Quentin Tarantino breaks silence on Harvey Weinstein allegations: 'I’m stunned and heartbroken'

Longtime friend Amber Tamblyn posted the statement on social media

Jack Shepherd
Friday 13 October 2017 09:19
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Harvey Weinstein: The celebrities who have accused him of sexual misconduct so far

Quentin Tarantino has finally spoken out against longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein after multiple women came forward accusing the Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment,

Actress Amber Tamblyn — who worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained — posted the director’s statement on social media.

Tarantino’s statement reads: “For the last week, I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein.

“I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.”

Before Tweeting the statement, Tamblyn noted how the pair “had a long dinner” where Tarantino asked her to share the statement.

The Weinstein Company — from which Weinstein has since been fired — has produced all of Tarantino’s films since Pulp Fiction. Two of the company’s five highest grossing films were directed by Tarantino: Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds.

Last week, the New York Times said Weinstein paid settlements to eight women to deal with allegations of sexual harassment. The report was followed by claims from more women — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, and Angelina Jolie — that Weinstein had harassed them too.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

She added: “He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counselling and rebuilding his life.”

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