Harvey Weinstein apologised for using statements by Meryl Streep

Vastavam web: Harvey Weinstein has apologised for using statements by veteran actor Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in his defense against a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit.Weinstein’s attorneys, Phyllis Kupferstein and Mary Flynn, had mentioned the names of prominent Hollywood A-listers, including Streep, Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow to prove that not all women had a negative experience of working with him.However, the move did not go down well with Streep and Lawrence, who objected to being invoked in Weinstein’s defense, reported Variety.

“Even though Mr Weinstein has worked with hundreds of actresses and actors who had only professional and mutually respectful experiences with him, Mr Weinstein has directed in the future that no specific names be used by his counsel, even where those actors have made previous public statements about him.In response to the motion, Lawrence described Weinstein as a “predator”.Her comment followed Streep firing back at the producer. She said the action was “pathetic and exploitative”.