If you haven't kept up with the Harvey Weinstein controversy, the Hollywood big-shot has been exposed as a rampant sexual assailant, with the likes of actresses Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Gwyneth Paltrow opening about their stories of sexual harrassment at his hands.
The truth is becoming clearer: People knew about Harvey Weinstein, but he was still able to climb the ranks and become the mogul he is. And as much as we'd like to believe that no one said anything, women were speaking out long before this past week.
One of those women was Courtney Love.
Recently, a video from 2005 has resurfaced of TMZ reporter Natasha Leggero asking if Love had any advice for aspiring actresses. Love is initially hesitant, then responds resolutely: “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go.”
— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) October 14, 2017
In the wake of Love's admission, Harvey Weinstein didn't incur any disciplinary action. But Love did—she was banned from the Creative Artists Agency for life.
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) October 14, 2017
It's no wonder women are afraid to speak out about sexual assault. For the women who are brave enough, they find themselves met with new career obstacles and cries of “Liar!” We hope Harvey Weinstein, and the many other rampant predators in Hollywood and the music scene alike, finally get what's coming to them.