Meryl Streep Calls Out Melania & Ivanka Trump For Their ‘Silence’ On Sexual Harassment

Meryl Streep

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.

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She said:

“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.”

When asked about what she thought about everyone waiting for her to speak, Meryl brought up a great point… what about the silence of Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump? Why aren’t we asking more 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.”

Read the full interview alongside Tom Hanks HERE.

Your move, Ivanks and Melania.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Jan 3, 2018 12:03pm PDT

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