Now that the “open secret” of Harvey Weinstein’s sex misconduct is just out in the open, and no longer a secret, everyone’s got something to say about it.
And with good reason. Those who didn’t know( or allegation not to have known) are eager to distance themselves; those who were pressured or frightened into silence finally seem free to speak up; and many, many people are eager to discuss the systematic discrimination that enabled Weinstein for decades.
In some lawsuits, victims of other predators were inspired to share their own tales. In others, people with their own histories of assault or harassment found that their comments opened them up to wider scrutiny. Some delivered thoughtful essays or monologues, while others summed up their reckons in a tweet.
Below is a lengthy but inevitably incomplete list of celebrities who’ve commented on Weinstein since the initial New York Times bombshell.
( Note: If you’re looking for statements by Weinstein’s victims, “youre seeing” the exhaustive and continually updated list here .) em>
Affleck’s comments came under scrutiny because of his own history of sexual harassment, as well as his brother’s. He has apologized to Hilarie Burton, a former Total Request Live VJ whom he had groped on camera.
Allen, who is accused of sexually assaulting Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old, said he was “sad for Harvey” and worried that the allegations would lead to “a witch hunt atmosphere.” After public backlash, Allen added, “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man.”
Bialik received some backlash for an op-ed in which she credited her modest dress and her un-flirtatious demeanor as the reason she has had “almost no personal experience with humankinds asking me to fulfills in their hotel rooms.”
Clinton has pledged to give to charity the money that Weinstein had donated to her political campaigns.
In a lengthy phone interview, Clooney said that although he had known of Weinstein’s reputation as someone who “had a tendency to hit on young, beautiful wives, ” he “I had no notion that it had gone to the level of having to pay off eight women for their silence, and that these women were threatened and victimized.”
This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing has come to ME.( 1/ Cont .)
— terrycrews (@ terrycrews) October 10, 2017
Crews was inspired to share a personal account of being fondled by an unnamed “high level Hollywood executive” during a project function.
Damon denied a report that he’d intervened to help kill a tale about Weinstein in 2004. “As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sex predation that keeps me up at night, ” he added in an interview that prompted people to point out that you don’t have to have daughters to be disturbed by sexual assault.
Farrow is( among many, many other things) the mother of Ronan Farrow, who wrote The New Yorker ‘s story on Weinstein.
Hanks blasted Weinstein’s bizarre forgive for his behaviour. “You can’t buy,’ Oh, well, I grew up in the ’6 0s and ’7 0s and so therefore…’, ” he said. “I did, too.
The fashion designer defended Weinstein, wondering if girls were “asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality.” She subsequently apologized and claimed that her statements were “taken out of context.”
Lively shared a story about a makeup artist who harassed her on determined for months and even filmed her as she slept. Her repeated objections to the producers fell on deaf ears until she hired a lawyer.
Lohan protected Weinstein on Instagram. “I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on, ” she said, adding, “He’s never harmed me or done anything wrong to me.”
While hosting the Oscars in 2013, MacFarlane, who is friends with Weinstein victim Jessica Barth, made a joke about Weinstein that he has said “came from a place of disgust and anger.”
In an essay, Mol explosion Weinstein’s “navigate his incredibly entitled, bullying, revolting and inexcusable behavior” and addressed rumors about her own history with him. “The truth is that I have never been alone in a chamber with Harvey Weinstein, ” she wrote.
Obama, whose daughter Malia had interned for The Weinstein Company, issued a strong statement against Weinstein, saying, “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such way needs to be condemned and share responsibility, irrespective of wealth or status.”
Deductive reasoning indicates Rodriguez is the “ex” that Rose McGowan has said “sold our movie [< em> Grindhouse ] to my rapist[ Weinstein] for distribution.”
On Facebook, the filmmaker said he was more offended by Weinstein’s editing than his sexual misconduct. He eventually deleted the post and said he’d been “misinterpreted.”
Stone initially came to Weinstein’s defense, before backtracking a few hours later and dropping out of the Weinstein Company television project Guantanamo . Carrie Stevens, a former Playboy model, alleged that Stone fondled her at “states parties ” in the early 1990 s.
Tamblyn recently called out actor James Woods for reaching on her when she was a teenager.
Earlier this year, Thompson said she’d threatened to quit Brideshead Revisited when a producer told her female co-star to lose weight. After the Weinstein scandal transgressed, an anonymous source revealed that Weinstein had been the producer in question.
I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful boys, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sex dialogues when I was much younger…
— James Van Der Beek (@ vanderjames) October 12, 2017
Van Der Beek discussed his experience with sexual harassment in service industries, tweeting, “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful humankinds, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sex dialogues when I was much younger…”