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newsroom, i am monica cabrera, live in the newsroom. harvey weinstein have been expelled of the academy of motion pictures of arts and sciences. people that awards the oscars. four women accused him of raping him and dozens more of sexually assaults. weinstein denied the allegations. he believes all encounters were consensu consensual. tom hanks and goldberg and they say quote, "we do not celebrate ourselves from one who does not merit or respect of his colleagues but also send the message that the era of willful ignorant and sexual predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over." what's at issue is a diply troubled problems that has no place for our society. conduct that all academy members
will be expected to exemplify. >> brian stelter, in the past, the academy has not taken this move despite other allegations and misconducts. >> ray allen is still an academy member and bill cosby and this time, this moment is different. it is partly because this country is evolving pretty quickly, thankfully on the issues of sexual harassment and assaults. there are times decades ago where we would not seen the academy taken this kind of action where the women coming forward in the past nine days would not have been supported the way they have been. you think oaf the past where there is an idea that women would be shamed if they would come forward or they would be told that's the price of working in hollywood. well, no more. we are seeing the board of governors of the academy trying to make a statement that will
not be tolerated. if that era is ever in the past, that's not present today. you think of the roger ailes scandal and io'reilly. relationships of men and women in the work force and what it means to have powerful men in these companies, in this case, weinstein's company who thought they can get away for a long time. the academy is making a bold statement, he's out of the academy, we have never seen a lifetime membership revoked in the midst in the scandal like this. the reason why it is a blow for weinstein personally, his name is with the oscars, he was famous for oscar campaigning and helping stars like gwyneth paltr paltrow. weinstein is reprimanded and by
a group that his. >> what about his oscars? >> he will apparently still hold onto his statue from 1999 for the movie "shakespeare in love." it is not clear of his future. right now he's seeking therapy and his adviser is unclear of where he is or is he really in rehab. it seems to me that's he's in denied denial and he talked about wanting a second chance. there is no second chance at least for the academy for harvey weinstein. stay with me, to continue the story with us is our writer and cofounder of change and ratio which increases opportunities for women in the media.
mark, i have to ask you this right off the bat, you defended big names. have harvey weinstein reached out to you? [ laughter ] >> if he did, i would not answer it. >> really? >> i will tell you that right now there is when brian starts to talk about the people who are still members and that they expelled him, it shows you exactly kind of the culture shock that is going on. when you actually convict and you are still a member here, he's not convicted of anything yet and he's expelled. it is a water shed moment. >> what makes it different to you. if he calls you, he would not take the call and you would not be his adviser. now, i did not say that and i would not tell you if he had reached out.
>> oh, that's what you mean. >> you have an ethical duty to not disclose those k-inds of things. >> what would be your advise? >> mine advice is not do what he's done so far. he's been a blueprint for indict me or come file charges on me. it is astonishing with the legal a advisers that he acted this way. a lot of times i went up against it and i am note specifically here. a lot of times, when they're in the cross hairs have a real tough time heating the advise of their lawyers and especially criminal lawyers who generally tend to be in a one off situation. he does have criminal exposure. any time that you got a district
attorney like you do in new york who actively are advertising for other victims, that is a very troubling thing. you just need to act accordingly and so far he's not heeded, i am sure, i am sure of his lawyer's advise. >> rachel, that leads to the next question of this is not just about sex, it is about power in some way that it seems. >> this thing is about power by all accounts, that was whatnot only harvey weinstein reel to get away with this for so long but the charge that he clearly got from doing it. that's clear abusive power and he was reckless as though he's trying to test the water. this is pathological behavior but you know mark mentioned, i cannot tell you how sick i am,
trampling all over women in order to get what they want. we have seen this behavior over d over, we mentioned bill cosby and these are allegations and woody allen, we also talk about allegations but many, many of them against the president of the united states donald trump, this all happened a year ago with respect to him in terms of many women coming forward with stories that are similar, you know? when i read the accounts of harvey weinstein coming out in a bath rob and problem serious conditioning women, it reminded me of her accusations against the current president. it is wonderful that we are seeing a lot of these moments and it is wonderful that we are seeing change. there is a giant elephant in the room and yes, the elephant time is at the post. the gop has, you know, they elevated this guy. so like i am waiting for it to move on up.
