Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy

At least some of the pukes who gave the boot to Harvey knew exactly what he had been doing and said nothing.

These hypocrites do not deserve a break. Let (((Hollywood))) continue to devour more of its own.

We see how quickly Jews will turn on their fellow Jews when the chips are down and shekels are at stake.

Excerpt from Los Angeles Times

mbattled film mogul Harvey Weinstein — a once-dominant force in the Academy Awards who rewrote the rules of Oscar campaigning — has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him.

The film academy’s 54-member board of governors, which includes such industry luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Kathleen Kennedy and Whoopi Goldberg, voted in an emergency meeting on Saturday morning to remove Weinstein from the organization’s ranks in an unprecedented public rebuke of a prominent industry figure. The move marked the latest blow in Weinstein’s stunning downfall and, in symbolic terms, amounts to a virtual expulsion from Hollywood itself.

In removing Weinstein from its ranks, the academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”

Since reports of Weinstein’s alleged misconduct toward dozens of women first surfaced in the New York Times on Oct. 5, the academy had been under increasing pressure to take action against him. On Tuesday, the National Organization for Women publicly called for Weinstein’s removal, stating, “A sexual predator doesn’t deserve the privilege of an academy membership — and all the opportunities to wield outsize power that come with it.”

Don’t give the Clintons and other high profile Democrats a pass either.

Twenty-one members of the film academy’s board are women — as is its chief executive, Dawn Hudson — and in recent years the organization has taken steps to dramatically increase the number of women in its historically overwhelmingly male ranks.

In the past several days, a number of academy members expressed their feelings both privately and publicly that Weinstein had no place in the film industry’s most prestigious organization. CBS Films President Terry Press, who regularly battled Weinstein on the awards trail during her tenure as a marketing executive at DreamWorks, vowed in a Facebook post to quit the academy if he was allowed to remain. “The idea that anyone would give him a second chance or entertain the notion that he can change is beyond absurd,” wrote Press.

Even Weinstein’s brother, Bob — with whom he ran Miramax Films and then Weinstein Co. — said in an interview published Saturday in the Hollywood Reporter that he felt the academy should expel him, adding that he planned to write a note to the group to that effect.

But within the academy some wrestled with the decision, fearing that it could set a precedent that would require the academy to police its members’ behavior going forward. As many have pointed out in recent days, other Hollywood figures who have come under attack for their treatment of women — including Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and Mel Gibson — remain members of the academy in good standing.

The academy’s bylaws give the board of governors free rein to expel members “for cause,” but that power has very rarely been exercised. The last member to be banished from the group was actor Carmine Caridi, who was booted in 2004 for sharing promotional copies of films that were later pirated. Sources close to the academy say that other members had been more quietly suspended in years past for selling their tickets to the Oscars ceremony, but nothing ever rose to the level of attention surrounding Weinstein.

You see the problem:

It’s time to clean house.

As Trump would say, “Drain the swamp.”

(((Oliver Stone))) Says Don’t Condemn Weinstein, Then Backtracks As He is Accused of Groping

Jew or Not Jew rates Oliver Stone as barely a Jew since his father was Jewish and his mother Catholic.

Hollywood’s Jewish ingroup support mechanism has broken down in the Harvey Weinstein affair, but apparently Stone didn’t get the word.

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got a real sh*tshow going on. May it continue and ruin more careers of the elites.

DEFENDING HARVEY:

People

Oliver Stone opted against condemning Harvey Weinstein following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

The Snowden director, 71, told reporters Friday at the Busan International Film Festival that he believes people are innocent until proven guilty.

“I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system.”

Stone continued, “It’s not easy what [Weinstein is] going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn’t really know him.”

“I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business,” Stone adds. “So I’m not going to comment on gossip. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”

People left this out: “It’s not easy what he’s going through, either”

Actually, although Stone’s wording was inarticulate, he’s right about the left trying people in the press. Innocent until proven guilty is a foundational tenet of Western justice.

