Harvey Weinstein: "I deserve a pat on the back for what I did for women"
After a long silence and in anticipation of the opening of the criminal case against him, the super producer flew himself in an interview with the American media in which he expressed zero remorse, and on the other hand argued that his work for women and society in general should be reassessed. Complainants against him - "He can't write history"
Harvey Weinstein: "I deserve a pat on the back for what I did for women"Photo: Reuters Video editor: Nir Chen
For the first time in about a year and a few weeks before the criminal trial began against him for the alleged sex offenses, Harvey Weinstein was interviewed and used this mainly to express self-pity and zero remorse. According to close associates, he quoted CNN, the super producer in a "visceral" mood, living in denial about his condition and even making a comeback at the end of the legal proceedings.
That was also the case in a New York Post interview, stating that he was a breakthrough pioneer in promoting female voice in cinema. "I made more films directing women and dealing with women than any other cinematic one, which was thirty years ago. I was the first to do these things, I was a pioneer," he said. "I deserve a pat on the back, but all my work was wiped out because of what happened and my work was forgotten"
Weinstein conducted the interview from a hospital bed in New York after undergoing orthopedic surgery. Among other things, he referred to one of the actresses who accused him of harassment, Gwyneth Paltrow, claiming that he was given an unprecedented contract for an actress in an indie film - a $ 10 million salary for "stewardess in the clouds." He had just forgotten that the film was a dizzying artistic and commercial failure, and his star came out against him as well.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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"I was a pioneer, but forgotten workers." Harvey Weinstein last week (Photo: Image Bank)
Harvey Weinstein (Photo: GettyImages)
"I want New York to acknowledge what I did instead of what I became," said the super producer, who also claimed that his production company promoted other social issues besides feminism, such as the distribution of "Burning Paris," which dealt with drag ballet in the 1980s and "Trans America," Who dealt with the trans community (although the lead character played by Felicity Hoffman, which is not one).
In response to an interview with Weinstein, 23 women who allegedly harassed and sexually assaulted them, including actresses Rosanna Arquette and Ashley Judd, issued a joint statement - "Harvey doesn't want me to forget. Well, we'll remember him - but we'll remember him as a carefree sexual predator who took everything and didn't come "Nothing. He will be remembered by countless women who stood up and said 'enough'. We will not allow him to rewrite history."
Douglas Vigdor, a lawyer representing some of the alleged victims of the superintendent, stated that his interview is nothing more than a PR exercise. And his inability to take responsibility. "
Does not take responsibility. Harvey Weinstein (Photo: Image Bank)
Harvey Weinstein (Photo: GettyImages)
Recall last week that Weinstein was close to reaching a settlement in civil lawsuits against him over his sexual conduct over the years. Over thirty women who sued him together will receive $ 25 million, subject to the consent of all complainants and court approval. According to the report, the super producer will not have to pay out of pocket or even admit his actions - the payment will be made through the insurance companies that handle his bankruptcy proceeding.
Even if the settlement is approved, Weinstein's legal troubles are far from over. On January 6, Manhattan criminal trial will begin with the jury selection process sitting in his trial, which deals with alleged rape of a woman in 2013 and forced oral sex with another woman in 2006.
In recent years, Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women for rape, sexual harassment and indecent acts over the decades during which he was one of Hollywood's strongest producers. Accusers include Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Kate Beckinsale, Kara Delvin, Heather Graham, Daryl Hannah, Eva Green, Lina Heidi, Angelina Jolie, Juliana Margolis, Connie Nielsen, Lupita Nyongo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorbino, Uma Thurman, Ashley Judd, Asia Argento and many others ..As stealing the show as stealing the show
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Harvey's tricks don't work on anyone. Ashley Judd (Photo: Imagebank)
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