>> so you are referring there about elevating -- you are talking about the president. let me go back to harvey weinstein and brian, the paparazzi caught weinstein as he's leaving town and lets listen to what that exchange was. >> guys, i am not doing okay. >> you are not? >> i am trying, i got to get help guys. >> we all make mistakes, second chance, i hope, okay? >> no problem. >> thanks guys. >> and you know i have always been loyal to you guys and not like those [ bleep ] that treat me like [ bleep ]. i have been a good guy. >> that was the second chance comment that he aleluded to earlier. seems like everything is going in the other direction. >> he said it on day one and nine days ago, he's hoping to get a second chance and going to
rehab and getting help. but, you know i cannot tell you there is no indication that he's off at some sort of secluded rehab facility. he maybe seeing therapist s or talking to doctors, he's been resistance of how serious it is. it is the academy saying the era of shameful of complicity and ra era of ignorance is over. >> they are saying eventually there was an era of ignorance and people were coming up to cover weinstein's situation and we are embarrassed by that and make sure it does not happen again. >> this guy is not facing charges. nypd are investigating omnivoin these against weinstein, how likely that he will be charged?
>> it is all speculatives. i hate to set odds on somebody getting charged. the one place where he's got real jeopardy is in new york. new york, you are within the statue of limitations arguably they can use that 2015 incident as a like crime evidence and similar of what happened of bill cosby and his trial. they got acted of another accuser and whether that accuser is cooperating or not and have been reported in a gray area. that's where he's got real jeopardy and that's why i keep on saying he needs to be heeding his lawyer's advice if he's got a lawyer in new york. he has real jeopardy in a case like this. i remember this is and it was not long ago that we were talking about cosby before he was charged criminally and he was doing some things that did not make a whole lot of sense and almost inviting the
prosecutors some where to charge him and remember when you got this kind of public wealth spring of -- at your back if you are a prosecutor, it is not that hard for you to go out on the limb and take a chance and now prosecutes somebody criminally whose public enemy number one. >> rachel, i saw somebody say this is simply hollywood trying to sweep harvey under the rug. i wonder if it is a misopportunity thmissed opportunity that they did not make the statement or institute some changes of women coming forward or accusers in the future. >> i mean, i think that'll be great. i think we'll see a lot of change and you know we have seen incremental change already. i weary of harvey weinstein and
bill cosby. the standards must be met because there is a lot of room for bad acting over decades on the part of those two certainly but the story that continues to emerge and it is not just in hollywood. it is, you know, actress model cameron russell, who posted on instagram about abuses and violations time and again. we just had this kind of scandal rocking silicon valley. this is indemic which men held woman to a higher standard and look the other way. gee, it is all white men at the top. that's just must be how it is supposed to be. harvey weinstein and all the headlines and the past few hours and great, how many women never got the chance to come close to the academy because they cut
their career short or men like harvey weinstein cutting their career short. there has to be a great understanding that there is a completely different pathway for people who have privilege, usually white men and everyone else encountering roadblocks and often a lot more severe roadblocks like harvey weinstein standing in front of them between the door way and a potted plant. >> rachel, and marc, thank you for the thoughts and conversations, guys. >> coming up, five minutes in hell. california crews are racing through flames and ash trying to reach victims of the devastated wild fires. >> please don't hit me. [ bleep ] bad spot.
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where you at? >> put on your shoes, come on, she's disabled. >> let me get her feet. >> her husband is behind. >> sheriff, we are doing a carry out. >> more than 200 people live in the fire zones are still unaccounted for. officials don't know if they got to safety or not. >> 17 dpifires are burning at t same time right now. one of the deadliest disasters in california's history. miguel marquez is in california right now. we heard the death toll has gone up again. >> reporter: yeah, there is great concerns of the number of missing means they're going to find more.
they're able to get into those neighborhoods that are destroyed using the search and rescue dogs of other means. they have not had the resources the go in there and now they're getting a hold of the fire that seems like they are starting to find more and more people. it is really concerning. that video you showed off the top was day one of this about two miles north of where we are. this is oakmont. this is the area of the new evacuation occurred here. this fire has been simmering out there for much of the day. the wind was blowing a little stronger earlier today. it is starting to come on now and firefighters had been fighting with everything they have. aircraft and bulldozers and thousands of firefighters have been pouring in here. it goes all the way down south to the city of sonoma. >> they had emergency evacuations over night as well. i understand there may have been some structures there that's
damaged or destroy. they're very much in the middle of trying to get this fire out and just a couple of hours, those red flag warnings stopped so that the winds will come down and the humidity will go up a little bit. temperatures will come down and help firefighters full-timeinal getting on top of these fires. >> miguel, thank you. coming up, president trump's former chief of staff, reince priebus is interviewed by the council's team. we'll tell you who else could be next. that's why t's pune true instinct. nutrient-dense, protein-rich, real meat number one. this is a different breed of natural nutrition. purina one, true instinct. ♪ can i kick it? ♪ yes you can ♪ can i kick it? ♪ yes you can ♪ can i kick it? ♪ yes you can ♪ well i'm gone
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for the first time that we know of the special counsel has interviewed reince priebus, former chief of staff and before that the chairman of the republican national committee. as chairman of the rnc, priebus works closely with the trump campaign and he was apart of major decisions that president trump made including the firing o f james comey and former national security adviser, michael flynn. >> mueller is looking into both of those firing. with me to discuss the development for the chicago times and correspondent elise labrinth. >> does priebus have any loyalty to the president or incentives to protect him? >> i think reince priebus would have an incentive to protect
himself to lying to the fbi. >> create a whole legal dilemma for himself. i would say this is not a matter of loyalty, it is a matter of having done himself as a cooperative person and great importance of the fbi so he keeps the attention off to himself. i don't think it is a matter of loyalty and no matter what or how the president treated him. i think he's somebody that may have a lot to offer to the fbi and will be treated as somebody important as long as he is forthcoming. >> publicly, he's adamant that there is no collusion between the trump campaigns and russia. lets listen. >> so no collusion what so ever? >> is there anybody involved with trump or russia in the 2016 campaign? >> no.
no collusion story, the story is a joke. i don't believe there is a lot of people out there that actually believe that campaign people were sitting on telephones and having meetings and passing secret messages trying to figure out how to mess around with the election. >> now sources say mueller still wants to interview other former officials and shaean spicer and mccan. >> anyone who had a significant time with the president and whether or not it would be of the white house's interest up, offering to talk to trump's investigators as soon as later. this would be a crucial decision. that would put him and his lawyers in the past of cooperating and offering up an
interview that's at very high stakes. >> elise, i want to turn to president trump's decision of iran deal, possibly terminating it. he's doing it because iran is violating the spirit of the agreement. the president's own adviser have said publicly that iran is in compliance. >> lets listen. >> i do believe the agreement have been delayed by our end. >> they are in technical compliance of nuclear arrange. >> do -- that's a yes or no question. >> yes, senator, i do. so the president is given congress 60 days to come up with a better deal. elise, what are the chances that congress can do that and that
iran in the other country and this agreement will even accept it? >> it is difficult and not impossible. you heard the president's advisers talk about compliance and you have seen the iaea, the u.n. watchdog that's monitoring this deal saying that arian is in compliance. not of the country involved in this deal with interested. i think it remains to be seen of what congress is going to do and my understanding is the party of the deal have given up on president trump, given up on the administration and now you have the european lobbies congress to say listen, stay in the deal, we want to work with you on some of the areas of iran's behavior and whether it is terrorism or ballistic missile, they're willing to talk about what they can do for when the deal expires. they're not willing to reopen the deal. diplomats have told me that
members of congress and even members of the republican leadership understands how this issue was and nobody is happy, that president trump left it in their laps but now congress has the opportunity to move forward and keeping the u.s. and deals and moving forward of other areas. i think it is what president trump tr trump's advisers want and those in the region as well. lynne sweet, we have to get to breaking news in california. >> governor jerry brown and camala harris that are holding a press conference. they have killed 17 lives. >> we are doing everything we can to stop the fire.
