This Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment chaos is basically swallowing up Hollywood. It makes you realize just how powerful this guy was, and how many people may have known about what he’s been up to all these years.
For instance, a website called The Wrap just implicated Matt Damon and Russell Crowe in a possible cover-up back in 2004. At the time, their editor Sharon Waxman was working for the “New York Times”, and investigating Harvey’s questionable activities. And she found out about a guy named Fabrizio Lombardo.
He was the head of Miramax Italy from 2003 to 2004, and made $400,000 during that time, even though he knew NOTHING ABOUT FILM. According to several sources, his REAL job was to supply Harvey with WOMEN.
Waxman also found evidence of a woman who was paid off after an unwanted encounter with Harvey. Unfortunately, none of this made it to print.
Harvey put intense pressure on the “Times”, which included Russell and Matt calling to personally vouch for Lombardo. The story died.
Rose McGowan is one of several women who took a payout after allegedly being victimized by Harvey, and she’s been pretty vocal on Twitter since this story broke over the weekend. After this newest revelation, she called Matt Damon a “spineless profiteer“, and also called out Ben and Casey Affleck.
Then again, if Rose took a reported $100,000 to stay quiet instead of reporting Harvey, could SHE be considered a “spineless profiteer”? That’s a tricky subject, since Rose IS one of the victims in all of this.
Plus, she claims she donated her settlement to a rape crisis center.
Meanwhile, tons of celebrities have addressed the situation, including Meryl Streep, who called it “disgraceful”, but said she never knew. George Clooney called it “indefensible“, and ALSO said he knew nothing about it.