ARLINGTON, Va. — A number of former top military officers across the nation are expressing outrage and confusion after Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein suffered consequences in the wake of an ongoing sexual harassment scandal, sources confirmed today.
“I can’t believe what I’m seeing,” former Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair said of Weinstein being forced out of his own company. “He’s not even getting a pension? Now that is an injustice worth kneeling over.”
Other officers remarked on the damage to Hollywood executives’ reputations and their families.
“How could these companies be so heartless?” one officer asked. “There’s no compassion for the victims here.”
Rear Adm. Richard Williams said that his heart goes out to Weinstein in this time of uncertainty.
“We don’t know any of the circumstances here,” Williams told reporters. “Maybe he started out with a pop-up ad and spiraled out of control, which can totally happen from time to time. The Navy understood my predicament, why can’t Hollywood understand this?”
Meanwhile, a number of former generals and admirals plan to write an open letter to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pleading for her assistance in the matter.
“No executive should have to work in a hostile, unsafe environment,” a portion of the letter reads. “Please find a way to remove shareholders and boards of directors from the chain of command so that we can protect these innocent men in power.”
“They are the true victims,” the letter concludes.
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