Harvey Weinstein believes he will be forgiven by Hollywood, says Piers Morgan
The British television personality said he spoke to Weinstein least year when he was being treated in an Arizona clinic
Media mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is currently facing charges of sexual assault by dozens of women, believes that he will eventually be forgiven by Hollywood, said Pierce Morgan in a recent interview with GQ magazine. According to Weinstein's statements, all the sexual acts were consensual in nature, and his lawyers have even gone to the extent to call some of the accusations as false.
"I've spoken to Harvey in the clinic in Arizona, for about an hour. He's fighting," Morgan said. “He’s a fascinating character. The apocalyptic symptom of the whole thing — the casting couch finally brought to judgment.”
“I can’t express the same level of shock as some people in Hollywood. Listen, this has been the system since Hollywood existed,” he continued. “It’s been a moral cesspit since the Twenties, and the idea that Harvey Weinstein is the only villain? Do me a favor. Look at Mel Gibson: ultimately Harvey believes he will be forgiven.”
For those who cannot recall, Gibson was in the middle of a major controversy in the year 2006, when he faced a drunk driving arrest after going off on an antisemitic rant. Even though the situation was an extremely shameful one, he was welcomed back into the movie industry with open arms, and also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for Hacksaw Ridge last year.
Weinstein has previously revealed that he had had a conversation with Morgan only a few days after the allegations against him became public knowledge. He even released a statement where he mentioned talking to Morgan about the issue.
"I have immense respect for Piers Morgan and appreciate him. During our conversation, which was back in 2017, the only thought I conveyed was that my focus now and in the future is on my family," Weinstein said. "I did not talk about business or Hollywood. My priority is my family."
Last year, in November, an NYPD official reported that the police authorities were building a rape case against Weinstein on the basis of substantial “credible and detailed” evidence received from actress Paz de La Huerta and four other women, including the evidence brought in by Lucia Evans, who alleged that the movie producer forcer her to perform oral sex on him in the year 2004.