On social media, Harvey Weinstein’s downfall engenders fragile hope in a sea of hypocrisy

It has been two weeks since The New York Times published a report detailing three decades of sexual misconduct and abuse by one of Hollywood’s most powerful players, producer Harvey Weinstein. That piece centered on eight women who spoke up about his behavior, and later settled with Weinstein out of court. Five days later, a second report followed in The New Yorker, presenting revelations from 13 more women who shared stories of harassment, assault, and rape.

In a follow-up from The New York Times, seven more women, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, came forward to tell their stories about Weinstein trying to trick, manipulate, or outright force them into sex in exchange for his professional assistance. Heather Graham told…

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