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How to Do #MeToo Without Prison
"When the METOO movement caught fire in two thousand seventeen. The loudest demands centered on calling out offenders and seeing them prosecuted. But metoo founder Toronto Burke has been clear that mass incarceration is not the solution. Today's guest. Dr. Eliza Ackerman agrees. Prison doesn't work. The fact of the matter is only three percent of people who commit rape will adversity a day behind bars. And, the process of going through the criminal justice system is incredibly incredibly harmful for survivors. They are disbelieved, they are victimized again. Their entire sexual history is put on display in the courts. So knowing all of that we are looking for something that actually decreases harm. decreases, violence increases, empathy decreases recidivism, and that's what we find with restorative justice. Dr Ackermann is a criminal justice professor at California State University at Fullerton where she specializes in research on sexual violence and sex crimes policy. She's also a pioneer in her field of resolving sexual violence through a process called restorative justice. So ordinarily, our legal system response to criminal behavior with three questions. Questions what law was broken, who broke it, and what punishment is warranted. But restorative justice asks who was harmed, what are the needs and responsibilities of everyone affected and how can everyone involved collectively repair the harm that was done. Basically, it's all about healing survivors, communities, and offenders today. Eliza is guiding us through the restorative justice approach to sexual violence. Would it feels like for survivors and why it's a promising path toward preventing sex crimes in the first place all to find out? How can we do me to without prisons? Harvey Weinstein in an orange, jumpsuit has come to symbolize me to era justice, but the movement's original vision resonates far more with transformative and restorative justice approaches. Right. So toward the end of last week's part one. On feminism and mass incarceration prison abolitionist. My Shinwari told us about the transformative justice model that model aims to resolve harm without creating additional harm and without involving the legal system at all restorative justice shares that goal, but it can be put into practice both. And outside the system, what it entails is creating safe spaces. For. Survivors and for people who have caused harm to talk about the impacts that sexual harm has had, and it gives the survivor, a safe space to talk about really the very intimate aspects of sexual violence and the aftermath of that. It allows the survivor to ask questions of people who have caused harm. It also allows those people who have caused harm to ask questions at gives them insight about the behavior Dave engaged in that they would never get. From being processed through the criminal justice system, the term restorative justice was coined in nineteen, seventy, seven by prison psychologist, Albert igla-s, but its core principles come directly from indigenous forms of conflict resolution like sentencing circles and peacemaking courts most. Restorative justice programs focused on youth offenders and family welfare cases. But in recent years, experts like Eliza have started applying it to adult cases involving sexual violence for a number of practical reasons. Yeah. Many survivors don't trust police to properly handle their claims and many know their perpetrators and don't necessarily want to face them in a criminal trial plus evidence suggests that the restorative justice approach is both more empowering for survivors that going through a criminal trial and that it's a more effective method for perpetrators to actually learn their lesson and not re-offend. COMES BECAUSE? People. See as soft. Right they see you've done something wrong. You need to do the time for it. But Harsh Punishment Austin to anything to reduce harm to anybody, and if you ask the men that I have worked with what they would rather do face may or face another survivor, sit in a prison south, they will tell you prison cell every time. So I think once people understand that restorative justice is not soft. And, that it's actually much much more difficult to do. Maybe they'll get on board.
DA Seeks To Bring Harvey Weinstein Back To Los Angeles To Face Sex-Related Charges
"Los Angeles County District attorney's office filed court papers to move the extradition process forward for imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein. He's facing sex related charges in Los Angeles involving three women. A hearing date is expected to be set in New York, where Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting two women and is serving a 23 year prison term.
Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claim Against Harvey Weinstein Revived by Appeals Court - Billboard
"Judd cannot pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and appeals court yesterday, reversing the lower court's decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting, which happened in April of 2018. Judge sued Weinstein, claiming he had lured her to his hotel room and the actress suit for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry.
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"Ashley Judd can now pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgrace, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Appeals court reversing a lower court decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting back in April of 2018 Judd suit Weinstein claiming he had lured her to his hotel room. The actress sued for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry,
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"Has reinstated actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment case against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein. NPR's Mandali del Barco Reports. The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision that had dismissed Ashley Judd's harassment lawsuit. The actress claims movie producer Harvey Weinstein blocked her career after she rejected his sexual advances. The lower court had dismissed the lawsuit because Weinstein was not her employer. But the appeals court cited a California law that says she didn't have to be a direct employees. The ruling said the relationship consisted of quote an inherent power imbalanced, wherein Weinstein was uniquely situated to exercise coercion or leverage over Judd. She's also suing Weinstein for defamation. Now both lawsuits Khun move forward. Weinstein is currently serving a 23 year criminal sentence for rape and other sex crimes. Handle it. Del Barco NPR news At the close
Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage
"A a major popular religious comedian been handed actor down is in getting a high profile a divorce lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein Tracy Morgan and his wife an appeals are going court their in Los separate Angeles ways a rule after that five Ashley years Judd of marriage can go a forward rep for the former with one Saturday of her main Night allegations Live and against thirty Harvey rock Weinstein star has she emailed wants to sue a statement him saying under that the Morgan terms of and the sexual Megan harassment wollover laws in California have filed for under divorce rules in which a the person statement could quotes be legally the actor considered as saying to have it is power a challenging time over for another's all involved career and asked the law for applies privacy to people like for his teachers family professors the couple and has landlords a seven who are year not old considered daughter employers the two married after Morgan but recovered can wield power from the twenty over another fourteen judge highway claims after crash she rejected in New Jersey Weinstein's one sexual of Murphy's advances friends and he fellow smacked comedian her in was Hollywood killed as being Morgan a nightmare and two other friends to work were with seriously I'm Oscar injured wells Gabriel I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"A major religious been handed down in a high profile lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein an appeals court in Los Angeles a rule that Ashley Judd can go forward with one of her main allegations against Harvey Weinstein she wants to sue him under the terms of the sexual harassment laws in California under rules in which a person could be legally considered to have power over another's career the law applies to people like teachers professors and landlords who are not considered employers but can wield power over another judge claims after she rejected Weinstein's sexual advances he smacked her in Hollywood as being a nightmare to work with I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"For for Ashley Ashley Judd Judd in in her her legal legal battle battle against against Harvey Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein. Pasadena Pasadena Appeals Appeals court court ruling ruling that that the the actress actress is is sexual sexual harassment harassment claim claim against against the the imprisoned imprisoned former former film film producer producer can go forward. A Los Angeles judge tossed out the claim in 2018 finding that a state law covering sexual harassment did not apply in Judd's case. She maintains that because she sexually rejected Weinstein after a meeting at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, he torpedoed her career opportunities, telling producers and directors that judge was a nightmare to work with and should be avoided. At all costs.
How to Abolish Prison Like a Feminist
"Kristen in early June you me and seemingly everyone in our social media feeds started talking about two big barns ideas that most of us had never even thought about before, and they are defunding the police and abolishing prisons. Yeah, those two ideas are intertwined, but not synonymous so defunding the police means diverting funds away from law enforcement and reinvesting them into public services like healthcare education, social work, abolishing prisons, which were focusing on today kind of means what? What it sounds like eliminating the prison system altogether, yeah, and Kristen our unladylike wheels really got turning when we noticed how all these brand new conversations about policing and prisons have also stoked old fears about who'll protect women like without police who will keep us safe from rapists and predators and without prison. How can the Harvey Weinstein's of the world ever be held accountable today's guest prison abolitionist? My car gets asked these kinds of questions a lot. You know you want to say like okay, but what about rape his? Like, what do we do with people who have actually tremendous violence, and if you don't believe that this is the justice system, if you don't believe that it holds people accountable and. Doesn't actually change the structures that led to that violence at all. then. You can't embrace it for anybody, so it's not about being easy on people. It's not about like we just have to be nice to reverse like. It's not about that. It's about the fact that this system doesn't actually do justice. My is the editor in chief of the social justice new site truth out CO author of the new book prison by any other name, and she spent the past fifteen years or ising. And speaking out about prison abolition, and because these big abolitionist ideas are new to a lot of us. We're GONNA take this episode and the next to reconsider what justice for sexual and gender based violence looks like beyond calling the cops and putting people behind bars so today my is going to share her very personal inspiration behind her prison. Politics explained to us why policing and prisons don't make women safer and connect the dots between feminism and abolition For me, actually feminism and prison abolition have always been very deeply connected. Just to be clear I was a feminist way before it ever heard of prison. Abolition I was one of those middle schoolers with reproductive rights stickers on my bedroom wall. When my first started reporting on mass incarceration in prison conditions in the early two thousands, a feminist mentor open her eyes to the abuse. Female inmates face in particular, but she wasn't fully thinking in terms of abolition yet. Then, her activism had some in two thousand five. Her teenage sister was arrested at school for drug possession and wound up in juvenile jail. This is what folks mean. When they talk about the school to prison pipeline, it describes how public school punishment funnels kids into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. When my sister got out of juvenile, jail. She kind of had this outlook on life was just completely depleted. She felt like you know you're in this institution. Where you're reduced to a number and you're told this is your life like she always talks about how she was told by guards repeatedly. Oh, I'm going to see you back here. And enduring these jokes about how you're going to graduate to adult prison like that's that's your future. It did become her future. Maya sister became addicted to heroin pretty soon after her release from juvenile detention, and over the next fifteen years she cycled in and out of jails and prisons. Every time it was drug related. So, for example she would get out of jail or get out of prison, and then she would be placed in mandatory treatment and told you have to abide by these conditions. You have to be completely abstinent from drugs and alcohol. You have to obey this curfew. You have to not associate with certain people. All of these conditions that very often people are given when they're on probation or mandatory treatment. And she would inevitably not able to do that. Because part of the nature of addiction is actually relaxing, thing you know, and then she would be shuttled right back into jail right back into prison or some other oppressive institutions.
