A video has surfaced of Harvey Weinstein cracking a sex joke, thanking then Mayor Michael Bloomberg for helping his movie company.
“About four years ago, we had a little bump in the road, and I called our mayor,” Harvey Weinstein said, stepping up to the mic. “I said, ‘Things are a little topsy-turvy right now. People need jobs in California, but we don’t want to leave New York City.’ And the mayor, extremely busy as he was … got it done for us.”
“The mayor’s there in a big way. The mayor was there in a visual way,” Weinstein continued.
“And I don’t think Bob and I would be on this stage if the mayor wasn’t there for us, so thank you, mayor.”
Michael Bloomberg, as New York City mayor, honored Harvey Weinstein at a 2013 ceremony where the now-disgraced movie producer cracked sex jokes and praised the current 2020 presidential candidate for helping his movie production company after it fell on tough times, according to video that surfaced Friday.
“The reason Bob and I became fond of independent foreign films is because when we were 14-year-old boys and our hormones were raging, we saw an ad for the Mayfair movie theater…and it said ‘the 400 blows,’ and we thought it was something else,” Weinstein said at the June 10, 2013 event, which was held at Gracie Mansion.
Bloomberg was honoring Weinstein and his brother Bob as part of a “Made in New York” campaign led by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
Twitter personality Comfortably Smug published a snippet of the video on Friday in which Weinstein made the sex joke. The 67-year-old producer was charged on May 25, 2018 with raping two women in New York years earlier. He was charged on Jan. 7 with sexually assaulting an actress in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2013. He is currently on trial in New York.
While allegations against Weinstein did not become public until 2017, rumors reportedly floated around celebrity and political circles about his misconduct with women. More
Don’t be too hard on Bloomberg, folks. This was back when Weinstein being a sexual predator was merely an open secret known to and tolerated by Hollywood types and elites like Bloomberg. Had he known the public would learn the truth he’d have been less welcoming to Weinstein.
— Chris Stamper (@CStamper_) February 7, 2020
Mini Mike wants everyone to believe he’s a good ole boy but he’s just a low-life scum like every other liberal.
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Scumbags of a feather flock together.
Let’s see how media handles this since Bloomberg has bought off half of them.
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They all knew what Harvey was doing and didn’t care because he was the DNCs pipeline with Hollywood and all those fat donation checks.
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