Saturday, October 14, 2017

Harvey Weinstein's inadvertent dragnet

As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to explode, more and more male Hollywood stars are being dragged into the spotlight as sexual harassers themselves, or as people who helped quash accusations of harassment. Among them: Ben and Casey Affleck, their buddy Matt Damon, George Clooney (and much of the male cast of the early "ER," including Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Eriq La Salle), and now even Seth Rogen. As I've said before, there's little reason to be surprised at how truly dirty Hollywood is. My only practical question is whether any actual good is going to come out of this mess. Will sexual harassment in Hollywood begin to wane as a result of all this negative exposure, or will this end up being a mere kerfuffle that blows over, allowing things to go back to "normal"?

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