Matt Drudge Expertly Trolls Weinstein: “Harvey To Star in Prison Drama?”
Before memes and GIFs, there was Matt Drudge — the original troll master, who could, and still does, elicit mega laughs from his highly entertaining headlines. On Sunday evening, The Drudge Report ran the headline “HARVEY TO STAR IN PRISON DRAMA?”
While the headline is meant to be humorous, the article is most certainly not. The Sun UK’s piece details how the disgraced Hollywood producer could spend up to 25 years in prison over sexual harassment and rape charges.
Sun UK reports:
New York lawyer Lawrence Pearson told Vulture: “If there is a large amount of corroborating evidence that shows he had a pattern of conduct, then a prosecutor who is more willing to be aggressive could very well bring a case. Or if new DNA evidence is discovered, that may be more willing to prosecute.”
If Weinstein were to be charged and subsequently convicted in a court despite his denials, he could face five to 25 years in prison, The Guardian reported citing legal experts.
Weinstein said he “unequivocally denied” claims of non-consensual sex.
In a statement. his lawyers added: “Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
On October 5th, The New York Times blew the roof off of the decades long ‘open secret’ in Hollywood that Harvey Weinstein was essentially a sexual predator who preyed on young starlets. Weinstein reportedly paid off several sexual harassment accusers over the years.
A tsunami of women have since come forward with their horror stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, including A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
The New Yorker also dropped a bombshell alleging Weinstein raped three women; the story dominated the Drudge Report’s headline in bright red letters.
The Wrap reported that Weinstein was fired by his board of directors last Sunday.
Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the L.A. Times reports.