Federal Judge Rejects Harvey Weinstein's $19 Million Settlement With Alleged Victims
"New York Attorney General Leticia James worked out a settlement for women who claim that they had been abused by Harvey Weinstein. But a federal judge and some problems with the deal a federal judge here in New York rejected the proposed $19 million settlement settlement involving involving Harvey Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein, his his now now defunct defunct studio, studio, The The Weinstein Weinstein company, company, the the New New York York attorney attorney general's general's office office and and a a number number of of women women who who had had accused accused Weinstein Weinstein of of sex. sex. No No misconduct. misconduct. The The judge judge called called it it obnoxious obnoxious that that the the settlement settlement included included a a legal legal defense defense fund fund for for Weinstein, Weinstein, the the judge judge said said it it put put his his needs needs over over the the needs needs of of victims. victims. The New York attorney General's Office, which negotiated the proposed settlement, said it was studying the decision and that's correspondent Aaron Gets her ski.
Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein's nearly $19 million settlement with accusers
"A judge in New York has rejected a proposed multi $1,000,000 settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers. U. S District Judge Alvin Hellerstein saysthe sexual assault and harassment claims against the disgrace. Movie producer were to vary to be grouped together. He also called the deal unfair. And it's proposed legal defense bond for Weinstein
Multimillion-Dollar Harvey Weinstein Settlement Rejected by New York Court
"A judge in New York has rejected a $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers. B S is Peter King has more I'm Peter King. Lawyers for several of Weinsteins. Accusers didn't like the settlement, calling it one sided when it was announced two weeks ago and disallowing the settlement, The judge says Theatre users were to vary to be included in a single
New York judge rejects Harvey Weinstein's $19 million settlement with accusers
"A New York judge rejected a proposed $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein's estate and some women who Harvey Weinstein and some women who accused him of sexual assault. Law professor Laurie Levinson Bar New York attorney general from prosecuting any related actions. Those were just too high a price to pay to get a settlement in this
Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein's nearly $19 million settlement with accusers
"Some opponents of the deal are applauding a federal judge's rejection of a proposed $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers. Loyola Law professor Laurie Levinson is not surprising. But the court rejected it and the victims did not want. The deal would have given some accusers payments ranging from 7500 to
Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein's nearly $19 million settlement with accusers
"A judge in New York rejects a $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers. Lawyers for several of Weinsteins accusers didn't like the settlement, calling it one sided when it was announced two weeks ago and disallowing the settlement. The judge says Theatre users were to vary to be included in a single lawsuit. So far. There has been no comment from Weinsteins attorneys nor lawyers for his now former company. New York's attorney general's office signed off on the deal last month. A spokeswoman says they're reviewing the judge's decision. Peter King. CBS
Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers
"In the New York case involving the downfall of another once powerful men convicted of sex crimes, A federal judge is rejecting a proposed settlement in the class action suit against Harvey Weinstein and the now imprisoned producers former film company. Under the agreement, nearly $19 million fund would be created for Weinsteins accusers. NPR's Andrew Limbong reports. Some women say it's not enough. The deal was originally announced last month, and it would have let Harvey Weinstein accusers claim anywhere between 7500 to $750,000 in damages. A statement from Attorney Douglas Wigdor, whose firm represents six plaintiffs in the case, said they were pleased the judge rejected the deal. Quote We have been saying for over a year and 1/2 that the settlement terms and conditions were unfair and should never be imposed on sexual assault survivors. Adding. We look forward to pursuing justice against Harvey Weinstein and his many enablers wants in himself, is currently serving a 23 year sentence after being convicted of rape and sexual abuse. Andrew Limbong NPR news
Harvey Weinstein: Judge rejects $18.9m settlement
"Rejecting a settlement today in the civil case against disgrace, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a federal judge here in New York, rejected the proposed $19 million gentlemen involving Harvey Weinstein, his now defunct studio, the Weinstein company, the New York attorney general's office and a number of women who had accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge called it obnoxious that the settlement included a legal defense fund for Weinstein, the judge said it put his needs over the needs of victims. The New York Attorney General's Office, which negotiated the proposed settlement, said it was studying the decision. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK Well at 1
Harvey Weinstein Reaches Tentative $19 Million Settlement With Dozens Of Accusers, Awaiting Approval From New York Judge
"Between fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and dozens of women have accused him of sexual misconduct at $19 million settlement has to be approved by a judge. It would pay between $750,750,000 to Weinsteins Accusers, New York's attorney general and an attorney representing some of the women say the settlement will negate a class action suit against Weinstein, the board of his former studio, But another attorney to represent several other women in that suit, calls it a sellout because Weinstein doesn't admit guilt or Pay any of the money himself. Peter
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"People feel like they missed out on what happened here in New York and they're going to want to see that so yeah. I think we'll definitely begin to that but I still think that. In terms of saving money judicial economy always is a and the just the amount of security involved with another Weinstein trial. I think Jackie Lacey has to consider offering him some kind of plea right. I just don't think they could just guns blazing unless unless and here's the other question Ted. Do you think it's possible because of this conviction in New York that now Los Angeles may get some more accusers to come forward possible. Absolutely the other question is would harvey Weinstein Coupley or would it be better for him to roll the dice that he will be able to serve out the ten to fifteen. He's you know that that translates into you. Know maybe seven in New York and why not roll the dice in La tried to go for a not guilty because frankly if he is convicted at all in la he's not ever leaving prison. Yeah and you know what your point? He may not take a play because he's so ego centric that he probably thinks that he's GonNa win on appeal. He probably thinks he's going to walk out and he's going go make another movie or something but Okay and more importantly. He believes that he didn't do anything wrong. That's the other part in Wolf Arthur. A dollar said that One of the attorneys said being one of the things that he said to him be proclaimed his innocence again when he was Oh what was your interview with the bail bondsman? He said he proclaimed his innocence as he was snapping off his his ankle mile. Right that to me is that that's the crux of it. He didn't he doesn't believe he did anything wrong. Oh No you know. You're absolutely right. You're absolutely right. That is the mindset of Harvey Weinstein and Ted Rawlins. We have to wrap it up now but it has been a pleasure and a delight to have you on the pod. Because I've been trying to do this for months and next time we gotta do like Vinnie n me and you and make it a whole family affair but Ted Rowlands. Thank you so much. And everyone listening Share like go to court. Tv To watch Ted and me and Vinnie and Julie Grant and the whole gang and Thanks for listening folks. This podcast is a production of court. Tv COULD COURT TV DOT COM for more content trials on demand and to find out how to watch Kotei in your area..
