In a new interview with Jezebel, Glenn Close let it all out regarding the alleged transgressions of Harvey Weinstein. According to the actress, Harvey was known to be a “pig,” and everyone in Hollywood was aware of his reputation.
And while Glenn stated she had never been “preyed upon” by any perverted men (or women), she did experience a couple of “uncomfortable” auditions with men in the industry, including one occasion where a man put his hand on her leg.
When speaking with the publication, Glenn said that, in the case of Harvey Weinstein, a person would have to be lying to say they didn’t know he had a “terrible reputation.”
At the moment, Weinstein has not spoken publicly about Glenn’s comments, but he did recently come out to deny the claims made by Peter Jackson.
Celebrity Insider reported today that Peter Jackson believed that Miramax engaged in a “smear campaign” against Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd, who are, coincidentally, accusers of Weinstein.
To fill in the gaps, Miramax was a company directed by the Weinstein brothers, and it was responsible for the funding of movies like Good Will Hunting.
Jackson alleged that Miramax told him to avoid casting Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd because they were “nightmare” to work with.
Additionally, Close admitted she now feels sad because she had been aware of his inappropriate behavior. However, she, like many other entertainment figures, was not aware of the extent of the allegations.
Close said she is angry at the entire phenomenon of the “casting couch” which is present in business and the world. At the end of the interview, Glenn delved into a misandrist territory, when she said it’s in “men’s DNA” to constantly ask themselves, “do I want to f*ck her.” Furthermore, the actress stated she wants to see an evolution in the culture, a social revolution.