Morrissey Attacks Accusers of Weinstein and Spacey

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

When the singer Morrissey attacks alleged sexual harassment victims, does he speak for what progressives really believe?

One has to wonder why Morrissey attacks sexual harassment victims in the case of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. He certainly can’t claim to know anything because he wasn’t there. If he insisted that there might be a more ethical interpretation and the accusers might not be telling the truth, that would be understandable. But he talks with certainty about everything that happened in every case.

Page Six reports, “Morrissey defends Weinstein and Spacey, blames victims.”

The British singer Morrissey defended both Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in an interview this weekend, claiming their alleged victims knew “exactly” what was going on — and chose to “play along.”

“Afterward, they feel embarrassed, or they do not like it,” Morrissey said while speaking to the German news outlet Der Spiegel.

“And then they turn it around and say: I was attacked, I was surprised, I was dragged into the room.”

Spacey and Weinstein have each been accused of sexual harassment […]

Morrissey, however, is apparently in both men’s corner — calling the claims against Spacey “ridiculous” and blasting the countless women who’ve come forward and publicly named Weinstein as their abuser.

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“And they play along…But if everything went well, and if it had given them a great career, they would not talk about it.”

The former Smiths frontman added, “I hate rape. I hate attacks. I hate sexual situations that are forced on someone…”

Considering that Kevin Spacey’s accuser was fourteen, I wonder if Morrissey hates statutory rape.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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