in terms of financial assistance and that'll be with fema. i think you ought to check out with the fema and they'll provide answers. >> well, i said listen to whatever the police chief zr fire chief tells us. the fire is unpredictable. it depends on the winds and r s various factors, i would say listen to the authorities as you hear it from the media and don't try to freelance it on your own. >> i don't know about getting people back in their homes but i would just say first of all, well, some are going back. i guess they used the word repopulation and thousands are
experiencing that situation. i would rather have the fire officials give you the exact number because they can tell you exactly. [ inaudible ] >> first, you got to clear all the mess, that's a big job. secondly, in building the city and the city or the county should be and will be very responsive and we do have a complicated set of bills but usually after disaster like this, building officials are sympathetic and if there are issues -- when someone has a problem, just call my office. senator feinstein -- i think he is.
>> oh yes, there is hope. we have always had to move money from one account to another for wild fires fighting. it is a unique fire because it destroys both, it destroys wild places and buildings and it chose no favorismtitisfavoritis moves. the concerns that i have is how fast the fire have moved. that's hard to do. i think in terms of money, senator harris and i are going to put our heads together. i am an appropriator and i am going to go back and see what we can do to beef up those accounts to get more money. there is no question that i guess jerry, the governor, this
is the worst fire that we have in my lifetime. is that fair to say? >> people hurt and also the spreading. >> yes, so as such treated by such and i think the dollars have to come, the one good thing is that there is now an ability for individuals to be recompense up to i gather of a total of $32,000 and fema can tell you more about it. i would really urge the pre press -- >> all right, we'll pull out of this. we'll continue to listen and we'll bring you more information and highlights on this press conference as they become available. again, this is on the press conference out of california as we continue to monitor and learn more of the deadly wild fires. there is at least 37 people have lost their lives. more than 3,000 homes have been destroyed. coming up, a critical
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so after weeks of controversies, the nfl has no plans to mandate the players stand for the national anthem but it does want to talk to team's owners and players in search of solution how to end the protest. >> taking a hard line on this is jerry jones. he says his players must stand and those who don't won't play. >> that decision was withheld by president trump who tweeted a
big salute to jerry jones who'll bench players who disrespects our flag. jones donated $1 million to the president's inaugural committee. president trump blasted the nfl to allow the protest to go on. roger goodell asking 13 owners asking them to support a plan to move on. joining us to discuss our cnn contributor and devonte, first, as a former player, what's your reaction to jerry jones' mandate? >> it is disheartening. we have talked about it a number of time of players having the right to exercise their first amendment rights and so for any n nfl owners that want to do that, it is discouraging. it can tear the team apart and
as i am sure that jerry jones is aware of. >> there is also been owners who have come out and support the players as well. you have the ceo from san francisco 49ers who said according to eric reid, and kaepernick taking a knee of the beginning of this last year. >> he would not forced players to stand or he would support the players in whatever they want to do. if you remember a couple weeks ago the san francisco 49ers traveled to indianapolis to play the colts where you had mike pence showing up and everyone agrees it was staged on the taxpayers' dime costing couple hundred of dollars or maybe more. i am hearing that the 49ers may
not kneel tomorrow here in washington, d.c. >> interesting. >> would that be a decision that the team is all agreed upon or what is fuelling that? >> it is stemming from initially what the protest have been about from the beginning. that's to raise awareness and that's to help promote and bring about change and promote change and bring about change in the social issues and a number of issues that players have been speaking about now and what i am hearing from the league's office is they're calling this ground breaking and the players have agreed to not kneel for tomorrow specifically because it is not just about police brutality. they are also looking into sex trafficking survivors and also the gender pay gap and looking into discriminations. >> it sounds like they're
passionate about different issues and they're trying to address that. let me ask terrance of this, lets listen. >> before watching a football game, you want to see those players be proud of our country and respect our nflag and respet our nagtional an they will and e think they will and we hope they will. >> has it now become a protest of the president and his attempt to shut down the freedom of expression? >> well, i will tell you what, it is a little bit of both and that brings me to the big picture of what's going on here. >> this meeting this coming beak between the owners and players in new york is going to be huge. i am going to tell you why. i am speaking as a person of economic degree from miami of ohio of university. this is all about money.
