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Russia’s State TV Calls Trump Their ‘Agent’

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Or this is disinformation in itself. Putin benefits from just the perception he has the US president wrapped around his little finger.

With Trump you have to play the game: stupid or corrupt? And it’s not always clear when he’s just being a moron or when he’s being a corrupt moron.

For example he brags to Russian diplomats about firing comey because he thinks it will make him look strong in front of them or even just that because they may be sympathetic to his cause. “Oh there getting smeared by this stuff too, so there in my side”.

Same thing with Helsinki but a different Trump impulse. It’s the “i can shake a mans hand and know his worth” sort of masculine mythology. He looked Putin in the eye and Putin said he didn’t do it. “That’s good enough for me.” To the rest of the world who isn’t still sucking on the teat of toxic masculinity.

Like I’m not blind to Trumps history with Russian mafiosi or the fact he was still doing the Moscow tower deal well into the general or the suspicious meetings or the lack of notes/translators on official meetings or the incomprehensible foreign policy that has a single common thread: it’s all pretty good for Russia.

I’m just saying keep the possibility open that this in itself, the perception, is the dupe.

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer gives fans their best look yet at the upcoming sequel

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A new full-length trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 classic aviation movie, dropped Monday, giving fans their best look yet at what to expect when the film premieres in 2020.

“Top Gun: Maverick” sees Tom Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, return to the skies in order to train a new, younger crop of U.S. Navy fighter pilot cadets. The trailer not only shows Cruise back in the cockpit for the first time since the original “Top Gun” but also gives fans their first real look at newcomers including Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro and Jennifer Connelly after dropping a brief teaser trailer in July.

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Cruise himself released the trailer on his Twitter account Monday with the caption, “See you in the sky.”

The trailer opens with Maverick being introduced as a new instructor to a newer generation of pilots that seem by-and-large unfamiliar with his past exploits. Although the new trailer is heavy on nostalgia for the first movie, featuring a voice-over recounting Maverick’s storied record as a pilot, it seems he’ll have to deal with new threats as well as adapt to how the world of aviation has changed in the more than 30 years since he’s been away.

However, it also hints at some rather turbulent times for the character and his new cohorts, showing fights in the air and on the ground as well as Maverick seemingly saluting a casket at a military funeral.

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Unfortunately, the trailer is short on any further plot details other than depicting Maverick back in the skies in what seems to be an advanced, high-tech plane of some sort.

In addition to seeing the return of Maverick, fans are given their first look at his reported new love interest in the movie, played by Connelly. Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Teller’s character has direct ties to the 1986 original film. According to USA Today, Teller plays the son of Nick Goose Bradshaw, played by Anthony Edwards in the first film. After Goose died, he left behind a son that apparently took up his late dad’s vocation. Now it seems it’s up to Maverick to set him on the right path.

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“Top Gun: Maverick” is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2020.

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Actress horribly burned in ‘fire cupping’ session gone wrong, report says

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An actress in China is recovering from a traumatic cupping incident after the rubbing alcohol that was on her skin caught fire, leaving her with second-degree burns. Deng Sha, who has appeared on “Yanxi Palace,” sought the ancient therapy after taping.

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Chinese actress Deng Sha opted for a “fire cupping” session after filming “Yanxi Palace.”  (AsiaWire)

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Cupping is used in traditional medicine in several areas of the world and involves creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo or a plastic cup. Negative pressure is created in the cup by either applying a flame to the cup to remove oxygen before placing it on the skin or by attaching a suction device to the cup after it is placed on the skin, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH).

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The rubbing alcohol on her skin caught fire, leaving her with bloodied, blistered scars.  (AsiaWire)

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The therapy typically leaves temporary marks on the skin and can result in skin discoloration, scars, burns and infections. There are two variations called wet cupping and dry cupping. In wet cupping, the skin is pierced and blood flows into the cup. With dry cupping, the skin remains intact. However, Deng allegedly chose another variation of the therapy called “fire cupping,” which according to AsiaWire involves creating suction in the cups by briefly burning an alcohol-soaked cotton ball inside.

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She may suffer permanent scarring as a result, reports say.  (AsiaWire)

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Somehow, the rubbing alcohol on her skin caught fire, leaving her with blistered and bleeding skin that required care at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. She urged her fans to take proper steps before undergoing fire cupping, such as tying up loose hair and staying calm in the event of an emergency, but according to AsiaWire, she did not warn against trying the therapy.

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Trump rages against impeachment as newly released report alleges he committed ‘multiple federal crimes’. President claims his impeachment ‘is the greatest con job in the history of American politics’ as damning report details misconduct.

