Lex Jurgen - October 13, 2017
If you really wanted to put together a meaningful business success seminar, invite the world's most prodigious sexual predators. Those fuckers are born with some kind of evil genius.
Harvey Weinstein didn't simply harass, grope, and assault the shit out of hot young celebrity women and hope for the best. This dude planned. From the baseline of being a guy with money and power who could legitimately tantalize wide-eyed comers to building a multi-layered human defensive line. What do reporters all secretly want to be? Screenwriters. Weinstein paid any number of them to believe so. Nice way to clean house of potential muckrakers. Weinstein placed tons of ads in the New York Times to ensure exposes on his behavior never came to light. He made himself a financial VIP and Clinton/Obama bestie in political circles to protect himself further. You want to out Hillary's beach buddy in this town? Weinstein called in favors from any number of A-list male celebrities to squash rising reports. And when all else failed, he paid women to shut the fuck up. But with a unique protection unlike anybody before him.
According to reports, Weinstein built into his film company contract that he couldn't be fired for sexual harassment civil suit settlements, provided he covered all the costs. That is, if the chicks also sued the Weinstein Company, so long as Harvey covered the bill plus a six-figure penalty for being a bad boy, he couldn't be fired. An acknowledgement that Weinstein had made many such settlements in the past and would again in the future. And that the company couldn't fire Harvey for being Harvey. Try getting one of those clauses in your deal at work.
Short of a criminal conviction for his ejaculatory pastime, Weinstein was protected. Shady, scheming, nefarious, also some very forward thinking. He can likely now sue the shit out of his own Board and brother for firing his ass. Whatever's left of the Weinstein company will likely go back into his pocket, including his own personal wealth.
Weinstein's world is caving in. He may be forced to live in an exquisite Swiss chalet and bang young French chicks for the rest of his days like Polanski. Dude has planned.
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