Courtney Love warned women about Harvey Weinstein in 2005 interview

Recent weeks have seen headlines dominated by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with dozens of women – many of them A-list celebrities – coming forward to accuse the high-powered film executive of serious sexual assaults and rape.

Now an old interview with Courtney Love has resurfaced, with the clip seeing the star warn women about Weinstein 12 years ago.

Courtney spoke out against Harvey Weinstein. Copyright: [Rex/ TMZ]

Unearthed by TMZ, in the 2005 interview Courtney is speaking to Natasha Leggero on the red carpet event for Pamela Anderson’s Comedy Central Roast.

When asked if she has any advice for young women who are trying to make it in Hollywood, Courtney initially seems hesitant.

Pausing, the Hole frontwoman says: “I’ll get libeled if I say it.”

Courtney Love seemed apprehensive about making the comment. Copyright: [Rex]

However, she then opts to issue the warning, quickly saying: “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go.”

Taking to Twitter, Courtney shared TMZ’s initial article about her warning with her followers, writing: “Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape”.

Courtney had previously spoken about Weinstein in 2001, telling the New York Daily News in an interview that the exec wouldn’t have sex with her because she is “not a shiksa” – a non-Jewish woman.

Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of assault. Copyright: [AP]

Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the famous names to have accused Weinstein of making unwanted sexual advances towards them, with Rose McGowan and Asia Argento among the actresses to accuse the film producer of rape.

Weinstein, 65, has insisted that all sexual conduct has been consensual, with his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister saying earlier this week: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”

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