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Tarantino Admits to Knowing More

TempAs more female victims come forward to describe Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment behavior, one male celebrity admits to knowing and doing not enough about it at the time. Director Quentin Tarantino said, “I knew enough to do more than I did,” and “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.”

Tarantino cited incidents with women including his former girlfriend Mira Sorvino and also said, “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” and “If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

The director regrets not seeing the larger pattern of abuse and demonstrates vulnerability when he admits, “Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse,” and “I chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk,” he said. “As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

Unsurprisingly, Tarantino says others close to Weinstein also knew and did nothing to stop the abuse.

Above is a picture of Tarantino in the movie Pulp Fiction.

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Discussion:

  • What's your reaction to Tarantino's statements?
  • In what ways is Tarantino demonstrating vulnerability?
  • Why do you think he's coming forward now? Why haven't other Hollywood men come forward? Should they?