Recently, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been outed as a vicious, violent sexual predator, who abused women and young girls in Hollywood for decades.
The revelations about Weinstein have blown the doors off of an apparent Hollywood trend involving sexual abuse and a massive cover up from actors and politicians nationwide.
Now, British actress Emma Thompson has come forward and said that predatory behavior is not uncommon for the entertainment industry, and mentioned that Weinstein was also a bully in the professional world, too.
“What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg. I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict,’ he’s a predator,” said Thompson.
Thompson pointed out that predators have lurked in the industry forever, citing Britain’s own infamous Jimmy Saville, the Top of the Pops mogul who was accused of abuse going back to the early 1960’s.
The actress also said that Weinstein never tried to assault her due to the fact that she stood up to his bullying in the professional world, but says she encountered similar predatory behavior from others.