The thing about the Weinstein story is that he’s been well known as an asshole for decades, but there was no big protest about it.
It was good press, to write stories about how terrible he was as a boss, or even as a partner on projects. People lapped up the “war stories” of working with Harvey.
But now we’re told there’s another part of this. That along with the violence there was sex, or at least the intimidation and abuse of sex and that means that he’s now a monster.
He could’ve been confronted by the industry at any point for being an asshole and forced to act like a better person or find himself without collaborators in an industry that needs hundreds, if not thousands of people to cooperate to get things done.
He was a successful, and therefore useful person, so everyone let him rant and shout and scream and throw things and basically make life hell for his employees.
He was always a monster. The sexual component doesn’t make him worse, it just makes his monstrosity more diverse.