STONE BACKTRACKS HOURS LATER:

Buzzfeed

However, Stone issued a statement on his Facebook page hours later clarifying his comments: “I’ve been traveling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times,” he said.

“After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape.”

Stone added he would “recuse himself” from his forthcoming Showtime series Guantanamo as long as Weinstein is involved.

Most of Hollywood refused to condemn Harvey until it became clear that if they didn’t they were going to pay a severe penalty for their silence and their hypocrisy. Stone must have gotten the same message: Disavow or be eviscerated by the press and social media.

However, Stone’s disavowal may be too late. He’s the latest Hollywood male celebrity to be accused.

OLIVER STONE ACCUSED

Fox News

Carrie Stevens, who was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in June 1997, said in an interview that famed filmmaker Oliver Stone once grabbed one of her breasts at a party.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that Stevens was at a party honoring Stone more than 20 years ago. She said Stone walked up to her, “reached out and … honked it like a horn.”

“He was really cocky, had this big grin on his face like he was going to get away with something,” she told the paper. She was 22 at the time.

Stevens told the paper that others saw the incident, but nobody said anything because “that’s what’s going on in Hollywood. That’s why things have to change.”

Some 30 women — including actresses Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow — have spoken out recently to say Weinstein had sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them. Rose McGowan, who has long suggested that Weinstein sexually assaulted her, tweeted Thursday that “HW raped me.”

The initials were an apparent reference to Weinstein, and the Hollywood Reporter said the actress confirmed to them that she was referring to the disgraced film mogul. The New York Times earlier reported that Weinstein paid a financial settlement of $100,000 to McGowan in 1997 over an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister said Thursday.

As to the Playboy mansion party, get real. When a nude model goes there, she’s going to get “unwanted” attention of the type she really wants.

CARRIE STEVENS. HONK, HONK.

As to the rest of the saga of Harvey’s ungentlemanly behavior, Hollywood has always played by its own rules, not by the rules of tradtional America.

It’s nice to see (((Hollywood))) devouring its own. Keep it up guys.

Traitor Jane Fonda Admits She Knew About Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assaults but Said Nothing

Vietnam-era traitor Jane Fonda had the nerve to speak out against the U.S. while in North Vietnam, but the hypocrite couldn’t bring herself to talk about Harvey Weinstein until it became safe to do so.

She turns her condemnation of him in an interview into a condemnation of white men in general and Donald Trump in particular.

She’s garbage.

People

Jane Fonda says she first heard about Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged misbehavior last year and she’s ashamed she hasn’t spoken about it until now.

“I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then,” Fonda, 79, told Christiane Amanpour during an interview for CNNMoney on Thursday.

Explaining why she stayed silent, Fonda said, “Because I guess it hadn’t happened to me and so I didn’t feel it was my place.”

The Frankie and Grace star said that her knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged behavior came from Rosanna Arquette — one of the 13 women who came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein on Tuesday in The New Yorker.

“I’m glad it’s coming out,” Fonda added. “I’m so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up and I know that it’s taken a long time. It’s a very, very, very, hard thing to do. You don’t get anything out of it as the person who has been victimized. But it’s important that it come out.”

“But let’s not think that this is some unique, horrific — this goes on all the time,” Fonda continued. “It’s this male entitlement— in Hollywood and everywhere, in offices and businesses all over the world; in bars, in restaurants, in stores, women are assaulted, abused, harassed and seen for just being sexual objects, there for a man’s desire instead of as whole human beings.”

Asked whether she had ever been sexually harassed, Fonda replied that she had — but not by Weinstein.

“It has happened to me. It has. I only met Harvey when I was old. And Harvey goes for young because that’s more vulnerable. You know. But it’s very, very common,” Fonda said before saying the director of her first French film tried to sleep with her.

