Cate Blanchett finally details sexual harassment ordeal at the hands of Harvey Weinstein
The Thor: Ragnarok star, who had previously voiced her support for the anti-harassment movements rocking the industry, opened up about her ordeal with the disgraced producer.
Many a Hollywood actresses have come forward in the recent past with their accounts of torment and sexual harassment in showbiz at the hands of some famous names.
And gracing the top of this list of offenders for most women has turned out to be Hollywood biggie Harvey Weinstein.
And the latest one to break the silence against the alleged deeds of the disgraced movie producer is none other than actress Cate Blanchett. The Thor: Ragnarok star, who had previously voiced her support for the anti-harassment movements rocking the industry, opened up about her ordeal to Variety.
“With me, yes," she told the website, alleging the former Weinstein co-founder of sexual misconduct. "I got a bad feeling from him. He would often say to me, ‘We’re not friends.’”
Explaining the reasons behind the disgraced media mogul's statement, Blanchett further added: "I wouldn’t do what he was asking me to do.”
“[Weinstein has] been held up as an exemplar because he’s unfortunately typical of certain men. I’m interested in those people being prosecuted. We have to set a legal precedent," said the 48-year-old Australian actress, who has worked with Weinstein in several of his movies including The Aviator, Carol and The Shipping News.
When prodded further about the Weinstein situation and the numerous criminal as well as civil cases that have been filed against the studio boss, Blanchett, without any hesitance supported the accusers. “I hope so," she further added on the possibilities of Weinstein serving jail time in the future.
During the interview, the actress also mentioned the catalog of allegations against filmmaker Woody Allen. "If the case has not been properly tried, then it needs to be reopened and go back into court, because that’s a place where those things get solved,” Blanchett added.