A former reporter for The New York Times (NYT) has blown the lid on what she claims is the media conglomerate’s duplicitous handling of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal. While the NYT is now claiming credit for most recently bringing to light Weinstein’s illicit sexual escapades, which date back several decades, it was this same NYT that back in 2004 tried to cover for Weinstein’s crimes, as he just so happened to be one of the news outlet’s top advertisers.
Sharon Waxman, who now runs The Wrap, says she was prevented from ever writing what she had uncovered about Weinstein nearly 15 years ago because the Times didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. Weinstein once held a lot of sway there, and the paper simply didn’t want to lose one of its major financial lifelines. So Waxman kept the story to herself – that is, until the NYT suddenly did an about-face and broke the news as if it had just uncovered a buried treasure.
The only reason that “treasure” was buried, Waxman claims, is because the NYT buried in the first place. And for NYT writer Jim Rutenberg to now claim that “no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish,” claiming that they have instead functioned as “media enablers,” Waxman only has this to say: “That’s right, Jim. No one – including The New York Times.”
How many more young people did Weinstein assault because of the NYT’s silence?
According to Waxman, she was still fairly new at the Times when she was first given the green light to take a closer look into allegations from even way back then pegging Weinstein as a sexual predator throughout Hollywood. Seeing as how she had been informed that much of Weinstein’s illicit behavior was believed to be taking place overseas, Waxman traveled far and wide to see for herself if there was any truth to such claims.
In numerous instances, Waxman had discovered what appeared to be foul play in the way certain individuals were hired and paid to work at Weinstein’s companies. A Fabrizio Lombardo, for instance, who had worked at Weinstein’s Miramax company for less than one year, had received $400,000 in compensation even though he reportedly knew nothing about film. Another individual, a woman from London, had also received an unusual sum of money – but in this case, it was for another purpose.
This woman, according to Waxman, had been paid off by Weinstein after she endured an “unwanted sexual encounter” with Weinstein, though she was afraid to speak of it due to a non-disclosure agreement. All of this and more was compiled into an in-depth investigatory piece that, after Waxman presented it to the Times, was rejected for publishing.
Waxman says the Times was pressured not only by Weinstein not to publish the story, but also by Hollywood A-listers like Matt Damon and Russell Crowe. It was as if a Hollywood mafia had come marching through the doors of the Times demanding that the truth be censored. And that was that.
“After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted,” Waxman writes. “I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known. I knew he was a major advertiser in the Times, and that he was a powerful person overall.”
As to why she never came forward with the news after that through some other medium, Waxman says a lot had changed and that Miramax had separated from the Walt Disney Company by that time. She claims she didn’t have enough evidence to write about what she believed to be a payoff from Weinstein to Lombardo.
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A recording has been released that gives insight into the accusations that led to the resignation of media mogul and producer, Harvey Weinstein, and it casts a dark shadow on the celebrities, media outlets, politicians and members of law enforcement who covered up his despicable actions.
In an in-depth report published by the New Yorker, Ronan Farrow details a 10-month investigation, in which 13 women gave accounts of sexual harassment or assault by Weinstein, and three of them claim that he raped them.
One of the most telling revelations comes from a case in 2015, when 22-year-old Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a finalist for Miss Italy, met Weinstein during a reception for a show he was producing at the Radio City Music Hall. The report’s account claimed that her agency reached out after the event and said that Weinstein “wanted to set up a business meeting as soon as possible.”
“Gutierrez arrived at Weinstein’s office in Tribeca early the next evening with her modelling portfolio. In the office, she sat with Weinstein on a couch to review the portfolio, and he began staring at her breasts, asking if they were real. Gutierrez later told officers of the New York Police Department Special Victims Division that Weinstein then lunged at her, groping her breasts and attempting to put a hand up her skirt while she protested. He finally backed off and told her that his assistant would give her tickets to ‘Finding Neverland,’ a Broadway musical that he was producing. He said that he would meet her at the show that evening.”
Gutierrez went to a New York Police Department precinct and reported the assault. In response, investigators suggested she plan to meet Weinstein the following day and wear a wire with the mission of attempting “to extract a confession or incriminating statement.”
During a meeting at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in which Gutierrez was wearing a wire, Weinstein invited her to come up to his hotel room while he took a shower. She refused, and he appeared agitated. Weinstein told Gutierrez that she was embarrassing him, and she insisted that she just wanted to leave. She then asked him why he groped her breasts the day before.