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on What A Day
"On today's show. The verdict in the Harvey Weinstein Trial. The Supreme Court takes up a pivotal case regarding same sex adoption and then some headlines. Nearly two and a half years after the New York Times published a story detailing decades of abuse by film Executive Harvey Weinstein which amplified the metoo movement. The disgraced Hollywood. Mogul has been found. Guilty on two counts of felony. Sex crimes has been acquitted on three other counts. The convictions are the culmination of a month. Long trial and testimonies brought by six women Akilah. This trial has been dominating the news. We've heard harrowing testimonies insane lines of defence take throughout the jury decided here all right so Weinstein has been convicted of criminal sexual assault in the first degree based on the testimony of former project. Runway Production Assistant Miriam. La and rape in the third degree based on the testimony of former actress. Jessica Man He was acquitted of the most severe charge predatory sexual assault which would have established that. This was a pattern of behavior for him since one thousand nine hundred four. It's still. This is a historic moment. So we can't take anything away from that. Incredibly powerful man is being held accountable for his crimes. It's just not something that happens very often anymore. Yeah that is very true So Win Weinstein expected to be sentenced. Sentencing is GonNa take place March Eleventh. After the verdict came down. He was actually taken to the hospital due to complaints of chest pain. But here's what we know. Weinstein is sixty seven years old and he's facing at least five years in up to twenty five on the first degree count and up to four years on the third degree count. The judge can consider running the senses consecutively for a maximum total of twenty nine years. Which if he served that whole sentence would make him ninety six years old at the time of release so effectively the rest of his life essentially What is the overall response? Been to this certainly a very emotional moment. Yeah well there's obviously a lot of gratitude for the brave woman who came forward and told their stories. Ashley Judd an actress who came forward in the initial New York. Times article tweeted quote for the women who testified in this case in walked through traumatic. Hell you did a public service to girls and women everywhere. Thank you MIRA. Sorvino who also accused. Weinstein of sexual misconduct tweeted quote. The beginning of HASHTAG JUSTICE. More to come my sister's. Hashtag Weinstein guilty and mercy Tae Aka Detective Benson on the NBC Drama Law and Order. Svu tweeted that the Weinstein case quote represented some of the ugliest behavior. I've seen in the criminal justice system. She's right it's not just ugly. It's especially heinous. Which sounds like a joke but in all seriousness Harte's started the joyful Heart Foundation which educates and empowers victims of sexual assault domestic violence and child abuse. And she's also made a commitment to end the backlog of rape kits nationwide. So it's all good work in you know she's qualified to weigh in indeed so this is definitely a start for the legal system holding powerful men accountable but Akilah. What do we think here? Let's take stock of what else has happened in terms of the way society even thinks about all this over the last few years are generally moving in the right direction. I think so. Yeah I mean. I think that the future is brighter. Obviously Weinstein's just one man and he inflicted pain on countless women but Jackson balances are being put in place. Because of you know all this coming too late and you know there are Comedians who make lazy jokes about you. Know How can I take a woman in the office to lunge? Am I going to be in trouble for something? Which completely misses the point of this case? Also the METOO movement overall Another thing that has happened since all of this came to light as that are meant to muzzle subordinates. Have fallen out of vogue just last week cutting said that. They're getting rid of indy. As we saw the exchange with with Warren taking Bloomberg to task about several days that he has women under And so that that you know that is society. Changing and also several predators in power positions are behind bars. Now you know. Obviously bill cosby comes to mind but across industries. Lots of people have been held to account and I think that that is important. But more than that you know. Women and men are finally telling their stories and doing so ending the stigma of being a victim when seasons lawyer basically used every play in the victim blaming playbook you know why did you still work fare. Why did you keep in touch with them? Why didn't you tell anyone back? Then you knew better than to be alone with him all of that bullshit and just like the jury pushback society is doing the same. You know the fact that Weinstein was convicted speak to the jury's willingness to accept the gray area surrounding many cases of sexual assault and move past preconceptions of how victims typically respond and. I think that that's I think it's a beautiful thing I think is a great thing. Well we will update with sentencing details when they are available and keep posted on Weinstein's criminal case here in La Where he's been charged. With several felonies stemming from accusations by two women who say he sexually assaulted them? That trial has yet to begin. But for now good.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Skimm This
"Today's episode is brought to you by Carmax. Discover how easy car-buying can be. After three weeks of testimony and five days of jury deliberation we have a verdict in the Harvey Weinstein Trial. He was found guilty on two out of five charges rape in the third degree and criminal sexual assault in the first degree. We're going to explain what today's verdict means but quick warning. The details of the charges against Weinstein may be hard to hear for some listeners. Just to recap Weinstein was thrown into the spotlight more than two years ago after reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker detailed sexual harassment and assault allegations against him dating back to the ninety s since then at least one hundred women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment including actresses. Like rose McGowan and Ashley Judd. As well as production assistance and spiring actresses Weinstein ended up getting expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Weinstein company filed for bankruptcy as whether Weinstein would face criminal charges though that was more complicated. Most of the allegations against Weinstein happened too long ago to be taking the court but prosecutors in York ultimately found a way and filed charges based largely on the allegations of two women one who allege Weinstein Force her to let him perform oral sex on her and the other who allege Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in New York for that prosecutors charged him with first and third degree rape as well as Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree. Prosecutors also brought to more tougher charges against Weinstein for predatory sexual assault. That's when prosecutors say. A suspect has attacked at least two different victims for those charges. Prosecutors needed testimony from a third woman actress Annabella Shira who says Weinstein raped her in the early nineties. The alleged assault happened too long ago for Sierra to bring a case but the judge allowed her to share her testimony. In this trial to help prosecutors prove predatory sexual assault those charges alone could have meant life in prison for Weinstein Ultimately Weinstein was found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual assault but he was found not guilty of first degree rate which means forcing someone to have sex by either using physical force or after making threats. Weinstein was also found. Not Guilty of the two counts of predatory sexual assault which some court watchers say likely means that the jury didn't believe Annabel genres testimony or felt it was too long ago to be relevant here right. After the verdict was read Weinstein was taken into custody and in two weeks. He'll be sentenced even though he was not convicted of those tupper predatory sexual assault charges. Today's verdict still means. He faces up to twenty five years in prison and today's verdict. Also caps off the first criminal case against the man whose actions helped propel the metoo movement but his legal team says they're planning to appeal. The verdict came in Mr. Weinstein was shocked. What stoic at. The same time. He didn't react emotionally. That was crying or anything like that. All he kept saying over and over again innocent. I'm innocent. How could this happen in America? Meanwhile the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. Whose office brought these charges took a moment today to reflect on the historic nature of the verdict at a press conference today. This was a very difficult case Very challenging case Case that really moved our understanding of what sexual assault is where it can occur shattered myths that. I think have been part of the criminal justice system for a long time. Now that there's been a guilty verdict. In the Weinstein case advocates like rain. The Rape Abuse and incest national network are hoping other victims will feel comfortable telling their stories and getting justice but the long gruesome ordeal in the case of Harvey. Weinstein is far from over. Today's verdict happened in New York. But Weinstein is also facing sexual assault charges in Los Angeles which means he faces the possibility of even more time behind bars. But only time will tell if you want more context for how the New York trial came about in the first place. In September co-founders Carleen Danielle interviewed the New York Times reporters who helped bring the Weinstein sexual harassment story in twenty seventeen. Megan twohey Jodi cantor. You can download their full interview on our other. Podcasts skimmed from the couch. Coming up why. Health officials are starting to drop the P. Word when talking about corona virus. That's next buying a car can be stressful enter. Carmax all of their cars are Cormac certified. So you can shop worry free and the price you see is the price you pay. So there's no surprises plus it's tax season and a down payment on that car you've been eyeing is one way to spend your return. Speaking of returns they have a seven day. Money back guarantee so. If you change your mind you can bring the car back for a full refund. No questions asked start your search on Carmax DOT COM Carfax. The way it should be you might be hearing a new keyword in the context of the corona virus outbreak pandemic. When there's some big health crisis going on there tends to be a lot of scary medical terms thrown around. But there's a big difference between them all according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention the terms outbreak. An epidemic usually referred to sudden spikes in the number of cases of a disease. But calling something a pandemic is different and way more serious. So what is a pandemic the CDC defines a pandemic as an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents and one that usually affects a large number of people. Pandemic is a Greek word. The Pan means. Aw and the demos means people so an all people disease not exactly the kind of