Harvey comes half-clean

Weinstein is staging a fighting withdrawal in an interview with Taki:

Here’s what he had to say to me: “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” Call me naïve or stupid, but in a funny way I believe him. I’ve seen Harvey in action during my annual Christmas party, the one I throw every year in New York with Michael Mailer. He hits on every young woman but in a naïve way. “Will you give me your address and I’ll make you a star,” is the theme of the pickup. Some say yes, some say no. His reaction was always the same. Smile and laugh and hit on the next one.

You’re naive and stupid, Taki. Weinstein thinks he’s being clever by finally confessing to a lesser, non-criminal offense. These morons always think they’re much smarter than they are. Virtually no one is going to fall for this obvious tactic.

I think that’s another advantage we’re going to have in making movies one day. No one is getting hit on, no one is getting roles in exchange for sex, and no one is going to have to sell their soul in order to please a director, a producer, or an actor. And if anyone has a problem with that, then they’re out no matter who they are. We don’t need it for books, we don’t need it for games, we don’t need it for comics, and we don’t need it for films.