George Clooney demands those who covered for Harvey Weinstein face the consequences
George Clooney has become the latest celebrity to speak out against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, with the actor demanding that Weinstein and those who covered up for the high-powered star faced consequences.
George also revealed that his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, has faced sexual harassment at work and that it is a problem that urgently needs to be addressed.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, George said of Amal: “She’s faced those exact kinds of situations in law. It’s everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it’s a problem for all of us.
“And we have to take it on full force because the kind of assault that we’re talking about now is – it’s so infuriating that this was allowed to go on as long as it did.”
Speaking of the people who helped 65-year-old Weinstein cover up decades of alleged sexual harrassment, abuse and rape, George continued: “Harvey would talk about women that he’d, you know, gone out with.
“I didn’t really necessarily believe that because to believe that would believe bad things about actresses that I know and like, and I didn’t really buy into that.
“But I will say that somebody knew and if there was a reporter that sat on a story for years and didn’t write it, I want to know why because I would have liked to know to these stories.
“And if there was a newspaper of a website that had this information that investigated it, I’d like to see how much money they got from Miramax or from the Weinstein Company.
“I want to know who took women up to a hotel room and then left them there for Harvey. I want to know who did that. Harvey’s gonna get his and deserves it.
“But there’s other people involved in this and the whole culture of this is gonna have to stop.”
In recent weeks, dozens of women – including many high profile actresses – have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of serious sexual assault.
Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have been among the dozens of women 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 month: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”
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