Matt Damon and Russell Crowe helped kill a story about Weinstein’s harassment

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Partners: Wife-cheater Ben Affleck, sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and proggie Matt Damon

This whole Harvey Weinstein scandal is disgusting and imploding. See here, here and here.

Now comes news that two Hollyweird stars, libtard Matt Damon and Russell Crowe, knew of Weinstein’s activities and actively tried to protect him.

That’s Hollyweird for you.

From Daily Mail: Matt Damon may soon be forced to comment on the decades of sexual harassment Harvey Weinstein inflicted upon his staff and a number of Hollywood actresses after one of those stars took aim at the Oscar-winning writer and star of ‘Good Will Hunting.’

One day after Sharon Waxman revealed in a post on The Wrap that she had been working on an expose about Weinstein until Damon and actor Russell Crowe called her directly to try and bury the piece, Rose McGowan lashed out at the actor.

‘Hey @Mattdamon what’s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?’ wrote McGowan Monday afternoon, hours after calling on the entire board at Weinstein Company to step down for being complicit in covering up the executive’s actions.

McGowan also acknowledged a few of Damon’s similarly tongue-tied pals, tweeting: ‘Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?’

Waxman said in her piece that Damon and Crowe called her after she managed to get multiple sources stating on the record that an Italian man being paid $400,000 by the company knew little about film and was better known for the ‘evenings he organized with Russian escorts.’

The story was ultimately killed despite Waxman’s findings at the time.

Reps for both Crowe and Damon did not respond to requests for comment.

At the center of the story was a man who worked as the head of Miramax Italy, but who had no film experience. Miramax, which was founded by Weinstein and his brother Bob in 1979, was still being run by the brothers at that team even though in 1993 they had sold to Disney.

Multiple sources told Waxman that Fabrizio Lombardo, who headed up Miramax Italy, was actually put on the payroll to help procure women for Weinstein, and that was the reason for his $400,000 in the one-year span between 2003 and 2004 when he worked for the company.

Waxman also tracked down a woman in London who said she had been paid off after an unwanted sexual encounter with Weinstein.

She revealed however that while the reporting was going well, she began to hit a different road block once Weinstein learned that the Times was working on a negative story. That is when the executive got to work trying to kill the story, using Damon and Crowe to help him by vouching for Lombardo.

The two men both appeared in Miramax films produced by Weinstein around that time – Damon in ‘The Brothers Grimm’ (2005) and Crowe in ‘Master and Commander’ (2003).

Damon and his lifelong pals Ben and Casey Affleck all owe their careers to Weinstein in many ways thanks to his championing of ‘Good Will Hunting.’

Waxman wrote the she was ultimately told that Weinstein made a visit to the Times newsroom, where he visited with people ‘above my head’ to ‘make his displeasure known’.

Miramax was a big advertiser in the paper at the time as well, and used that to help get the story killed according to Waxman. In the end, her editors decided against publishing the accusations.

‘The story was stripped of any reference to sexual favors or coercion and buried on the inside of the Culture section, an obscure story about Miramax firing an Italian executive. Who cared?’ Waxman recalled.

Waxman wrote the story about her failed attempt to out Weinstein in response to a ‘sanctimonious’ story written by the Times columnist Jim Rutenberg on Friday, praising his newspaper for taking down one of Holllywood’s most powerful men when so many other media outlets ignored the rumors.

‘Until now, no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish,’ Rutenberg, the Times’ media columnist, wrote.

Waxman wanted to set the record straight: The Times may have been the ones to finally get Weinstein – but they knew about the allegations as early as 2004 and passed on the opportunity to report the truth.

‘The New York Times was one of those enablers. So pardon me for having a deeply ambivalent response about the current heroism of the Times,’ she wrote.

DCG

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32 responses to “Matt Damon and Russell Crowe helped kill a story about Weinstein’s harassment

  1. he represents everything wrong with hollywood

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  2. … share with all your pro-liberal, Cultural Marxists acquaintances.

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  3. Damon’s next movie, Suburbicon (by George Clooney) is due out soon. Their PR people are scrambling to deal with this Weinstein nightmare. Hope the movies tanks.

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  4. Deuteronomy 32:32

    “For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:”

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  6. Who is Sharon Waxman?

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  7. There’s no room for truth and integrity in journalism.

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    • There are some good journalists, such as Sharyl Attkisson.

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    • Not so much in the MSM, but they’re there on the EWTN News Nightly, CBN NewsWatch, etc. And CSpan at least shows original live & recorded video so you don’t have to rely on regurgitated opinion passed off as news and truth.

