Bill Cosby And Harvey Weinstein Receive Lifetime Aggrievement Award At #MeToo Film Festival
Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein both received a Lifetime Aggrievement Award at the first-ever #MeToo Film Festival on Sunday. Cosby was particularly emotional while receiving this award, saying, "if it wasn't for all the beautiful women here tonight, no one would ever know the kind of person I really am. Now, raise your glasses of champagne and don't worry, I didn't put anything in them this time."
On Tuesday, Cosby was designated a violent sexual predator by a Pennsylvania court and sentenced to 3 to 10 years behind bars. The pill-dropping comedian could have faced 30 years in prison since he was charged with three felonies that hold a maximum sentence of 10 years each. The man once known as Ghost Dad was found guilty in April of this year for drugging and molesting a former Temple University administrator in her home. The former Cosby Show star was accused by 60 women of various offenses, including sexual battery, drug facilitated sexual assault, rape, and sexual misconduct.
Weinstein was very jovial when accepting his award. The multi-time sexual assault suspect smiled and snorted a few times like a pig before giving his speech, telling the crowd, "I'd like to thank all my buddies in the industry who stayed loyal, no matter what, for the longest time. And also, thank you for letting me be me for so long. Thank you, Hollywood! Good night!"
The disgraced Hollywood film producer may face life in prison for various sex crimes, including predatory sexual assault. More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of numerous sexual offenses, including harassment and rape. However, he was only charged for sexually violating three women.
Roman Polanski took home the award for Most Toxic Picture for his 2018 film La Little Girl, which was praised by critics as "fine art for some, a borderline felony for others, but definitely fit for a worldwide audience and worthy of this award."
Whoopi Goldberg presented Polanski with the award and gave him a hug. "Here is a man that truly represents the moral integrity of Hollywood," said Goldberg. "A place that has celebrated sexual predators for years and years and years!"