Renée Zellweger‘s rep is responding to an allegation that the actress gave Harvey Weinstein “sexual favors.”
Weinstein was named as a defendant in a brand new class-action lawsuit, filed earlier this week by six ladies. Within the paperwork, obtained by E! Information, it states that Weinstein advised one of many plaintiffs, who was engaged on a film in 2000 distributed by his firm Miramax, that “Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and different actresses gave sexual favors.” The swimsuit alleges, “Weinstein requested her, ‘Do not you need your profession to be extra than simply this little teen movie?'”
In response to the lawsuit, Zellweger’s rep tells E! Information, “If Harvey stated that, he is stuffed with s–t.”
“The ladies who’ve spoken about their abuse are courageous and heroic and though I did not have a private expertise like this with Harvey Weinstein, I sadly can’t say I am shocked,” she wrote to her followers. “This tradition has all the time existed, not simply in Hollywood however internationally. And lots of males in positions of energy have gotten away with it for much too lengthy. We can’t blame the victims right here. A variety of these ladies are younger, and simply beginning out of their respective fields, and have completely no approach to stand as much as a person with a lot affect, a lot better than theirs. In the event that they converse up, they’re shut down, and that might be the top of their profession.”
She continued, “That is all a optimistic step ahead in altering that tradition, and these younger ladies must know that they’ve a assist system ought to something like this occur to them. And I need you all to know I assist you.”
In response to the NYT article, one in every of Weinstein’s attorneys Charles J. Tougher advised E! Information in October that the article was “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”
E! Information has reached out to Weinstein for touch upon the class-action lawsuit.