Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, said on Friday that in the interview published in the United Kingdom’s, The Spectator, today, Harvey was misquoted as claiming that he had agreed to trade movie roles for sex.
According to Mr. Taki Theodoracopulos – the writer for the article published earlier today – during his chat with the disgraced producer, Weinstein said that he “did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex,” but so did everyone else in Hollywood.
However, at no point did he ever force himself on a woman. Clearly, defending his client from what would’ve been devastating to his case, Brafman stated that he was present during the interview, and that was not what the embattled producer said.
The conversation between the men had nothing to do with the case, and was more of a “social visit,” remarked Harvey’s attorney. Brafman said Taki and Weinstein compared old Hollywood with European culture, among other topics, but he didn’t admit to trading roles for sex.
His attorney said, “you have my word that Harvey did not say that.” In Taki’s rebuttal, he explained that he has never had a single retraction throughout his 41 years as a columnist for The Spectator.
But he admits he “may” have misquoted him. Supposedly, it wasn’t an official visit, it was just one among “old friends,” or a “social visit,” as he called it.
What’s interesting is that Taki has criticized the #MeToo movement, as well as its biggest proponents, including Rose McGowan.
Previously, Taki said that the New York Times had a scheme to take him down, which they inevitably did back in October of 2017. They were the first publication to reveal the story.
Moreover, Taki wrote in one of his essays that “In America today,” a woman could make an accusation against a high-profile man and immediately he would receive the death sentence.