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Knicks owner James Dolan wrote a morose ballad about his friend Harvey Weinstein

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James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and a longtime friend of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has recorded a bluesy folk song with his band JD & The Straight Shot about Weinstein’s fall. The song is called “I Should’ve Known,” but according to The New York Daily News (via Vulture), Dolan says it’s not strictly about Weinstein. “I’ve talked to a lot of other people who know these folks and wonder what [they] could have done,” Dolan says, adding, “If you’re friends with a lot of these people, a lot of them are people we never would have thought that about”—suggesting that nobody could’ve possibly suspected that Weinstein was allegedly using his position of power to sexually abuse women. Before we get into that, here’s the song:

The lyrics of “I Should’ve Known” are all about the singer wishing he had been aware of what was going on, because he would’ve done anything to try and stop it. As The Daily News points out, though, six women have named Dolan in a lawsuit, claiming he was part of the “sexual enterprise” that enabled Weinstein’s alleged misconduct. Dolan even briefly served on the board of The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein invited Dolan to sit at his Golden Globes table at least twice.


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