NEW YORK – Harvey Weinstein says he’s a pioneer in advancing the careers of girls within the movie trade.
“I really feel just like the forgotten man,” Weinstein stated in an interview printed Sunday (Dec 15) within the New York Put up.
“I made extra motion pictures directed by ladies and about ladies than any filmmaker, and I am speaking about 30 years in the past. I am not speaking about now when it is vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!” he stated.
Scores of girls have accused the film mogul of sexual misconduct. He has denied nonconsensual intercourse allegations. He faces a Jan 6 trial on rape and sexual assault prices in state courtroom, the place he has pleaded not responsible.
“All of it acquired eviscerated due to what occurred,” Weinstein stated within the interview. “My work has been forgotten.” Weinstein was interviewed whereas recuperating on the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Centre on Friday, a day after spinal surgical procedure.
“The problems and prices within the prison case ought to be the only focus presently,” lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents quite a lot of accusers, stated in a press release to ABC Information.
“No matter he has finished professionally for ladies might or might not be related on the time of sentencing if he’s convicted,” stated Allred. “For now, any try by him to recast his tattered fame or to look to ask for sympathy will solely serve to set off a lot of those that allege that they’re victims of Mr. Weinstein.”