Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said he hadn’t heard all of the stories that eventually surfaced about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and feels bad he didn’t have a “man-to-man talk.” man” with him.
The director, who has made nine films with Weinstein during his career, made the remarks during an interview with HBO’s Chris Wallace this week.
Weinstein is currently on trial in Los Angeles, pleading not guilty to multiple counts of rape and sexual assault involving various women. He is already serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in New York.
The ‘Pulp Fiction’ director previously said in 2017 that actor Mira Sorvino told him Weinstein had touched her inappropriately, with Tarantino adding at the time that ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’. in response to the behavior of the producer.
But the filmmaker told Wallace this week that he had never heard “about rape or anything like that” regarding Weinstein, per Variety.
“I had never heard the stories that came out later,” Tarantino said.
“I heard the same stories that everyone had heard. What I would have liked to do was talk to Harvey about it and say, ‘Harvey, you can’t do that.’ »
He added: “To tell you the truth, I attributed it to a ‘Mad Men’ era version of the boss chasing the secretary around the desk” – a reference to the TV drama set in the 1960s. “I’m not saying it’s okay. That’s how I heard it…in this category.
Tarantino said he didn’t have such a conversation because he found the subject difficult to discuss and didn’t want to deal with Weinstein’s “pathism.”
“I didn’t think it was, ‘Okay, you do this for me or you won’t get this movie.’ I’ve never heard actresses say anything like that,” Tarantino said.
“It was just you know, ‘Don’t get in the back of a limo with him.’ It was easy to compartmentalize this to some degree. Either way, I feel bad. What I feel bad about is that I feel bad that I didn’t have a man-to-man conversation. with him about it.
The filmmaker cut ties with Weinstein following allegations of sexual harassment and assault in 2017.
Tarantino’s comments come more than a year after an appearance on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ where he spoke of similar regrets for not telling Weinstein about his behavior.
“I wish I had sat him down and had an uncomfortable conversation,” Tarantino said on the podcast. “I wish I had sat him down and gone: ‘Harvey, you can’t do this. You’re going to screw it all up.'”
He added: “Maybe his brother, Bob, [did], but I don’t think anyone told him about it. And the problem is, everyone in his orbit knew that. … Probably they didn’t know anything about the rapes, but they had heard things.
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