Harvey Weinstein sat on a wall,
Harvey Weinstein had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Harvey together again
~ adapted from Humpty Dumpty, a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
After being tolerated, ignored and disregarded, Harvey Weinstein got toppled by a boomerang that some brave soul threw a long time ago.
The boomerang cracked the facade of Harvey Weinstein’s protected, power-player position. That opening was soon filled with women’s voices supported by the NYTimes.
Banding together, in a superb DramaGuru Eddie Attack, these actors took courage from each other as they told their version of what happened with Harvey — once he got them behind closed doors…and in some cases, shaming them, right in front of witnesses.
Violated Women vs Harvey Weinstein
If this were a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight, I would describe it in the following way.
First, Harvey got verbally pummeled with punches and kicks as women came forward revealing the stories reflecting his horrific behavior towards actors — male and female.
Next, Harvey suffered an unexpected double-leg take-down when his company’s Board of Directors, including his brother, Bob Weinstein, wrestled him to the ground by firing him.
And then his wife left him within days of hearing women describe the cruel and sordid attacks they endured from Harvey.
Harvey’s brother wants nothing to do with him
Bob Weinstein: “It’s unbelievable that even to this moment, he [Harvey] is more concerned with who sold him out. I don’t hear concern or contrition for the victims. And I want them to hear that. Harvey has no remorse whatsoever…I divorced my brother five years ago. Literally. And those that know me personally in this company understood how I could not take being around him on any level, And certainly my daughters and my family knew it. I could not take his cheating, his lying and also his attitude toward everyone. I had to divorce myself to survive.” source
On his back, with no hope of escape, Harvey can soak in the full effect of that lonely boomerang returning.
But not for long because other supporters have joined in, with a full-scale ground and pound attack
- Women are reporting that Harvey raped them — as far back as the 80’s — the police are investigating.
- “LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s de facto governing body, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to ‘immediately expel’ Harvey Weinstein, breaking with 90 years of precedent and turning one of the biggest Oscar players in history into a hall-of-fame pariah.” NYTimes
- “On Wednesday, Chi Onwurah, a Labour Party member of the British Parliament, and other politicians signed an open letter demanding that Prime Minister Theresa May revoke Mr. Weinstein’s 2004 title, Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The status, ranked beneath a knighthood, recognizes achievement in the arts and sciences.” source
Labour calls on PM to strip Weinstein CBE & send clear msg: harassment is never acceptable. Women have a right to a safe working environment pic.twitter.com/pllv9CM8zP
— chi onwurah (@ChiOnwurah) October 11, 2017
Insider vs Outsider: The Eddie Attack
It’s important to notice that the DramaGuru Eddie Attack is used at every level. People had to band together to stop Harvey’s abuse. Now, people are banding together to remove him from positions honoring his achievements. It takes a group effort, using collective force to intervene, to get people’s attention, and to stop Harvey from damaging more women.
Harvey Weinstein Time Magazine 2012 (color) and 2017 (black and white)
In a year when a hurricane named Harvey caused catastrophic flooding, chaos and suffering for the city of Houston, a man called Harvey Weinstein adds to the pain with the revelation of his abusive behavior. Harvey the Movie Mogul is a one-man-cyclone causing chaos and suffering for the women (and men) he violated.
Focus on that narrow eye…
But in a strange way, Harvey’s fall from grace has a silver lining. Now that people have opened their eyes and ears, other predators will be brought to light.
“Scott Feinberg, the longtime awards columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, said, ‘This may well be the beginning of a very tough chapter for the academy. The next thing that is going to happen, rightly or wrongly, is that a wide variety of constituencies are going to demand that the academy similarly address other problematic members’.” source
What’s Next For Harvey Weinstein?
My Prediction: An angry Harvey will start singing like a canary, telling tales on the other people who did it too. Especially the ones who were in the room, joining in with Harvey’s permission. Guys like Harvey like to brag and show-off their power.
It’s not over yet. Stay tuned for “Harvey’s Revenge!” Some guilty people in Hollywood are shaking in their boots right now.
Practice Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for your mouth. This article is a black belt DramaGuru lesson.
Thank you to the NYTimes for publishing the first story on October 5, 2017 and to for researching, interviewing and writing the article.
Black and White Harvey Weinstein October 2017 Time Magazine Cover by Maurice Haas Photo/Redux
Marco Grob, 2012 Time Magazine article honoring Harvey Weinstein’s accomplishments.
Cracked Egg by Terry Border
All DramaGuru cards designed by Cheryl Ragsdale
source: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes