Sleazy: Harvey Weinstein’s Contract Allowed for Sexual Harassment

Serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein’s contract with The Weinstein Company (TWC) included a clause that allowed for his sexual harassment as long as he paid the costs of settlements out of his own pocket, TMZ reported Thursday.

Therefore, it appears, Weinstein may have been wrongfully terminated by TWC.

I’m lovin this stuff. Hollywood was dying off anyway, this will speed things along nicely.

  • Martin B

    If the entire board of The Weinstein Company doesn’t go down with Harvey, then Hollywood is officially above the law.

  • ontario john

    Rex Murphy at the National Post website, has an excellent story on the scandal.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      CTRL-C, CTRL-V, it’s that easy.

  • UCSPanther

    Weinstein was also said to have wanked into a plant in a restaurant. Sounds like he is a very gross little man…

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Oh come on, who hasn’t wanked off into a potted plant in the middle of a crowded restaurant, while talking to a business associate?
      Seriously, who HASN’T done that?

      • Watchman

        [Hesitantly holds up hand] Obviously either I need to get out more or I move in the wrong circles.

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          Have you never heard of casual Friday?

      • Clink9

        Only a liar hasn’t.

      • Alain

        But did the plant consent?

  • simus1

    Yes, yes.
    But who will we get to write the best seller? Who should produce? Direct?

  • Alain

    Yeah well, all this focus on something known for years is more distraction from serious issues such as no action being taken against Clinton, Rice, Obama and a long list of other serious criminals.

  • Jabberwokk

    OT: I’m annoyed this has dominated the news over Los Vegas.

    • Alain

      That is the purpose.

      • Watchman

        Any guesses why? Has someone discovered something that needs to be known about Paddock?

        • Exile1981

          His airplane he used to fly wasn’t owned by him but by a company that did “contract” work for the US government during the Obama era.

        • Alain

          My point is that this is pure distraction to keep people focused on it instead of the real issues of which of course Los Vegas is but one.

  • 2maxpower

    liberals and progressives must be the only people who think you can make something legal with a clause in a contract.

    you can’t contractually replace criminal code.

  • JoKeR

    Now there are accusations against Oliver Stone and Ben Affleck. This just gets better and better.

  • tom_billesley

    A licensed predator.

  • canminuteman

    Sometimes this is all there is to say.

  • Dana Garcia

    Total rot throughout Hollywood. No wonder their movies stink.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Guys, his opinions evolved. They just happened to evolve just moments after winning the PC leadership.

  • ontario john

    Oh my God, this scandal has caused Heather Mallick at the Toronto Star, to talk about her vagina again. The horror!! Yes she gives a long lurid list of men and women constantly wanting to have sex with her.

  • Exile1981

    We need to bring back HUAC, so they can investigate these horrible accusations.

    Anyone found to have helped hide the crimes or who participated in these crimes should be barred from life from being associated with the picture industry.

  • Jaedo Drax

    If true, that just blew out any opportunity for TWC to use the Faragher-Ellerth defense, and may also create a substantial liability for the company.

  • ontario john

    Its a good thing the late night talk show hosts, like Jimmy Kimmel are still America’s voice of conscience. Oh wait…… Never mind.

  • Consider that this was allowed.

    What the f— is wrong with everyone?

  • Watchman
  • LizM

    And yet, Meryl Streep called him “God”. She’s as revolting as he. This kind of sleaziness makes me happy that I haven’t been to a movie in 15 years. I honestly had never heard of him before this scandal.

  • Not that I would ever play Weinstein’s Advocate – the guy is über-sub-sleaze, and so is the wretched sanctimonious industry which has (why now?) finally turned on him – but I can see a clause like that being part of a contract like that. As I understand it, one of the reasons medical insurance is so expensive is that doctors have to take out tonnes of insurance themselves to protect against malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice certainly exists: at the same time, paying out for frivolous lawsuits seems to be a cost of doing certain types of business in this day and age. If I were feeling benevolent, I’d tend to view Weinstein’s contract in those terms.