AceShowbiz - Jill Scott was the latest Hollywood star to speak out against Harvey Weinstein following his spectacular fall from grace. The 45-year-old singer/actress recalled the nasty comments made by the movie honcho when she was pregnant with her first child.
"When I met Harvey Weinstein, he was RUDE. In the NASTIEST tone he said 'Who told you to get pregnant?!' And rolled his eyes in disgust," she tweeted. "I stayed away from him after. Who acts that way towards a pregnant woman?? Power to all the women bullied by assholes. Power in general."
Scott starred on The Weinstein Company-produced series "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency". She learned that she was pregnant before she started filming the show. She gave birth to her son in April 2009, a month after the show premiered. The show won a Peabody Award but it got cancelled after one season despite positive reviews.
The 65-year-old movie mogul has since been fired from TWC. He was also booted from the Academy Award club, suspended from BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Oscars, and stripped of British Film Institute fellowship. TV academy consider to kick him out as well. "Sexual harassment in any form is abhorrent and totally unacceptable," the organization said. "Television is a collaborative industry and we fully support those who have been affected by these allegations."
After Harvey Weinstein was outed as a creep, more predatory figures in Hollywood showbiz were exposed. Chris Savino was fired by Nickelodeon and Roy Price resigned from Amazon due to sexual harassment allegations. FOX News also parted ways with Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Eric Bolling due to similar issues earlier this year.