It hasn’t been a great year for the embattled producer, Harvey Weinstein, following the New York Times and The New Yorker’s exposé’s in the final months of 2017. Several women including, Ashley Judd, Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, and nearly eighty others have accused him of either rape, sexual harassment, or assault.
His case, specifically, seemed to set off the cascade of allegations which followed, earning the title, “#MeToo.” As the world knows, many men in Hollywood, broadcasting, and journalism went down as a result of accusations made against them.
Moreover, Weinstein’s case has finally been brought to the court, as he had to surrender himself to the authorities yesterday morning. Harvey showed up to the court smiling and holding several different books.
The sketch artist in court with Harvey Weinstein has really captured his essence. pic.twitter.com/QJe29cqlcq
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) May 25, 2018
The former Miramax executive and his lawyer think he will be exonerated for the alleged crimes, and are hopeful justice will be served. However, social media is less optimistic, as well as sympathetic, as many Twitter users have been making fun of the court sketches.
New York law states that photographs from inside the trial can’t be released to the public, however, sketches are allowed, and some of them have been “unflattering,” in some words.
In this courtroom sketch police accidentally arrest Bob Newhart instead of Harvey Weinstein. pic.twitter.com/Wn8TeICi4u
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 25, 2018
One person compared Harvey to Jabba The Hutt, from the infamous Star Wars movies. Sketch artists frequently brought attention to the size of the producer’s stomach and exaggerated just how overweight he really is.
In a Twitter post pictured above, one person joked at how Harvey’s depiction resembled Bob Newhart more than the producer. Additionally, online commenters targeted Jane Rosenberg for her renderings of Weinstein, and this isn’t the first time her drawings have been subjected to criticism.
In 2015, Rosenberg came under fire for her portrayals of the NFL quarterback, Tom Brady, as people claimed that Tom looked more like a character from the AMC series, The Walking Dead, rather than the Patriots quarterback.