AceShowbiz - Another prove that Harvey Weinstein's misconduct was Hollywood public secret surfaced. It's an old video of Courtney Love warning young aspiring stars off meeting the movie honcho. It was taken in 2005 on the red carpet of Comedy's Central's roast of Pamela Anderson.
The widow of Kurt Cobain was asked by a reporter to give any advice to young women trying to make it in the industry. "I'll get libeled if I say it," she hesitated before deciding to just dive in, "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in his Four Seasons [hotel room], don't go."
Soon after the video resurfaced, Courtney issued a statement. She revealed that she was blacklisted by Hollywood agents after speaking out against the producer. "Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein," she told TMZ.
Courtney Love was not the only one who got exiled for speaking out loud about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment. Kate Beckinsale, one of his victims, recently wrote on Instagram, "I had a male friend who, based on my experience, warned a young actress who said she was going to dinner with Harvey to be careful. He received a phone call the next day saying he would never work in another Miramax film; the girl was already sleeping with Harvey and had told him that my friend had warned her off."
Another star who dared to call out the disgraced movie mogul was Seth MacFarlane. Back at the 2013 Oscars when the "Ted" actor read nominees for Best Supporting Actress with Emma Stone, he jokingly said, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein." He recently said that he learned of Harvey's gross behavior from his friend Jessica Barth.
Harvey Weinstein has since been fired from his own company. He was also booted from the Academy Award club and suspended from BAFTA, the British equivalent of Oscars. His brother Bob Weinstein, who co-founded The Weinstein Company with him, said that he knew that Harvey cheated on his wife but insisted that he wasn't aware of his sexually harassing females. Many other Hollywood stars, while expressing disgust towards Harvey's misconduct, also claimed that they knew nothing about it until it was exposed by the media.