We previously mentioned the #MeToo movement, and how massive it was. So it is only fair to mention the one that started it all. Because what makes Harvey Weinstein’s downfall so legendary is the fact that led to the downfall of hundreds of insanely powerful people after him. The man quite literally inspired a purge that transcended cultures and put an end to hundreds of iconic careers around the world.
Weinstein was one of the most successful movie producers in the history of Hollywood, and he had become so powerful that even attempting to go against him was career suicide. He essentially had the power to banish anyone from Hollywood, and while thousands of people on the inside knew what horrible things he had been up to for decades, many were too scared to speak up. But there is also power in numbers, and when 87 women banded together to take him down at once, his fate was sealed.
For almost three years, Weinstein watched his empire burn down to the ground in a slow and painful agony, until February 24, 2020, when he was finally defeated by a 23-year prison sentence. Knowing that he would finish his days behind bars, the world took a final look at Harvey Weinstein, as his downfall became a shining example that, in the end, karma does not spare anyone.