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Harvey Weinstein Feels Like a Forgotten Man

Harvey Weinstein who is set to go on trial, for sexual misconduct allegations, on January 6, 2020 has claimed to be pioneer of women empowerment in Hollywood, something that he feels has been forgotten in the wake of allegations against him.

“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!” said Weinstein while talking to the New York Post for an exclusive interview.

“It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten,” added the media mogul who has been accused by more than 30 women of sexual harassment.

“I feel like the forgotten man,” he stated.

However, Weinstein’s interview was not received well by the critics and his accusers who claimed that he’s “trying to gaslight society again”.

As many as 20 accusers who consented to reveal their identity, issued a statement on Sunday – the same day Weinstein’s interview was published – and rejected his attempt of trying to win sympathy.

“He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing,” said the statement issued by Rosanna Arquette, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

It further added, “He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough. We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”

Lawyer Gloria Allred – who represents a number of Weinstein’s accusers – also issued a statement asking for the ongoing case to be the sole focus at this time.

“Whatever he has done professionally for women may or may not be relevant at the time of sentencing if he is convicted,” said the lawyer.

“For now, any attempt by him to recast his tattered reputation or to appear to ask for sympathy will only serve to trigger many of those who allege that they are victims of Mr. Weinstein,” added Gloria.

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