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High Court Judgment (adapted):


“I have concluded that whatever it is Harvey Weinstein did... he did not view his conduct in the same serious or inappropriate light as the Claimant.  This may well demonstrate a lack of insight on his part as to what is appropriate conduct but it would be in keeping with his previous behaviour... in respect of which no one at the Weinstein organisation appears to have said anything to him.   Given this conclusion I do not regard his [actions] as sinister or of real significance.”

“... it can not be said that Mr Weinstein was acting in an oppressive or unacceptable manner.  I am unable to find that Mr Weinstein’s conduct was oppressive and unacceptable.  I do not find that such conduct would amount to harassment...”

Applying the Weinstein Test

Reversing the gender roles in the High Court judgment and replacing the identity of the female LSE stalker who exposed herself to her unsuspecting male colleague with an alleged male harasser like Harvey Weinstein (who allegedly exposed himself to female employees in the workplace) gives pause for thought, especially in a High Court trial in which the accused sexual harasser refused to appear in order to defend themself: