Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the New York Post. Mr. Weinstein added, “I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago, I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first, I pioneered it.” Mr. Weinstein used actress Gwyneth Paltrow as an example. Ms. Paltrow was paid $10 million for her 2003 movie, “View From the Top.” He said that she was the highest paid actor at that time in any independent film. “Higher than all the men,” Weinstein added.
Mr. Weinstein fails to understand that only alleged financial crimes are forgiven. Plenty of accused financial types are back in business. Their past record of performance counts. What you did for women counts little when you are charged for what you did to women.