Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given an interview from his luxury hospital suite, claiming he “feels like the forgotten man”.
It comes just weeks before he’s due to face trial on rape and sexual assault charges, of which he has pleaded not guilty to.
Speaking from his hospital bed after undergoing back surgery, Mr Weinstein exclusively told the New York Post that he’s done more for women professionally than anyone else.
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“I feel like the forgotten man,” the 67-year-old said.
“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any film-maker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first. I pioneered it.
“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,” Weinstein said.
“My work has been forgotten.”
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) December 16, 2019
His words have again angered his 23 accusers, who have released a statement claiming he is trying “gaslight society again”.
“He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing,” the statement says.
“He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough. We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”
Weinstein is due to go on trial in Manhattan on 6 January, 2020.
In response to an interview published today in @nypost‘s @PageSix, 23 women who came forward to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct have issued the following statement: pic.twitter.com/lX1E2W2KWT
— TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) December 16, 2019