Harvey Weinstein Cracks Sex Joke, Thanks Bloomberg For Helping Movie Company - WATCH
Disgraced producer thanks now Presidential candidate
A video has surfaced form 2013 showing the then New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, honoring Harvey Weinstein at a ceremony were the now-disgraced producer cracked sex jokes and praised the now 2020 presidential candidate for helping his movie company.
“The reason Bob and I became fond of independent foreign films is because when we were 14-year-old boys, and our hormones were raging, we saw an ad for the Mayfair movie theater…and it said ‘the 400 blows,’ and we thought it was something else,” Weinstein said at the event.
Bloomberg was honoring Weinstein and his brother Bob who was part of the “Made in New York” campaign managed by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
A snippet of the video was posted on Twitter on Friday showing Weinstein making the sex joke.
Weinstein was charged with raping two women in New York in 2018.
He was charged in January with sexually assaulting an actress in Los Angeles in 2013.
Rumors were reportedly rife among Hollywood elites and politicians about the producer's misconduct with women.
The YouTube version of the Bloomberg event shows Weinstein thanking the 2020 presidential candidate for helping his movie company.
Weinstein acknowledged that Bloomberg “dropped a lot of things” to help his company after it fell on difficult financial times during the recession that began in 2009.
“We’ve had tremendous years, but about four-and-a-half years ago, there was a bump in the road,” said Weinstein.
“I called our mayor, and I just said, ‘you know, things are a little topsy-turvy here at the company, you know, we’d be moving jobs to California, and we don’t want to leave New York City.’ And the mayor, extremely busy as he was with so many more important things, dropped a lot of things and got it done for us.”
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Harvey Weinstein thanking Mike Bloomberg for all the help before making some sex jokes on stage pic.twitter.com/cVnOg2j2oj
“The mayor’s there in a big way. The mayor was there in a visual way,” Weinstein continued.
“And I don’t think Bob and I would be on this stage if the mayor wasn’t there for us, so thank you, mayor.”
A Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman said the vent was held before allegations became public knowledge:
“This video is from four years before the truth about Harvey Weinstein was known when he was known for helping raise tens of millions of dollars for 9/11 responders and for helping to spur Lower Manhattan’s rebirth,” Julie Wood, the campaign spokesman said.
“When Mike was Mayor, New York’s film industry almost tripled in size and employed over 100,000 people a year, as film companies and film production came back to New York,” she added.
“This video shows New York City thanking Weinstein for his role in that, and again, it was four years before the truth about Harvey was known.”