Trump, Pecker and The Boys Club Era

The case against sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was overturned by New York’s appellate court.

A dissenting judge said the ruling was “endangering decades of progress in this incredibly complex and nuanced area of law” regarding sex crimes after centuries of “deeply patriarchal and misogynistic legal tradition.”

The tabloid National Enquirer boss, David Pecker, on the stand spilling truth.

Stories central to women’s battle for full equality.

Theses stories aren’t happening in a vacuum. We’ve come through a powerful solar eclipse. A conjunction that hasn’t happened since 1941. Secrets are spilled. Change in circumstances occur.

Trump was 9 years-old when Hugh Hefner opened his first Playboy club. By the 1970s, Trump was in his 20s. He met the tabloid publisher Pecker in the late 1980s.

It was the boys club era.

“Playboy has a strong, almost irresistible appeal for the young man who is struggling to establish his own identity to define his own personality. To work out his style of life,” a minister said in 1960.Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

The trial continues as Americans grapple with the fallout of Playboy bunny Susan McDougal, and porn star Stormy Daniels.

A story about character…

PECKER: Every time we — the conversations that I had with Michael Cohen with respect to both of these stories, the family was — his family was never mentioned; and the conversations that I had directly with Mr. Trump, his family wasn’t mentioned.

Trump had to stop the stories from breaking, no matter the cost.

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