After The New York Times last week published a report detailing graphic sexual encounters between Weinstein and his female staff, including actresses Ashley Judd, Hayley Atwell and Rose McGowan, Hollywood heavyweights have spoken out against the 65-year-old producer. Brie Larson, Amber Tamblyn and Judd Apatow had this to say:
Weinstein, who is yet to be charged, has released a statement of apology and says he is seeking therapy.
“I came of age in the ‘60s and ‘70s, when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different. That was the culture then. I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office – or out of it.”
You don’t say.
News.com.au reports that although he’s apologised, Weinstein intends to take legal action against The New York Times for its “reckless reporting.”
Meanwhile, yet another story has emerged from sources claiming that Hayley Atwell was told by Weinstein to “stop eating so much,” when she was 24.
“You look like a fat pig on screen,” he told her. Atwell’s co-star, Emma Thompson, is said to have confronted Weinstein over the incident and threatened to walk off set if he persisted.