Driven by agenda over principle, Hollywood liberals have been loathe to condemn Rapey Harvey for his numerous violations of women.
But that phenomenon didn’t start just last week.
A former New York Times reporter who investigated allegations of sex crimes and harassment against Harvey Weinstein has now revealed that multiple Tinseltown actors lobbied the Times to kill the story.
Sadly, the names include 2 of America’s favorite actors – Matt Damon and Russell Crowe.
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In a column for The Wrap, the entertainment industry trade outlet she founded, former reporter Sharon Waxman claimed that while investigating the then-recently appointed head of Miramax Italy, Fabrizio Lombardo, sources claimed he was installed in the position solely to arrange escorts for Weinstein, and had no prior filmmaking experience.
To shield Weinstein from a potentially damaging story, both Damon and Crowe then allegedly called Waxman to “vouch” for Lombardo’s credentials.
“After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted,” Laxman wrote. “I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known.”
Waxman also spoke to a British woman who claimed she had been paid off by Weinstein after an “unwanted sexual encounter” but was bound by a non-disclosure agreement.
However, the story was eventually killed by The New York Times, after Waxman said the Times’ then-culture editor Jon Landman found it unimportant.
“‘He’s not a publicly elected official,’ he told me. I explained, to no avail, that a public company would certainly have a problem with a procurer on the payroll for hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the time, Disney told me they had no idea Lombardo existed,” Waxman wrote.
Waxman added that she was “devastated” that her story was finally published over a decade after she corroborated the evidence.
Were these the first or the last Hollywood liberals to cover for an evil dirt bag like Weinstein, just to keep money flowing into their pockets an toward the Clintons?
Don’t bet on it.