Harvey Weinstein Attorney Says He Was Misquoted in ‘Roles for Sex’ Interview

Lewis Collier
July 14, 2018

Harvey Weinstein says an article in "The Spectator" which just came out - purportedly quoting him as saying he traded acting roles for sex - is bogus, and the reporter who wrote the story seems to admit it.

During a talk with The Spectator, Mr. Weinstein admitted to offering young women roles for sex, a practice he described as ubiquitous in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry. "But so did and still does everyone". However, while he admitted to the transgression, Mr. Weinstein said he never forced himself on anyone, ever.

"You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome", he told famed interviewer Taki. "I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere".

"You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood", Weinstein added.

The interview comes almost two months after Weinstein entered a not guilty plea at a NY courthouse on June 5, when he was arraigned on rape and criminal sex act charges.

Additionally, Weinstein, while sitting with his attorney, Ben Brafman, stated Asia and Rose McGowan were lying when they claimed Asia and the Parts Unknown star, Anthony, had an open relationship. "So far, everything he has told us to look for we have found".

One alleged victim, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her. He is out on $1 million bail and is due back in court in NY in September.

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"I had nothing to do with the headline of my article and I hope I have not damaged his case.it was, after all, a social visit", he said. He gave a more elaborate explanation to the Hollywood Reporter, referring to their interview as "a social visit".

In a still more freaky twist, TMZ reports that Weinstein's people reached out to Taki, an odious figure in his own right, who apparently admitted the story was erroneous.

"Being that I was in the middle of my second film for his company, having NEVER met him before the morning of my rape, and never worked for him again, this is a clear lie".

"I've seen Harvey in action during my annual Christmas party, the one I throw every year in NY with Michael Mailer. Smile and laugh and hit on the next one", Theodoracopulos said. "What I don't get is, haven't they had enough?"

Earlier in the article, Theodoracopulos recalled how Weinstein once tried to encourage him to produce a documentary about his love life.

"Hollywood has always treated women like dirt".

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