Sex and the Powerful
Americans have always loved sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. And who doesn’t’ love a good sex scandal, as long as it’s not about you?
Once again one of Hollywood’s rich and powerful have been unmasked as an alleged sexual predator.
Harvey Weinstein Gets The Spotlight
Weinstein is a major Hollywood film producer and studio executive. As a co-founder of Miramax he produced many popular films including, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The Crying Game and Sex, Lies and Videotape.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and others have come forward with sexual allegations against Weinstein.
This Is Old News
The news about Weinstein is nothing new. We’ve all heard the Hollywood casting couch stories over the years. How far are you willing to go for stardom or to be included in that exclusive inner circle? The rich and powerful will be happy to test your metal.
The list of alleged abusers is endless - Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and even our own president Donald Trump.
People on the inside seem to know; yet the abuse continues. Stories are beginning to surface that Weinstein’s staff brought unwitting actresses to private meetings with him knowing the real reason for them being there.
Corporate America is not immune to these allegations either. Fox News had to install revolving doors to speed the exit for all the sexual harassment allegations going on over there - Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling — OUT.
Some Final Thoughts
While there’s a political side to the Weinstein story, I chose not to include it here. That’s not the story. The real story is our moral compass has gone off course.
There’s an old saying from the 60s: “If it feels good, do it.”
You can’t do it if you use your power and influence to take unfair advantage of others. There’s something drastically wrong with a society where “sleeping your way to the top” is not only accepted but also encouraged.
If you see something — say something.