Tarantino on Weinstein: 'I knew enough to do more than I did'

Angelo Anderson
October 20, 2017

"What I did was marginalize the incidents", he told the Times.

"I knew enough to do more than I did", Tarantino tells The New York Times in a new interview.

Tarantino said that his own ex-girlfriend Mira Sorvino told him about incidents of unwanted touching and inappropriate advances that she had personally experienced with Weinstein.

The problem was resolved, he said he felt at the time, because he and Sorvino were dating.

FILE - In this October 8, 2016 file photo, director Quentin Tarantino poses for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 8th Lumiere Festival, in Lyon, central France.

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about instances of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein for decades but failed to act in order to protect women, adding: "I knew enough to do more than I did".

"I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard", he said.

Even though he heard her story directly from the actress and was aware the Rose McGowan had reached a private settlement with Weinstein, as reported by the New York Times, Tarantino says he did not recognize the broad scope and degree of alleged abuse. He says it was impossible that anyone who was close to Weinstein had not heard about at least one incident.

Quentin Tarantino is finally opening up about Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse scandal.


He says the investigation is ongoing and he could not answer any questions about when the interview or incident took place.

Police in NY and London are also investigating the fallen movie mogul over allegations of sex abuse in those cities.

"Mr Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but he unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex", said his spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister.

In an interview with The New York Times, the director addressed the publication's bombshell exposé on Weinstein and said he had heard of several stories of alleged sexual harassment involving actresses, some of whom have since come forward to condemn the exec.

The famed "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained" director - who worked closely with the Hollywood mogul and former studio exec - told The New York Times in a story published Thursday, "There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip".

Bialik wrote in the piece published Friday that she makes choices to be "self-protecting and wise", like dressing modestly and not acting flirtatiously.

Earlier in the day workers at The Weinstein Company released a statement to the New Yorker asking to be let out of their non-disclosure agreements in order to shed more light on the producer's actions.

In recent weeks, dozens of women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

The director also went on to clarify that those in Weinstein's inner circle were not ignorant about his behavior.

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