Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer delivered $10,000 to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. in 2015, in the months after Vance’s office decided not to prosecute Weinstein over sexual assault allegations, according to an International Business Times review of campaign finance documents. That contribution from attorney David Boies — who previously headlined a fundraiser for Vance — was a fraction of the more than $182,000 that Boies, his son and his law partners have delivered to the Democrat during his political career.
Boies has done legal work for Weinstein since at least 2005, and his website at his law firm says his clients include The Weinstein Company.
“David Boies did not represent Harvey Weinstein in 2015 during the criminal investigation,” Joan Vollero, communications director for Vance, told IBT in an email when asked about Boies’ campaign contributions.
Edward Evans, a spokesperson for the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, said in an emailed statement: “David Boies has been a supporter of the District Attorney since long before 2015, including before he was first elected, and has never spoken to him about Harvey Weinstein.”
In the statement on Tuesday, Agnifilo, the assistant district attorney, said Weinstein’s “pattern of mistreating women, as recounted in recent reports, is disgraceful and shocks the conscience.” But she said that her office had not been involved in arranging the 2015 recording and that the prosecutors “were not afforded the opportunity before the meeting to counsel investigators on what was necessary to capture in order to prove a misdemeanor sex crime
You would think procedure would be to coordinate, but Weinstein was a machine player. I suspect the cops knew this, and tried to set up the bust before the word made it to the rest of the machine players, and Weinstein could be warned off.
Laws increasingly mean nothing, and even the police are forced to work against the machine to try and enforce justice and protect the weak.
You have to wonder if Trump is pulling strings behind the scenes now to try and remake the culture in Hollywood, turning it at least somewhat K. I am sure there are federal subsidies and other leverage he could have his people threaten, to motivate Hollywood’s leadership to move against the most egregious in their ranks.
It seems awfully coincidental that we get a moral, patriotic Presidency, and now these things begin to get dealt with, especially when we know that had Hillary been elected, Weinstein would be safely ensconced, and the NFL would be disrespecting our nation daily with no consequences.
Next up, pedophile networks?