“The director didn’t speak very good English and he flew to L.A. to pitch me the story, which was hard for me to even understand what the story was,” she said. “But I remember him saying to me — and I was 20 — he said to me, you know, in the movie, your character has to have an orgasm and I really need to know what kind of orgasms you have. And so he wanted me to sleep with him.”

“I turned him down. I got the part anyway. And he was — you know, he was very nice after that,” Fonda said before adding that any woman who finds herself in that situation has to say no, no matter what she’s worried about losing. “You have to understand that you have control over your body and that you have to say no and you have to talk and tell when something like that happens. If we all talked and told, then they would be too afraid to do it, I think. I hope.”

Fonda also brought up how important it is for men to support women when they speak up about sexual harassment and assault. “We have to be helped by men. It’s important to know that not all men are predators. There are good men and the good men have to stand up and defend us and embody other ways of being. We have to believe the women who come forward. We have to speak out.”

Although she admitted that so long as Donald Trump is in the White House, it sends a bad message. “Unfortunately that counteracts a lot of the good that we’re doing because a lot of men see, well, our president does it and he got elected, even after people discovered that he was an abuser so I’m just going to go ahead and do what I want to do. It’s unacceptable and we can’t ever forget that and we have to stand up to them.”

Fonda fails to note that Trump said they let you do it. It’s called consent when they let you do it. Only a batty lefty would not understand that.

Watch, if you can stomach her:

NYPD on Harvey Weinstein: “He is a super predator.”

I counted somewhere around 25 stories relating to Harvey Weinstein at the Daily Mail alone. Harvey is getting his 15 minutes of fame in spades.

To be honest I had never heard of him until his sexual harassment scandal broke–when was it?–10 days ago.

At one site or another I’ve seen headlines saying Harvey is in rehab in Arizona, not Europe as originally reported, that he’s suicidal, that Rose Mcgowan was suspended from Twitter for calling him a rapist, that Hillary Clinton will be giving his donation dollars to a charity, and many more, including that the FBI has been ordered by the Trump administration to investigate Harvey.

The most credible threat to Harvey’s freedom may be the investigation being conducted by the New York police department.

New York Post

The NYPD has Harvey Weinstein back in its sights — dispatching detectives to search for evidence against the disgraced movie mogul who’s been accused of rape and sex assault by at least three women, The Post has learned.

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce on Wednesday ordered investigators in the Special Victims Division “to endeavor to identify and locate and interview any potential victims” of the disgraced movie producer, a high-ranking police source said.

“He’s a super predator. His conduct shows he’s been at this a long time, and he’s a professional at it,” another police official said.

“He’s been at this so long, there’s no way there are not other victims out there. Imagine how many promises he’s made to these young women who were trying to make it into the industry.”

Boyce’s directive followed a blockbuster report by the New Yorker magazine, which on Tuesday published accusations from three women who accused Weinstein of raping or otherwise sexually abusing them.

One of the women, Lucia Evans, said she was a Middlebury College student and aspiring actress when Weinstein approached her at the since-shuttered Cipriani Upstairs club in Soho in 2004.

LUCIA EVANS.

Evans, now 34, said she later accepted an assistant’s invitation to meet Weinstein at his office, where he raised the possibility of casting her in a movie.

“At that point, after that, is when he assaulted me,” Evans said.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t….He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”

Although New York at the time had a five-year statute of limitations for prosecuting felony sex crimes, the incident is covered by a 2006 law that removed that restriction, officials said.

Evans didn’t return messages, and police sources said she may be outside the country.

Her dad declined to comment at his home outside Albany.

In addition to Evans, actress Asia Argento also told the New Yorker that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in 1997 inside the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera, and an unidentified woman alleged that Weinstein raped her, but the magazine didn’t say when or where.

ASIA ARGENTO.