      And oh, I LOVE Sharyl Attkisson. Why can’t I find a woman like her? Or like Lauren Ashburn on EWTN? Probably because they’re so far outnumbered by brainwashed leftist feminist journalists on the MSM and in society at large…

      BTW, the AP newsfeed I had been following (with a truckload of salt — via my “smart” BD player) was removed recently… I wonder if they (Sony or Opera) were sick of folks repeatedly complaining about inaccuracies being reported?

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  8. Hellywood denizens are at best amoral or outright immoral.

    Amidst the Harvey Weinstein scandal, a pilot flew this banner over Tinseltown: “Hollywood, Stop the Abuse”

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  9. The Weinstein Company fired its co-founder Harvey Weinstein on Sunday, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in rampant sexual harassment, dealing a stunning blow to a producer known for shaping American film and championing liberal causes.

    The statement announcing the firing said the decision had been made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” In an interview, Lance Maerov, one of the company’s four board members, said it had been brought to their attention that Mr. Weinstein had violated the company’s code of conduct at some point in the past week, but he would not specify what the violation was.

    Mr. Maerov said Mr. Weinstein had been notified of his termination by email Sunday evening. The action was taken by Mr. Maerov, Bob Weinstein (Mr. Weinstein’s brother), Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar. A fifth board member, Paul Tudor Jones, resigned on Saturday.

    The firing was an escalation from Friday, when one-third of the company’s all-male board resigned and four members who remained announced that Mr. Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the allegations. […]

    Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports

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  10. What a creep. I laugh at people like Meryl Streep, who says not everybody knew what Harvey was up to. That is a load of bull, I’m a random Canadian with no ties to Hollywood and even I knew the rumours for years and years! If you follow Hollywood gossip it was a well known “secret.” I had always heard that Gwyneth Paltrow’s engagement to Ben Affleck ended when he walked in on her giving Harvey oral sex to get her role in Shakespeare in Love.

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  11. It’s now being reported that the New York Times released the story on Weinstein in order to divert attention away from the latest report by Project Veritas.

    https://breaking.projectveritas.com/NYTimes1.html

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  12. Weinstein admits to groping a woman, in a recording secretly captured during an N.Y.P.D. sting operation…

    From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories

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  13. This is what happens when people put profit before common decency. We have liberals here claiming to be for equality and women’s rights and they did nothing. They are worse that hypocrites, they can be compared to war profiteers. The dollar is God to them.

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  14. You have to wonder if either of those guys ever left old Harvs office walking straight.

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  15. No surprise here, a Hollyweird reprobate behaving as such. But ya know what really pisses me off is the disgusting hypocrisy of the left. Remember how breathlessly they attacked Donald Trump over WORDS! Not actions but frikkin words. Oh how I despise them

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  16. Sleazoids…

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  17. Notice how this engineered fracas is centered on “sexual harassment”. In truth, that’s the least of it. He’s probably spent more time chasing oily adolescent boys and stray farm animals than starlets.

    Dr. E is right. It’s a big distraction. They wouldn’t really want to show their true perversity.

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  18. Never liked Matt Damon, especially after he went off publicly on Sarah Palin.
    The only movie of his I liked was The Informant, in which I feel he played a character most closely resembling his own true self… a bumbling imbecile.

    Afleck? Worst Batman ever. Daredevil was unworthy of being made at all.

    As for the Weinstein monster, how does it surprise anyone?
    The left/anarchy preaches how there are “…no absolute values, no standard morals; everything goes because it’s all relative, and there’s no Authority over us who can tell us what we can and can’t do… and if they try, we’ll just protest and attempt to overturn existing laws that offend us and enable new ones to enforce our ideologies.” Hence, there is no respect for anyone, nor decency.

    The only reason they finally turned on him is because women finally realized he was the complete polar opposite of what they believed in so far as their own empowerment, and that he was a really creepy, fat, ugly, old poop who was no longer getting them Oscar-worthy roles.

    And as much as I also dislike Bradley Pitt, I’d have enjoyed seeing him get up in Weinstein’s face over Paltrow and threaten him publicly…

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  19. Hollywierd will devour itself. Wait and see. We don’t have to do ANYTHING to reveal its rotten under-belly……they will do it themselves, and then feast upon the road kill…..for a decade, at least…..Sit back and enjoy the “show” ( for free).

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  20. Perhaps Mel Gibson should beat the crap out of Weinstein.

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