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Netflix is Ad Free, but It Isn’t Brand Free

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Netflix subscribers like being able to glide through entire seasons of “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” without sitting through commercials for insurance and S.U.V.s with bows on the hood. Subscriptions, rather than advertising, drive its nearly $16 billion in annual revenue, and being commercial-free “remains a deep part of our brand proposition,” Netflix said in a statement.

While it is the dominant streaming platform, with 158 million global subscribers, Netflix also has a $12 billion pile of debt. And it is facing competition from deep-pocketed streaming newcomers like the Walt Disney Company and Apple. The research firm eMarketer said this month that Netflix’s “days at the top may be numbered,” and many analysts and executives wonder if, in order to keep its revenue strong, it will have to embrace ads.

“I don’t know why they wouldn’t,” said Peter Naylor, the head of advertising sales for the streaming platform Hulu.

Even as Netflix resists commercials, it is finding ways to work with brands. Last month, Netflix worked with the sandwich chain Subway to start offering a Green Eggs and Ham Sub (spinach-dyed eggs, sliced ham, guacamole, cheese) tied to the new Netflix series “Green Eggs and Ham,” based on the Dr. Seuss book. The sandwich generated a lot of publicity for Netflix in the lifestyle press while also putting the Netflix name in front of the millions of people who buy a Subway sandwich each day.

“We believe we will have a more valuable business in the long term,” Netflix said, “by staying out of competing for ad revenue and instead entirely focusing on competing for viewer satisfaction.”

In another recent cross-promotion, Netflix charged the clothing company Diesel a license fee to make outfits inspired by “La Casa de Papel,” one of Netflix’s most popular shows. Online ads from Diesel hammered home the connection by showing the Netflix name, mentioning “La Casa de Papel” and featuring characters in the distinctive red jumpsuits worn by the show’s protagonists.

Netflix is “actively beefing up its marketing team,” according to the research firm Forrester. “They’re being more flexible in the types of partnerships they can offer,” said Ellie Bamford, an executive at the marketing agency R/GA.

When Netflix worked with Samsung and Aviation American Gin on a commercial last month featuring the actor Ryan Reynolds and his new Netflix film “6 Underground,” no money changed hands. For Netflix, such deals are mostly about keeping people aware of the Netflix brand.

Netflix declined to say whether deals with companies would become a larger revenue stream in the future.

But companies have long been eager to go into business with Netflix, even before it scored 34 Golden Globe nominations this month. The platform has something brands crave: a young audience. Its average viewer is 31, part of a group highly sought by companies as younger people avoid broadcast and cable television and are known to hate ads.

“Brands want to be in front of this audience,” Ms. Bamford said. “Reaching these unreachables, these cord-cutters who don’t want to be fed an ad, is a huge concern.”

Major companies flirt with Netflix on social media, and Netflix is flirting back. This month, the company’s Twitter account, with seven million followers, participated in a saucy meme about things people say during sex, trading quips about it with the Wendy’s Twitter account (3.4 million followers) and Penguin Random House (1.3 million followers). Last spring, Netflix posted a tweet that included a photo of nine cast members from one of its original shows, “Sense8,” as they appeared to be celebrating in an Audi convertible, and then had a joking exchange about it with the Audi account (two million followers).

In contrast to its cheery social-media tone, Netflix is “not necessarily the easiest to work with” on promotional partnerships with companies, said Stacy Jones, the chief executive of the entertainment marketing company Hollywood Branded. She described Netflix as “very picky,” saying it “wants to be the lead.”

“They’re in a power position right now,” Ms. Jones said. “They know the market, and they’re controlling it and keeping it very tight.”

Netflix is careful to guard its reputation, asking some of the companies it has worked with to avoid putting its logo on dart boards, paper napkins and doormats. But marketing executives said Netflix was increasingly open to lending its name to outside projects, including joint marketing campaigns and products based on its shows.

With so much content, Netflix has had trouble sustaining attention for some shows, which can come and go in a weekend of binge-watching, never to be mentioned again. The arrangements with the brands are one way it can keep attention focused on a given program. This month, Netflix posted a job listing for someone who would develop products, games and events to “drive meaningful show awareness” and make them “part of the zeitgeist for longer periods of time.”

Netflix has a brand partnerships group, led by the executive Barry Smyth, which works with companies to use Netflix’s name in promotional campaigns and has recently hired people away from Fox, Lionsgate and other media companies. In a recent job listing for a position in Europe, Netflix said it wanted to “amplify the scope and impact of our marketing campaigns when we work with other brands.”

