Harvey Weinstein Denies Accusations by Black Actress – Is Quickly Labeled a Racist!
More than 40 women have now accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual conduct, including rape, over the past 30 plus years of his career.
This week Weinstein denied the accusations by one prominent Hollywood actress.
Lupita Nyong’o is a black actress.
Weinstein released a statement vehemently denying the actress’s accusations.
It was the first time Weinstein released such a statement.
Now the social justice warriors are accusing him of racism.
Wow. The left is so abusive and SO insane.
The Washington Post reported:
On Thursday, in an op-ed for the New York Times, the Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o detailed a pattern of predatory behavior Weinstein had directed at her, starting when she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. One day, she said, Weinstein invited her to his home in Westport, Conn., ostensibly to screen a film with his family; before the movie ended, he insisted she leave the room with him.[Lupita Nyong’o describes ‘secretly dealing with harassment’ by Harvey Weinstein: ‘I felt unsafe’]
“Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not,” Nyong’o wrote. “For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe.”
What followed, Nyong’o said, was encounters over the next several years in which Nyong’o continued to assert her boundaries, only to have them pushed or disregarded by Weinstein. It culminated in a meal in New York in which Weinstein propositioned her — and then, when she turned him down, hinted that her acting career would suffer, she wrote.
“I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then. I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein” Nyong’o wrote. “But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him . . . He was one of the first people I met in the industry, and he told me, ‘This is the way it is.’ And wherever I looked, everyone seemed to be bracing themselves and dealing with him, unchallenged.”
For unknown reasons, Weinstein issued a more specific statement in response to Nyong’o’s essay, calling her out by her (first) name and stating — as she had already done in her New York Times piece — that she was the one who invited him to New York to see her Broadway show.
“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” a representative for Weinstein told E! News in a statement. “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.”
The second sentence of the statement has drawn outrage from people who accused Weinstein of victim-blaming. But the statement as a whole has raised eyebrows from many who have suggested there was a racial element to singling Nyong’o out, while remaining silent or issuing generic denials regarding his more than 40 other accusers.