The famous director confessed that he was aware of Harvey Weinstein’s actions to a certain extent and that he regrets not ‘doing more.’ Quentin Tarantino, who is a close friend of the shamed producer and with whom he has worked on numerous productions, broke his silence in the light of the recent sexual assault accusations against Weinstein.
‘There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It was not secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I’d taken responsibility for what I heard. If I’d done the work I should’ve done then, I would have had to not work with him,’ the man stated.
Tarantino went on to explain how he handled the news about his pal’s crimes, saying he ‘marginalized’ the incidents and that anything he is going to say now will only sound like useless excuses.
He then recalled that even his girlfriend Mira Sorvino told him Weinstein harassed her.
At the time, Tarantino was shocked at first but then chose to believe that the producer was only ‘hung up’ on her and because of his infatuation he crossed the line.
That being said, he thought that as long as they were in a relationship, Weinstein would know to stay away from Sorvino.
The director admitted he knew about Rose McGowan’s settlement.
He apparently confronted the producer, and he eventually offered the woman a ‘weak apology.’
‘I chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of the boss chasing the secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That is the egg on my face right now,’ Quentin said about Harvey’s actions.