After The New Yorker And The New York Times exposed Weinstein’s thirty years of sexual harassment, rape, assault, and coercion, the effect on Hollywood and all of its cohorts are tremendous. Kevin Smith, whose films Harvey Weinstein produced, recognizes that his movies are inextricably linked to the Weinstein scandal due to their working relationship.
The companies, Miramax, and The Weinstein Company produced many of Kevin’s films including, “Clerks,” “Clerks II,” “Zack And Miri Make A Porno,” “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back,” and “Chasing Amy.”
He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017
In the wake of the allegations against the disgraced producer, Kevin emotionally announced that he intends to donate all of the residuals created from his Weinstein-produced films to the organization, “Women In Film.” The non-profit organization advocates for progress and gender parity in the film industry.
Smith claimed, “my entire career is tied up with the man. And no f***ing movie is worth all of this. Like, my entire career, f*** it, take it.” Kevin claimed his entire catalog is “wrapped in something terrible.”
During the live taping of his podcast, a member of the audience screamed out at Kevin, “it’s not your fault,” in response, Kevin said he is not looking for sympathy. He just feels terrible because he sang Havey’s praises when Weinstein did so many awful things.
He added, “it all hurts, and it didn’t happen to me, but it all hurts.” In the past, Kevin claimed that Harvey Weinstein was partially responsible for his success in Hollywood, as he allegedly believed in his films and proved able to make them a reality. Kevin’s most noted works produced by Miramax include the black-and-white movie, “Clerks,” which is considered to be a cult classic.