club you want to be in. Let's be clear. Corona virus hasn't spread to all people just yet and today the World Health Organization said we should be careful about throwing around the P. Word. Does this virus have potential ties? Are we there yet? From our assessment not yet and yet a number of health experts disagree and are saying given what we've been seeing lately calling this pandemic. Isn't that off base? So what's changed in the past? Few days outbreaks of Corona virus have started to pop up in a lot of different places like South Korea Iran and Italy and increasingly. These new infections. Don't have direct ties back to Wuhan China where the outbreak began. South Korea went from having just a few dozen cases of corona virus earlier this month to more than eight hundred now and the outbreak appears to be spreading within a tight knit religious community within South Korea. A similar rapid spike in corona virus cases is hitting Iran. And just about a week. The country's gone from having pretty much zero reported cases to what one Iranian lawmaker? Claims ARE FIFTY CORONA virus deaths government officials say. We've only seen twelve deaths so corona virus and confusion and then there's Italy. Italy is reporting at least six deaths and more than two hundred infections and ten towns in northern. Italy are now in lockdown to try and stop the disease from spreading health. Officials aren't stopping. They're they're canceling. Soccer matches closing schools and cutting short the Venice Carnival and this outbreak in Italy has most of Europe on alert given how easy it is to move between European countries. The increasingly global spread of Corona virus worries health officials for several reasons. First it suggests efforts to stop corona virus by focusing on stopping travel from China hasn't worked previously countries. Hope that with enough health checks at airports. The outbreak could be contained. Now that looks like wishful thinking as the virus starts to spread between people who had no travel ties to China. Dr Jennifer nozoe is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She says a lot of countries including the US took this approach. There was initial heavy emphasis on travel to Wuhan specifically in some cases broader China but once infected people enter a country. This laser focus on stopping travelers can cause blind spots. Say you live in a little town outside of Milan and developed flu symptoms. If you haven't visited China you might think I've just got a normal flu so you take some dayquil and try to power through but if you actually were infected by tourists or neighbor who visited China you might not think to swing by the doctor's office and get checked out in a lot of places. Doctors aren't just randomly testing any sick people for Corona virus. But once they start looking they may discover new outbreaks and that might explain how places like Italy have seen. These big spikes infections kind of out of nowhere today the. Who made clear concerned about these new outbreaks around the world and said it's time to start prepping for new infections and that's not going to be easy. In poorer less developed countries in Africa Latin America and parts of Asia people in lower income countries often have a lower baseline of health and lower flu vaccination rates. Some experts say that means that if people in those countries get corona virus it could spread more easily and maybe lead to more severe infections and more deaths often. These poor countries also lack money to spend on healthcare even when there aren't pandemics according to the World Bank in the US. Public Health spending is around ten thousand dollars per person per year. Compare that to eighty dollars per person in. Nigeria Africa's most populous country. And you can start to see how countries might not have the money to respond properly which could lead to corona virus spreading even faster. So what's the skin? We'VE TALKED ABOUT CORONA VIRUS. A lot in connection with the outbreak in Wuhan China then in the context of outbreaks around China but now new outbreaks. Not just one off. Cases are popping up within countries as far apart as South Korea Iran and Italy health experts. Say That could mean hopes of containing corona virus within China have probably been dashed. And it's better to focus now on preparing to deal with infections. Doctor says in countries like the US that means clearing hospital beds in advance for people who may need hospitalization or preparing treatment plans for at risk populations like the elderly or people living in close proximity like in prisons or college. Dorms and gradually this planning is starting to happen. I think you've seen the CDC shifting its language talk about the needs do mitigation measure. We've heard the White House may be requesting Emergency funding so I think that We're starting to push in this direction. A little bit later than I would have liked to see him but I'm glad that we're headed there the. Us may have been late to focus on treating corona virus instead of trying to stop it at the borders but once that shift occurs the US is in a good position to respond the US great hospitals lots of money to spend on a response stockpiles of protective gear and the ability to manufacture things that we might run out of as for the rest of the world. There's no easy fix which might explain why global markets took a serious dive today as the severity of Corona virus pandemic or not starts to come into focus..
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Today in Focus
"At the reason there is so much. Focus on what is happening in New York. The reason they're all those crowds and protesters gathering outside and journalists light. You repacked inside is because this feels like it so much bigger than a single case it feels as if the hopes of the metoo leave. Men are to some extent riding on the outcome. You know it's not impossible that Harvey Weinstein will be quitted thing that's totally on the cards. What's typically given the attack dogs? He has representing him and whether it happened I think in a way it's important. People don't lose heart because me to is not on trial in this courthouse house. It's the specific sexual crimes. Harvey Weinstein is charged with that is on trial. Whatever happens in that courtroom the wide battle? Aw to confront what other and powerful men like him did to jump Teen Women Thought Battle continues. Whatever happens in the courtroom? Thank you very much thank you that was Ed Pilkington. Chief reporter Guardian. You ask who will be covering the trial. Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denies all allegations of non consensual sex. Do follow the coverage on the website. Coming up why all groups like Greenpeace and extinction rebellion on anti-terror watch less. Aw now essential. Central Pillar of the government's counterterrorism strategy is prevent. It places a legal duty on teachers medical staff and other public sector workers to report any signs of radicalization the scheme has largely been associated with radical Islamism and increasingly far-right networks. But as our home affairs correspondent Jamie Chris and explains a New Guardian investigation has found growing evidence to suggest that environmental and social justice groups grapes are prevents latest target..
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Ed. WE'RE GONNA get opening statements this week. The revolt ready been two weeks of jury selection Weinstein fish at up on January. The six and there was drama from the minute he arrived aft. He sat down on a matter of minutes of the judge. James Burke turning up at his seat there was a major fight erupted between the judge and Weinstein himself because the judge land that Weinstein had been texting on his cell phone and the judge who is clearly even before the trial began was clearly clearly incensed towards Weinstein and Weinstein's defense team absolutely at Wit's end he. He said to Weinstein if he was spotted using his phone again having been told numerous times not to have it in the courtroom itself he could face a very long or even life prison term and on the back of that again. The defense team immediately filed a motion to have the case dismissed or turned on grounds at the judge himself had tainted the proceedings by making this dramatic matic statement to which a judge said he'd only been trying to to shop Weinstein into stop using his phone so kind of very dramatic from the very first second in in a minute. We're GONNA talk in detail about the women involved in this case. I just remind us. What is he charged with? Harvey Weinstein faces. Five counts to a predatory sexual behavior. This idea of patent going back over years which will be the most serious that he faces in terms of potential prison time came to of rape relating to the anonymous woman from twenty thirteen and one of Criminal Sexual Act relating to do that two thousand and six incident of forcible oral sexual contact. Tell me about his accusers. Well we've ended up with two women who are the main women involved in the prosecution case one of those women as being that all the way from the beginning from May twenty eighteen when the arrest happened I- cheese really interesting testing. Because nobody as far as I know outside the specific legal teams involved. Nobody knows her identity. She's completely anonymous. She's called hold Jane Doe Number One CI alleges that she was raped in the Manhattan Hotel Room in twenty thirteen by Weinstein and that is extremely unusual in itself all key witness to be completely anonymous. Why isn't she using her name? The stakes involved for women coming forward in a criminal. It'll trial like this. They couldn't be high must be absolutely terrifying. That could explain some of it that the the woman wanted to remain anonymous for as long as possible. One has to the presumed that when opening statements begin that she will be named and identity will then fully be out. There was another woman who was due to be cold and isn't the case anymore. What happened to her? Initially when the arrest happened the second woman involved was a warm cold Lucia Evans. And who worked in Weinstein's company Miramax and she alleged that in two thousand and four he full stay into oral sex she. He remained one of the two main witnesses. Involved until a few months off to the arrest her charge was dropped and that caused a huge amount of consternation Russian it transpired that allegedly she had told a friend of hers about the instant soon afterwards but that the friend said to different accounted could be given by higher than the one she was giving prosecutors that must have been a big blow to the prosecution losing key witness. They were forced to assess the situation and come to the conclusion. That Harvey Weinstein's credibly dog-eared attack dog team of lawyers would make Hay with this ask event and would use it to just discredit the entire case against Weinstein so with a heavy heart. I think it's probably fair to say. They dropped Lucia Evans as the the second main witness say they lost leash Athens but then another woman came forward to testify since and they found an alternative one might say and we'll turn to the second woman to be involved as a main witness in this case some outlets have named Ta and not at the moment we're not naming her. She alleges that in two thousand an and sex Weinstein took her back to his apartment. Saying we're going to have a meeting but He forced her to have oral sexual contact..
