As noted here earlier, Harvey Weinstein is now facing charges and will turn himself in on Friday to authorities in New York.
There is something about this particular timeline of events that no one really seems to be talking about, and it’s weird to me that we’d just ignore it.
Eric Schneiderman, the now-disgraced former New York attorney general accused of assaulting women during extra-marital sexual encounters, was in charge of the so-called review of the New York District Attorney’s handling of the Weinstein case.
ALBANY – New York’s attorney general will review Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s handling of an investigation into a sexual-abuse allegation against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s review will focus on Vance’s investigation of allegations in 2015 against Weinstein by model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, which did not result in charges at the time.
This review was apparently still underway as of Schneiderman’s resignation.
So, let’s put some pieces of the puzzle together here: Eric Schneiderman’s office is in charge of a review of the Harvey Weinstein case, a case with a noted abuse of power and plenty of people turning a blind eye to his cruelty. The case does not appear, at least publicly, to have moved forward at all. Suddenly, Schneiderman is accused by four women of assault and steps down. Within weeks, charges are brought against Weinstein.
Anyone notice how suspicious that looks? Or is it just me?
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