Harvey Weinstein accuser Rosanna Arquette expresses 'disgust' over being born 'white and privileged'

Rosanna Arquette was among the first women to call out Harvey Weinstein on his predatory behavior, assisting in propelling the #MeToo movement


                            Harvey Weinstein accuser Rosanna Arquette expresses 'disgust' over being born 'white and privileged'

Actress Rosanna Arquette took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 7, to apologize for being "born white and privileged."

The award-winning actress, in her tweet, wrote: "I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame."

Although there was no particular reason why Arquette made the comments, she has often been forthright with her thoughts and believes on social media. 

However, ever since making the statement, the 59-year-old Pulp Fiction star has made her social media account private.

Arquette was among the first women to call out Harvey Weinstein on his predatory behavior, assisting in propelling the #MeToo movement.

The actress, in 2017, said that her career suffered because she rebuffed Weinstein's advances in the early 1990s. She claimed that the Weinstein had put her hand on his private parts during a meeting in a hotel.

Arquette's sister, Patricia, also wrote in support of her sister's bravery at the time: "I am very proud of my sister @RoArquette and all the women and men & police who spoke up in this article," the Oscar-winning actress wrote.

(2ndl-R) Honoree Rosanna Arquette, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Honoree Patricia Arquette onstage during the Visionary Women's International Women's Day honors Patricia Arquette and Rosanna Arquette at Spago on March 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Arquette, talking about the aftermath of her revelation with Variety, said that she had faced backlash after speaking out, and admitted that things had not gotten better since she came forward with the accusation.

The actress said that despite her revelation about Weinstein's behavior in the 1990s, he remained protected as she mentioned the "boy's club that protects the boys."

"I don’t have an agent, so. I think there’s backlash for sure. There’s a lot of people that made a lot of money from him, and continue to," Arquette told the outlet. "There’s a boys club that protects the boys. He’s just one of many men, as we’re seeing more and more men being exposed for their awful behavior and their abuse of power."

"I think Hollywood keeps looking at their watches like, "When is this gonna end?" And it’s not. It’s not going to end until people stop this bad behavior," the actress added. 

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