As prosecutor Joan Illuzzi said in court: Weinstein “used his money, power and position to lure women into positions where he was able to violate them sexually.”

It was not, in other words, a case — actually, scores of cases — of women eagerly throwing themselves into Weinstein’s bed for a shot at stardom, or even of him enticing them with offers of fame.

No: As the criminal complaint charges and dozens of women (many of them A-list stars) have testified, it’s a case of Weinstein forcing himself on his victims and then using his money and power to buy their silence.