The downfall of Harvey Weinstein has been fast and deeply deserved.
More and more horror stories have rolled out from his victims in recent days, detailing sexual assault, abuse and rape.
The story broke open after a bombshell report by The New York Times detailing graphic sexual assault accusations against the Hollywood mogul. According to previous IJR reporting, Weinstein is accused of raping three women, as well as sexually harassing Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and masturbating in front of a reporter.
The New Yorker has obtained audio of Weinstein sexually assaulting a woman.
However, just month before Weinstein's sick, abusive behavior toward women became known to the public, the Hollywood mogul was frequenting events that celebrate and defend women.
Weinsten can be seen participating in the Women's March in January of 2017.
According to their own webpage, the Women's March is committed to “dismantling systems of oppression,” much like Weinstein's.
Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
The photo was first uncovered by New York Times investigative reporter Jodi Kantor.
Also worth noting is that Weinstein attended Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary gala in May of 2017. He sat next to Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin. Weinstein had donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Clinton's presidential campaign.
According to the NewsBusters account of the night:
At the celebration, Planned Parenthood awarded former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the Champion of the Century Award. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein gave Clinton a standing ovation at the event where she insisted on the “morality” of “reproductive health care” (aka abortion) and stressed “trusting and valuing women.”
It took Clinton five days to disavow Weinstein's actions.