the nfl and tv ratings have dropped 7% compared of last year. president trump wants us to believe is all because of the kneeling but a lot of it is the las vegas shooting and hurricanes. the owners are perceiving that the kneeling and the protests are causing a drop in revenue. you remember now that this is a $14 billion industry and roger goodell is a double that revenue amount within ten years so this meeting is going to be with the owners and the players meeting together with the owners gently reminding the players that every 48 cents on the dollar goes to the player's salary. it is going to be more so about that than anything else. whether or not it works, it stands to be seen. i think it was interesting that thursday night's game between the carolina panthers and care
the eagles, you had the usual suspects of the eagles protesting, malcolm jenkins fist raised in the air and another teammate's support. we are seeing unfortunately in my opinion of the thing that president trump has been saying is having an effect on the owners and the owners are starting to affect the players and it all comes down to the bottom line. >> donwatch it tomorrow. do you think there is enough trusts between the players and owners to come up with some kind of a solution that's unified? >> i don't totally disagree of what was just said. i don't want to under mine the h hard work that players have been
engaged in for over a year now. there is a lot of work behind the scenes between players and advocate groups and the nfl and other groups that are interconnected. the players have been working hard on this. the number one state of goal was to bring awareness to a lot of these issues. again, it is a broad spectrum of issues. it is not just police brutality and community policing. it is also again of what i am hearing from players directly involved in these talk, they're telling me it is about the gender pay gap and housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the nfl to take ownership in. not just the players platform but the nfl platform and that's from what i am hearing is a big conversation. >> can i add something real quick. >> quickly, go ahead. >> everybody would agree on it. go back to the future and part
of 2008 and 2009, the players stayed in the locker room during the national anthem and the only time they stood in the national an testimony out there in the open was during the super bowl. lets go back to that period and everybody is happy and go on with your life >> but controversy is solved. >> thank you so much. terence moore and donte. >> the passion for our national past times, still runs deep. this week's our cnn hero sharing that love. >> when you have a child who is dealing with a life-threatening illness. their treatments or protocol may be two or three years and their tanks starting to drive. >> on game day, we provide an opportunity for a family to get out as a family, just being there together and days like
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academy. the board of governors commenting on the reason they expelled him. saying we do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues, but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. what's at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. the board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all academy members will be expected to exemplify. more on this breaking story coming up at 8:00 p.m. heern on cnn. meantime he's been all over the world. in tomorrow's episode of "parts unknown" anthony bourdain visits a city the likes of which he has never seen before. ♪ ♪ ♪ nigeria, the city of lagos, 20
million people live here. >> all kinds of things are happening here, everything is cramped into this small ecosystem and it works, that's the amazing thing about it. >> you see people making shoes, making watches. nobody does any one job in this city. >> they say you have to have three houses. >> very entrepreneurial society. there's a lot of magical thinking going on. it's mad, it's bad, it's delicious, it's confusing. and i've never seen anything like it. >> experience it tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. i'm ana cabrera, in new york. smerkonish is next.
i'm michael smerkonish in philadelphia. we welcome our viewers in the i states and around the world. is president trump getting things done or just undoing anything president obama did? the decertification of the iran nuclear deal and cutting off federal subsidies for the affordable care act both fulfill campaign promises but seem all about undermining obama's legacy. i'm talk to former obama adviser david axelrod. and when gop senator bob corker uncorked on trump's behavior, was his wording planned to