Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To Over 20 Years In Prison

It looks like Harvey Weinstein will die in prison. As most of you know, the 67-year-old Hollywood big shot was convicted back on Feb. 24 of committing a Criminal Sexual Act in the first and third-degree rape.

On Wednesday morning, the judge working the case sentenced him to 20 years in prison plus five years of supervised release.

The max sentence was close to 30 years, so the judge could have been even harsher with the sentencing. Although, it likely doesn’t matter if it’s 20 or 30 years, with Weinstein’s poor health, it’s looking like he will die in prison.

Weinstein’s lawyers begged for mercy earlier this week, asking the judge to sentence him to 5 years because — among other things — he has no prior criminal record, and his life and career had already been destroyed.

His legal team also pointed to huge charitable contributions, including millions for 9/11 firefighters and police officers.

Of course, making charitable contributions doesn’t mean you’re not a rapist. It simply means you have a lot of money.

Weinstein is also still facing charges in Los Angeles as well, so yeah, the future does not look good. His money and power in Hollywood protected him for decades, but not anymore.

Quentin Tarantino Has Completed Script For His Ninth Movie, And Now He’s Looking For A New Studio To Call Home

For the first time in his feature filmmaking career, Quentin Tarantino will not be working with Harvey Weinstein. His previous films have all been with Miramax and The Weinstein Company.

Tarantino has reportedly finished writing the script for his upcoming ninth feature film. No title has been released, but we do know the script is based on the Manson Family murders.

“Deadline reports that the script hews closely to ‘Pulp Fiction.’ One of the stories is expected to focus on Sharon Tate, a role that has been reportedly offered to Margot Robbie.”

Insiders say the filmmaker spent most of the summer writing this script, and he now feels comfortable enough to shop it around to studios. The budget is reportedly $100 million, which is around the amount spent on Django Unchained.

He’s hoping to find a studio by the end of the year, and he plans to start filming in the summer of 2018. If his timeline works out, the film will be released in 2019.

We will keep you posted as more information is released.

Kevin Smith Plans To Donate All Future Residuals From Weinstein-Made Movies To Women In Film

Kevin Smith’s career will be linked to Harvey Weinstein forever. He has worked with the producer for over a decade, and most of Smith’s early work (Clerks, Mall Rats, Dogma, etc) was produced by Miramax and The Weinstein Co.

So when the sexual assault allegations came raining down on Weinstein, Smith was shocked, confused and incredibly disappointed. He didn’t know how to handle the situation.

Smith addressed the issue on his most recent podcast episode of Hollywood Babble-On. He revealed that he’s going to donate all future-residuals from his Weinstein-backed films to the non-profit Women in Film, which advocates for the advancement of women in the industry.

My entire career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird f–king week. I just wanted to make some f–king movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerk. No f–king movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f–k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f–king horrible. I’m not looking for sympathy. I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t f–king help. I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s–t like that.”

You can tell by the emotion in his voice that he really was hurt by this. I mean, it’s easy to reply to all this with, “Well, how the hell did he not know?”

But the truth is, we don’t know how much anyone knew. There were clearly people who knew about Weinstein’s behavior, and there were some people out there who knew a few people had complained about him, but they didn’t realize the allegations were this serious. Smith could be in that second group.

At least he’s doing the right thing now. Much respect.

Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Slams The Academy For Not Doing Enough After It Expelled Harvey Weinstein (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqko6Q0lpE

If you haven’t heard, the Academy had an emergency meeting over the weekend on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. It didn’t take long for the members to vote for Weinstein’s expulsion. It’s only the second time in the organization’s history that such a punishment has been handed out to one of its members.

And while many people were pleased with the decision, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pointed out how hypocritical the Academy is, and slammed them for not doing enough.

“Yes, finally! The group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out. So, congratulations, Hollywood! See you at the next Oscars where – and this is true – Casey Affleck will be presenting Best Actress.”

