Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg is looking Hollywood’s bluff.
The author of “Beautiful Girls” and “What to Do in Denver When You’re Dead,” who labored with Harvey Weinstein all the way through Miramax’s heyday within the past due ’90s and early ’00s, replied to these within the movie trade who’ve expressed surprise over the a large number of allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to the manufacturer.
“Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-fucking-knew.” Rosenberg wrote in a now-deleted Facebook publish transcribed by way of Deadline. “And do you know how I am sure this is true? Because I was there. And I saw you. And I talked about it with you. You, the big producers; you, the big directors; you, the big agents; you, the big financiers.”
Rosenberg said in his publish that he was once unaware that Weinstein was once allegedly committing attack or rape, however stated that trade insiders “were aware of a certain pattern of overly-aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful.”
“We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite,” Rosenberg wrote.
Rosenberg additionally wrote that he wasn’t purchasing the trade’s surprise over and next condemnation of Weinstein within the wake of bombshell experiences from The New York Times and The New Yorker, in addition to the unsettling collection of girls coming ahead with additional allegations of sexual attack in opposition to Weinstein.
In his Facebook publish, the screenwriter also known as out his personal state of no activity.
“We knew something was bubbling under,” he wrote. “Something odious. Something rotten. But … And this is as pathetic as it is true: what would you have had us do? Who were we to tell? The authorities? What authorities?”
Still, Rosenberg admitted that he and others had been benefitting from Weinstein. The screenwriter stated the manufacturer was once “making our movies” and “throwing the biggest parties.”
Though he wrote that “Harvey was nothing but wonderful to me,” Rosenberg apologized for no longer talking up.
“So I reaped the rewards and I kept my mouth shut,” he wrote. “And for that, once again, I am sorry.”
Since the allegations in opposition to Weinstein had been made public, Weinstein was once got rid of from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and fired from his place on the Weinstein Co., which is disposing of his govt manufacturer credit score on TV presentations on which he’s labored.