Christianne Amanpour sat down with Jane Fonda who decided to tackle the allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted or raped over 30 women and linked the case to Donald Trump.
This morning, the iconic actress and activist appeared on CNN, and she was asked to share her thoughts on one of the biggest scandals that ever rocked Hollywood.
In the past weeks, via bombshell penetrating exposés by The New York Times and The New Yorker, numerous actresses and reporters have revealed that the disgraced movie mogul had abused them.
On the long list of victims, there are names like Rosanna Arquette, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie, Léa Seydoux, Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino.
The two-time Academy Award winner said she is moved by the strength of the victims who have come forward to share their heartbreaking stories.
She confessed to the legendary reporter: “I am glad it is coming out. I am so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up, and I know that it is taken a long time.You do not get anything out of it, as the person who has been victimized. But it is important that it comes out…this goes on all the time.”
The Game Is Over star said she is embarrassed because she learned that Weinstein was a sexual predator in 2016 and did not alert the authorities.
The movie icon revealed: “I found out about Harvey about a year ago, and I am ashamed that I did not say anything right then…I only met Harvey when I was old, and Harvey goes for young because that is more vulnerable.”
The They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? actress went on to say that we live in a society where the culture of sexual harassment has made it possible for Trump to become President of the United States.
She claimed: “I mean Donald Trump is — we have a man who is president who does these things. And what kind of a message does that say? Unfortunately, that counteracts a lot of the good that we are doing. Because a lot of men see, well, our president does it, and he got elected, even after people discovered that he was an abuser, so I am just going to go ahead and do what I want to do.”
Fonda, who supported both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the last presidential election, called what is currently taking place in the White House a nightmare.
You can watch a portion of Fonda’s interview above.