In the wake of the New York Times article outing Harvey Weinstein's long history of alleged sexual assaults on women, many conservatives have tried to spin the story against liberals. The logic is that since Weinstein was a long time Democrat that other Democrats, in particular Hollywood notables, weren't "outraged enough."
This woman (Staciopath) tweeted sarcastically that she couldn't wait to hear what Meryl Streep had to say about the scandal. This is in reference to Streep's close ties to Weinstein and her scathing Golden Globe speech against Trump.
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.One thing can be clarified.
Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offenses: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts.
And If everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”
1. Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so.— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) October 9, 2017
If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It's an epidemic.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 9, 2017
Judi Dench had this to say:
"Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past twenty years, I was completely unaware of these offenses which are, of course, horrifying, I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and whole-hearted support to those who have spoken out."
Morning! Please stop holding actresses and women accountable for these silences and shaming them for not coming forward immediately. Stop.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 7, 2017
While conservatives were going after actresses who have no control over Weinstein's choices and actions, Donald Trump Jr. decided to prod comedian Jimmy Kimmel over what he perceived as a lack of attention from Hollywood to the sexual abuse scandal.