Calvin Freiburger reports despite all the feigned surprise from the Hollywood elite over revelations that film producer and Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein is a pervert and probable sexual predator, most honest people understand that the vast majority of Hollywood knew all along (after all, actors act). One of the industry’s major names, however, isn’t trying to deny his sin of omission; and that’s Quentin Tarantino.
The Wrap reports that Tarantino, the director behind Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs, and more, has admitted to the New York Times in a new interview that he “knew enough to do more than I did” about Weinstein’s abominable treatment of women.
“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.”
When [Mia] Sorvino [who accused Weinstein of an unwanted massage and attempting to pressure her into sex] initially told him what had happened, “I was shocked and appalled,” Tarantino told the Times. “I couldn’t believe he would do that so openly. I was like: ‘Really? Really?’ But the thing I thought then, at the time, was that he was particularly hung up on Mira… Because he was infatuated with her, he horribly crossed the line.”
He told the Times he assumed the harassment would stop once he started dating Sorvino, saying he thought at the time, “I’m with her, he knows that, he won’t mess with her, he knows that she’s my girlfriend.”
Tarantino also disclosed that he knew of “several episodes” involving another unnamed but “prominent” actress, and told the Times he was sorry he didn’t act sooner.
“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” he added. “If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”
This is quite the departure from Tarantino’s previous public comments on the scandal. As TFPP covered, he claimed to be “stunned and heartbroken” by these revelations about his “friend.”
In fact, it was all so very surprising that he had to take several days to “process my pain, emotions, anger and memory” about it. (Quentin is trying to square this particular circle by claiming he knew about some of Weinstein’s acts, but the full extent is what was surprising.)
Apparently, what he really had to ponder was how the fallout might impact his upcoming Manson family movie which was slated to be backed by the company formerly bearing Harvey’s family name.
If there’s any silver lining to this shameful display, it’s that Tarantino is apparently set on taking other Hollywood fakers down with him. From the NYT interview:
“Everyone who was close to Harvey had heard of at least one of those incidents” chronicled in the first few articles, he said. “It was impossible they didn’t.”
Yes, let’s continue to take political and cultural marching orders from these paragons of virtue, enlightenment, and women’s rights. clearly, the elitists over in Hollywood, California are the perfect moral compass for our nation, as they so claim to be.