“The View” Debates Hollywood Response To Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Meghan McCain Calls Out Jennifer Lawrence

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The View Hollywood Harvey Weinstein


“The View” co-hosts on Monday debated Hollywood’s response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. New co-host Meghan McCain specifically called out Jennifer Lawrence for staying silent so far. Watch the video below.

On Sunday night, Weinstein was fired from his company, days after a report detailed three decades of alleged sexual harassment against employees and actresses. On Monday morning, Meryl Streep released a statement slamming Weinstein, but insisted that “not everybody knew” what was going on. On the ABC talk show, Joy Behar understood that, exclaiming, “How are you ever going to imagine? The allegations are disgusting.” When Sara Haines pointed out that predators usually go after the powerless, McCain countered that Ashley Judd, one of Weinstein’s alleged victims, is “very famous.”

She then cited a study that claims “more actors have thanked Harvey Weinstein than god.” She went on, “Let me tell you something: I worked at Fox [News] for the past three and a half years before I came here. I couldn’t go and get a bagel without somebody talking to me about sexual harassment. People were very cruel, saying, ‘How can you still work there?!’ I don’t understand why the same standard isn’t being said to actors in Hollywood and actresses in Hollywood who somehow work with him. I’m surprised Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t said anything. She thanked him during her 2013 Golden Globe speech. ‘Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.'”

“He’s an incredibly powerful man,” McCain continued, going on to express more disapproval. “There were allegedly rumors all over Hollywood. ‘SNL’ not making a joke about it…” Goldberg cut her off at that point, arguing, “Let’s be realistic.” She pointed out that the scandal only started on Thursday, “The View” covered the sexual harassment allegations on Friday, and he was fired on Sunday. “If we don’t hear anything else in the next day or two, I would be shocked,” the Oscar winner said. “I think people are assessing: What did I know? Did I know it? Did I look the other way?”

Sunny Hostin also pointed out, “There generally aren’t witnesses [to such behavior]. It’s a one-on-one. So it’s your word against this powerful man.” McCain brought up Rose McGowan, who reportedly received a settlement from Weinstein, and said, “I feel very bad for her because she seems very alone and she’s really reaching out and asking women to come forth and there are a little crickets right now.” She further said, “And let me tell you, the media is more than happy to dance on the graves of Bill O’Reilly and all the other sexual harassers in conservative media. I don’t understand why the same standards aren’t set in Hollywood.”

Behar insisted, “Give it a minute,” and the other panelists echoed that. Check out the full video below. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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