Appalled at allegations about Weinstein
IN RECENT years watching the Oscars and Baftas, I’ve been in awe of producer Harvey Weinstein always hitting the nail on the head for financing what turns out to be a blockbuster of a picture. The Gangs Of New York, Shakespeare In Love, The King’s Speech, as a Miramax founder – Pulp Fiction. But how are the mighty fallen. This Hollywood mogul has now been accused of being a sexual predator, victimising young starlets. How ironic. It’s like a scene out of those black-and-white films about the casting-couch, celluloid jungle in the 40s and 50s. How appalling to discover such powerful men believe they are also all-powerful over women. And how deeply ominous that most of the women had kept silent.