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on The Daily
"As you're saying this I'm reminded of the reporting that you and Meghan have done in which an offer of career help is just central to how Harvey Weinstein Lures Women into these situations. That's exactly right. I mean are finding was that the most powerful common strand of all of these allegations is that they involve the use of work as a form of coercion on powerful guy. I I can make this happen for you. I have a film role I can give you. Come look at a script. That's the thing that so many of these stories have in common but that's what also also make some of these stories complicated from right one of the many reasons why so many of those cases are not the basis for criminal charges. Charges is because there's a kind of veneer of consensuality to them and the risk for the prosecution. Is that these messages. That were exchanged between Weinstein and his accusers. Particularly the kind of I love you. Between him and the anonymous accuser they could create that same sort of veneer of consensuality essentially they could make these cases also look like hey these don't belong in the criminal arena. And that's exactly what the defense is going to argue Donna. retune no one of Harvey Weinstein's defense attorneys had this to say this week to Vanity Fair. She said I look at Harvey Weinstein and I say Harvey Weinstein was the Guy who held the keys to the castle that everyone wanted to get into and what people did that they used him and used him and used him and used him. They didn't look at Harvey and say say. Oh God he's the most gorgeous guy I've ever seen and I wanna go to towel room. They looked at Harvey and said Harvey can do something for me and so who was using. Who would you seems to be saying? Is He wasn't the Predator in some ways she's arguing. They were kind of Predator. Exactly that's what's so remarkable about the quote but she's basically saying the women are the predators and they used Harvey Weinstein.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Front Burner
"You mentioned before that there was this moment in the cab or they realized that they couldn't speak anymore. What why would they weren't supposed to talk about it ever again even with each other? That's the impression they were left with. Whether that's what it said in the in the docket we don't know but the impression they were left with is that the the cloak of secrecy was like a heavy heavy-weighted blanket and that they couldn't they were terrified terrified to break it down. What convinced them to speak out? Now you mentioned Jodi Kantor of the New York Times well it. I mean it is interesting to be talking with people about why they can't talk. Yeah no you at some point you say but but aren't you breaking breaking it right now So you've got two very different people so Zelda Perkins very spirited she. She decided at some point enough time had the past and she and she needed to speak out she'd she'd reached a point where she wanted it out And she wanted to change to happen. She was aware we're that reporters weren't we're trying to tell the story And so she took. She just took a risk. She thought was important. I did it because I thought that public opinion would protect me and and I hope that if I stepped forward any other women had signed agreements with Weinstein would would feel safe enough to step forward to Jody canter founder asked to see her. They met in London. And it's in London Moore's L. The says okay and then she opens her purse and pulls out these five crumpled pages and says says this is all I have have a look That was a huge moment. Ruina in the early days. She was not going to go on the record really wasn't until Jodi Kantor and Megan twohey of New York Times after they had broken the story through some of the most meticulous investigative reporting I mean really like pounding the pavement really meticulous reporting. It's not until they were putting their book together. When Ruina decided she had to talk and she'd sort of been inching your way towards doing it She was and continues to be fearful of repercussions to speak today. It's another breaking of my day keeping a secret for twenty years in that way makes it very difficult to wake up one morning and come out and speak to a reporter She has a lot got more. Potentially on the lines says her parents are very traditional She says that comes with more of a sense of shame. So I should say we we of course have reached out Harvey Weinstein in a number of ways for his lawyers and then eventually people from his Public Relations representing terms of public relations relations. Got Back with a statement. Kind of interesting It says quote neither Mr Weinstein nor his representatives will be making any comments on these matters. I hope you can remain objective..
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Front Burner
"Can you tell me what Ruina told you about what happened to her in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight at the Venice film. Mm Festival sure she. She says it was the second night That she was in the suite with Harvey Weinstein going over the scripts again. This is the night shift from ten PM to two am and she maintains it he. He started the way he did the night before. Sort of making inappropriate conversations. He asked me about my boyfriend. We we had been working mostly on the bed in half sitting on the bed and the scripts were spread out on the bad. He had taken his clothes off so he was naked so he requested a massage from me which I was reluctant to give him. I'm here asked me to take off Some of my laser clothing saying that it was war in the hotel room or that. I'd feel more comfortable apple if I took off more close and eventually She said you know I. I'm going to have to take off a pair of nylons and and I say it like that. because she had worn two pairs of tights that had been room as of course to where more close around Harvey Weinstein. And it's unclear when you're in the film industry. How much of that is a job? And I thought well weren't doing home if I would actually as a clothing on and if something terrible were to happen It made by me time. There were these little wisdoms. It sounds like that the women and were passing amongst themselves. Don't sit on the same side of the couches him where puffy jacket where you can know this. They maintain This is how they sort of managed to get along so he he got. She took off one pair of tights. She says to appease him more I you know the way she described grabbed it. Was You know if I do this. And then we just keep working. Maybe I can. I can distract that and this this will be enough and it will quiet him and one thing that I think was important for. My personal safety is not outrightly. enrage him but I think that Harvey light to think of himself as seducer. So I think if you keep manage to keep things calm and keep things pleasant you can try and talk your way out of the situation. At least that's what I thought he then took off. She maintains her second pair of of tights and she told us she was terrified. that he that her underwear would be next at night to him. Pending against the bad and and asking for just one thrust and saying just one thrusted over and she said no The didn't happen. She managed to get off the bed And she managed at some point to get out of there but said it was completely terrifying. And and a key point about this is when you hear about Harvey Weinstein and the the actresses who have accused him. The situation is different. You you have actors offers Who are with him for? Perhaps brief meetings with the young assistance went through. They tell us is that this was their employer who who they saw all the time. It wasn't taking meeting. That becomes a a horror. It's it's someone you you kind of have to see the next day And so there was they they described this over and over again. This sort of balancing act. I try to make sure that he didn't get outright angry And he thought it might be in future opportunities for that night. At least you can escape right. That is an extraordinary detail. But she wore two pairs of tights. I can't can't imagine feeling like that was something that I needed to do to protect myself on a daily basis are often from my employer. The terrible situation I understand. He also remarked on her necessity. Yeah I thought I found it interesting. She said that he eluded several times. Terrific he mentioned how he liked Chinese goals because they were discreet. Um He would say that in public but then in private you know that would be twisted around to be You know the he'd never had a Chinese go and that he wants to try.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Front Burner
"Adrian thank you so much for not at all on the PODCASTS. Always a pleasure to have you here I WANNA start with Rena. Choose Story. Who who is she? Why if we go back to the time we're talking about? which is the late nineties? She's twenty four years old She was a graduate from Oxford and English literature. This is a young young woman who got you know really a dream job. which was the second European Assistant to Harvey Weinstein at Miramax? In those days Miramax films. uh-huh was a company that everybody wants to work for bringing art house films into the Commercial Space. So that meant Being in a tag team situation with the first assistant and I was a woman named Zelda Perkins also very young and it really. It sounded incredibly glamorous. Traveling with heavy to various European film festivals. Sometimes is visiting film. Sets from Miramax Films will being filmed in Europe and at night. The sort of the routine was the first assistant. Zelda would would go to fancy events with him while the Second Assistant stayed back and reviewed the scripts. I felt like at a young age. We would have a say we would You know be influencing the next film that Miramax tax-funded so we could be big job. And then when Harvey Weinstein would come back from these events. There'd be a switch over in the second assistant would work with him directly Ackley from about ten pm to move to a going over those scripts. Okay so that's who she was it was. She was a young woman with a fabulous education and a agree. Joe It does sound like a dream job when did she. I realized that something wasn't quite right though. Well working with Harvey Weinstein. She told us is that that she had heard rumours. We knew that he had a legendary temper. I did Understand that there will be no element of my job that would be about managing harvey POPs. Managing has inappropriate comments but she was also told that you know if she handled him the word she used was robustly. She'd be fine but you know her very first the meaning of him she says kind of off the rails. I mean the first time they met she What happened? She went to see a screening of Shakespeare in love. Hey essentially ignored us until we sat down and then he ordered me to sit in front of him and she sort of the screening room. Wasn't that busy. There are lots of empty seats so she sat down and then yeah. I thought that I was in his way. And so I try to preempt the need for clarity on the screen and I moved across one and he allegedly screamed ringed her to to stay exactly where she was not move. You know that was really a sense of the the kind of power play that goes on when you're working.