Harvey Weinstein was once the scourge of Hollywood, imposing his enormous wealth and influence over a litany of young ladies hoping to break into the business.
For decades, Weinstein virtually pillaged and literally raped his way around Tinseltown, like an overweight viking with an insatiable sexual deviancy that scarred far too many young women for life. At the time of this writing, Weinstein stands accused by more than sixty individual women of everything from sexual harassment to completely nonconsensual assault. The liberal kingmaker has completed a self-imposed “treatment” program, but is still likely to face charges in several of the more recent incidents.
The reaction to Weinstein’s horrid behavior has been predictable, as Hollywood collectively removes their cranium from their derriere long enough to condemn the former big shot.
That is, except for Pamela Anderson – the 90’s Bimbo du Jour and originator of the sex tape career boost – who has seemingly tossed blame at several of the victims of Weinstein’s unwarranted behavior.
“Anderson spoke with Megyn Kelly on Thursday, where she talked about the sexual abuse she had to overcome as a child. She went on to say that various figures made unscrupulous propositions to her when she first arrived in Hollywood, and it only took common sense to avoid getting involved in complicated situations.
“’Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave,’ said Anderson. ‘It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.’
“When asked to talk about her previous interactions with Weinstein, Anderson said the mogul came off as ‘very intimidating’ while working together in the past. She went on to say she was not surprised when Weinstein’s sex misconduct came to light since it was ‘common knowledge’ for her.”
This “common knowledge” angle has become all too prevalent, particularly in the case of Harvey Weinstein, whose proclivity for assaulting women was an open secret in Hollywood. Why none of these stars came forward to share their knowledge clearly demonstrates the power that Weinstein maintained in the industry.
Now, as Americans find themselves in an awakening of sorts in regard to sexual harassment, Weinstein and others are finally being called to the carpet for their decades of abuse. This has left many Hollywood stars unsure of how best to publicly react, given that Weinstein has likely had a hand in their success at one point or another.
In reality, all you need to do now is condemn Weinstein and avoid shaming the victims. Pam Anderson apparently did not get that memo.