Weinstein Breaks Silence About Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein finally broke the silence regarding his sexual misconduct allegations in an interview published by The Spectator Friday.
Weinstein, 66, spoke out about the sexual misconduct allegations, admitting that he had sex with women in exchange for acting roles but denying that he ever forced himself on a woman, according to his interview with Taki Theodoracopulos published in The Spectator. Theodoracopulos wrote that Weinstein called him up and said, “I’ve got a world exclusive for you, are you interested?” which resulted in an interview at the director’s apartment. (RELATED: Here’s Why Brad Pitt Allegedly Wanted To Kill Harvey Weinstein)
“Here’s what he had to say to me: ‘You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman,” Weinstein told Theodoracopulos in the interview. (RELATED: WATCH: Harvey Weinstein Caught Smiling During Arrest)
Weinstein is currently accused of sexual misconduct by at least 80 women, which helped spur the #MeToo movement. The director turned himself in to the New York City Police Department on May 25. He was later released on a $1 million bail.