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With the #MeToo phenomenon dominating conversation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, perhaps it should come as no surprise that there were phantom sightings of Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. in Park City, Utah.
On Jan. 18, the first day of the fest, several young women caused a stir at the Salt Lake City airport by carrying signs that read “Weinstein.” That prompted photo ops and whispers of “Is Harvey really here?” around the baggage claim area before a young male director-type waved them down and left the building with the women in tow (strangely, nobody by the name of Weinstein appeared on the entire Sundance lineup, leading to speculation that it was some sort of performance art).
Five days later, mouths were agape at the St. Regis Hotel in Park City when guests and workers were convinced that C.K. was making the rounds in the lobby. A source says the comedian was nowhere near Utah, and it was likely Veep’s Matt Walsh, who bears a striking resemblance and was dining at the hotel with the cast of the Sundance film A Futile and Stupid Gesture. (Walsh is about an inch taller than C.K. and is frequently mistaken for the comic around New York.)
If either C.K. or Weinstein had actually shown up at Sundance, it would have been particularly brazen, given that both are accused of sexual misdeeds that took place in Park City hotels during the festival.
Meanwhile, back in New York, one tipster told The Hollywood Reporter that Weinstein was spotted inside the Peninsula New York hotel this week attempting to have a meeting. However, Weinstein’s rep denied the claim with a simple “False.” The onetime movie mogul is reportedly still in Arizona.
Just landed in Sundance. Umm. pic.twitter.com/Cvj25ZmnvN
— Tatiana Siegel (@TatianaSiegel27) January 18, 2018
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