*Ugh* Woody Allen Is Sad For Harvey Weinstein
On October 5th, The New York Times blew the roof off of the decades long ‘open secret’ in Hollywood that Harvey Weinstein was essentially a sexual predator who preyed on young starlets. Weinstein reportedly paid off several sexual harassment accusers over the years.
A tsunami of women have since come forward with their horror stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, including A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
The New Yorker also dropped a bombshell alleging Weinstein raped three women; the story dominated the Drudge Report’s headline in bright red letters.
The Wrap reported that Weinstein was fired by his board of directors last Sunday.
Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the L.A. Times reports.
But Harvey Weinstein Has a Supporter–
Director Woody Allen is bent out of shape over sexual harassment reports surrounding Harvey Weinstein, according to a new report by the BBC.
ABC News reports:
“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” Allen told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up.”
As to the allegations of misconduct against Weinstein, Allen said, “No one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness … And they wouldn’t, because you are not interested in it. You are interested in making your movie.”
The BBC reported that Allen said he hoped the allegations would lead to changes in Hollywood, but he also expressed concern about a “witch hunt atmosphere.”