Weinstein emerged on the Hollywood scene in the 1970s. The statute of limitations in New York used to be five years but it was extended in many cases because of different circumstances.
"Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein", former President Barack Obama said in a joint statement with his wife on Tuesday evening. "Not only has Hollywood normalized Weinstein's abhorrent treatment of women, they enabled it by doing and saying absolutely nothing". Of course, she would have had Secret Service protection and most predators know to avoid targets of equal or greater power, but it seems very strange that no one would have said anything about Weinstein's "open secret". The new law lifting limitations for "the prosecution of rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation, and sexual penetration, that are committed under certain circumstances", went into effect January 1, 2017, but only applies to crimes committed after that date.
Once the pair headed to his hotel room, Seydoux says "very domineering" Weinstein lunged at her and attempted to kiss her. More than that, it's a failure of leadership from the two top leaders in which the Democratic Party invested itself over the last generation.
Reddock-Wright adds that the statute for civil suits is much shorter - one year for alleged misconduct, with one caveat. "It was hard to say no because he's so powerful". If this scandal expands past Weinstein - and there are already suggestions it might - then the next generation of leadership may have to figure out how to compete without the baggage Hollywood carries. "Any individual who feels that she may have been the victim of a crime by this person in Manhattan is strongly encouraged to contact our Office's Sex Crimes Hotline at (212) 335-9373".
Chapman, a prominent designer and the cofounder of the Marchesa brand, married Weinstein in 2007. Since the first New York Times story broke, Weinstein lost lawyers Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis.
Democrats have hitched their wagons to the arrogant Hollywood moguls and A-list celebrities who continually lecture Americans to adopt their values and way of life.
"This was never going to be about work", she said. "He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him". "I had to defend myself". He quickly became one of the film industry's biggest power players, as co-founder (with his brother, Bob) of Miramax, the indie distributor responsible for films like Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting.