Here’s Why Meryl Streep Is Now Going After Weinstein

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Renowned actress Meryl Streep is annoyed because she’s being used to defend disgraced Hollywood-mogul Harvey Weinstein in a lawsuit, according to a report Wednesday.

Streep, 68, fires back after she was listed in a defense of Weinstein against the sexual-misconduct allegations (the producer’s attorney filed Tuesday), according to the Hollywood Reporter. The actress said Weinstein “had always been respectful to her in their working relationship,” in a quote from Oct. 9, 2017.

The quote is now being used in the case, in an attempt to defend the disgraced producer’s character in a file to dismiss the allegations, according to Buzzfeed.

“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,” Streep said in a statement.

Streep previously called Weinstein “God” in her 2012 Golden Globes acceptance speech for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” according to Newsweek.

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At least 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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