These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested - Page 2

One is a biography of director Elia Kazan, who was scorned by Hollywood in his day
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2018 1:37 PM CDT

  • Actresses react: The New York Times has reactions from other accusers. "Anyone know where I can get front row seats?!" Annabella Sciorra tweeted Thursday upon hearing Weinstein would turn himself in. Mira Sorvino retweeted a story on Weinstein's then-upcoming arrest, adding the hashtag #Justice. Also reacting: Asia Argento, who recently made a passionate speech at Cannes about Weinstein. "Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell," she tweeted early Friday. "We, the women, finally have real hope for justice."
  • One accuser: Ronan Farrow, who also contributed an explosive report that broke the scandal open, explains in the New Yorker what took place "behind the scenes" of Weinstein's arrest. He IDs one of the women on whose case the new charges against Weinstein are based, revealing that after the NYPD saw his October article, cops contacted Lucia Evans, one of the women Farrow interviewed, to encourage her to come forward. "We gave her time,” a source involved in the probe says. "We worked with her gradually to make sure she was comfortable."
  • Legal milestone: In an opinion piece for CNN, Caroline Polisi says Weinstein's arrest signifies a "legal inflection point" that's finally caught up with the cultural one represented by the Me Too movement. "His victims will be able to take some comfort in his finally being held liable for his alleged crimes," she writes.
  • The four acts: In true Hollywood (or perhaps Shakespearean tragedy) style, the Washington Post breaks "the rise and ignominious fall" of Weinstein into four "acts": the glory years, the painful years, the comeback, and the fall. ABC News offers a more detailed timeline on that final act.
  • Malkovich as Weinstein? Also in the works is a newly finished play about Weinstein by David Mamet. The New York Post reports producer Jeffrey Richards is trying to get Bitter Wheat, which Mamet first mentioned earlier this year, off the ground and that he's even approached a big name to play Weinstein: John Malkovich.
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