This 2007 article strongly suggests Weinstein financed the movie as Rodriguez said. He didn't bought it after someone else paid for doing it like TIG, for example.
Weinstein admitted to spending at least $30 million on U.S. promotion and advertising for Grindhouse, which, added to what I’d already heard was a $67+ mil budget and not the low-50s cost he has claimed, makes this at least a $100 mil movie.
He directly paid her salary. Rodriguez didn't sell anything! Also this is a very recent event it should be very easy to confirm but sadly I don't think people care too much for facts anymore and there's a lot of revisionism of polemic cases out there in which everyone seems just to ignore the context and use ambiguous or fake history to confirm their own ideology. It could be counterproductive for a legal case, tho.
Rose McGowan is doing a press tour to promote her new reality show and book but she clearly is not well. The press is having a field day but it’s so wrong. She needs help not to be used and exhibited like that! It also doesn’t help to her legal case. Yesterday, Weinstein’s lawyers responded to some parts of her book. They had statements with various persons including Ben Affleck (who completely denied to have had a chat with her about her rape). They are preparing and clearly they are taking notes of her contradictory behavior.
Post by coolclearwaters on Feb 2, 2018 3:24:39 GMT
I don’t believe Ben Affleck for one fleeting second. What scum. While others saw Weinstein for what he was, many having as little contact with him as possible, Affleck was one of those who ran interference for him - making phone calls to help suppress reporting about Weinstein’s abuse. Affleck should take some time to reflect on how he became that person.
“There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.” - Jim Hightower
Post by onebluestocking on Feb 2, 2018 5:49:28 GMT
Unfortunately she keeps making the Metoo movement all about herself, so her issues are going to adversely affect the other women coming forward. Soon people will think 'just another hysterical woman with mental/drug problems' or whatever is going on with her. I agree that she needs help!
Rose McGowan is doing a press tour to promote her new reality show and book but she clearly is not well.
I've seen her on two talk shows this week, and yes, I wonder if there's something a bit off about her. But I've never seen her before all the HW stuff, so I don't know if she was always like this.
I was just talking to someone about this. Her eccentric behaviour doesn't mean she's not telling the truth. Just like bullies only target certain types of people, I think HW also targeted certain women. I think he looked for a weakness or a perceived weakness in his victims - someone who wouldn't fight back, or wouldn't tell, or wouldn't be believed if she did tell. I still believe RM, and I'm certain that there are other victims who haven't come forward because they blame themselves for not being able to fight him off.
By coincidence, RM was also on an old episode of Law & Order SVU tonight. She didn't play a victim.
I absolutely believe her and I always have. But her behavior, erupting into an f-bomb laced rant at that transgender person at her book reading, shows how unhinged she is. (Hollywood Reporter, for those if you who haven’t read it.)
She seriously needs help. And she’s not going to get it from those Hollywood types who have been using and abusing people for over a hundred years now. It’s very sad.
I believe she was abused. I don’t believe Robert Rodriguez sold his movie to her “monster” because facts say otherwise so I think it would be very easy to find inconsistencies and yes, lies in what she is saying and that doesn’t help her.
TBF the transgender “activist” that attacked her in that event was petty, rude and hysterical. She didn’t know how to manage the situation but that doesn’t justify what that person did.
Post by onebluestocking on Feb 2, 2018 14:01:14 GMT
Just like bullies only target certain types of people, I think HW also targeted certain women. I think he looked for a weakness or a perceived weakness in his victims - someone who wouldn't fight back, or wouldn't tell, or wouldn't be believed if she did tell.
I used to think so, until seeing the sheer numbers of victims! What is it now, 50? 75? And who knows how many others who just didn't come forward. I think it's compulsive behavior on his part, and the only things he looks for are 'young' 'attractive' and 'female.' I know with sexual harassers I've worked with in the past, they pestered lots of women, not just those with perceived weaknesses. Maybe HW tried his most egregious behavior with those he thought less likely to fight back. But that plays into the whole 'shame' thing; women not speaking up, and second-guessing that they were targeted, because of some flaw on their part or signal they were unconsciously sending.
I meant that the bullies look for weakness in their victims, not HW with his victims. This isn't about the women doing something to bring on the abuse, it's about a power-hungry wealthy man who thinks he can have anything he wants.
I believe Rose McGowan fully in the allegations, but she needs to take a step back. She has a history of ignoring horrible abuse committed by others (someone linked the story about her defending Victor Salva, a convicted child rapist, somewhere earlier in this thread I think) so she needs to stop attacking everybody and focus on the main perpetrators. I've no opinion on Ben Affleck cause I haven't read about his involvement in the Weinstein scandal so I'm not talking of him, but people like Meryl Streep for instance. And yes #metoo shouldn't be just about Rose McGowan and she doesn't need to be acknowledged everytime someone has the courage to come forward with their story.