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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:03 AM

 

Steve Bannon Linked to Harvey Weinstein; Boston Herald

In a very conservative Boston newspaper, the Herald, there is a report of a joint venture between Bannon and Harvey Weinstein.

With all the Democratic bashing on Breitbart, it's surprising that good old Steve left this little tidbit out.

<snip>WASHINGTON — The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser.

Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House chief strategist and current head of Breitbart News, is the latest politico touched by the scandal. Bannon, whose website has hammered Democrats for accepting Weinstein's political donations, himself profited from a relationship with the movie mogul, in an ill-fated joint venture more than a decade ago.<snip>

<snip>"We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company," Bannon told investors in one such call, declaring that "the Weinsteins have the most impressive track record in the film industry" and that "Bob and Harvey are two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood."

Ultimately, Genius Products ended up in bankruptcy in 2011, but not before Bannon reported substantial revenues from the venture. His company Bannon Strategic Advisers had a consulting agreement worth $500,000 with Genius Products in 2006, and he was awarded bonuses of more than $200,000, according to SEC filings. Bannon also was awarded stock options in 2005 that were valued at well over $1 million at the time.<snip>

Link:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/2017/10/former_trump_aide_bannon_had_ties_to_harvey_weinstein

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:12 AM

1. Fake or highly distorted news

Weinstein is far too liberal for Bannon to have ever agreed to "work with him" on anything substantive in the past. This looks like a benign business deal that didn't pan out. Both scumbags had common interests in news and entertainment media at one time. A brief - almost chance - business overlap isn't really worth emphasizing.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:19 AM

6. I disagree with you

 

There is a statement from Bannon praising Harvey and the venture seems to have been worth $1,700,000 to Bannon's company.

I think that's more than all of Harvey's donations to Democrats over 10 years, put together.

"We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company," Bannon told investors in one such call, declaring that "the Weinsteins have the most impressive track record in the film industry" and that "Bob and Harvey are two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood."

Ultimately, Genius Products ended up in bankruptcy in 2011, but not before Bannon reported substantial revenues from the venture. His company Bannon Strategic Advisers had a consulting agreement worth $500,000 with Genius Products in 2006, and he was awarded bonuses of more than $200,000, according to SEC filings. Bannon also was awarded stock options in 2005 that were valued at well over $1 million at the time.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:13 AM

2. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Get thee to the greatest page


On a more serious note, he beat up his first wife while she was holding their infant in her hand

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/26/steve-bannon-domestic-violence-trump-campaign-ceo
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Stephen Bannon, the head of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, faced domestic violence charges after a fight with a woman he was married to 20 years ago, in which she accused him of grabbing her by the neck “violently” and destroying a telephone when she tried to summon police.

Documents from the Santa Monica, California, police department relating to the case were first published by Politico on Thursday, 25 August 2016. The case was eventually dismissed.
Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon is registered voter at vacant Florida home

“She complained of soreness to her neck,” wrote a police officer who responded to the incident. “I saw red marks on her left wrist and the right side of her neck. These were photographed.”

Police arrived at the home on New Year’s Day, 1996, after a call was made to 911 and the line went dead, the police report says.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:14 AM

3. Done. n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:18 AM

5. Most excellent

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:17 AM

4. He supports pussy grabber also

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:30 AM

7. k&r

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