What She Means To Say Is: She Knew

Uma Thurman with Harvey Weinstein – 20 years after she says Weinstein attacked her. Picture: With apologies to Sabo.

One of the most sickening things about the Harvey Weinstein saga is the extent to which the Hollywood establishment – especially women – covered up for his alleged crimes.

Hollywood, the propaganda wing of the U.S. “liberal” establishment, source of endless fundraisers for the Clintons, loves to boast of its “progressive” credentials, and to finger-wag at we mere mortals from their walled, armed, high-security compounds. Yet, for decades, these flag-bearers for the American left were scrupulous in ensuring that predators like Weinstein were given free reign to plunder an endless supply of desperate talent.

Until last October.

When Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey, and Dylan Farrow, separately published stories detailing an extraordinary list of allegations against Weinstein, the cover was blown. Hollywood’s rotten, not-so-secret was laid bare to the world. And people began to wonder: what about the “liberal” Hollywood luminaries who spent decades kissing up to Weinstein, their “god”?

In the lead-up to the Golden Globe awards, Street artist Sabo plastered Hollywood with posters featuring prominent #MeToo advocate Meryl Streep schmoozing with Weinstein, and emblazoned with a bold “She knew”. Like Sabo, actress Rose MacGowan also accused of Streep of complicity and hypocrisy.

And now another female Hollywood A-Lister is jumping on the bandwagon.

Uma Thurman details Harvey Weinstein assault

As director Quentin Tarantino made Uma Thurman’s Hollywood dreams come true, accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was giving her nightmares.

There’s only one problem with Thurman’s sudden onset of righteous anger: it’s twenty years too late.

Thurman claims Weinstein first attacked her “in the afterglow of Pulp Fiction”. In other words, in the mid-90s. She also claims that she confronted shortly afterward, saying

“If you do what you did to me to other people, you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you.” Her memory of the incident abruptly stops there.

So too, apparently, did her threat. For the next twenty years, Weinstein would allegedly go on to monster dozens more women. Something that Weinstein screenwriter Scott Rosenberg declares, “everybody f-ing knew”.

Thurman knew. She admits it. But she said nothing. Even after, she claims, Weinstein and Tarantino turned on her. So, one is left wondering what she had to lose. But if Thurman shut up for the sake of fame and fortune, she now at least claims to feel bad about it.

I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone … I stand as both a person who was subjected to it and a person who was then also part of the cloud cover, so that’s a super weird split to have.

That “super weird split”? You might call it hypocrisy.

As Scott Rosenberg says:

if Harvey’s behavior is the most reprehensible thing one can imagine, a not-so-distant second is the current flood of sanctimonious denial and condemnation that now crashes upon these shores of rectitude in gloppy tides of bullshit righteousness.

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