Woman unleashes furious tirade at Harvey Weinstein in NYC bar, chaos ensues

(Video screenshots and photos from Zoe Stuckless)

A stunning series of events played out at a Lower East Side bar in Manhattan late Wednesday when disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein showed up for a variety show for young performers sponsored by Actor’s Hour.

First, one performer, a comedian named Kelly Bachman, dedicated some of her performance at Downtime bar to calling out “the elephant in the room.”

“I didn’t know we had to bring our own Mace and rape whistles to Actor’s Hour,” she quipped while on stage, drawing cheers from female attendees but “boos” from some male ones.

“This kills at group therapy for rape survivors. I have been raped, surprisingly not by anyone here, and I’ve never been able to confront those guys, so just a general ‘F–k you,'” she added before returning to her regular act.

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(Source: Filmmaker Anne Leigh Cooper)

Perhaps inspired by Bachman’s outburst, another woman identified as Zoe Stuckless, an actress who reportedly boasts her own “pronouns,” walked up to Weinstein’s table — where he was seated with “a cadre of young women” — and began yelling at him.

“Nobody is going to say anything?” she screamed while pointing at the table. “Nobody is really going to say anything?”

When asked to leave, she continued shouting for a few more seconds before taking off.

“I’ll get out of here, that’s fine, I am happy to leave, but nobody is going to say anything?” she shrieked. “I’m going to stand four feet from a f–king rapist, and no one is going to say anything?”

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(Source: Zoe Stuckless)

Harvey is, in reality, a suspected rapist, although the evidence against him appears to be colossal.

“Dozens of women, including many prominent actors, have come forward with allegations of sexual assault against the former movie mogul. Weinstein is due to stand trial in January in New York City over a rape allegation,” BuzzFeed News notes.

The evidence includes an audio recording from 2015 in which he admits to groping Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez and describes the grope as a type of action he’s “used to” performing.

Ever since the allegations against him emerged, he’s been mostly ostracized from both regular society and the ritz and glamour of Hollywood, except of course for the case of Downtime bar.

“I’m comfortable enough to talk about my experience [as a rape survivor], but when I’m sitting in the room with a monster that people are supporting, it just sucked the air out of my chest,” Bachman said in disbelief to BuzzFeed News after the evening concluded.

“It kind of felt like old-school Harvey to me — having his own table in a Lower East Side bar, surrounded by actors.”

Stuckless found the scene just as jarring.

“It was Harvey Weinstein, surrounded by a cadre of young women and two bodyguards. He wasn’t hiding. He came to watch young artists be vulnerable on stage,” she wrote in a Facebook post published late Wednesday evening.

“I was sitting there, and the more that I sat there waiting for the event organizers to kick him out, or for another performer to call him out, or for the audience to revolt, the more I found myself paralyzed by the silence. He was sitting there, allowed to laugh and clap and drink and flirt and no one was saying anything. The more I sat there the more furious I was at all of our inaction.”

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“So many women have suffered so greatly because of their experiences with this man, and there were no repercussions,” she added in a statement to BuzzFeed. “And, in fact, he was being supported — and the community meant to uplift emerging actors and emerging artists was not only complicit but directly responsible for their silencing.”

After Bachman’s performance, a male comedian referenced Weinstein in a positive light, though he claims he’d meant for his reference to be negative.

“I’d like to address the elephant in the room,” Florida comedian Andrew B. Silas said. “Who in this room produced Good Will Hunting? ‘Cause that s–t was great.”

Weinstein produced the film.

According to BuzzFeed, Silas has claimed: “he did not mean for his Good Will Hunting crack to support Weinstein and instead was intended to play off and remind people of Bachman’s earlier joke.”

That’s certainly not how Stuckless interpreted the remark.

“That’s when I felt so much anger and shame and fear bubbling in my gut,” she said. “That [Weinstein] was allowed to be in this space and allowed to be laughing, and that comic was able to demean the person that went up before him.”

She added that when she was eventually escorted out of the bar, the guy who “was leading me out the stairs” kept repeating the words “due process.”

Western due process is based on the Latin maxim ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat, i.e., one is presumed innocent unless first proven guilty.

Because Weinstein has not yet been proven guilty by a court of law, he is therefore technically innocent, regardless of the overwhelming evidence against him.

Speaking of which, a representative for the disgraced Hollywood producer has issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter describing the behavior of Bachmann, Stuckless, and others as a “rude” violation of Weinstein’s due process rights.

“Harvey Weinstein was out with friends enjoying the music and trying to find some solace in his life that has been turned upside down,” the statement reads. “This scene was uncalled for, downright rude and an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public, trying to take it away in the courtroom too.”

Comedian Amber Rollo, who also attended the event and reportedly made a scene, has not taken kindly to the statement.

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