HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host responds to producer's statement, "I came of age in the '60...s and '70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different."
Almost exactly one year after President Donald Trump's infamous "grab her by the p-ssy" comments from an "Access Hollywood" tape went viral, The New York Times published a massive exposé detailing Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual misconduct. In response, the Hollywood movie producer admitted he needs help while also denying the charges. "I came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different," Weinstein said. "That was the culture then. I have since learned it's not an excuse..."
"Yeah, you're right," Oliver said on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday. "Your excuse isn't an excuse. In fact, it isn't even an excuse for that behavior in the '60s."
"'Well, back then we had no idea that women didn't want to be forced to look at dicks,'" Oliver said, imitating Weinstein. "'That wasn't discovered by scientists until 1998!'"
Meanwhile, Oliver noted Trump -- he referred to as "the Harvey Weinstein of presidents" -- had his "own surprise for women this week." POTUS proposed an insurance mandate that would allow employers of non-profits, private firms and public companies to stop offering free birth control to their employees if they have a religious or moral objection to it.
"It's true," Oliver said, "the Trump administration is making it easier for employers to stop covering employees' birth control, or as Mike Pence undoubtedly would put it, they are defending the rights of future babies to continue unimpeded through the male sin stick and directly into a woman's mother hole."