Note to Hollywood: don’t stick up for Harvey Weinstein because karma is going to come down and rightfully snatch your weave. Just ask Oliver Stone!
As y’all know by now, many, many women in Hollywood have said that Harvey is a Grade-A skeeze, and more women are coming forward. The Hollywood Reporter says that Oliver was asked about the Harvey situation at the Busan International Film Festival and, rather than do the completely rational thing and condemn the turd, he sort of took the Donna Karan route:
“I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial. I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn’t really know him. I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I’m not going to comment on gossip. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”
Oliver’s PR team probably hit up the Chili’s happy hour hard after he gave that statement. But Oliver eventually took back what he said with a statement on Facebook:
I’ve been travelling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times.
After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape.
I’ll therefore recuse myself from the “Guantanamo” series as long as the Weinstein Company is involved.
But now, Oliver is in some icky hot water of his own. Variety reports that ex-Playboy model Carrie Stevens accused the director of groping her at a party 26 years ago. Carrie also took to Facebook to say that Oliver is cut from the same douche cloth as Harvey:
“Oliver walked past me and grabbed my boob as he waltzed out the front door of a party. I still remember the cocky grin on his face like he got away with something. These douchebags are not above the law, and they should be held to the same standard as every other man. It’s common decency NOT to grab boobs, pu–ies (like our President does) … or any other body part of another, uninvited. They should go back to preschool, because they must’ve missed the lesson … ‘keep your hands to yourself.’”
Oliver didn’t respond to the allegations, but it comes on the heels of women finally feeling safe enough to call high-powered players like Ben Affleck out.
Another director (and one who has worked with Harvey a lot) is apparently so upset that he can’t make words. Quentin Tarantino had to express his thoughts through Joan of Arcadia (aka Amber Tamblyn).
From Quentin Tarantino: pic.twitter.com/jv0VQNrI91
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 13, 2017
Quentin and Harvey are producing partners and close friends to the point where Harvey threw an engagement party earlier this year for the director and has previously defended him after Quentin spoke out against police brutality. Don’t feel like this is the time to pay him back, Boo Boo Q. You do, and it’ll be the media equivalent of O Ren Ishii and the Crazy 88s hounding your ass.