Rachel Weisz says she knew about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged dangerous conduct many years earlier than the previous mogul was accused by over 60 ladies.
The Oscar winner, 47, advised the Night Normal that one in all Weinstein’s British accusers advised Weisz her story 20 years in the past. Weisz mentioned she was dismayed by how nobody did something for her good friend.
“My good friend Sophie Dix has been speaking about this because the 1990s,” Weisz advised the Night Normal. “She would inform anybody who would pay attention her story, for the final 20 years. And nobody appeared to care.”
Requested what modified in Hollywood to make individuals take the allegations towards Weinstein critically, Weisz mentioned it was his declining affect.
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“I feel his energy was on the wane,” she mentioned. “Identical with Invoice O’Reilly, identical with Charlie Rose. It’s about economics—they weren’t turning over the massive bucks anymore. That’s not an optimistic factor to say, however that is all about energy and cash.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Dix claimed Weinstein invited her to a lodge room on the Savoy in London when she was 22 years outdated in 1990. Dix mentioned the producer pressured her right into a mattress and began tugging at her garments. The actress mentioned she locked herself in a rest room for some time and got here out to see Weinstein masturbating in entrance of her.
She referred to as the alleged incident “the one most damaging factor that’s occurred to me in my life.”
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Dix advised The Guardian she advised her household, associates and colleagues in regards to the incident on the time.
“I used to be very, very vocal about it on the time. I didn’t need to personal it. I needed individuals to take it away from me,” she mentioned. “However I used to be met with a wall of silence. Individuals who had been concerned within the movie had been nice, my associates and my household had been superb and really compassionate, however individuals within the trade didn’t need to learn about it, they didn’t need to hear.”
Weinstein, 65, has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 ladies since The New York Instances and The New Yorker documented many years of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving various ladies in detailed articles in October.
A spokesperson for Weinstein beforehand advised PEOPLE in a press release that “any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation towards any ladies for refusing his advances.”
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