Ever since the scandal involving Harvey Weinstein broke, a series of famous people decided to talk about this subject. Almost everyone has claimed that they never knew that Weinstein engaged in such behavior. The famous Hollywood producer was accused of sexually harassing and abusing a series of women.
Well, this is not the case for Quentin Tarantino. The Hollywood director said he knew that Weinstein engaged in such misconduct. However, Quentin also said that he regretted that he did nothing about it. The director said in an interview with The New York Times that he knew enough about his longtime friend and collaborator. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” he said.
“There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” the star went on to add. “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.” Tarantino said that he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s-era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. … What I did was marginalize the incidents. Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse.”
Tarantino also talked about one incident involving Weinstein. Weinstein actually made unwanted sexual advances towards Tarantino’s former girlfriend, Mira Sorvino. Mira told Tarantino about Weinstein’s advances and unwanted touching. Tarantino said he was shocked when learning about this, adding that he was sure that “[Weinstein] won’t mess with her, he knows that she’s my girlfriend.”
However, Mira was not the only woman who told Tarantino about Weinstein’s behavior. The famous director said that Rose McGowan also told him that she reached a settlement with Weinstein. During his interview, Tarantino said those close to Weinstein definitely knew about these incidents. “It was impossible they didn’t,” he said.
Tarantino has worked a lot throughout the years with The Weinstein Company. In fact, The Weinstein Company has produced all of Tarantino’s films since 1994.