Sunday, 18 March, 2018

Jane Fonda: 'I wish I had spoken out about Harvey Weinstein earlier'

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Stacy Diaz | 13 October, 2017, 18:30

The film star, who is also an active women's rights advocate, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that she "found out about Harvey about a year ago".

But Fonda is relieved the allegations against Weinstein are being exposed and she's proud of the fearless women who are coming forward.

Sallie Hofmeister, a spokesperson for Weinstein, responded in a statement that all "allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

"He preferred younger women, more vulnerable", she claims to have been informed of the actions of the producers by the actress Rosanna Arquette there are a year and kills up to here " I am ashamed of not having spoken of at the time ".

"I'm hoping that with this coming out about Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and then (the man) who's now our president, that men will not feel they can get away with it", she said. "He made things very hard for me for years", she told the New Yorker. But as Fonda noted, she didn't feel comfortable speaking on Arquette's behalf, especially on such a delicate topic-even though Fonda is a survivor of rape and sexual abuse herself. "You realize what I'm feeling is ok because this person is sharing my pain", she said.

Fonda told Amanpour that Weinstein's pattern of abuse is not an isolated phenomenon. "But it's important that it come out...this goes on all the time". She told CNN of her own encounter early in her career with a French director, who said he needed to see what kind of orgasms she had in order to cast her for a role. It's this male entitlement in Hollywood and everywhere in offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, in restaurants, in stores.

"When you are a star, they let you do it", Trump said in his now infamous videotape.

"We have a man who is president who does these things", she said. "You have to understand that you have control over your body. if we all talked and told, they'd be too afraid to do it".