He gave me my first big break as an actor in films on ‘From Dusk till Dawn,’” explained George Clooney about why he never said anything negative about sexual predator Harvey Weinstein before. The excessively anti-Trump actor has been fine insulting Republicans and labeling them as the worst things possible. But he was silent when it came to Democratic Donor Harvey Weinstein.
“He gave me my first big break as a director with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.’ We’ve had dinners, we’ve been on location together, we’ve had arguments. But I can tell you that I’ve never seen any of this behavior—ever,” said Clooney.
“I’ve heard rumors, and the rumors in general started back in the nineties, and they were that certain actresses had slept with Harvey to get a role. It seemed like a way to smear the actresses and demean them by saying that they didn’t get the jobs based on their talent, so I took those rumors with a grain of salt,” said Clooney.
“A lot of people are doing the ‘you had to know’ thing right now, and yes, if you’re asking if I knew that someone who was very powerful had a tendency to hit on young, beautiful women, sure,” Clooney said.
“But I had no idea that it had gone to the level of having to pay off eight women for their silence, and that these women were threatened and victimized. I’ve been talking with a lot of people about this and I don’t know many people who knew of that,” said Clooney. Nice excuses.