This summer, Netflix’s biggest series, “Stranger Things,” a supernatural sci-fi show set in the 1980s, struck deals with 75 companies. In one, Netflix teamed up with Baskin Robbins on new ice cream flavors like the chocolate-icing-topped Eleven’s Heaven, named after the character Eleven, and Upside Down Pralines, a reference to the alternate dimension in the show, the Upside Down. In another deal, Coca-Cola briefly revived the failed 1985 beverage New Coke, which appeared in “Stranger Things” episodes, adding to its retro atmosphere.

The brands did not pay to appear on the show, but Netflix took a licensing fee for a “Stranger Things” promotion in London designed by the immersive-theater company Secret Cinema, which recreated a mall from the series that sold special cosmetics from Mac and products from Coach. The pop-up mall opened in November, four months after Netflix made the show’s third season available to subscribers.

The platform does not need to make money from major companies to benefit from working with them. The idea is to fuel subscriptions by drumming up interest in its shows through alliances with “brands where we feel like their audience will love our content as much as our audience does,” Netflix said in a statement.

In a conference call with analysts this year, the Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said the “Stranger Things” promotions were intended “to get more people excited about ‘Stranger Things,’ so they join Netflix, they tell their friends about it.”

The same logic may extend to product placements. Netflix has typically left such decisions up to individual producers, saying in a statement that “most of the brands that appear in shows and movies are added by creators who believe they add to the authenticity of the story.” Netflix added that “instances where those placements are paid are rare and not a business focus for us.”

That is a contrast with many of Netflix’s rivals, which have actively courted companies with offers to display their products onscreen — even introducing them to showrunners and providing them with script drafts. Hulu, for instance, has a team dedicated to working brands into its shows, with the number of paid arrangements increasing 200 percent from 2018 to 2019, it said. Netflix does not have an equivalent team.

Still, products have appeared in Netflix shows for years (In 2013, a blogger posted a slide show of at least 57 corporate mentions on “House of Cards.”) Research last year suggested that more brand-name products appeared on shows tagged as Netflix Originals compared with the ones it streams from other studios.

In the recent post-apocalyptic series “Daybreak,” characters comment on the array of products stockpiled in an apartment: Red Bull energy drinks, Settlers of Catan board games, Tide Pods and more. None of the companies paid to be included. But such product placements can be a boon to producers who are looking to have realistic props in a scene without having to pay for them.

In the new Netflix holiday movie “The Knight Before Christmas,” a character spends nearly three minutes exploring a Sony television and Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. Both products were included free, but their presence set off a flurry of news articles and discussions on social media. Although much of the commentary was mocking, it drew attention to an otherwise standard seasonal film.

Such appearances are part of a long history of corporate cameos, like Ray-Ban in “Top Gun” and Reese’s Pieces in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Mike Myers even joked about product placement in “Wayne’s World”: “I will not bow to any sponsor,” he declared, posing with a slice from Pizza Hut.

Some streaming subscribers have deemed the constant presence of products to be annoying and “a big turnoff.” And many companies have tired of the effort that goes into negotiating product placements, wondering whether a few TV commercials and billboards could reach the same number of people with less trouble.

Carrie Drinkwater, the executive director of integrated investments at the Mediahub agency, said her team once tried to fit a client into the plot of the Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” only to balk after the production company involved set an “astronomical” price.

“It’s a lot of money to integrate,” she said, “and it’s really hard to do it in an authentic way, and you don’t know how much it will resonate.”

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Juice WRLD’s girlfriend breaks silence on rapper’s death: ‘He literally loved every single one of you’

Juice WRLD’s girlfriend shared an emotional message with the late rapper’s fans during a live show one week after his death.

Ally Lotti took the stage at the Rolling Loud festival at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles Sunday to speak about the “Lucid Dreams” rapper’s legacy as well as how he felt about his fans before he died at age 21.

“I just wanted to come out here and let everyone know that Jarad loved every single person that he helped on this earth. He literally loved every single one of you guys,” Lotti said through tears on stage. “There is not a time that he had shown me any different love [than] he felt for you. He wants everyone to know that you need to take any negative, any negative thing in your life, he would tell you every time he saw you and change that to a positive situation.”

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In the video of the speech posted to Twitter, Lotti speaks to the crowd with a screen projecting the words “Legends Never Die” behind her. As she finished and began walking off the stage, the crowd started to chant her name in an effort to show their support.

Juice WRLD, whose real name was Jarad A. Higgins, died last week after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport. The musician reportedly had a seizure, but his autopsy was inconclusive.