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"I hate secret court. I believe in open courtrooms Sima Ema all the time all the time. Now now you down NATO. Well nate out with certain limited restrictions. But I believe it's it's our government. Our courthouse belongs to us doesn't belong to any judge any lawyer any litigant and they should be wide open. The public should be able to go in and see what's happening. The only way that we can continue to trust. Our system of justice is if the doors are wide open and the sun is shining in okay for. There's no sun shining in the freakin courtroom. Because it's dark in courtrooms number. One number. Two is getting exceptions. I know you. You have an exception. A juvenile court. No that's not it. There's another exception will juvenile court. I believe you have another exception. I know you well undercover officers. Yes we've got to protect it okay. Okay Alpa Chino Chino okay. So agree okay. So we judge Burke in the Harvey Weinstein April twenty-sixth holds secret court. I now I was out of the courtroom. No members of the media no members of the public just I them with a secret hearing to me that was that was not the right call. I I want to trust the system. How do we trust the system? And if we can't see it in action now that hearing just so we can kind of explain to average on number one court. TV Did we were part of the media group. That opposed that that secret hearing yes so our listeners. Know that I that hearing was to determine which accusers would be testifying in the trial all right. So the judge was trying to protect the accusers and trying to protect Harvey Weinstein and his right to a fair trial. Because some of these accusers may or may not be allowed to testify and he didn't WanNA plastered all over the papers write a what the papers the papers and you know the media and the Internet everywhere else. Yeah about all these other accusers. But by the way there's already been ninety people have come forward. So what are we talking about. That's exactly thank you for saying that because even with with an undercover right with an undercover there. They go by names so we we don't we don't know we go. They go by numbers. Excuse me so it's like undercover 373. You you don't have their name. The lawyers don't have their names. None of us have their names and when they decide whether to close the courtroom they have a closed courtroom hearing so the undercover officer will basically testify. Like I'll be endanger. My family will be endanger Blah Blah Blah Blah. And and. This didn't happen here. He decided suicide Bonday. That we're going to just close the doors spont- me on on his own honest Hosein. Yeah So vis-a-vis is. He just close the courtrooms. So and that's the confounding part is that we have a list of almost ninety accusers. We have everyone's names. So who is he trying to protect right. I I understand protecting the victims of sexual but you know we don't name them right. That's that's part of the protection that they get in our system we covered the Kellen winslow trial and it was. Is Jane Doe Number. One Jane Doe Number to Jane Doe Number Three Jane DOE number four Jane Doe Number Five and that was fine and there's ways to cover these stories without revealing the victims down the reveal themselves most of them have. Yeah Yeah on the other hand to protect Harvey Weinstein's right to a fair trial. See this is where criminal defense attorneys journeys get it wrong and I call it an amateur amateur mistake by defense attorneys because all of a sudden they're like Oh oh we don't want our client tried in the court of public opinion. How can he get a fair trial if they're writing all these articles and convicting him before he even has his day in court and this this is all before and it's going to taint the jury pool right it's GonNa change the jury pool? No here's here's here's where they're so wrong okay. Follow following Zima. Unless I am I here unlike you act like out the door right here. You're trying to seek out so if all these stories are in the media and you know all the talking heads are on TV. You're on the Internet. And they're all convicting Harvey Weinstein saying he's guilty this. He's guilty there. He did this. He did that right and potential jurors are listening to that and because of that they form an opinion right. Guess who doesn't end up on the jury all of those people. The defense gets the leftovers. The leftovers are the people who despite all this pretrial publicity are either oblivious to it or have heard all of it and still. I don't think or are not convinced to a point where they they can't change their mind that the guy is guilty. They those are the Best Jersey every defense attorney. She want as much much pretrial publicity. As possible. Point Case Casey Anthony. The most hated woman in America. That case was in Florida. Every piece of evidence at trial was was already on the Internet on TV. I'm talking to everybody's talking about it. And everybody hated her. Everybody convicted her when it was time for jury selection the Prosecutor Jeff Ashton said. It was a disaster for the prosecution because every level headed normal person already already knew they couldn't be fair because she was so guilty so none of them ended up on the jury. They end up with a bunch of misfit leftovers other and found her not guilty. Not well everybody else on the planet knows what really happened there. So why do defense attorney so knee jerk early. Is that a word knee jerk now. No but I I'm really I am telling you. I am in a cloud of awe at that beautiful analysis you did that was great that whole segment. We can just drop in my microphone. The phone can we just. That's it it's over. It's over today. That was a beautiful houses number one but also quit while I'm ahead but we should also ensure our art listeners. Know what do Harvey Weinstein case. Anthony have in common at one point. They had the same tackle Asia by exactly knows knows how to work a jury. Yeah I think honestly. Your analysis was spectacular. Because you went into that you know deep strategic process of how perhaps the defense attorneys should look at this but again i. I'm just looking at the other. Maybe the reason they fought so hard was for the appellate issues. You know. Maybe they're just trying to protect the record. Maybe they they knew what was going to happen anyway. I don't know or they're amateurs I haven't really thought about it and we wait on April twenty six. It was biased. Okay so yeah so. He knew he should have known he should've have known bias. Yeah that's right that's right. He should have known. And here's the thing about this. Is everyone ends up with a fair trial while you because you have this jury selection process and everyone kind of forgets about that. It's not like the first twelve in the door are going to sit in that jury. They get to know who they are the question they watch your them for you. Then what did they they get them to speak. They find out who they are. And these days you can read on their social media. Yeah Batum Adam so Pretrial publicity is overblown and many times when attorneys and judges are are dealing with it for the first time. They overreact overreact. And they have these cliche responses and cliche quotes in the media. And everything else that to me are so contrary to what the body or contrary contrary to what can we just did a whole episode infringe to what the reality is of what happens in these high profile cases because it court. TV that's all we cover are high profile cases it's high profile just locally in a certain jurisdiction or if it's nationwide hope high-profile and time and time again and I believe in jurors you know. I Love Juries Jerks. I believe in that. Yeah and you like to pander they pay exactly what's happening. I Love Juries iheart juries iheart James Burke Burke. He's my friend. They make their decision. Based upon what happens in the courtroom at the end of the day they do. They don't make their decision based upon anything that that I say you say. Or some Yoyo on the Internet's tweets come on. Okay so what does it mean. Now tell me what's happening. Now we're on. The precipice of the biggest trial in decades and cameras will actually not cameras. The courtroom was shut. We're hearing now trial it's open it's open. We'll be there but we are not allowing our cameras and it doesn't matter because we're gavel baby that's right by the way you'd listen and watch the trial on court. TV You will know hour by hour minute by minute. What is happening being in the courtroom so there won't be any surprises? You're not GonNa let you down. No we've got a full team. They're full team York. God good a way. So we're GONNA senior together for the first week. They've given us like bunk beds. Were No. We're always GONNA be like the real world it's going to be like court. TV real world. That we're all gonna stay in one apartment. You and I are sleeping in bunk beds and now we are. They used to vote people out in real world. I'm going to vote The flying shop and there's bunk beds myself out. You should never stevie real world when you travel. You should never stay in place. That's not as nice or nicer than where you live. I remember you told me that when I was like smile. My my weekend. Vaca- is I'm not going anywhere okay. So we'll we'll see. I'm sure the four seasons has bunk beds that will accommodate us. Hey by the way. Hey folks if you like this podcast or love it right so people may actually love it. Five stars support us with a review. Share.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"Catch up on the big moments from our current cases and relive some of court. TV's most historic trials court. TV your front row seat to justice time to talk about the jury is Harvey Weinstein going to get a fair and impartial jury. When you think everyone does this everyone does? Okay Okay my question for you though because you practice and scored. Now this is. This is Manhattan right. Yes so we don't have to worry about Brooklyn hipsters getting on this jury right. They're not part of the pool or are they. I think there's a Lotta have surged. Now that have infiltrated Manhattan right. But but you have to. I mean these are people people from Manhattan. So it's it's Manhattan exactly about those hipsters from Brooklyn flicking Saba can goes. I lived in Brooklyn. Yeah I I don't eat soup. How do we get we have some hipsters in the newsroom? I don't know how we let them in here. Okay so these people rich. Here's the issue with Manhattan Juries. And we have this saying we have the saying. Even the homeless almost people have masters degrees. Like you're talking about really educated people right in Manhattan so that's one issue and actually I think the statistics say something like Over one third of the population twenty five and over a New York City has a bachelor's degree or higher compared to thirty percent nationally. So we're like Manhattan is over. The national average is a really educated people so when you were practicing. Did that help you or hurt. You excellent question as defense attorney as a defense attorney it hurts parts me if my client now I guilty. No if my okay so you know we've talked about. There's that most of my defense work. I did indigent defense. So I've represented people who couldn't afford a lawyer so I was a private lawyer but I took court appointed cases. I did not take a lot of private cases as is I liked helping you know the the US fortune. I liked the work and I. I also got better cases that way system. I'm stepping up. Yeah and I really really enjoyed that work. And so my problem was when you're representing someone who is poor and or homeless and or uneducated located it is you just. Don't get a jury of your peers. I you know it's like I've got this. Poor guy was a minority. Who has is in gone past the tenth grade and I'm looking at a jury pool of eighty people and most of them have gone to college right? And so that's the first problem. Is that a