Meryl Streep continues to speak out against sexual abuse.
As you may recall, many people looked to the iconic actress for a response after allegations came out against Harvey Weinstein, who she worked with on several projects in the past. Four days after the bombshell New York Times piece, the 68-year-old released a statement calling the accusations against him “inexcusable.”
In a new interview with The Times released on Wednesday, The Post star recalled how she “really had to think” before responding to the news.
“I found out about this on a Friday and went home deep into my own life. And then somebody told me that on ‘Morning Joe’ they were screaming that I haven’t responded yet. I don’t have a Twitter thing or ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ handle, whatever. And I don’t have Facebook. I really had to think. Because it really underlined my own sense of cluelessness, and also how evil, deeply evil, and duplicitous, a person he was, yet such a champion of really great work.”
Streep went on:
“You make movies. You think you know everything about everybody. So much gossip. You don’t know anything. People are so inscrutable on a certain level. And it’s a shock. Some of my favorite people have been brought down by this, and he’s not one of them.”
The Devil Wears Prada actress explained:
“I don’t want to hear about the silence of me. I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump. I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say. And so does Ivanka. I want her to speak now.”
And regarding Harvey’s behavior, she said:
“In terms of Harvey, I really didn’t know. I did think he was having girlfriends. But when I heard rumors about actresses, I thought that that was a way of denigrating the actress and her ability to get the job. That really raised my hackles. I didn’t know that he was in any way abusing people. He never asked me to a hotel room. I don’t know how his life was conducted without people intimately knowing about it.”
Your move, Ivanks and Melania.
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