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“The Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of the death of Jarad A. Higgins, a 21-year-old black male of the 18500 block of Pierce Terrace in Homewood Illinois,” Natalia Derevyanny, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an email to Fox News at the time of his death.

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Speaking to TMZ, Juice WRLD’s mother, Carmella Wallace, said, “We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”

Though Juice WRLD often rapped about drugs, Wallace noted that his intentions were not to promote or glorify drug use, but rather help those who might have felt alone in their addiction struggles.

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“Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction,” Wallace continued.

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Progressive In Colorado Senate Race Raises Eyebrows With Apocalyptic Climate Ad

Somewhere in Colorado Springs, in the not-so-distant future, a hazmat-suited parent tries desperately to mend a tear in the foil roof of a makeshift shelter. A voice crackles on a shortwave radio, warning whomever is out there that another colossal storm is headed that way. A little girl narrates the dismal scene, wondering whether she will ever see the sunlight again.

This isn’t the plot of Hollywood’s latest sci-fi thriller. It’s the first 90 seconds of a new campaign ad for Andrew Romanoff, the progressive underdog in the Colorado Senate primary.

“This climate crisis is here now,” Romanoff told HuffPost in a phone interview last week. “People can turn away. But that’s not going to make the problem disappear. There are folks on Earth today who are living through this kind of hellscape.” 

The video, set to be released online Monday, marks an escalation in a primary race that’s shaping up to be a showdown over how the Democratic Party plans to tackle the climate crisis. Yet, it has raised eyebrows from some climate experts who say the apocalyptic imagery may paint a misleading picture of what’s already a terrifying crisis, but may also prove effective. 

Romanoff, a Green New Deal backer who refused to take money from the state’s powerful oil and gas industry, is up against former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a loyal fossil fuel ally who parlayed his failed bid for the 2020 presidential nomination into a front-running Senate campaign this summer. 

Hickenlooper swiftly picked up endorsements from Senate Democrats’ campaign arm as party officials in Washington looked to rubber-stamp the sort of moderate they see as most likely to beat Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), an unpopular incumbent whose seat is critical in flipping the Senate.

But in November, Romanoff, 53, got a boost from the Sunrise Movement, the group of youth-led climate campaigners behind the Green New Deal, which made the former state House speaker one of the group’s first endorsements of the 2020 election.

Climate change emerged as a top issue for Colorado voters this year. In January, 77% of registered voters called it a “serious concern,” up 14 percentage points since 2016, according to Colorado College’s annual conservation survey. Of those voters, 62% declared the crisis “extremely or very serious,” up 23 percentage points from three years ago. Both percentages topped the six other Western states polled in the survey. 

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There’s ample reason for the growing worries. Colorado’s average temperatures increased 2.9 degrees Fahrenheit between 1970 and 2018, Climate Central data shows. Three of the state’s largest wildfires in history occurred last year. Reservoirs fed by the Colorado River fell to a near-record low last year. 

“Our aim is not simply to alarm Americans. Plenty of people are alarmed already,” Romanoff said. “It’s to prompt the kind of climate action we need.”

The kind of expansive Green New Deal policy Romanoff supports is the first proposal scientists say matches the scale of the crisis at hand. The United Nations said last month that countries need to cut emissions by an unprecedented 7.6% per year to keep warming from exceeding the point beyond which the effects are projected to be catastrophic. 

But the doomsday depicted in the four-minute video, which the Romanoff campaign has no current plans to run on TV, doesn’t necessarily track what scientists predict of near-term climate change in North America. 

Projections vary based on a number of factors, including how fast the Arctic ice caps melt, how much methane from thawing permafrost accelerates warming from human emissions, and whether substantive policies to curb emissions or adapt to warming are quick enough to make a difference. And forecasts generally grow more dire by the year as refined measurements show even more rapid warming.

What we’ve been doing on climate messaging hasn’t been working, so if others want to try a different tactic, who am I to say it’s a bad idea? Leah Stokes, climate policy expert at University of California, Santa Barbara

The outcome of the changes, at least in the near future, is expected to mean greater disruptions and social upheaval. But few projections, if any, suggest the kind of dramatic civilizational breakdown shown in the ad, at least not in the United States.

It’s great if candidates want to communicate the dangers of climate change, but apocalyptic narratives are extreme,” said Joseph Majkut, a climate scientist and policy expert at the think tank Niskanen Center. “Reality is already cause for concern. I don’t think it is helpful to write science fiction.”

