Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and his entertainment company produced several independent films including Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
After the sexual abuse allegations that involving Harvey Weinstein broke in full in October 2017, he was dismissed by The Weinstein Company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to reports, more that 50 women had made sexual allegations against Weinstein by October this year. The allegations triggered a social media campaign, as well as a wave of similar allegations against and dismissals of powerful men around the world, called the “Weinstein effect”.
Now, One of the highest paid actress in the World, Jennifer Lawrence has been opened up about the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations that has hit Hollywood and now she has revealed how she felt when the report came out about her longtime collaborator Weinstein.
According to the report published in People Magazine, the 27-year-old actress has admitted that it took her a “moment to process” the sexual harassment allegations against the disgraced producer as the man had always been like a father figure to her.
“Just speaking for myself, I had known him since I was 20 years of age, and he had only ever been nice to me, except for the moments that he wasn’t, and then I called him an a-hole, and we moved on. He was like a father to me. So I needed a moment to process everything because I thought I knew this guy, and then he’s being accused of rape”the actress told to People Magazine.
The 27 Year old ‘mother!’ actress insisted that while she was aware of Harvey Weinstein, who has aged 65, was a “tough guy” and a “brute”, she had never considered the possibility that he might have been abusing his power.
The ‘Joy’ actress explains in the magazine, “We all knew he was a dog, we knew that he was a tough guy, a brute, a tough guy to negotiate with. I didn’t know that he was a rapist. And it’s so widespread, the abuse, from so many different people – it’s directors, it’s producers – that I think everybody needed to [process it]. Everybody needs to deal with this in their own way; everybody needs to heal.”
Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar for the Harvey Weinstein-produced ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, initially said she was “deeply disturbed” to hear of the allegations against the Hollywood tycoon.