For those who don’t know, Casey Affleck was hit with a couple of sexual harassment lawsuits in 2010. He has denied any wrongdoing, but the same can be said for most abusers. They’re not going to admit it.

Oliver’s point is fair. Why did the Academy take such drastic measures with Weinstein? Because they were under intense pressure from the public. They should have this attitude toward all of the abusers in Hollywood. These decisions shouldn’t be made simply because the dirty business is out in the open.

Has Lindsay Lohan Lost Her Mind? Posts Video Online Defending Harvey Weinstein In Bizarre Accent

We knew Lindsay Lohan lost her mind several years ago, but we were under the impression she found it recently, but I guess we were getting #FakeNews.

Lohan posted two Instagram Story videos on Tuesday defending Harvey Weinstein following his sexual assault scandal. Multiple women have come forward revealing their disturbing experiences with Weinstein. At least two women have said Weinstein cornered them and forced them to watch him masturbate.

But apparently, Lohan doesn’t believe it. While speaking in a bizarre accent, Lohan said she feels very bad for the 65-year-old film producer…

“Hi! I’m in Dubai. I’m home and I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on. I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband. He’s never harmed me or did anything to me — we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop — I think it’s wrong. So stand up.”

What is going on here? Well, either Lohan is truly stupid and doesn’t understand how Harvey could assault dozens of women while also being nice and respectful toward her, or she was assaulted by Harvey herself when she was younger and is too damaged to speak out.

Which one is it? No idea. By the way, she did delete the videos before their 24 hours were up, so maybe she was just drunk.

Report Claims Matt Damon And Russell Crowe Helped Stop Harvey Weinstein Allegations From Breaking Back In 2004

This Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal is getting all kinds of strange. Sharon Waxman, the creator of TheWrap, worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and she claims she tried to uncover Weinstein’s disgusting history of abuse/harassment back in 2004.

She allegedly had proof of this abuse, but the story was dropped after “intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly…and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times.”

As you all know, the New York Times was the publication that ended up publishing the damaging report last week, which means they were sitting on these allegations for over 10 years. And if you’re wondering why they waited so long to hit that publish button, it’s most likely because they were collecting evidence. I’m sure Weinstein’s cronies were threatening to sue, so the Times wanted to make sure they had enough meat in the story to cover their a**.

Neither Damon nor Crowe have responded to Waxman’s claims, but George Clooney (who worked with Weinstein on several projects) has opened up about just how much he knew.

“A lot of people are doing the ‘you had to know’ thing right now, and yes, if you’re asking if I knew that someone who was very powerful had a tendency to hit on young, beautiful women, sure. But I had no idea that it had gone to the level of having to pay off eight women for their silence, and that these women were threatened and victimized. I’ve been talking with a lot of people about this, and I don’t know many people who knew of that.”

As we reported yesterday, Weinstein was forced out of his company.

It’s Official: Harvey Weinstein Forced Out Of His Own Company Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

You know you messed up big time when you’re forced out of the company you created. Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the independent film company he co-founded, which helped produce Oscar-nominated films like Lion, The Hateful Eight, and Silver Linings Playbook.

The Weinstein Company’s board of directors voted to remove Weinstein from the studio, leaving control of the business to his brother, Bob Weinstein.

The company released the standard statement you see below…

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”

Of course, this is coming a little too late. They’re only firing him now because the sexual harassment allegations went public. There were always rumors surrounding Harvey, and it seemed like everyone in Hollywood knew he was a sleazeball, so it’s not like these allegations came out of nowhere.

In Harvey’s “apology,” he talked about how he came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when the rules surrounding workplace behavior were different, but that excuse doesn’t make much sense. It’s not like he simply slapped an ass or two.

He was genuinely creepy. Former Fox News reporter, Lauren Sivan, revealed Harvey once masturbated in front of her after cornering her inside a restaurant. And on Sunday, freelance writer Liza Campbell said the 65-year-old creep asked her to jump in a bath with him when she showed up at his hotel for a business meeting.

It doesn’t matter when you came of age, that behavior has never been acceptable.