In 2015, Weinstein avoided prosecution in the groping of a Filipina-Italian model inside his Tribeca office, even though cops secretly recorded him apologizing to Ambra Batillana Gutierrez, then 22, while trying to coax her into a room inside the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

“Why yesterday you touched my breast?” Gutierrez asked him, according to an audio clip posted online by the New Yorker.

“Oh, please. I’m sorry, Just come on in. I’m used to that,” Weinstein replied.

AMBRA GUTIERREZ.

Embattled Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Wednesday defended his decision not to charge Weinstein, saying: “Our sex-crimes prosecutors made the determination that this was not going to be a provable case and the decision was made not to go forward.”

At one point, Vance very familiarly referred to Weinstein by his first name only.

“We’re focused on the facts, not whether people liked Harvey,” the DA told reporters.

NYPD sources have expressed outrage over Vance’s decision, and one cop said that if presented with new cases, “The feeling is, this time they wouldn’t be so quick not to charge.”

Weinstein, meanwhile, hired high-powered Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer Blair Berk to represent him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Her list of troubled celebrity clients includes Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Kiefer Sutherland and Kanye West.

Also, the University of Buffalo said it was moving to revoke an honorary “doctorate of humane letters” it awarded Weinstein in 2000, 30 years after he dropped out.

In announcing its desire to strip Weinstein of the honor, the school noted that he “personally never made a gift to the university,” but that the Walt Disney Co. donated $22,750 on behalf of the Miramax film company after buying it from Weinstein and his younger brother, Bob.

Weinstein has denied any “non-consensual sex.” A spokeswoman didn’t return a request for comment for this story.

Politico is reporting that Hillary Clinton says that she had no idea that Harvey was a sexual predator.

I believer her.

She didn’t know Bill was a sexual predator either.

Right? Right, Hillary???!!!

CLUELESS HILLARY CLINTON.

FBI Lawyer Connected to Comey Under Investigation for Leaking Classified Material

No close associates of former FBI Director James Comey should be trusted by the Trump administration or the American people

Comey has an ax to grind with Trump. Leaks damaging to Trump would be a part of exacting revenge upon the president who so publicly fired Comey.

The American people elected Trump to get certain jobs done and any illegal acts directed toward derailing the Trump agenda is a hostile act toward the people.

Circa

FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.

FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the bureau would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny any investigation.

This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. A DOJ official declined to comment on Circa’s inquiry into Baker but did say, the planned announcement by Sessions is part of the overall “stepped up efforts on leak investigations.”

Three sources, with knowledge of the investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked.

A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of ongoing internal investigations in the bureau told Circa, “the bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.”

The revelation comes as the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to contain leaks both within the White House and within its own national security apparatus.

Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office.

Baker was appointed to the FBI’s general counsel by Comey in 2014 and has had a long and distinguished history within the intelligence community.

Information Liberation recounts this story, offers a biography of Baker, and adds this:

Baker definitely fits the profile of a deep state leaker. If this turns out to be true he could be facing serious prison time.

You don’t rise as high as Comey and Baker without owing favors to the establishment. It’s a shame that an older white male may end his distinguished career in prison, but that’s what happens when you break the law and betray the people.

USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors ‘was navy’s own fault’

There are 577 comments at Yahoo on the report that the crew of the USS Fitzgerald bear the blame for the deadly crash that killed seven sailors.

While there’s a lot of thinking about the dereliction of duty that led to the near sinking of the American destroyer, no one has raised the issue of the performance of an increasingly Affirmative Action military.

The way the command and operating structure is set up shipboard, there are supposed to be multiple personnel who would be alert to the possibility of a collusion. Yet no one acted. Were they all sleeping, playing computer games, or chatting on their cell phones?

The American military is plagued by Affirmative Action incompetence. The Chinese military has to be loving it.

Yahoo

A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US navy, according to CNN citing preliminary investigations into the incident which claimed the lives of seven American sailors.

The network said that two officials from the Department of Defence said that there were multiple errors by the crew of the USS Fitzgerald that led to the collision in June. “They did nothing until the last second,” one official was quoted as saying. “A slew of things went wrong.” A second official said the crash “will wind up being our fault.”

