The once famous and now disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault. According to AP News, he faces up to twenty-nine years in jail, and given his advanced age, may mean that he will likely die in prison.
Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.
The 67-year-old Weinstein had a look of resignation on his face as he heard verdict that could send him to prison for up to 29 years. (source)
What Harvey Weinstein did was not good.
The question is, why just him? While there was a lot of evidence against him, the fact is that Hollywood is filled with serious allegations worthy of investigation of sexual abuse. Many of them include very powerful people, far more than Weinstein, such as the notorious sodomite and Jewish music mogul David Geffen, or the sodomite and Jewish movie director Bryan Singer (source). Yet such people have never been touched.
Weinstein is in jail, but this does not mean that the fundamental “culture” of Hollywood has changed. Rather, it might be looked at as a sacrifice in order to allow the status quo to remain undisturbed. One cannot prove this, but the clear proliferation of sexual abuse in combination with the history of silencing those who tried to expose it, one must naturally pose such a question. Such things are know to have happened before, and it would not be a surprise if this was the case here.
If the full extent of what abuse takes place was known, it would likely shock many people, and would become a national scandal with possibly sharp social or political consequences for years to come.