Harvey Weinstein insisted that he should be credited for putting women on the map in the film industry. His remarks were made in a recent interview that is believed to be a desperate attempt to change the public’s perception of him.
The disgraced film producer was recently interviewed at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he is currently confined. Variety describes his chamber as “high-end” and “hotel room-like”.
Speaking to the New York Post, Weinstein confided that he is “the forgotten man.”
“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!” he told the publication.
“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,” Weinstein lamented. “My work has been forgotten.”
The Miramax co-founder is referring to the sexual harassment and assault allegations made against him by over 90 women. Most, if not all, are from the entertainment industry. 14 more women have separately accused him of rape. Women coming forward with their accusations against Weinstein propelled the #MeToo movement.
“I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become,” Weinstein added. His remarks come off as baffling as he had allegedly been committing sexual crimes that date back at least 30 years — something that speaks more of what he has always been. So much so that Weinstein’s misdeeds have been a widely known “open-secret” in Hollywood.
Weinstein will be tried on January 6 for allegations that he has vehemently denied.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.