The crash between the Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the ACX Crystal on 17 June claimed the lives of seven US sailors. A further seven sailors were injured, including Commander Bryce Benson, who held the command of the ship.

The incident occurred 56 nautical miles off the coast of Honshu, Japan in an area that is known as a place to be heavily used by commercial shipping.

CNN said that the initial investigation found that the USS Fitzgerald crew failed to understand and acknowledge the cargo ship was approaching and failed to take any action necessary to avoid the crash. For instance, it remains unclear if members of the crew ever called the commanding officer to come to the bridge.

The officials say investigators are also looking at the possibility that the ship was traveling at a higher speed than expected in order to reach a location it was due to arrive at the next next day.

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

President Donald Trump may have to think about building a special Club Med type prison for Democrats.

If America gets lucky and justice is served, there could be an all-star lineup of prisoners at Democrat Federal Prison: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, and many more, now to include Jane Sanders.

CBS News is reporting that Bernie is also under investigation.

Oy vey!

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

Bernie lost credibility with working class whites when he supported Hillary Clinton and soon purchased a new lake house for over half a million dollars.

Yahoo

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

International Business Times
Pritha Paul
International Business TimesJune 23, 2017
Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is facing charges for the time she allegedly used her political influence to obtain bank loans for Burlington College, an institution that is now defunct, so that the college could purchase its former North Avenue campus. It was revealed Thursday that Jane has hired lawyers now that the Department Of Justice has taken over the probe into her past financial dealings.

Burlington College was a private, non-profit liberal arts college that was placed on probation in July 2014 for failing to meet the standards regarding financial resources and ultimately closed down on May 27, 2016. Jane Sanders served as the president of the college from 2004 to 2011, Politico reported.

The couple has chosen eminent lawyer and ardent Bernie supporter Rich Cassidy and the renowned defense attorney Larry Robbins. Robbins has also represented big names such as I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former advisor to former Vice President Dick Cheney, and disgraced former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson. The attorney of Vermont, who will be handling the prosecutor’s case, is yet to be appointed by President Trump’s administration.

In May 2017, Bernie tried to field off a question regarding the ongoing investigation into the possible fraudulence committed by his wife, but a reporter from Burlington TV station WCAX refused to back off. Finally, Bernie decided to answer.

“Well, as you know,” he said, “it would be improp— this implication came from Donald Trump’s campaign manager in Vermont. Let me leave it at that, because it would be improper at this point for me to say anything more.”

Even though the Vermont Sen. was done talking about the incident, he elaborated some more when pressed by the reporter who asked him if the news was nonsense.

“Yes,” Bernie responded. “It is nonsense. But now that there is a process going on, which was initiated by Trump’s campaign manager, somebody who does this all of the time, has gone after a number of Democrats and progressives in this state. It would be improper at this point for me to add any more to that.”

The attorney in question that Bernie was talking about is Brady Toensing, who chaired Trump’s Vermont campaign. It is Toensing’s letter to the attorney for Vermont that put the FBI on the trail. In another email that Toensing sent to Politico, he mentioned that the investigation in question had been ongoing on for more than a year and started under the administration of former President Barack Obama.

The investigation surrounding Jane’s financial dealings came to light in April 2017 when VTDigger, an online news outlet, broke the exclusive story that the attorney for Vermont and an FBI agent had reviewed Burlington College records during a then-undisclosed investigation. A former employee of Burlington College was also subpoenaed regarding the matter in February 2016.

The lawyers representing Jane at present have contacted the former employee as well as a couple of former Burlington College trustees to get more information in the case.

“They wanted information on what I had been asked by the FBI. They were trying to get clarification on what the accusations are because they had not been contacted by anybody as to an investigation,” said Coralee Holm, the former dean of operations and advancement for Burlington College, VTDigger reported.