After multiple women bravely stepped forward to admit they were abused by film producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Jennifer Lawrence released a statement about his allegations of sexual misconduct. Weinstein co-founded Miramax and was known for producing some of Hollywood’s biggest films. He worked with Lawrence in 2012 on Silver Linings Playbook, and the two seemed to be close. Lawrence also made sure to thank him in her Golden Globes acceptance speech for the movie.
But Lawrence just made it clear: she thinks his alleged actions are absolutely disturbing.
The actress released a statement to People saying that she was unaware of any of this behavior while on set.
Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Glenn Close, and Judi Dench also spoke out about how Weinstein’s behavior was disgusting. In Winslet’s words, which were originally reported by Variety, “There must be ‘no tolerance’ of this degrading, vile treatment of women in any workplace anywhere in the world.”
It’s so important that people are speaking up and making it clear that predatory behavior like Harvey Weinstein’s won’t be tolerated. This happens more often than we think, and we must continue to address the fact that unwanted sexual advances should never be tolerated.