Weinstein Sex Scandal – How Two NY Times Journalists Destroyed the Hollywood Mogul

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The Harvey Weinstein sex scandal was broken by New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor around four years back. Today Hollywood is finally ready to unveil the epic story of these two brave journalists. They totally broke down the legacy and fame that Weinstein had built up during his career.

The journalism drama titled “She Said” is based on the New York Times bestseller, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement”.  Both Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor penned the book together.

Deadline was the first to break the news that Universal Pictures is preparing for the drama. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan have been brought into talks to star in the drama as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor. The movie’s production will set off in the coming summer. The script comes from Oscar-winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz, while Maria Schrader will be directing the film. Both the names have proven success and respect in the industry.

No one has forgotten the day when this shocking news was revealed back in 2017. It was the day when the two brave women revealed all the monstrous acts of the indie film mogul. Weinstein was also the co-chairman of the “The Weinstein Company”.

On October the 5th, 2017, the two journalists revealed a long list of alleged sexual harassment and assaults on several women. Some of these despicable acts date back as old as a decade, in fact, even more.

Weinstein also reportedly paid money to some of these women to keep their mouths shut regarding the non-consensual sexual acts mentioned in the article. Many actresses came out with their first-person accounts accusing the monster of these hideous crimes.

The article shook the entire film industry and, of course, movie lovers, too! Thankfully, the brave step by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor resulted in Weinstein being sacked from the TWC board. When the news broke, eventually, authorities deemed the indie film mogul guilty of all the allegations imposed upon him and charged him for rape with 23 years in prison.

The Weinstein case also spiraled up the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. These movements are still very active and create a positive impact on society and Hollywood; whilst giving people a chance to talk about the negative incidents they have encountered.

It is indeed a commendable effort and bravery by the two journalists that need to be recognized and celebrated for what they have achieved with their courage. At this time, it must also be not forgotten to give credit to the victims that gathered the power to speak about the wrongs done against them.

Today the animal, Weinstein is behind bars, just like a dangerous animal in a zoo! Despite all the great movies he was involved in, he came out to be a nuisance for humanity as well as the industry.

We look forward to his story being played on the big screen so that no one ever forgets what he did and also so that no one else ever goes to such extent, at least without thinking a million times.

 

Mohid Moosani

Moosani is a night owl who is either binge watching his favorite shows or scribbling on his notebook writing short stories. Often showing up late at work and gulping down 6-7 cups of coffee is his usual practice.

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