YES MERYL STREEP GO IN.
The three-time Oscar-winning actress has slammed Harvey Weinstein as “pathetic” and “exploitative” for using her words to try and convince a federal court to drop a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him.
Weinstein’s lawyers had cited comments made by Streep and Jennifer Lawrence while trying to get the proposed class-action lawsuit – filed by six women – dropped.
Basically, they had submitted a 26-page memorandum of law that claims the proposed class definitions were “fatally overboard” because it would apparently include “all women who ever met with Weinstein”, whether or not they claimed sexual harassment or assault.
It went on:
“Such women would include, presumably, Jennifer Lawrence, who told Oprah Winfrey she had known Weinstein since she was 20 years old and said ‘he had only ever been nice to me,’ and Meryl Streep, who stated publicly that Weinstein had always been respectful to her in their working relationship.”
And Streep? She’s having absolutely none of that bullshit. She issued a statement earlier today calling Weinstein and his lawyers “pathetic” for even attempting to use her words as some kind of evidence to Weinstein’s ‘good’ behaviour.
“Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys use of my (true) statement — that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship — as evidence that he was not abusive with many OTHER women is pathetic and exploitive,” she said.
“The criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility, and if there is any justice left in the system he will pay down for them — regardless of how many good movies, made by many good people, Harvey was lucky enough to have acquired or financed.”
Lawrence has yet to make a comment on the situation.