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Weinstein Scandal

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Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Makayla Garcia
more than 80 women accused him of sexual misconduct, 18 of which were rape allegations.
"he showered and used the toilet in front of her and before approaching her and requesting a massage" (Hermann)
"she was raped by Weinstein when he forcibly performed oral sex on her without her consent" (Hermann)
Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan among his accusers
Result: Weinstein was fired from Weinstein Co. and faces possible jail time
"Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades"
New York Times journalists, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor publish article exposing Weinstein.
inspired from O'Reilly and Silicon Valley cases
the Devil works hard, but the Weinstein company worked harder.
the New Yorker, Variety, the New York Times, Pajiba.com, and Gawker (Schonfeld)
used nondisclosure agreements and secret settlements to resolve sexual harassment allegations
Works Cited
1. Carroll, Nicole. “The Harvey Weinstein Effect.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 1 Feb. 2018, www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/life/the-harvey-weinstein-effect/.
2. Hermann, Steve. “Harvey Weinstein Timeline: How the Scandal Unfolded.” BBC News, BBC, 12 Feb. 2018, www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41594672.
3. Schonfeld, Zach. “A Timeline of Failed Media Attempts to Expose Harvey Weinstein's Behavior toward Women.” Newsweek, 11 Oct. 2017, www.newsweek.com/harvey-weinstein-ronan-farrow-sexual-assault-new-yorker-nbc-682483.
"harvey weinstein." wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein
"pulp fiction." IMDb.com, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
the weinstein company." deadline.com, http://deadline.com/2018/03/the-weinstein-company-bankruptcy-filing-philadelphia-harvey-weinstein-1202346333/
"#MeToo movement." radcliffe.harvard.com, https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-metoo-panel-discussion

Harvey Weinstein
co-founded Miramax with his brother, Bob Weinstein
movies were nominated 81 times for an Oscar
produced Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Chicago, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, etc.
Weinstein ripple effect
media coined the phrase “The Harvey Weinstein effect”
150 men accused of sexual harassment (Carroll)
TV host Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K.
#MeToo Movement
originated on twitter ( 1.7 million)
women's rights movement that opened the discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
become political force
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