Harvey Weinstein

On Tuesday the Weinstein Company board said they had no idea about the payoffs Harvey Weinstein had made to sexual harassment accusers. Today, we learn that is a complete lie. And another layer of protection for his reprehensible behavior is exposed.

Variety reports that the board knew about the payments back in 2015:

“The Weinstein Company board, which stated on Tuesday that it was not aware of the cash settlements Harvey Weinstein had made regarding sexual harassment allegations, was alerted to the payments in 2015, according to an interview by the New York Times with lawyer David Boies.

“Boies represented Harvey Weinstein in 2015 when Weinstein’s contract was up for renewal. According to the interview, Boies stated that the board was informed of three or four of the settlements Weinstein had reached.

“Lance Maerov, the board member who was in charge of Weinstein’s contract negotiations at the time, also said in an interview that he had been made aware of settlements but had assumed they were to cover up consensual affairs, and, as he was assured there were no pending lawsuits against Weinstein and that Weinstein hadn’t used company money to make the settlements, he granted Weinstein’s contract.”

We now know there are at least eight women who have accepted settlements from Weinstein for sexual harassment and/or assault.

Maerov explained that he thought the accusations were based on “consensual liaisons” because he knew Weinstein was a “philanderer.”

So in other words, he knew Weinstein was a complete creep and was not surprised that he had to pay off women to keep them quiet about his salacious lifestyle.

Absolutely disgusting. The more we learn about this man the more we see giant red flags that should have exposed him a long time ago. Due to the cowardice of journalists and his peers alike, he irreparably harmed women for decades.

Mark my words, there will be others in Hollywood exposed for similar behavior. Ben Affleck is already getting examined for his past abuses. And the shoe is going to drop on others as well. Whenever a story like this comes out it snowballs. And there have been rumblings of Caligula-like practices in Hollywood for years.

It took allegations like this to clean up Fox News (we hope). Now, we wish this will lead towards a culture change in the sinful land of Hollyweird.

BY Alan Moore

| Managing Editor Of DC Statesman

Alan has previously worked in editorial, marketing, PR, and social networking roles for various websites and news outlets. These include Townhall Media, Newsbusters, MRCTV, and CNSNews. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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  • frankstclair

    Wow. A Democrat sexual predator on a casting couch. How shocking. Yawn. Companies covered it up. Media covered it up. Former Presidents covered it up. Snore. Wasn’t this plot a theme of movies and tv shows in the 50’s and even before? The only thing surprising about this now is the publicity.

  • MSG Leo

    Prostitutes would have been much cheaper and more private.

    • philnmdg

      but maybe not as pretty

  • Gatofuzz

    Another Dirtbag lib. Only thing worse are the Dirtbag broads who didn’t report it 20 years ago only because they wanted favors from him to further their loser Hollywood careers

  • John T. Koszalka

    They sell their souls, as an entry fee into their corrupt lives, but never give a thought that their is a daily fee that is charged for their existence. Weinstein, and Clinton are good examples of how evil will pay a life fee for their corruption. Have patience out there let them sweat—-THEY WILL PAY.

  • domar1938

    With Harvey Miramax became Miralax.

  • Vangie Martinez

    I’ve noticed that any one who knows the Clinton’s or has any dealings with them end up corrupted and deviant. Just like them. My question to the women that were sexually abused by Weinstein. Where were all of you at when Bill Clinton Molested and Raped all those Women? And now you want us to support and empathize with you? You all looked to Hillary Clinton as your Nasty Women Savior and p***y Club. And she “acts” like she is “appalled” and that she is going to stand with you and support you, when she enabled her own husband Bill Clinton to be a Preditor. She is the Mother of all Mother’s who supports this kind of behavior. She moves and lives and has her being in it.

  • Esau’s Message

    The Weinstein Company and Miramax (and its parent, Disney) must have known about these claims, because the claims would have been made against the corporations, as well as the individual. It beggars belief to say otherwise. Moreover, I doubt the Weinstein paid the entire settlement amount from his own pocket. I’m certain that some portion of the funds must have come from one or more of the corporations.

  • William Sasman

    Another Bill Clinton dealing that the Democrats and news want toi cover up. To late fwllows. Every thing all right as long as the money flows.