Ouch. As if the entire Harvey Weinstein unraveling wasn’t awkward enough for Democrats, it turns out that the Colorado Film Office, which gives taxpayer subsidies to Hollywood to film in Colorado, gave Hateful 8 a whopping $5 million in tax credits to shoot here. Hateful 8 was produced by Weinstein in 2016.
According to the Film Office’s audit, Hateful 8 was given $5 million out of its $6.7 million budget in 2016. For those of you playing along at home, that is 75% of the film office’s budget for 2016 and 47% of its budget since 2012. See below.
Wow, we gave half of our budget since 2012, maybe since the film office began, to a guy accused of sexual harassment and rape. In fact, here is what one of his victims said about his alleged attack, according to the Daily Mail:
“The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.'”
It’s just so hard to believe that Democrats are advocates for women when so many of them knew about Weinstein’s predatory behavior and did nothing. And, in the case of Colorado, we rolled out the red carpet for him.