Chastain’s complaint about men not speaking out before the expose is odd, given that most of them could offer the same responses she did (with the exception of Brad Pitt, who at least threatened Weinstein with a “Missouri whooping” if he harassed Pitt’s then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow again).
What is an actor or actress to do with rumors? No one is suggesting that the victims should have been involuntarily exposed. Some of the victims accrued enough wealth and clout that they could have publicly exposed Weinstein earlier. Should we judge them harshly?
Could SAG-AFTRA have done more than set up a safety hotline? Is this a particularly acute problem for a business built in part on the objectification of beautiful people for mass audiences? Will this scandal cause the industry to revisit claims that Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were abused, or will they settle for the Lifetime movie?