Accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein should be commended for the windows of opportunities he opened for women in the motion picture industry, according to accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein.
That’s right, Big Harv is insisting that he hasn’t been given a fair shake after more than 80 women came out and said they had either been sexually assaulted or harassed by him. What has been lost in all the noise, he maintains, is all the great things he did for women.
Weinstein spoke to the New York Post from his opulent hospital room in the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He’s reportedly there to recover from back surgery following a car accident.
Harvey is “the forgotten man,” he says, because “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!”
“My work has been forgotten,” he lamented.
Like most serial rapists, Weinstein showed no remorse for his actions. In fact, he refused to discuss the allegations against him, for which he will tried in the Manhattan Supreme Court 6 January.
According to the Post, Weinstein only gave the interview to prove that he has not been embellishing his deteriorating physical condition.
“This was a major operation,” he said, adding, “I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become.”
So, you want us to remember you as a healthy, active rapist as opposed to a sickly, former rapist … As you wish, Harv.
The rest of the interview, which according to the Post Weinstein threatened to terminate whenever a question was asked that he didn’t like, consists of the disgraced movie mogul boasting about his career highlights, including a film featuring Gwyneth Paltrow who has since accused Weinstein of attempting to assault her when she was 22. Here’s how the Post described poor Harvey’s hospital room:
“an elite wing of the hospital that features marble bathrooms, Italian linens and original framed artwork, all designed to look like a plush hotel. A private chef and concierge cater to the patients while visitors can sip cucumber-infused water.”
Enjoy it while it lasts.