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'I Wish I Had Taken Responsibility': Quentin Tarantino Knew About Harvey Weinstein's Inappropriate Behavior

'I Wish I Had Taken Responsibility': Quentin Tarantino Knew About Harvey Weinstein's Inappropriate Behavior
From TIME - October 19, 2017

Quentin Tarantino, one of Harvey Weinsteins closest collaborators in Hollywood, has said he knew about the producers history of allegedly abusing women and regrets not standing up to him.

The comments came in an hour-long interview with the New York Times, during which Tarantino said he had direct knowledge of several incidents in which women accused Weinstein of harassment or assault, including Rose McGowan and Mira Sorvino, who Tarantino dated in the 1990s.

I knew enough to do more than I did, Tarantino told the Times. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasnt secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.

I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard, he added. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.

Over the past several weeks, dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, with allegations spanning decades. The stories were prompted by stories in the Times and the New Yorker, which revealed a pattern of behavior allegedly targeting assistants at Weinsteins companies and prominent actresses.

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