Kid Rock Applauds Women Who Took a Stand Against Alleged Harvey Weinstein Harassment
This past week, it was revealed in a New York Times expose on the Weinstein Company's head honcho Harvey Weinstein that there have been undisclosed sexual harassment allegations spanning over three decades an that Weinstein had reached settlements with eight of the women involved. Weinstein recently took a leave of absence, while his company planned to investigate the complaints further. In the wake of the headline-grabbing story, Kid Rock has offered his two cents and penned a posting offering a show of support to the women who stood up against Weinstein's alleged actions.
"I applaud their courage to come forward and support them all 100 percent," says Rock in the posting, before adding, "Most of us in the entertainment business have heard of these disgusting stories for years about these scumbag heads of studios, record labels, Fortune 500 companies, etc and how they prey on young women and men, especially in Hollywood, where most show up with stars in their eyes and are viewed / treated as nothing more than a toy by many of these a--holes. I do not want to condemn all - I know there are good people in Hollywood, but I do condemn a great deal of these folks, especially the ones who know about this stuff first hand and have stayed silent for so many years or turned a blind eye."
Rock continues, "It is no secret Hollywood has a don’t ask, don’t tell policy if you wanna work, and the same goes for their views and opinions of how this country and the world should work. The public knows at this point that these people also have big time publicists and lawyers who can sway the narrative, but the majority of us Americans do not buy your bulls--t anymore."
He concludes, "Best of luck to you victims and know that even though we do not see eye to eye on most things, folks like me still support, care and admire your courage to speak out. I hope Harvey gets the help he seeks, but I do not buy any of it at this point as I believe he is only going down this path because he cannot cover his own s--t up any longer."
Rock reveals that he was motivated to speak out on the story for his granddaughter, his sisters, mother, fiance and "mostly for the people who have no voice." "Once again, I support you ladies and I am sure you will not be the last to come forward now that the dam has burst," says Rock. "I do wish for the most positive outcomes for all involved and for some real change in this disgusting space."
Read Rock's post in full at his website.
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