Rise of Stardom; Is it Worth it?

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Rise of Stardom; Is it Worth it?

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Johanna Cornejo, Staff Writer

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Harvey Weinstein is an award-winning film producer and director and is known for many films, including Shakespeare in Love and August: Osage County. He has worked with actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow at the start of their careers. Most producers want to find the “next big thing”, make a profit and win awards. In Weinstein’s case however, he wanted more.

As of Oct. 12. more than 27 women have stepped forward accusing Weinstein of sexual assault. The accusations go as far back as 30 years ago, with some actresses being 17 years old at the time of the alleged assaults. Each case has a similar storyline. Weinstein would invite the woman to his suite to give them a script and which led to something else. Weinstein may ask for a massage, a bath or something else that was concerning to the young actresses.

The scary issue is that his employees would set up the meetings and vanish once the women arrived. For some, if they did not do what he wished he would stop giving them work. The fact that he used his success to make young women give in for stardom is ridiculous.

Weinstein was fired as Co-founder of The Weinstein Company as accusations continue to arise. His spokeswoman stated that he is taking time to work on rebuilding his life but he denies the accusations.

His career and his success is now on the verge of destruction. For Weinstein, it is nothing more than “what goes around comes around.”