Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t been quiet when it comes to the allegations which have rocked Hollywood and society at large in recent months. The actress – in a new interview – revealed how she felt upon hearing the accusations against Harvey Weinstein for the first time, whom she had collaborated with several times.
When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in a discussion published on the 6th of December, the Oscar winner claimed that many people in the industry urged her to talk about the allegations.
However, she needed time to process everything. The actress said there was a moment when all of the allegations against Harvey first surfaced, where her friends and acquaintances told her that it would be best to speak out.
Her friends told her, “You need to come forward, and you need to say something, and you need to condemn!” Lawrence conceded that they were right; “we do have a responsibility to say something.”
Although it would’ve been best for her to condemn Weinstein’s actions, Jennifer said: “we all needed a moment.”
Despite the horrific accusations against the disgraced producer, Jennifer said he acted like a father to her. Harvey knew who she was since she was 20-years-old, so the thought of him being a rapist was truly shocking.
However, their relationship had its low points. The actress said there were moments where he was an “a*shole,” and she called him one. She said, “I thought I knew this guy, and then he’s being accused of rape.”
As you may already know, The New York Times published their devastating report on Harvey Weinstein over two months ago, and since then, many women have come forward with their own stories under the hashtag-umbrella of “#MeToo.” When The Times published an audio recording of Harvey trying to lure the model, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, into his hotel room, Lawrence said it made her “sick.”