Quentin Tarantino's reaction to the Harvey Weinstein Allegations: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’
Weinstein's close friend and frequent collaborator Quentin Tarantino said he was "stunned and heartbroken" by the news of his friend's disgusting actions, but needed more time before making a full statement.
The "Pulp Fiction" director sat down with New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, who was one of the people who initially broke the story. In the interview Tarantino stated,
“I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”
What a burden he had to bare. The Academy Award winner also admitted :
Immediately the heat began to flare for Quentin.
Pffft as if he cares, you just have to watch his films to see how women are treated.— Hallwayhighway (@hallwayhighway) October 13, 2017
Poor QT needs time to get a grasp of this? Is he kidding? No words about the women who were assaulted, just his "heartbreak" pfft please— Tres Belle Spa (@TresBelleSpa) October 13, 2017
interesting how the male feedback has been negative. I stand by what I wrote. I smell excuses a mile away.— Mike Schultz (@biddy_biddy_bop) October 13, 2017
From man to man: You would be far less ‘heartbroken’ if you had spoken up to deter these horrendous acts from happening in the first place.— HVÈ (@HVEofficial) October 13, 2017
What is curiously insidious is the fact that one of Harvey Weinstein's first and most outspoken survivors is Mira Sorvino. Who just happens to be... Quentin's ex-love.
That is awkward, to say the least.
Tarantino also employed actress Rose McGowan, who was allegedly raped by Weinstein.
"I mentally compartmentalized all the stories as one-off incidents.I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.”
Reaction is still a mixed bag for QT in the court of public opinion.
Sorry QT your feelings aren't important - the feelings of the victims are. So many males making it about them— Carrisa Grace (@carrisagrace) October 13, 2017
Ah yes the man who wrote a scene into his own movie where he drinks champagne off an actress's foot is definitely surprised by all this— Daryl Bartley (@hypercubexl) October 13, 2017
Quentin now implores other men in Hollywood who turned a blind eye to Weinstein to face their own complicity: “I’m calling on the other guys who knew more to not be scared. Don’t just give out statements. Acknowledge that there was something rotten in Denmark. Vow to do better by our sisters.”
This story seems so far from over.