Video Surfaces Of Harvey Weinstein Cracking Sex Joke, Thanking Bloomberg For Helping Movie Company | The Daily Caller

Michael Bloomberg, as New York City mayor, honored Harvey Weinstein at a 2013 ceremony where the now-disgraced movie producer cracked sex jokes and praised the current 2020 presidential candidate for helping his movie production company after it fell on tough times, according to video that surfaced Friday.

“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 June 10, 2013 event, which was held at Gracie Mansion.

Bloomberg was honoring Weinstein and his brother Bob as part of a “Made in New York” campaign led by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Twitter personality Comfortably Smug published a snippet of the video on Friday in which Weinstein made the sex joke. The 67-year-old producer was charged on May 25, 2018 with raping two women in New York years earlier. He was charged on Jan. 7 with sexually assaulting an actress in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2013. He is currently on trial in New York.

While allegations against Weinstein did not become public until 2017, rumors reportedly floated around celebrity and political circles about his misconduct with women. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Says She Had No Way Of Knowing About Weinstein Allegations, But Her Campaign Was Warned)

The full version of the Bloomberg event, which has been on YouTube since 2013, also shows Weinstein thanking the 2020 presidential candidate for helping his movie company.

Weinstein expressed gratitude that Bloomberg “dropped a lot of things” in order to help his company after it fell on difficult financial times during the recession that began in 2009.

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“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.”

“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.”

The Bloomberg campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

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Holly Willoughby tells Phillip Schofield she’ll ‘always be by his side’ as he announces he’s gay on This Morning

HOLLY Willoughby has vowed to always be by Phillip Schofield’s side after he announced he is gay on This Morning.

The 38-year-old, who has worked with Phil for years as his TV wife – struggled to hold back tears during the very emotional and brave interview.

Holly said she would be by Phillip’s side for the rest of his life
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She offered her support on today’s show
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Before reading out his statement, she told viewers she has “never been more proud of my friend than I have today”.

She later added that she would “always be by your side.”

Holly told Phil to sit next to her, and they shared a warm hug as she urged viewers to support him too.

Fighting back tears, Phillip said he was aware of the “pain and upset” caused and that it had consumed him for years.

In an incredibly moving interview, he told Holly: “It’s tough but this is not something that’s happened quickly, I’ve had to deal this in my head for quite some time.

 

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“I got to the stage where I thought we sit here, every day, and some amazingly brave person is sitting over there and I’m thinking ‘I have to be that person’.

“All you can be in your life is honest with yourself. I was getting to a stage in my life where I was thinking I don’t really like myself because I’m not being honest with myself.

“We always say ‘talk to someone’… and you must talk to someone. It’s brought me back from some dark places and in some cases talking to people saves you.”

It came as…

  • Phillip made the announcement on his personal Instagram with an emotional statement
  • Moments later, the TV presenter fought back tears as he sat down with co-host Holly Willoughby
  • Holly vowed she would be with Phillip ‘forever and ever’
  • Phillip’s celebrity pals rallied around the much-loved TV host after he made the announcement

 

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Phillip, who married Stephanie Lowe in March 1993, said he felt “overriding guilt” over the impact his statement would have on his wife and daughters.

But he said they had immediately supported him, saying wife Steph had been “simply astonishing”.

And he said he had “never had any secrets” from her – saying the relationship was always “honest and open”.

The presenter had first made the announcement on Instagram.

Eamonn and Ruth were full of support for Phillip
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Phillip said he wanted to be honest with his family
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He wrote on social media today: “With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to the terms with the fact that I am gay.”

He added: “This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.

“My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion.

“Yet I still can’t sleep and there have been some very dark moments.”


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