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“The View” Blasts Harvey Weinstein After Rape Allegations

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The View Harvey Weinstein Rape

By Shari Weiss |

The View Harvey Weinstein Rape

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On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts blasted Harvey Weinstein over the allegations he raped three women. The panelists also debated whether sexual harassment will decrease as a result of this scandal. Watch the video below.

Whoopi Goldberg brought up the “disturbing new level” of accusations against Weinstein and played the “creepy” audio of the disgraced movie mogul admitting on a recording that he groped a woman and promising he won’t do it again as he encourages the victim to enter a hotel room. Sunny Hostin said, “When I heard that, I thought that’s my opening statement if I’m a prosecutor. ‘He said he would never do it again. Ladies and gentleman, don’t allow him to do it again.’ Boom. Case made.”

The former federal prosecutor angrily questioned why the case associated with that recording was dropped, exclaiming, “It’s an admission of guilt! I’ve tried rape cases with less, just her word against his word. And I never lost a case. That type of case when you have an admission on tape, shame on the Manhattan’s D.A. Office.” Goldberg agreed it’s “very bizarre,” and asked her colleagues, “Will all of this make anyone do something about it, and not just in Hollywood, but everywhere? Is there anything to be done?” Responded Hostin, “The law didn’t work here and that hurts me to my soul. But I also think there’s an institutionalized sexism going on here.”

“We also have to deal with media reaction,” argued Meghan McCain, referring to “when you see late night hosts not making jokes about this, when you see Lorne Michaels saying it’s a new York thing… There’s still a lot of men in place covering for him, and some of the statements that are coming out by people like Ben Affleck are not good enough by a long shot. It still wouldn’t given reason to come out and feel okay.” Joy Behar suggested, “Women need to be in positions of power. I think that would solve the problem to a great extent,” but McCain said, “Women sometimes are complicit in this, by not saying things, by possibly covering up.”

She added, “But I don’t have a lot of hope that we’re making much progress.” And Goldberg expressed, “I don’t think any of this is going to change until we as women start looking out for each other. At some point, I have to look out for you… I have to believe this possibly can happen to me as well.” She suggested that women in such situations band together, where, “if you threaten to fire one of us, you’ll fire all of us and then we’ll all tell.” Check out the video below.

 


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