Harvey Weinstein is breaking his silence. I know. I swear he already broke it once, but I guess I was wrong. I was thinking of the statement made through his rep.
“Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual,” his rep told The New Yorker magazine. “Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”
Weinstein HIMSELF has finally issued a public response to reporters. This came directly from him. Are you ready for this?
That’s it. Yes, really.
No. Dropping your sandwich and creating a giant mustard stain in the carpet is a mistake. A typo on an article is a mistake. Accidentally leaving the curling iron on is a mistake. Repeatedly sexually harassing women is not a “mistake.” It was an intentional thing he did REPEATEDLY.
Yea, we also don’t usually make the same mistake dozens and dozens of times over decades
— Maxxx 🎃🔪 (@StealYoRedBull) October 12, 2017
Hah. “Mistakes” as 30 year lifestyle. His PR firm’s talking points are SO LAME.
— Kelly Bilek (@kellycoxbilek) October 12, 2017
“Oops, I accidentally jacked off into this plant in front of you. My bad. Don’t tell anyone or you’re through.”
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) October 12, 2017
@HarveyWeinstein a mistake is burning the pancakes. Multiple sexual assaults is being a monster. Don’t try to diminish what you have done.
— RIPBre 🏳️🌈 (@anoticingsenpai) October 12, 2017
Over and over and over again? No, I don’t think that’s the definition of “mistakes”.
— Dragonfly63 (@Deborah00796667) October 12, 2017
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
— KennyGee (@KennyGGee) October 12, 2017
Classic narcissist sociopath
— Chris curry carlyle (@chriscarlyleor) October 12, 2017
Does he not realize how serious this is?
Accidentally adding a tablespoon of salt when the recipe calls for a teaspoon is a mistake. Sexual assault and rape IS NOT A MISTAKE.
— baxter (@baxter_edwards) October 12, 2017
With that kind of “mistake” should come some significant jail time.
— Matt Surell (@msurell99) October 12, 2017
Also, he wants us all to know that he’s not doing OK.
“Guys, I’m not doing OK, but I’m trying,” Weinstein told reporters. “I got to get help.”
“A second chance, I hope,” he added.
Step one for Harvey: REALIZE THAT THESE ARE MORE THAN JUST “MISTAKES.”
h/t The Hill