So Since this Weinstein thing, the world has gone absolutely crazy.
First of all he was such a powerful man, that when he committed the acts of indecency towards his victims, he most likely made sure that it was kept hush, hush. This could have been because he threatened his victims and/or families, and also probably because aspiring actresses was in the market to make a name for themselves, thought that “Silence was Golden” in this instant. Now that it has hit the public eye and ears, it seems that although this is disgusting and unacceptable, that his close friends and loooong time friends are having a difficult time accepting that their friend, and confidante is capable of committing such an heinous act.
I believe this “coming out” has not only been a positive act in the Acting/Movie industry, it has encouraged people all over the world to want to tell their stories, not matter how old their story may be.
It has made me stronger in sharing my stories, as a matter of fact my brother told me he is going to tell both my brothers I accused them of sexually molesting me, and I am not sure if he will be telling my Uncle that I accused him of sexually molesting me. Now is that the type of respond that a brother should be sending to a sister whom has been violated? You would think if he had compassion at all for me, he would be saying, I am so sorry, instead wants to sue me for deformation of character. So, “coming out” in this situation leaves the victim feeling more like blaming themselves and vulnerable.
I did not tell when I was little because, my eldest sister was the queen, they did everything to protect her, and left me to the dogs. So it does not matter how long it takes, tell your story, and get moving forward into healing from such an devastating thing that has happened to you or anyone else you know. If you know of someone, encourage them to tell their story, it is imperative to their healing,and then be really strong, because you may not get any empathy, rather judgement.