Harvey Weinstein was extradited to California on Wednesday to face additional charges of sexual assault, which may aggravate his 23-year sentence in New York for similar crimes.
Since a series of allegations of sexual assault against him surfaced publicly in 2017 and subsequently formally charged in 2018, the abusive behavior of the former Miramax executive in Hollywood has been widely exposed. In February last year, he was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping him in 2006. Former actress Jessica Mann (Jessica Mann), 2013.
Los Angeles Attorney Alleged that the 69-year-old raped multiple women Several hotels in Beverly Hills in 2013. Weinstein tried to avoid extradition due to poor health, but it is expected that he will be required to stand trial in California.
Considering the degree of Weinstein’s depravity — and how common his insidious behavior is in Hollywood — new stories about him seem to point to a character who is out of control due to his industry influence.
Another story about Weinstein came to light from Rosie O’Donnell and M. Night Shyamalan, who will release his latest feature film “Old” in theaters this Friday.
O’Donnell played Sister Terry in the little-known Shyamalan film “Wide Awake,” a comedy about fifth-grade students actually seeking to find God after the death of their grandfather. O’Donnell’s role is unforgettable locally, because her character’s love for the Philadelphia Phillies is one of Shamarin’s iconic homage to his growth in Philadelphia.
This movie is only Shamaran’s second film, which was released just before his explosion. The “Sixth Sense” made him a household name in the second year.
recently Interviewed by a Hollywood reporterO’Donnell recalled a terrible meeting between Shamaran and Weinstein about the creative differences in the film:
“[M. Night] Call me and tell me he has a problem with Harvey-Harvey has re-edited his movie, and I will talk to Harvey with him,” O’Donnell said. “So we had a conference call , He and Harvey were in the office, and I called. I said to Harvey Weinstein,’This kid is an artist. You would not say “less blue” to Van Gogh. As a producer and distributor, your job is to frame and sell it, not to change the canvas. At that time, he called me the C word. He said,’You don’t know anything. You are just a talk show host. who do you think You Are? ‘I said,’Well, this is our last conversation. It is true. “
By the time “Wide Awake” was released, Shyamalan had sold the “Sixth Sense” script to Hollywood Pictures for $2.2 million. He is progressing well on the road to success, but his passing by Weinstein highlights the harmful influence the former executive has exerted on some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
According to reports, Miramax “Wide Awake” managed from start to finish, Had the film’s photographer be fired, threatened to close production, and removed most of Shyamalan’s talent from the film before the film reached the audience. This film is a commercial junk, and it only earned $282,000 in box office revenue in a budget of $6 million.
This proves that Shamaran did not let the experience of working with Weinstein stop him from continuing to do bigger and better things, and this lesson may have benefited him a lot from the ups and downs of his career as a director.
With “oldness”, Shamaran now hopes to end his fourth decade with the premiere of a film that ranks No. 1 in the box office.