Mel Gibson (Of All People) Speaks Out Against Sexual Harassment In Hollywood — ‘Pain Is A Precursor To Change’
And now for the opinion literally no one asked for…
Mel Gibson commented on the droves of sexual harassment allegations stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal while while promoting his latest film, Daddy’s Home 2, on an Irish late-night show over the weekend.
In case you weren’t aware, the 61-year-old pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva back in 2011. He’s also been caught not only using racist language against her, but also against a Jewish police officer who pulled him over for drunk driving.
Anyway, when asked about the current state of Hollywood, the actor said:
“Your heart goes out to the victims, of course. And I’m glad that they spoke up. think it’s unfortunate that they have to relive the whole thing in order to heal themselves, and the rest of us are subjected to the problem. I think we really need to look at it, but it’s not just Hollywood. You don’t have to be in Hollywood to experience that kind of harassment.”
He went on to say he’s glad these men are being held accountable:
“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy. It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change.”
Watch the moment (below)!!
“Your heart goes out to the victims” – Mel Gibson speaking on tomorrow’s #LateLate about recent Hollywood scandals. Friday @RTEOne at 9.35pm pic.twitter.com/Yj09jgv7Co
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Inneresting perspective considering his past.
[Image via Twitter.]