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448 pages, Hardcover
First published October 15, 2019
“I think that it doesn’t matter if you’re a well-known actress, it doesn’t matter if you’re twenty or if you’re forty, it doesn’t matter if you report or if you don’t, because we are not believed. We are more than not believed—we are berated and criticized and blamed.”
“The man is not a saint. Trust me, there is no love lost between us. But he isn’t guilty of anything worse than what a million other men in this business do.”
“I know that everybody—I mean everybody—in Hollywood knows that it’s happening,” de Caunes told me. “He’s not even really hiding. I mean, the way he does it, so many people are involved and see what’s happening. But everyone’s too scared to say anything.”
“What did it say about the gulf between the powerful and the powerless that wealthy individuals could intimidate, surveil, and conceal on such a vast scale?”
“In the end, the courage of women can’t be stamped out. And stories—the big ones, the true ones—can be caught but never killed.”
The Times is running,” I said.
“Okay, he said, a little impatiently, “You knew they might.”
“It’s good it’s breaking,” I said. “it’s just—All these months. This whole year. And now I have no job.” I was losing it, actually starting to cry. “i swung too wide. I gambled too much. And maybe I won’t even have a story at the end of it. And I’m letting down all these women—“
“Calm down!” Jonathan shouted, snapping me out of it. “All that’s happening right now is you haven’t slept or eaten in two weeks.”
A horn sounded outside.
“Are you in a cab?” he asked.
“Uh-huh,” I sniffled.
"Oh my God. We are going to talk about this, but first you are going to tip that driver really well.’
These women came forward with incredibly brave allegations. They tore their guts out talking about this and retraumatized themselves because they believed they could protect other women going forward.
He overpowered me. I just sort of gave up. That's the most horrible part of it, and that's why he's been able to do this for so long to many women: people give up... And then the shame in what happened was also designed to keep me quiet. - Lucia Evans.
"Sometimes you have sex with a woman who's not your wife, and there's a disagreement about what happened, and you just have to write a check to make [the rape allegations] go away," Weinstein replied calmly.
It was a consensus about the organization's comfort level moving forward that protected Harvey Weinstein and men like him; that yawned and gasped and enveloped law firms and PR shops and executive suites and industries; that swallowed women whole.
The Israeli firms began emphasizing less conventional forms of corporate espionage, including "pretexting": using operatives with false identities.
Black Cube perfected the formula.
I told some close men around me [about the harassment from Weinstein] and they all advised me not to speak.
In the end, the courage of women can't be stamped out. And stories - the big ones, the true ones - can be caught but never killed.
In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell