Harvey Weinstein Calls Himself “The Forgotten Man”

Somehow we don't think that's accurate

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein leaves New York City Criminal Court after a bail hearing on December 6, 2019 in New York City.
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Harvey Weinstein presumably has access to the best lawyers money can buy, and yet, no one in his orbit seems able to get him to shut up ahead of his criminal sexual assault trial in January. On Friday, the disgraced producer spoke to the New York Post and lamented the damage his career has suffered as a result of the many allegations against him.

“I feel like the forgotten man,” Weinstein said. “I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it! It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten.”

Of course, the women he (allegedly) raped, sexually assaulted and/or harassed will never forget him, as much as they may want to. And yet Weinstein still kept talking.

“I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become,” he said. “I made a success out of myself. I had no money, and I built quite an empire with Miramax and decided to give back. If you remember who I was then, you might want to question some of this.”

Weinstein’s predatory sexual assault trial is slated to begin on Jan. 6, 2020.

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