Elder Patriot – As Hollywood’s sex abuse scandal widens it’s becoming apparent that no one able to escape it. We now know that everyone falls into one of three categories – abusers, pimps and enablers, or victims.
Everyone knew that Harvey Weinstein was among the worst predators in the heterosexual community. Oprah Winfrey, who considers herself presidential timber, was a good friend of Weinstein. Surely a person with presidential aspirations wasn’t blind to what was going on around her.
And yet she said nothing to the aspiring young starlets she came into contact with. Now Oprah’s silence is being cited in one young hopeful’s lawsuit against Weinstein.
Aspiring British actress Kadian Noble held a press conference in New York to announce the lawsuit against Weinstein. She is claiming that both Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell actively participated in serving her up to Weinstein because they were “swinging off his arm” when they introduced her to him and they failed to warn her that he always demanded sex in return for his career help.
The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court alleges that Weinstein used promises of career advancement to lure the actress to his hotel room in Cannes, France, where he forced himself on her.
Noble’s story is consistent with just about every other starlet Weinstein abused.
What sets Noble’s story apart is this is the first time that any of Weinstein’s victims has implicated another woman in helping to procure victims for Weinstein.
Making this even more shocking is that Oprah has built her career as a pillar of women’s rights and a protector of those women who are abused by those more powerful than they are.
Now we know Oprah’s carefully crafted image is all bullshit, like just about everything else that comes out of Hollywood.
Oprah may not have been a pimp for Harvey Weinstein but she sure as hell enabled him.