In a puff piece promoting their new film, the New York Times interviewed screen legends Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Since the latter has spent most of her career pushing progressive politics and positively gushing about disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein, the interviewer (shown in bold type) asked why she’s been so quiet about the #MeToo movement.
I’ve got to shift conversation to the news these days, sexual harassment. One thing that struck me after the accusations broke was people were saying, “What is Meryl going to say?” They were waiting for you.
How convenient. Just like when Weinstein took a leave of absence to fight the NRA.
If memory serves, Melania Trump didn’t praise Harvey Weinstein from the Academy Awards stage. Ivanka Trump wasn’t harassed by the plant-molesting mogul and blacklisted when she ran away.
Instead, it was Meryl Streep who used her 2012 Globe speech to thank “God – Harvey Weinstein.” It was Streep who claimed she knew nothing, nothing! about her close collaborator while the rest of Hollywood talked about it endlessly.
When pressed about the scandal in October, Streep claimed, “I didn’t know about these other offenses; I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom or other inappropriate, coercive acts. And if everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.”
Why would the press fear multimillion-dollar lawsuits and repeated threats of blocking access to a wide array of movie stars? The answer is all too obvious.
The fact is that Streep is a moral coward and a hypocrite. She knew. She just placed her paycheck above the safety and careers of other actresses.