“Oh, please, I’m sorry, just come on in,” Weinstein responded. “I’m used to that. Come on. Please.”
“You’re used to that?” Gutierrez asked.
“Yes,” Weinstein said, adding, “I won’t do it again.”
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 10, 2017
The report from the New Yorker claimed that two sources close to the investigation said “they had no reason to doubt Gutierrez’s account of the incident.” However, there were a number of tabloid stories that emerged after the incident, showing that this was not the first time she had made allegations of sexual assault.
Manhattan Attorney General Cyrus Vance Jr. eventually dropped the investigation. Weinstein thanked him by sending him a $10,000 campaign contribution by way of David Boies, Weinstein’s attorney.
“We had the evidence,” a police source involved in the operation told Farrow. “It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.”
After dealing with threats from Weinstein’s robust legal team, Gutierrez reportedly agreed to a financial settlement, and signed “a highly restrictive nondisclosure agreement with Weinstein, including an affidavit stating that the acts Weinstein admits to in the recording never happened.”
Weinstein’s unwanted advances, which led to sexual assault in many cases, were not uncommon in Hollywood. Prominent actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have testified to being harassed by Weinstein when they were in their early 20s.
While some actresses are now saying that their initial experiences with Weinstein made them avoid working with him in the future, there are some actors and even media outlets who covered up his crimes.
The allegations have been ongoing for years, and in 2004, New York Times reporter Sharon Waxman claimed she attempted to reveal the truth about Weinstein. She flew to Italy to investigate claims of a man who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to schedule Russian escorts for Weinstein.
“The story I reported never ran,” Waxman wrote. “After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted. I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known.”
The hypocrisy has included a number of prominent politicians, and in a surprising editorial, CNN’s Chris Cillizza noted that, “Five days after the New York Times broke the news that Weinstein, the head of Miramax and a major Democratic donor, faced a series of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women over a several-decade span, neither Bill or Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama has said a single word about the incidents.”
From editors at the New York Times, to prominent celebrities and politicians, to local elected officials and members of law enforcement, it took a village to cover up Harvey Weinstein’s crimes. But the fact is that he is not the only one, and while he will inevitably become the new poster-child for sexual harassment in Hollywood, it is still an on-going epidemic.
The world is set to drop into the central bankers’ outstretched hand like a ripe peach. Illuminati bankers are harvesting the fruit of their centuries-old plot to destroy Christian Civilization and place humanity on a treadmill of greed, sex, violence, trivia and political correctness.
They have succeeded because we have no leaders. They select obedient blackmailed perverts to execute their design. I always marveled that Bill Clinton betrayed the dignity of his office and the trust of 300 million people for a blowjob. But, in retrospect, a sex addict is the rule rather than the exception when it comes to our “leaders” (i.e. managers.)
“President Clinton has been very helpful to us,” a banker confided in 1998. “We knew of what character he was before we placed him as president. Exposing him was very helpful in adjusting the moral habits of the youth downward. This is to our advantage. Even more agreeable to us were the vain efforts of those who thought they could remove him against our will. He is useful to us and he will not be removed by anyone until we are ready to have him removed.”
RABBI STEPHEN WISE
Rabbi Stephen Wise was the most prominent American Zionist and Jewish leader from the 1920’s until his death in 1949. On the Rockefeller-PBS he is commemorated as “one of the greatest fighters for democracy and human rights of our generation.”
In her book, “Stranger at the Party ” Helen Lawrenson describes how, as a 23-year-old reporter for the Syracuse Journal in 1930, she was sent to interview “the most famous rabbi in America.”
She made the mistake of saying she admired him: “The next thing I knew he had toppled me backward on the sofa and was making love to me…Before I knew what had hit me, it was over and not a split second too soon either as someone was knocking at the door and calling his name. “My God!” cried Rabbi Wise, “it’s Rabbi Bienenfeld,” leaping up and buttoning his fly. And so it was, not only the leading Syracuse rabbi, but with him was Mrs. Wise who fortunately didn’t have her hotel key.” (p.44)
Later, Wise lured her back to his room and forced her to her knees before him saying, “Kneel before me in a prayerful attitude, my darling.”
Her worship did not include un-zippering him “at that time” but she assumed “he acted in the same way in every city he visited” and she wondered if he wasn’t afraid of scandal. He replied that “every dynamic man had a powerful sex drive and should make the most of it.”
