Harvey Weinstein is also a jerk. That alone should have gotten him fired. – The Washington Post

Emily Yoffe writes about the corporate governance failure at The Weinstein Company. She says even in the almost unthinkable case that the board and executives did not know about his constant sexual harassment and abuse (reportedly, his employment contract explicitly recognized it), they did know enough about his public inappropriate behavior to recognize that, as the company’s public presence, he was a huge potential liability.

What is undeniably true is that Harvey Weinstein’s abhorrent public behavior, toward men and women, in front of witnesses, should have forced his business partners to take serious action against him years ago. If they had, it’s possible that many people would have been saved from his attacks, including the women he assaulted in private — and the spectacular dissolution of the Weinstein Company wouldn’t be a business school case study in how ignoring the bad acts of a key employee can wipe out the whole operation.

Source: Harvey Weinstein is also a jerk. That alone should have gotten him fired. – The Washington Post

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