Harvey Weinstein boasts that ‘She Said’ failed at the box office
Disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has responded to ‘She Said”s box office bombing over its opening weekend.
The film, which opened in theaters on Friday, follows the two New York Times reporters who brought to light allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein in 2017.
The $30 million production grossed just $2.2 million in its opening weekend – one of the biggest disappointments for a major studio film release this year.
But Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, said the 70-year-old convicted rapist could have predicted that.
“The bombing in the movie ‘She Said’ is not a surprise,” Engelmayer told Variety. “Movie watchers want to be entertained right now. Details of the investigation, the #MeToo movement, the story of Weinstein and the accusers have been told over and over for the past five years, and it’s clear that it was of little value to see here. Harvey, the film producer and distributor, would have known that.”
Weinstein, who has already been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape, has not addressed his ongoing trial.
Meanwhile, Weinstein’s trial in Los Angeles continues. He faces seven counts of rape and sexual assault that could see him jailed for another 60 years if found guilty.
His longtime collaborator, director Quentin Tarantino, recently addressed why he didn’t speak “man to man” with the perpetrator, as he would have liked.
“The reason I didn’t do it [say something to Weinstein] was because that’s a really tough conversation,” he told Chris Wallace. “I found it pathetic. I thought what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to deal with his pity.”
Tarantino doubled down on his previous statement that he was aware of some of Weinstein’s bad behavior but didn’t know it included allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
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