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CNN host Chris Wallace questioned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino about his relationship with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, asking why he “didn’t do more to stop it.”
Weinstein, the man who became the face of #MeToo accusations five years ago, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York. He has seven remaining charges against him: two counts of rape and another five counts of sexual assault.
in the dev interviewWallace is seen investigating Tarantino about the convicted rapist and asking him why he didn’t do more to protect the women who had made allegations.
The Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker said he wished he had a “man-to-man” conversation with Weinstein.
“For the most part, as I’ve always heard Louis B Mayer did, and all Hollywood moguls did to one degree or another,” he said.
“Again, it was easy to compartmentalize it to a certain extent. I feel bad about it now.
CNN host Chris Wallace questioned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino about his relationship with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein
The Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker said he wished he had a man-to-man conversation with Weinstein.
“But what I feel bad about is that I didn’t have a man-to-man conversation with him.”
Tarantino said he had never realized the gravity of his actions, but added that he did not want to get involved in his friends’ “pathetic” behavior.
“The reason I didn’t do it was because it’s a really hard conversation to have because I felt like it was pathetic.”
“I felt like what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to deal with his pathos.”
If convicted on all counts, Weinstein faces a maximum sentence of 65 years to life in prison.
Tarantino claims that he had never really understood the serious nature of sexual misdeeds.
‘I had never heard the stories that came up later. I heard the same stories that everyone had heard,’ she began to explain.
“What I wish, what I wish I had done was talk to Harvey about it and say, ‘Harvey, you can’t do this.’
Weinstein, the man who became the face of #MeToo accusations five years ago, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York.
Tarantino (right) called his ‘friend’ Weinstein (left) ‘pathetic’ and said he hadn’t understood the severity of his behavior until the allegations surfaced.
Tarantino seemed uncomfortable when Wallace questioned what he had thought was going on.
“You know, frankly, to tell you the truth, I chalked it up to a Mad Men-era version of the boss chasing the secretary around the desk,” he said.
Tarantino went on to clarify that he “wasn’t saying that’s okay.”
‘Everything I heard was more or less in that category. And as his friend, he wishes he had been more of a friend and there was never any talk of rape or anything like that,” he said.
The couple made nine movies together until they split in 2017 when Weinstein faced various allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Asked if he had any regrets, Tarantino said in retrospect that he wishes he had done more.
‘I thought that was the way I described it. I didn’t think it was ‘Okay, do this for me or you won’t get this movie,’ and I’ve never heard any actress say anything like that, she said.
‘It was just, you know, ‘just don’t get in the back of a limo with him’ right?
‘I didn’t know anything that others didn’t know. I’m just honest enough to say that look, you know, I’ve heard some of this stuff. But not the things that came out.
Weinstein and Tarantino made nine movies together until they parted ways in 2017 when Weinstein faced various allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
There are now seven counts remaining in Weinstein’s indictment involving four women. All four women have testified with Jennifer Siebel Newsom wrapping up her testimony this week.
There are now seven counts left in Weinstein’s indictment involving four women, which are forced oral copulation, forced rape, penetration with a foreign object involving Jane Doe 1; Restraint Sexual Assault Involving Jane Doe 2; Restraint sexual assault involving Jane Doe 3; Forced oral copulation and forced rape involving Jane Doe 4, who has been named as Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The four women testified in the weeks-long trial with Siebel Newsom concluding his testimony on Tuesday.
This week, a judge threw out four sexual assault charges against Weinstein after prosecutors said they would not present testimony from an accuser previously identified as Jane Doe 5.
Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench dismissed two counts of forcible rape and two counts of oral copulation against the disgraced 70-year-old movie mogul, related to two alleged incidents, one in November 2009 and another in November 2010.
The move seemed likely since opening trial statements three weeks ago, when prosecutors named only four women Weinstein was accused of assaulting, leaving out 5 Jane Doe.
Prosecutors initially upheld the charges, leaving open the possibility for the woman to testify, while Weinstein’s defense sought a final decision on the matter.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has not provided an explanation as to why they chose to leave the woman out of the trial. She was being represented by prominent victims’ rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who also represents Jane Doe 2.
The remaining seven charges against Weinstein are two counts of rape and five other counts of sexual assault.
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