Climate messaging that appeals to fear can backfire and cause people to disengage, according to research from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Yet, there’s growing debate over “whether that finding is overstated in the literature,” said Leah Stokes, a climate policy researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“I tend to think that politicians, given their role in society, should probably lean toward hope and solutions, because they’re the ones cast with trying to solve the problem,” Stokes said. “But a lot of what we’ve been doing on climate messaging hasn’t been working, so if others want to try a different tactic, who am I to say it’s a bad idea?”

Candidates such as Jay Inslee, the Washington governor who ran for the 2020 presidential nomination on a positive message of fighting climate change, failed to gain traction with voters. Front-runners for the Democratic nomination who have proposed ambitious plans to curb emissions, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), focus their campaigns largely on other progressive issues, such as universal health care.

Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, said he generally feels that “these kinds of apocalyptic predictions are not effective.” 

“On the other hand, what we’ve been doing is not working either, so maybe conventional wisdom is wrong,” Dessler said in an email to HuffPost. “As a scientist, I believe that if your current approach is not working, then try something new.” 

The advice applies to Romanoff in more ways than one. Since Hickenlooper entered the race with the support of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the former governor leapfrogged Romanoff in polls. In September, a Public Policy Polling survey found that 60% of Democratic voters supported Hickenlooper, compared to Romanoff’s 9%. No other candidates in the race scored above 3%, and 16% of respondents said they were undecided.

In some ways, the video offers a darker spin on a genre of climate storytelling that’s blossomed since the Green New Deal, a sweeping framework for an industrial policy that both rapidly cuts emissions and provides millions of high-paying jobs repairing and fortifying infrastructure for a warmer world. In April, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Green New Deal movement’s most visible champion in Congress, released a video imagining the life of a young woman growing up under such a federal policy that provides her with a free education and a decent first job restoring wetlands through a program based on the 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps. 

If elected, Romanoff would likely become one of the Senate’s leading voices pushing for legislation to enact such a policy. Hickenlooper, by contrast, would be among the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, having repeatedly railed against the Green New Deal.

As he barnstorms the state, Romanoff said voters raise the climate crisis as a frequent concern. 

“This is the first election I can remember when voters are attaching to this issue the urgency that it demands,” he said. “So our video obviously dramatizes the stakes, but it doesn’t exaggerate the problem by any stretch.” 

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Trump rages against impeachment as newly released report alleges he committed ‘multiple federal crimes’. President claims his impeachment ‘is the greatest con job in the history of American politics’ as damning report details misconduct.

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Harvey Weinstein blames sex assault charges for ruining legacy, brags about creating female-led films ‘first’

Harvey Weinstein believes he’s the first movie mogul to place women in power, despite dozens of sexual misconduct allegations and an impending assault trial before him.

Weinstein, 67, boasted about his legacy in the film industry in a new interview from his hospital bedside after undergoing back surgery.

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Harvey Weinstein leaves court after his arraignment over a new indictment for sexual assault on August 26, 2019 in New York City. The new charges against the movie mogul are from an indictment involving the actor Annabella Sciorra.  (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

“I feel like the forgotten man,” the disgraced film producer told the New York Post on Friday. “I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it.”

But in the same breath, Weinstein blamed the dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against him as the reason his career has fallen off.

“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,” Weinstein told the outlet. “My work has been forgotten.”

JUDGE ALLOWS CONSOLIDATION OF CHARGES AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN

Weinstein underwent a spinal surgery last Thursday following injuries he sustained in an August car accident. The outlet explained that he agreed to the interview to prove he was not lying about his ailments.

According to the Post, Weinstein argued that he should not be defined by his alleged criminal acts.

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 Weinstein is facing rape and sexual assault charges from two separate incidents.  (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

“I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve became,” he said.

On Jan. 6, Weinstein will go to trial for rape in Manhattan Supreme Court. The disgraced film executive faces up to life in prison for five counts of predatory sexual assault, rape and criminal sex act.

JUDGE DENIES HARVEY WEINSTEIN MOTION TO DISMISS KEY CHARGES IN NEW YORK SEX CRIMES CASE

Weinstein previously pleaded not guilty to charges he raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on another woman in 2006. He had been free on $1 million bail and maintains that any sexual activity was consensual.

Just last week, Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million over allegations that he violated bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor. In court, Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, said the former film studio executive is “looking forward” to trial.

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Harvey Weinstein, center, arrives for a court hearing, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Judge James Burke also warned the accused predator that his bail would be revoked and another warrant would be issued if another issue arises.

Meanwhile, Weinstein and his former studio, The Weinstein Company, reached a $25 million dollar civil settlement with more than 30 of his accusers, according to reports. He denied the opportunity to discuss the settlement or the claims against him in the interview.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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