These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested

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
Harvey Weinstein listens during a court proceeding in New York on Friday.   (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – As Harvey Weinstein did his perp walk into the NYPD's 1st Precinct Friday to be booked on rape and sexual abuse charges, he was spotted carrying three books—and Time has the details. One was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution. A second was a 2006 biography of controversial director Elia Kazan, who ratted out eight colleagues as members of the Communist Party like himself, back in the 1950s. This book (Elia Kazan: A biography) is getting the most attention because Kazan "was scorned by much of liberal Hollywood after his testimony," and Weinstein is likely to see a parallel with his own situation, notes the Guardian. The third book appeared to be a journal or other type of notebook. Related:

  • The sketches: The courtroom sketches of Weinstein are, um, "really something," notes BuzzFeed, which compares them here to photos of Weinstein. Among other things, he looks much heavier in the sketches. (They're by the same artist who got flak over her Tom Brady sketches.)
  • What's next? Now that Weinstein has surrendered, "what happens next?" That's the question posed by CBS This Morning, whose anchors chatted with the New York Times' Jodi Kantor (Kantor, along with colleague Megan Twohey, first broke the Weinstein story in the Times in early October). One possibility, per Kantor: Even more women may now come forward.
  • Rose McGowan's plans: Accuser Rose McGowan put out a short message on Twitter Friday: "We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you." She talked at length with the AP, noting she intends to be at his trial if there is one and that she thinks sexual predators may finally be on notice: "This is the first time since written history that women are being believed—begrudgingly, but still."

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