problem. Because the perception I have because I watch a lot of cable news is that you've got a bunch of a elitist liberals over there who are going to just set these criminals free in Manhattan okay. That's that's an excellent point and actually so it's sixty eight percent of registered voters in Manhattan are Democrats. So that's a great point. You're right that I always felt that way but I think when when it comes to crime. It's their backyard. Yeah exactly I think people change I think when you when you look at like Oh our jails are overcrowded and too many minorities is in black and Brown men. Are you know put in jail. And not you know not giving fair judicial process Blah Blah Blah. I think that's kind of the big picture stuff. And that's where when you're you're politics get involved a when you were looking at someone who could potentially be in your backyard and hurt your family. They get a little more conservative. It's also with sex crimes. I did a lot of the sex crime so these are sex crimes not indigent. No no no so I think okay so automobiles so I think for him. The educated jury pool is still going to hurt. Because I think they're going to know him. So you're you're talking about people who read the newspaper who watched the news. They are going to know Harvey Weinstein Lou Lou just looking at the list of all his movies. You know his movies day back to the eighties. Like who didn't see Shakespeare in love our gang Steve New York gangs of New York I saw for ten minutes. We would the English Patient Louisa. The English patient as you wants to be a patient. I believe want to kill myself. I did not see that because I saw sodas seinfeld where they didn't like it so I did not go to see. He'll don't start now because you'll go. Oh kill yourself so then I'm just saying I mean the rage in Harlem. I you know you're talking films. The Manhattan New Yorkers are GonNa Watch exactly so that I think is a problem problem for him is the fact that he is so well known. Are you going to now. You're going to have to find yours. We're going to say you know there's usually I wanna jury of your peers. People who live in Manhattan and they know million dollars apartments. Yes here's the question then becomes so that's the first hurdle right jury. Do you have your peers. Fine no problem. Educated Manhattan night's fine. The second hurdle is. Can you be impartial. That's separate right so you you can have a jury of peers but they still have to find people who can be fair to him. Why wouldn't they what's wrong? Why do you ask questions like that with a blank stare because you because I know you're you're asking a question and you know the answer? Why wouldn't they because I wanna see this guy in prison? Why because if he don't they are system are presumption of innocence? Don't you don't don't don't these elite fair-minded liberal people. Don't they believe in the presumption of innocence. You're not giving him any credit credits. SIMA IR I don't know I just listen lift then who gets left so who ends. Here's thanks up in Manhattan. Let me tell you another problem with okay there are. There are going to be people who don't know Harvey Weinstein Right. There's going to be. There's a lot of people in New New York. There that are working class people right okay. The working class people may not know Harvey Weinstein and that could help him so that there's some advantage of that the problem is that Manhattan is one of the richest cities in the country. You know and and that's a definite problem another issue that comes up in picking a jury in Manhattan is language so this is interesting as many as eight. Eight hundred languages are spoken throughout New York City. Making it the most diversity in the world okay and as of late. It's it's about. Let's see forty. Four percent of New York City is white twenty. Eight percent is Latino Spanish is okay so they basically Lisa Spanish speakers. Make a bulb balk of the non-english population. And that's about twenty five percent of the city so they're saying over La. I'm sorry about half the people in Manhattan. Don't speak English at home. There's a lot that's become that when I picked juries so my I point in giving you all these numbers is that when I picked juries I see this. You see someone who's like a regular working person who's working all day working all night and then she you know here she'll I'll say I don't speak English now. Does that help. Does that help the defense you can't you can't have someone who doesn't get dismissed. Yeah because they're not going to say they don't speak speak English in English. So that's the funny part. I mean they just like no English or something right. Here's the other issues. Wait there's all serve on this jury wave. Got What eight million people in New York City ain't nobody can sit on this jury. New York City has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia. So that those are the two biggest problems I've seen is people who don't speak English because they're Spanish Spanish speakers and they speak some Chinese language right. So who's left Joe lunchboxes nobody gum now. There's of the WHO was on new jury who'd you end up unfair jurors and when I guess she lost a few cases folk. Here's here's the deal. I think that it's this is why Judge Burke has allotted two weeks for jury selection because number one number one hurdle is is finding people who don't know who Harvey Weinstein. And if you do. Can you be fair and impartial and the other issue is a lot of people. Judge Burke is going to ask them have you been. I've been a victim of a sex crime or do you know someone who's been victimless crime. And that causes a lot of people an inability to sit on this jury right but at the end of the day the New York jury that Weinstein's going to get. Are they going to be no nonsense. That's what I mean like the Joe lunchbox no nonsense kind of thing or is it going to be well. These women have an ulterior motive Eh. They've got civil suits and whereas the line I mean who ends up on this jury. I think that's another reason they're going to take a long time. I think the the people on the jury in the Jury Pool Manhattan will be very SPEC. They'll be suspicious of the female accusers. I okay so let the New Yorker New Yorkers Harvey Weinstein exactly. I think I think I think you're GONNA have both. I think you're going to have people who are going to you know. Skeptical Michael of him. Skeptical of the women and wonder wait. One thing that I think could help. Harvey Weinstein is getting more women on the jury. Okay Yeah Yeah because women Yeah I I agree with that for sure but I think if you if you're going to be skeptical right as a juror here. You're going to be skeptical of him using his money and power and knowing that cliche casting couch scenarios in Hollywood and then if you're skeptical of the women well they know how much money he has and yeah yeah. They ended up getting some parts or whatever and they knew the deal you know when they went into the hotel room or wherever the alleged incident so I think skepticism is good. I think it's a a good thing. Because it challenges all the witnesses and accusations of the case I think New York jury is going to hold both Harvey Weinstein and the accusers goes to a higher standard. When it comes to being that street-smart savviness okay? You may not see that somewhere else in the middle of America where people aren't as as yeah. I mean I think street smart about you know. That's the best words gets. Yeah but I think it's I think there's skepticism okay. That's the word gets skepticism. Anything some people will take you at your word workers. Never we'll never never not seem not in a million years all right when when we come back Sima this this is this is i. You know I love Judge Burke. We're like best friends. Are you really are you really. I know you guys are going to be like hanging out the whiskey tower and when I come in. You're going to ignore me soda with Lemon. But I don't know her who's that. He did something that I was not happy with the fight fine. We're going to talk about it. It was a secret hearing. I do not believe in secret court. They had in this case. We're GONNA talk about it when we come back.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on The Daily
"So as you remember from this time two more women women have come forward accusing media mogul. Harvey Weinstein more women coming forward and making serious allegations and there is a flood of Harvey Weinstein victims coming forward in graphic detail accusing Harvey Weinstein and adding the list that has now grown to more than sixty. Gloria allred is saying all your lawyer women are now empowered and they will never be silent again and a number of them. Thank you for coming today. Say yes today. I'm here with another woman who alleges that that she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein Amazing at Penn so amazing for an elaborate system that they have collect today a new accuser of Harvey Weinstein is speaking out about the sexual harassment that she alleges that she endured as a young actress and screenwriter screenwriter who at the request of Mr. I felt so powerless. I didn't think anyone would believe nobody why would they and so like so many high profile cases of this kind. There's Gloria allred with her arms around these women insisting that she's going to help give them voice breath but what she's not saying is that she and her firm had actually known that something was wrong for years and had actually helps Tsk. Keep it quiet.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on The Book Review
"We're grappling with is this deeper question of the law is supposed to be our arbiter of right and wrong but is it functioning in that way on these issues or has hasn't abdicated a troll lawyers here for the New York. Times played a major role in this investigation ray. You had to have the power of the institution in terms of of helping you confront some of these figures dealing with like well. What do we do if the person has a nondisclosure agreement again going back to the sort of tick tock of this story. How important for you was it to show everything that's involved in a big investigation like this? We thought it was extremely important and I think that it's unusual for readers to actually get the sort of behind the scenes look at how we do this work and so we spent a lot of time in the reporting of of the book and figuring out ways to get like for example off the record meetings that we engage in in the course of our reporting onto the record so that readers could see for themselves could be in the room when Harvey Weinstein Barged into the New York Times the Dave before the story was cleared. No not scared. I think we were just scared that you know in the process of working with his high powered lawyers and the private investigators that he had promised three hundred thousand dollars to if they could bring a halt to our investigation. We were worried for our sources. We were worried that he was going to be able to do something to try to kind of manipulate all the hard work we had done off the page and so it wasn't so much scary. Gary but it was felt like a the final two days leading up to publication more just a total wild ride and so one of the more dramatic moments was when he did in fact barge and the New York Times with lawyers including Lisa Bloom and Linda Fairstein Elkin Abramovich by his side and he had you know he came in with these folders full of information photos of some of his accusers and friendly poses with Weinstein and other information that he thought he might be able to use to smear them and be able to stop our investigation. That was something that had taken place off the record he'd basically showed up to the times unannounced and so we worked really hard to get that meeting onto onto the record so that readers could be in the room with us as that played out. That's just one example there were other examples like Jodi ed worked with Erwin righter the accountant who ended up serving as deep throat figure in the investigation and so to be able to to show readers what it was like when she was meeting with him and these sort of hushed meetings that they you know at a restaurant in tribeca. This is just one of the examples of all the kind of behind the scenes action that happens as you're trying to get an investigation like this to the finish line that I think readers will be surprised to see I want to end with both where this book ends and also with where it began because Megan you as you mentioned we're looking into allegations against then candidate. Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen and you end with Christine. Please e Ford in both of these instances. The accusations did not result in the accused being brought down. What what's the difference while one thing we've seen again and again is that there's a big difference with how these stories play out in the political sphere versus the non political sphere if you look at the O'Reilly story the Weinstein Story Louis C. K. Les Moonves Moonves has a lot of this sort of big metoo journalistic investigations that were non-political they they were very complicated and people had heated opinions but they didn't play out on the gladatorial battlefield of American politics then let's look at the political stories for a second not only trump cavenaugh but let's go back to Bill Clinton. Let's go back to Clarence Thomas. Those stories turn into holy wars where they take on all of the energy and poison of these big political fights and it can sometimes feel like it's not even about the women anymore at the end of if the day. Do you think it's also about the fact that there isn't any bottom line to worry about that. There aren't those advertisers that set of money that will get pulled that will make it easier for someone to to make a decision okay. This person has to go one of the interesting questions that came up in the last couple years was what if Donald Trump hadn't run for president and what if the METOO era had taken off off in earnest with all these other men being held accountable for their behavior what would happen to Donald Trump if if he had faced all these allegations at a time when he was still just running his company and and running the apprentice. Would there have been consequences then. It's a very good question. I suspect that neither of you is done with this investigation. Are you still looking into stories around me to shore. Absolutely our attitude is that you can't solve a problem you can't see so megan and I can't adjudicate all of the controversies around me too but what we can continue to do is bring information too late in a responsible sensible way and uncover this secret history that so many of us are still trying to understand our women's still reaching out to you. We got a new way of when the book was published and to be continued and you'd Jodi Megan thanks for being here thank you for having US Jodi Kantor and Megan twohey authors of the best selling book she said breaking the sexual well harassment story that helped ignite a movement.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics
"I don't have a problem with an actress offering sex in exchange for a role i'm actually more mad at the cartel like system the monopoly oligopoly system that these hollywood producers have which creates coercion right and so i think that's because i don't like i just said i don't have a problem with that i think that's the big problem is that these aren't willing transactions they're not voluntary their co worst right and if they were if this was voluntary right of harvey weinstein was like have sex with me to get this role and the actors could be like no thanks and go to the next producer and he wouldn't have sex you're he's like i've knuckle under pressure you to do that then i would say that's okay because i would i believe harvey weinstein when guinea jobs anymore right yeah he'd be an asshole but advice women could fight now and still get a job somewhere else yeah it's so the problem is that those other producers who are allowing this the who are cooperating in this system too abuse these actors and actresses not sexually but just in general and i think that's where i don't like it is that these producers are working together to cool worse actors and actresses in people in it's just because they have all the money in the industry because they bet you right now if you're like gave you went and got like a big texas oilman who for some reason alsan hata hankering for becoming a hollywood producer in wasn't that type of man at all he would do great lake you get all these director's coming to him and you get all these actors and actresses coming when he could create a system right that would push out these right these evil people essentially yeah in really all it takes is someone to break ranks or someone to cause people to break ranks to really do it in the best way to do that is to punish by speak is to speak out and punish those who are doing these coercive cartel like actions yeah i mean i think what makes say.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics
"Yousef systems in the case of cleaved browder yeah i don't think the problem with the system i think that the system in and what i mean by that is the system as it was envisioned the system as it was envisioned works the problem is the system as it is you me isn't the sister mother was envision you mean the judicial system the judicial system players and say mesa lip police system it works when it assist right yeah like a system where you know you have a group of people who protect the rights of people right who administer punishment for law of the laws rate but i'm okay with that i think that should be done by the government right no and i and i agree with that but the system or the the laws that they're using and working with aren't working right like in the in the and maybe we should talk about this on another podcast yeah i don't think that that really the case in this i mean except for like things like stop and frisk we'll we'll move on yeah the heart thing about this in general is that there's no not too much the consumer outside of hollywood 'cando to fix the problem rate uh they can stop consuming like harvey weinstein productions and you know roman polanski films but other than that it really takes the people within the system the actors the actresses you know their agents uh and then you know hollywood police department they in the judicial system to really solve this problem and the best thing you can really do the best and maybe at least from my in my head the only thing you can do is support these people when they come out with these stories right when they come up with these stories backed with proof and backed with evidence is to be like this is terrible you know and condemn that person with them yeah yeah i think like to go back to the arctic all i think she says a couple of really good things in conclusion the first thing that we've been talking about it she says more and more men and women are waiting at the fact that it's on us all to sound the alarm.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics
"Yeah yeah she didn't play the game ray the because that's kind of what it is these harvey weinstein types are kind of playing the game if you let them if you play with them then they'll take bill ticket to far riot which is not to blame the person again for what the harvey weinstein types are doing but you can take preventative measures to make sure just doesn't happen to you i think i wanna faith and thing because i think this is a really amazing line like i think the last paragraph is the best thing in the whole article she says i still make choices every day as a forty one yearold actress that i think of as selfprotecting unwise i have decided that my sexual self it's best reserved for private situations with those i am most intimate with address modestly i don't act flirtatiously with men as a policy what she is saying is before i came into the industry essentially i made a choice that i was going to do what was right by me what she feels his right which is to not have her sexual south be shared with anyone other than her personal like private situations where she like chosen that person to share it with who she wants to do it yet what she has said if she won't make the trade off she won't play the game this is a whole article like i she saying i know i could have got a nosedive i know i could be in the gem i know i can be dieting i know i could have abhu job and a chechen job and i know i could present myself as sexual and flirtatious and w when people over that way but i've decided that my moral code doesn't allow for it the noli there but it's it's not just about how the address or how you look it's literally how you are presenting yourself lawyer acting around the people in general really because even if she was you know like kate moss like penitent supermodel is she still carried yourself instal followed the rules of like oh don't call me baby air.
"harvey weinstein" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Oscars i would like to thank harvey weinstein party wants the who believes in us and made this movie thank you hi v wednesday in the academy of motion picture arts and sciences has expelled oscarwinning producer harvey weinstein his ouster follows reports from dozens of women accusing him of sexual harassment even rape over the last three decades in pierce said robbins has more i would like to thank you harvey weinstein harvey wants didn't believe in us and made this movie thank you harvey weinstein harvey weinstein's expulsion by the academy's board of directors is in effect expulsion from hollywood it's only the second time in history it's happened but scott find burke who covers awards for the hollywood reporter says too many people wanted weinstein out not only the accusers of wine bean but also a lot of key academy members including wind gone brother and also a huge segment of gouge public who had signed on various occasions in stripping weinstein of his membership the academy issued a statement saying it wanted to quote separate itself from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of wilful ignorance and shameful complicity and sexually predatory behaviour and workplace harassment in our industry is over the academy also said it will establish standards of conduct for its members but find burke says the move presents the academy me with a dilemma certainly you can pay going forward people like they're you know are gonna are going to be dealt with immediately but what about the people who did bring her years or years ago and are still voter like others who are now the subject of rumors and members like roman polanski who was convicted of a sex crime and bill cosby who's accused of i am the larger issue the systemic lack of women in power in hollywood is beyond the academy's direct control but the decision to expel harvey weinstein a man closely associated with the oscars sends a signal that those he abused were heard ted robbins npr news and for many people in hollywood weinstein's behaviour did not come as a surprise rumors had circulated for years and that dasa network helped worn some women away from him and helen peterson is buzzfeed's culture writer she argues.