AceShowbiz - Kevin Smith is distancing himself from The Weinstein Company amid Harvey Weinstein scandal. The actor/director condemned the movie honcho and vented his frustrations in an expletive-laden rant on his podcast "Hollywood Babble-On".
"My entire career is tied up with the man," he said. "It's been a weird f**king week. I just wanted to make some f**king movies, that's it. That's why I came, that's why I made 'Clerks.' And no f**king movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f**k it, take it. It's wrapped up in something really f**king horrible."
Smith promised to donate any future residuals from his TWC-produced movies that include "Clerks II", "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", "Jersey Girl" and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", to the non-profit organization Women in Film. He even vowed that should TWC fall apart and he no longer receive profits from the company, he would donate $2,000 a month from his own pocket to the organization for the rest of his life.
The "Yoga Hosers" director knew it's not enough, but "that feels like a start." He said, "Hopefully that goes to people that get to make s**t without having to deal with some f**king animal saying, 'Here's the price.' "
Smith recorded his podcast in front of a live audience. When an audience member said that Weinstein's misconduct was not Smith's fault. He replied, "I'm not looking for sympathy. I know it's not my fault, but I didn't f**king help."
He continued, "Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s**t like that, and he changed my f**king life...I was singing praises of somebody that I didn't f**king know. I didn't know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me. It all hurts, and it didn't happen to me, but it all hurts."
Earlier this month when Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator, Kevin Smith was one of the first Hollywood stars to denounce the producer. He tweeted, "He financed the first 14 years of my career. And now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed."
He financed the first 14 years of my career - and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017