement Friday declaring that “sexual harassment in any form is abhorrent and totally unacceptable.” The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider “action up to and including termination of academy membership.” Weinstein has recently been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and assault spanning decades. He has been fired from The Weinstein Co., a TV and…

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Los Angeles Police Open Weinstein Sex Assault Investigation

Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city. Police spokesman Sal Ramirez says the department has interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident that occurred in 2013. He says the investigation is ongoing and he could not answer any questions about when the interview or incident took place. Police in New York and London are also investigating the fallen movie mogul over allegations of sex abuse in those cities. “Mr. Weinstein…

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Mayim Bialik ‘Truly Sorry’ for Opinion Piece on Weinstein

Actress Mayim Bialik says she’s “truly sorry for causing so much pain” with her New York Times opinion piece that critics suggested put blame on women who’ve accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Bialik wrote in the piece published Friday that she makes choices to be “self-protecting and wise,” like dressing modestly and not acting flirtatiously. She later added that nothing “excuses men for assaulting or abusing women” and women should be able to wear whatever they want and act however they want. Bialik addressed…

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Politics 

Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans

Michelle Goldberg, New York TimesSay this for Donald Trump: When it comes to sex, he’s less of a hypocrite than Harvey Weinstein. Until Weinstein’s abrupt downfall amid proliferating accusations of sexual assault and harassment, he posed as a backer of women’s rights. He made films with substantive female leads (82-year-old Judi Dench joked that she’d tattooed his name on her butt in gratitude), donated money to politicians supporting feminist policies and contributed to endow a chair at Rutgers University honoring Gloria Steinem. He even attended the Women’s March at Sundance….

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