Harvey Weinstein: The Open Secret

Washington Free Beacon | 10/12/2017 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

The swift downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following new reports of decades of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against him has triggered a new question in Hollywood: Why did the story take so long to come out?

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To hear TV hosts and commentators discuss the fallout of bombshell articles in the New York Times and New Yorker, Weinstein's behavior was an "open secret" in Tinseltown. MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said the news of Weinstein's conduct was not a surprise, as did President Donald Trump.

And the entertainment industry itself dropped hints for years.

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Seth MacFarlane quipped during the 2013 Academy Awards that the nominees for Best Supporting Actress did not have to "pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein" anymore. A 2012 episode of "30 Rock" had character Jenna Maroney say that she had turned down intercourse offers from Weinstein "on no less than three occasions. Out of five."

Jimmy Kimmel asked Weinstein in...
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