Quentin Tarantino 'heartbroken' over Harvey Weinstein allegations

the Guardian | 10/13/2017 | Gwilym Mumford

Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence on the scandal surrounding his friend and longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself “stunned and heartbroken” by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer.

The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, Variety reports. The actor said that Tarantino had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a “long dinner”.

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The statement read: “For the last week, I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.”

Weinstein has long been a patron of Tarantino, distributing the director’s breakout hit Reservoir Dogs and producing all of his films since, including Django Unchained and Inglorious ****. The pair are close friends, with Weinstein throwing an engagement party for Tarantino earlier this year. In 2015 the producer defended Tarantino’s right to speak out against police brutality after the director was criticised by law-enforcement groups for attending an anti-brutality rally in New York.

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The scandal surrounding Weinstein has deepened in recent days, following the publication on Tuesday of a New Yorker investigation alleging that he raped three women. Since then, several more women have claimed sexual...
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