Moreover, outlets like Deadline, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter will not make any advertising money from Weinstein. Oscar season is Black Friday to these outlets. Weinstein no longer fills these coffers.
(Students of the breed will recognise this manoeuvre as the "Jon Jones Method of Getting Away With Anything".)
Ben Affleck, on the other hand, is a money-making machine for the Hollyweird establishment, and so- for now, at least- he is protected.