The casting couch is not a new concept in Hollywood.
Harvey Weinstein took the casting couch to a new level. Yesterday he was arrested and charged with rape.
According to Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein’s lawyer:
“Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood,” he said. “Bad behavior is not on trial in this case.”
While it’s true that the casting couch has existed long before Weinstein climbed his way up the Hollywood power ladder, he certainly took advantage of it.
Karma is a b*tch, as is justice. Only time will tell if Weinstein is found guilty of the charges laid out against him.
If there is a silver lining in this case, it is that men who use their power in any industry are being sent a strong message about how they view and treat their female employees. Treat them with respect and dignity or face the consequences.