Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Did Oprah Shut Down Harvey Weinstein Documentary?


Last week media mogul Oprah Winfrey exited an upcoming documentary exposing alleged sexual predator, Russell Simmons, after clashing with the filmmakers on the direction of the film [click here if you missed that].

Turns out the original documentary was supposed to be about Harvey Weinstein...

 From Showbiz 411
...this isn’t the first time Oprah has caused a major problem for Dick and Ziering on this same film. The doc was originally going to be centered on Harvey Weinstein and how the #MeToo era launched. In October 2017 just two weeks after Weinstein was exposed in the New York Times and the New Yorker, the pair announced they were making the film.
This past December, however, Dick and Ziering announced that their film had changed focus, to the record business and “major figure.” Oprah was suddenly on board. Weinstein was no longer being discussed, as Simmons took his place.
So now there’s no Weinstein film, and Oprah has dealt the filmmakers a significant blow by making a public exit. She’s also declared their film somehow unfit for release, at least under her auspices.
All of this comes a year after Oprah unwisely involved herself in the Michael Jackson documentary, “Leaving Neverland.” After the film– which accused Jackson of child molestation with no evidence other than two young men’s unfounded complaints– Oprah did a live interview with the subjects on HBO. Again, without supporting evidence, she simply decided they were telling the truth...
Read the full backstory here.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

no good bitch...but she steady letting them use her to come after Black men. I know the Black men placed themselves in their own predicament. Nevertheless, she's not giving any energy to the Caucasians. She turned out to be a huge bust!!

Anonymous said...

Shes loosing ground with her ppl. Its time to revalute whos your audiance.

Anonymous said...

White people have always been her core audience!

Anonymous said...

^^^ They didnt support her when she started OWN. She needed the black community. I guess shes trying to get them back.

Anonymous said...

Mammy Oprah is not going to rock the boat, when it comes to white boys. She won't bite the hands that butter her biscuits. I will never support any of her projects.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Yes you are correct. She dont want to move out of that mansion.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she is scared that her association with Weinstein is questioned.

Anonymous said...

When is her day coming... because like Bill Cosby it will come. Dike

Tippie Hippie said...

^4:29 ITA

Malika said...

Y'all are confusing me. You accuse her of going after only Black men, but she pulled out from this project because it focuses on a Black man instead of a white man. Am I reading that wrong? Why are you still beefing with her after she pulled out when they changed directions to go after the Black man? Oprah just serves as proof that no matter what you do, someone had shit to say about you so you might as well get your coins and live your best life.

Qbevonne67 said...

Thank you Malika!

Anonymous said...

Oprah didn't pull out to protect a blaxk man she pulled out to protect her black azz. She already got dragged and looked foolish when it came out that the MJ accusers story wasn't adding up. She only pulled out bc this story was falling apart.

Fuck Oprah and her KFC coupons.

BLACK said...

I don't know what y'all are reading but sounds to me she is protecting old boy harvey. The first doc was focused on Harvey, then they changed directions. What made them focus on Russell over Harvey? That's a bigger scandal than Russell's shenanigans! She switched over the backlash she received. That's why those directors leaked this story. Oprah is suspect to say the least, smh. This is going to bite her in the ass!

Anonymous said...

She need to be in jail with Bill for crimes against her people.

WiserWords2 said...

A doc about Weinstein appeared at Sundance LAST YEAR. That may be why they changed direction. No one else was making a movie about the record business and Russell Simmons. Oprah understands how to make money and saw an opportunity. She has no conceivable reason to protect Weinstein.

And by the way, to those of you complaining she only goes after Black men, please learn to think critically, not emotionally. Oprah was sexually abused by a BLACK man as a child. Sexual abuse has been part of her platform for decades. She's an advocate for victims. How many famous men, accused of sexual abuse, has she focused on?

LVBoogie73 said...

5:20 I'm sorry this is about protecting Oprah only. This doesn't have anything to do with her suddenly having a moral compass when it comes to Black men. For the time being, Oprah is aware she needs to slow her roll. But it won't last though. Meanwhile, Gail is over there slamming Russell Simmons; yet, being very protective of her colleague Charlie Rose over there at CBS. We basically just need Oprah and wifey Gail to drag all these men ; whether they're Black, Pink or White and be objective about doing so. If that's not strange to you that's pretty weird?? I think folks just want her to keep the same momentum and across the board. If you've seen otherwise, I do apologize. Nevertheless, at this moment and with victim after victim coming out about these Caucasians neither one of these sisters have sought out an expose on none of them. Somebody just needs to make it make sense...These sisters are great and have done great works. But, they're coming off full of shit too.

8:40 critical thinking is a good thing to have. On another note, having common sense to know she has yet to go after her buddy Harvey and focus on Black men speaks volume. Yes, she was abused by Black men and she's been candid about it. In a nutshell again, where's the same vigor for sprites?? We got a shit load of celebrities out here acting bad and she's bias. She even went after Michael Jackson and he's been dead a decade. Even after she interviewed Mike at the exact same location when he was exonerated. In fact, she interviewed Michael after the verdict. You don't find that strangely odd?? And you better believe she had influence behind the Gail and Robert interviews too. Something is off..Oprah should tread very carefully. We all have a past.

Anonymous said...

They should contact Ronan Farrow. I'm sure he can point them in the right direction

M.F said...

There are a whole boat load of documentaries on Harvey Weinstein being a rapist/sexual predator, also there are a bunch on all the other white men like Jeffery Epstein.

Mj said...

9:20 PM

Oprah thinks she is above reproach and has a GOD complex! She is burdened by self hate and inadequacy. She is programmed to conduct herself without “true” accountability and these issues make her a monster... Destroy a system or certain ones within “said” system?

IslandIsland said...

7:36 FACTS!!! I always thought that.

Malika said...

Oprah is proof that no matter what she does, a Black woman cannot win in the eyes of most of y'all.

Anonymous said...

9:37 It's not just Oprah, it's humans period. It will always be "damn if you; damn if you don't". She's still a sketchy character tho.

Sunno said...

Oprah has a lifetime NDA with Harvey she WILL NEVER UTTER A WORD!!!

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