From this weblog in November,”Where can Harvey Weinstein go for a peaceful retirement?“:
Why would a 65-year-old with money want to stick around to spend the remaining years of his life as a defendant? As a thought-experiment, if Harvey doesn’t want to stick around, where can he go?
From the Washington Post today, “Harvey Weinstein charged with rape and other abuse charges in sexual assault cases”:
Harvey Weinstein was arrested … Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases involving two women, according to the New York Police Department. … “for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004, respectively,”
Readers: Given that this turn of events seemed predictable, why did he stick around? Why did he not wire his money out and stuff himself into a Gulfstream G650 back in 2017? There are a lot of great things about the U.S., but being a civil and criminal lawsut defendant and, ultimately, one of our 2+ million prisoners, does not seem like a compelling reason to prefer the U.S. to other possible places to call home.
- “Morgan Freeman Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by Several Women” (nytimes, regarding the 80-year-old best known to my friends as a type-rated Citation Jet pilot (see the FAA Airmen Registry))