Quentin Tarantino: A lot of people knew about Harvey Weinstein

Quentin Tarantino
Many knew about Harvey Weinstein

Quentin Tarantino worked with Harvey Weinstein for a long time.

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Quentin Tarantino says that “everyone” in Harvey Weinstein’s circle knew about him – and that the director should have done more.

Star director Quentin Tarantino (58) still regrets his silence in the case of the convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein (69). In the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” by US comedian Joe Rogan (53), Tarantino said that Weinstein’s behavior was known in Hollywood circles and that he wished he had done more at the time.

Weinstein had financed Tarantino’s films and worked with him for a long time. The film producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison last year. A jury found him guilty of sexual assault and rape. In Los Angeles, he is faced with a further eleven charges.

“Fucked up father figure”

Weinstein was like “a fucked up father figure,” says “Kill Bill” maker Tarantino in the podcast and talks about as he said in a 2017 New York Times interviewthat he wished he had done more. He wishes he had just “talked to him,” he now explains.

Tarantino: “I wish I had sat down with him”

The director did not know anything about rape allegations or the like, he continues, but wished he had had the “uncomfortable conversation” with Weinstein. “I wish I had sat down with him and said, ‘Harvey, you can’t do that. You’re going to destroy everything’.” The director suspects that no one ever spoke to Weinstein about it. However, everyone who stayed in Weinstein’s circles knew of “unwanted advances” by the producer.