Kate Winslet refused to thank Harvey Weinstein

Kate Winslet refused to thank Harvey Weinstein

Now that Harvey Weinstein has fallen from his powerful perch, numerous stars are coming forward to publicly share their long-held distaste for the ousted producer-including Kate Winslet, who recently revealed that when she won the best-actress Oscar in 2009 for her role in The Reader, a drama distributed by the Weinstein Company, she was told to thank Weinstein in her speech. "No I won't, '" Kate told the publication.

The actress claimed, "I remember being told, 'make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember saying, 'No, I won't". I'm not going to do.' And it had nothing to do with the fact of not being grateful.

She went on to say that Harvey often demonstrated "bullying and nasty" behavior like telling her, "Don't forget who gave you your first movie", after grabbing her by the arm.

"But that's how he operated". In business, it has always been very, very hard to manage.

How bad. Not to mention, in addition to regularly calling her female agent a derogatory name, Weinstein also displayed "disgraceful behavior" during the making of The Reader.

In a statement to Variety, Kate addressed the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey, saying: "The fact that these women are starting to speak out about the gross misconduct of one of our most important and well regarded film producers, is incredibly courageous and has been deeply shocking to hear".

In the L.A. Times interview, Winslet said she "can't even begin to describe the disgraceful behavior that went on" during the making of The Reader-another reason she declined to call out Weinstein in her speech.


Kate Winslet has admitted she didn't think Harvey Weinstein on objective when she won her Best Actress Oscar in 2009.

Winslet added that she was glad that she won't have to work with Weinstein in the future.

In my 20s, I was very forceful and I had a big voice and I would absolutely say things.

Winslet and Weinstein's working relationship dates back to Winslet's first film, Heavenly Creatures, which was released in 1994. "His behaviour is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong". I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumors, maybe we have all been naïve. "There must be "no tolerance" of this degrading, vile treatment of women in ANY workplace anywhere in the world".

Weinstein, who has been fired from his company, has denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex", his spokesperson said this week.

The actress said she was told to make sure she thanked the producer, and she refused.

Some, however, think the fixation on Winslet's statements is mislaid and missing the point. "Stop holding women responsible for men's acts".

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