Actress Meryl Streep, 78, has released a statement in response to the sexual harassment allegations made upon film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
After news broke of Weinstein’s many acts of sexual misconduct, Streep – who has worked with him in the past – claimed his actions to be “disgraceful” and “inexcusable,” especially for a man with so much power.
“The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes,” she wrote in a statement.
“One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally.
“I didn’t know about these other offenses: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts.” She said
Weinstein allegedly made settlements with at least eight women over his sexual misconduct, man of which included famous actresses and TV reporters. Among the victims were Rose McGowan and Lauren Sivan.
Continued Streep in her statement: “The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”
His own company announced they would be letting him go due to his disturbing behavior.