Three years later, they crossed paths in the course of her work for Vanity Fair and she found herself “on my back again, this time on the long table in his office, with Wise reciting in Hebrew,”Lift up your heads oh ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.” Psalm 24:7-10 (45)
Apparently, this is a Sabbatean (Illuminati) prayer after sex. The “King of Glory” is obviously the penis. The Sabbateans were a heretical Jewish Satanic cult that morphed into Illuminism, Communism, Freemasonry, Feminism, Zionism and “sexual liberation.” They were ostracized by Torah Jews for engaging in sex orgies, adultery, pedophilia, incest and homosexuality in the 17th and 18th Century.
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Liberals like to pretend sexual predators are never liberal themselves. Just ask Anthony Weiner about how wrong that is. The latest example involves Hollywood A-list producer Harvey Weinstein and allegations of nearly three decades of sexual harassment, according to The New York Times.
The millionaire Miramax producer gave $719,382 to Democrat candidates and PACs between 1991 and 2017 and only $2,400 to one Republican. $67,890 of the total was given after he was accused of groping a woman in March 2015. He also threw two fundraisers for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign — one in October, 2015 and a second in June, 2016. A complete list of Weinstein’s donations can be found at the end of this story.
A bombshell report by The New York Times on Oct. 5, 2017, revealed sexual harassment allegations from women including Ashley Judd against Weinstein spanning nearly 30 years. During that time, Weinstein reportedly reached settlements with at least eight women. In the initial Times article, a lawyer advising Weinstein said, “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.”
“I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules are behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” Weinstein justified in his own statement to The Times. “I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them.” He also announced he would take a leave of absence “to deal with this issue head on.”
Despite his justification and apology however, Weinstein is planning to sue The Times for $50 million because of “false and defamatory statements,” PageSix alleged on Oct. 5, 2017.
Several Democrats who received donations from Weinstein have tried to distance themselves from the scandal by promising to give those donations to charity, The Times reported on Oct. 6, 2017. The Democratic National Committee also called the scandal “deeply disturbing.”
“The Democratic party condemns all forms of sexual harassment and assault,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said Oct. 6.
But evidence of Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment go back to at least 2015. And yet the DNC, House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton and others accepted tens of thousands in donations since then ($67,890 to be exact).
Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal was a “despicable open secret,” in March, 2015, according to New York Times senior book critic Jennifer Senior. Three days later Defamer, a blog run by Gawker Media from 2004 to 2015, asked readers to “Tell Us What you Know About Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Open Secret’.”
@jpodhoretz It’s a despicable open secret.
— Jennifer Senior (@JenSeniorNY) March 30, 2015
Senior also prophetically said at some point all the women afraid to expose would have to “hold hands and jump.” She then linked to a Times report that Weinstein was questioned by police after a 22-year-old woman accused him of groping her breasts during a meeting in March 2015.
At some pt, all the women who’ve been afraid to speak out abt Harvey Weinstein are gonna have to hold hands and jump: http://t.co/cYRZxE7HZV
— Jennifer Senior (@JenSeniorNY) March 30, 2015
After Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., chose not pursue the 2015 allegations against Weinstein, his office allegedly received a $10,000 donation from Weinstein’s lawyer, NY Daily News reported on Oct. 5, 2017.
Evidence of Weinstein’s disturbing approach to sexual harassment and abuse goes back even further.
In 2009, Weinstein defended convicted child rapist Roman Polanski, who was arrested after violating probation and feeling to Paris. Weinstein, alongside more than 70 other Hollywood figures, signed a petition protesting Polanski’s arrest on child rape charges from the 1970s.
Polanski had been indicted for “sodomy, sex with a minor and rape by use of drugs,” in 1977 Rolling Stone reported in a Sept. 5, 2017, report. Polanski was 43 and his victim was 13. He served just 43 days in prison before “leaving the country out of fear that the judge would overrule his deal and put him back behind bars,” People Magazine reported in October, 2015.
“Whatever you think about the so-called crime, Polanski has served his time,” Weinstein said, defending the rapist in a Sept. 2009, Independent op-ed. “It’s a shocking way to treat such a man.”
None of that evidence was enough to deter Democrats like Schumer, Clinton, Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren or Al Franken from accepting donations from him.
Huffington Post Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen declared that people who have “hobnobbed” with Weinstein, especially past presidents, have “serious soul searching to do.”
Every powerful person who hobnobbed with Harvey Weinstein, especially Presidents Obama and Clinton, has some serious soul searching to do.
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) October 6, 2017
September 28, 2017
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