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Jane Fonda Admits She Knew About Harvey Weinstein A Year Ago

13 October 2017, 06:29 | Myron Mathis

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

Jane revealed that she knew about Harvey from her friend Rosanna Arquette (who recently came out with her story), but didn't say anything: "I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then..."

Jane Fonda is adding her name to the list of movie stars coming forward about Harvey Weinstein.

She said she now regretted staying silent.

"I'm hoping that with this coming out about Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and then (the man) who's now our president, that men will not feel they can get away with it", she said.

"It came as a shock and a great disappointment..."

During an interview with CNN's Christianne Amanpour, Jane spoke out about the allegations. Fonda is a daring feminist figure who's fought loudly and publicly for a number of causes; she's known for her fierce activism almost as much as she is for her on-screen work.


When pressed by Amanpour, Fonda said this sort of thing also happened to her in the past-though never perpetrated by Weinstein.

But Fonda is relieved the allegations against Weinstein are being exposed and she's proud of the courageous women who are coming forward.

BBC World News presenter Stephen Sackur asked Fonda why she chose not to speak out. She told CNN of her own encounter early in her career with a French director, who said he needed to see what kind of orgasms she had in order to cast her for a role.

"I got hired even though I didn't give him what he wanted", she recounted, noting she had nonetheless kept quiet about the proposition. Weinstein has been accused of raping, assaulting and harassing women in Hollywood.

A long-time campaigner for women's rights, Fonda also sought to focus the spotlight beyond Hollywood, noting the similar accusations levelled at other public figures like US President Donald Trump and former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Unfortunately, that counteracts a lot of the good that we're doing.



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