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Jane Fonda Admits She Knew About Harvey Weinstein A Year Ago

Jane Fonda Admits She Knew About Harvey Weinstein A Year Ago

"And when they're famous and powerful like Harvey, then it gets talked about and so it's really important that those women have been courageous enough to come out". If it is not part of the victims " I was too old when I met Harvey Weinstein.

Slamming Weinstein as a "predator", Fonda said sexual abuse was "hardly unique" in Hollywood as she revealed her own experiences of being propositioned by a director as a 21-year-old.

Jane revealed that she knew about Harvey from her friend Rosanna Arquette (who recently came out with her story), but didn't say anything: "I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then..." But it's very, very common. Jane Fonda also makes the parallel between the actions of Harvey Weinstein and actor Bill Cosby, but also those of Dominique Strauss-Kahn highlighting sexism in our overall society and a system that is not only linked to the middle of the film, an idea also evoked by the actress Florence Darel in the show Daily.

Fonda also stated how she had been previously sexually abused in Hollywood, but not by Weinstein. "This goes on at the most horrendous high levels".

"Let's not think this is some unique, horrific [incident]". It's this male entitlement in Hollywood and everywhere in offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, in restaurants, in stores.




After Weinstein's alleged assaults went public last Thursday, Fonda said in response,"I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then". "I was in a fight-or-flight moment", she told The New Yorker.

Be sure to catch Jane's FULL sit down with Amanpour when it airs on Friday.

Fonda says the fact that Trump won the election "counteracts a lot of the good that we're doing, because a lot of men say, 'Well, our president does it, and he got elected even after people discovered that he was an abuser, so I'm just going to go ahead and do what I want to do". And what kind of a message does that say?

"We have to stand up to them", Fonda added.


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