AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino has finally broken his silence on sexual harassment allegations against his longtime friend and collaborator, Harvey Weinstein. In light of the scandal that has cost Weinstein his position at The Weinstein Company, the "Inglourious Basterds" director says he's "heartbroken" and "stunned."
Actress Amber Tamblyn tweeted a statement on Thursday, October 12 on behalf of the director. "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," the statement read. "I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it."
From Quentin Tarantino: pic.twitter.com/jv0VQNrI91— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 13, 2017
In a previous tweet, Tamblyn revealed she "had a long dinner" with Tarantino and he had asked her to share a statement regarding Weinstein.
Last night I had a long dinner with my friend Quentin Tarantino. He has asked me to share a statement with you regarding Harvey Weinstein.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 13, 2017
TWC has produced all of Tarantino's films since 1994's "Pulp Fiction" until recent flicks, including "Inglourious Basterds", "Django Unchained" and "The Hateful Eight". Weinstein also hosted an engagement party for Tarantino and his fiancee Daniella Pick in September.
Tamblyn herself has called out Weinstein amid the scandal. She asked the former studio exec to release the women he has made settlements with from their non-disclosure agreements. "Mr. Weinstein, I would have the upmost respect for you if you did this. The beginning of all healing is the truth. Let them speak," she tweeted on Friday, October 6.
Mr. Weinstein, I would have the upmost respect for you if you did this. The beginning of all healing is the truth. Let them speak. https://t.co/VXur6BACM4— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 6, 2017
She added on the next day, "Please stop holding actresses and women accountable for these silences and shaming them for not coming forward immediately. Stop."
Morning! Please stop holding actresses and women accountable for these silences and shaming them for not coming forward immediately. Stop.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 7, 2017
Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed actresses and female assistants over the past three decades, and paid off at least eight women to settle complaints about his lewd behavior. Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lea Seydoux have come forward to reveal their experiences of being harassed by the movie mogul.