He needed a “man-to-man talk”
Quentin Tarantino wishes he had spoken “man-to-man” with his former colleague, convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein, about his criminal behavior.
The couple made nine films together before going their separate ways in 2017 when Weinstein faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Tarantino continued his press tour for his new book, Cinema Speculation, and appeared on HBO Max’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace Misconduct.
“I had never heard the stories that came out later,” Tarantino told Wallace. “I’ve heard the same stories that everyone has heard before. I wish I’d talked to Harvey about it and said, ‘Harvey, you can’t do this.’ To tell the truth, I attributed it to a ‘Mad Men’ era version of the boss chasing the secretary around the desk. I’m not saying that’s okay. That’s what I heard… in that category. There was never any talk of rape or anything like that.
“The reason I didn’t do it [say something to Weinstein] because it’s a really difficult conversation,” Tarantino admitted. “I found it pathetic. I thought what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to deal with his pity.”
“I didn’t think it was like, ‘Okay, you’re going to do this for me or you won’t get this movie.’ I’ve never heard an actress say anything like that,” Tarantino added. “It was just, you know, ‘Don’t get in the back of a limousine with him.’ It was easy to break that down to a degree. Anyway, I feel bad about … what I feel bad about is I feel bad about not having a face-to-face conversation with him about it.”
The Golden Globe-winning director has made several headlines during his press tour, including when he named ‘Once Upon a Time In Hollywood’ as his best picture and refuted Kanye West’s claims that the ‘Gold Digger’ rapper revived the concept of “Django” invented .”
Natassia Malthe, a Norwegian model-turned-actress, testified at Weinstein’s sexual assault trial earlier this week that two months after he allegedly raped her, the producer demanded that she have a threesome with him.
Weinstein, who is already serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York, is charged with sexually abusing four women in Los Angeles between 2004 and 2013.
If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 65 years to life imprisonment.
The film She Said, which portrays the two New York Times reporters who uncovered the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, hit theaters Friday.
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