“If half of what has been reported is accurate, then, I think, you can’t ask for support from people you’ve worked with over the years — just out of loyalty,” the retired Manhattan judge said, referring to an email Weinstein sent to colleagues before he was fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company. In the letter, Weinstein asked to be allowed to “resurrect” himself “with a second chance.”
“I think you have to be able to say, ‘You know what? Somebody who has talent is not entitled to be a misogynist, is not entitled to cause emotional or physical pain,’” she said.
“If you’ve been given a pass for a long time, then there is payback,” Sheindlin added. “And sometimes payback is nasty.”