Liberal actress Meryl Street has been named in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct defense and is reportedly very angry about it. How embarrassing for her. This will remind everyone that she once counted the creep as a close friend.
Meryl Streep has lashed out at former longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein for including her name in a legal defense against numerous women who have accused the producer of sexual misconduct.
Attorney for Weinstein used Streep’s name in a legal filing this week — along with those of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence — to claim that several A-list actresses continued to work with him even after he had been accused of repeated sexual misconduct.
In the filing, obtained by celebrity news website The Blast, Weinstein’s attorneys wrote that Streep “stated publicly that Weinstein had always been respectful to her in their working relationship.” The filing came in response to a class-action lawsuit from six women who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
She is still claiming she knew nothing about it:
“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know,” the actress — who starred in several Weinstein-produced films, including The Iron Lady, August: Osage County, and Music of the Heart — said at the time. “I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
This can’t be good for her career. One thing is for sure. There are plenty of women in Hollywood who are glad that Weinstein is gone.