OANnews: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin.
Weinstein, the 66-year-old co-founder of the Miramax film studio and the Weinstein Co, intends to plead not guilty to the charges, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters outside the Manhattan courthouse. more
From the article: ‘Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Brafman signaled he would defend Weinstein by undermining the credibility of his client’s accusers.’
That is what’s going to make this interesting. Sure, he’s probably a nasty pig and yes, he may have raped a woman, or two women, but it will also be interesting to see how many in the parade of accusing women actually jumped on the casting couch willingly and then complained when they didn’t get what they wanted from him afterwards.
He should absolutely pay for the women he hurt. But I hope he exposes the casting couch skanks, both male and female, too. Grab some popcorn.