Now that it is safe to do so, apparently, just about every actress in Hollywood is telling lurid stories about Harvey Weinstein. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the latest. Weinstein tried to lure Paltrow into giving him a nude massage, which caused her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, “to angrily confront Weinstein at a film premiere.” Presumably everyone in Hollywood knew about it.
The New Yorker has a long article by Ronan Farrow (!) in which more women surface. It is reported that the District Attorney in New York, Cyrus Vance, Jr., considered criminal charges against Weinstein but ultimately decided not to prosecute.
Some Democratic politicians have donated money they got from Weinstein, a major Democratic contributor, to various charities. Hillary Clinton, whom Weinstein supported heavily, remained silent until today, when she claimed to be appalled by the revelations that have come out about Weinstein. About which, of course, she had no idea until now. Barack Obama maintained his silence even longer, but just two hours ago, the Obamas finally put out a typically self-righteous statement denouncing their former friend Weinstein: