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Tom Hanks Doesn’t Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Apology

October 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Add Tom Hanks to the growing list of people condemning Harvey Weinstein for his ongoing scandal, in which he has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women, with Rose McGowan and Asia Argento both claiming he raped them. As we noted yesterday, police are now investigating claims against him in New York and London. In an interview with The New York Times, Hanks gave his thoughts on the Weinstein scandal and said he didn’t buy the Hollywood mogul’s apology.

When asked about Weinstein’s apology, in which he blamed the time period in which he grew up, he said: “Well, that’s a really good question and isn’t it part and parcel to all of society somehow, that people in power get away with this? Look, I don’t want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore. …’ I did, too. So I think it’s like, well, what do you want from this position of power? I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can. Somebody great said this, either Winston Churchill, Immanuel Kant or Oprah: ‘When you become rich and powerful, you become more of what you already are’. So I would say, there’s an example of how that’s true. Just because you’re rich and famous and powerful doesn’t mean you aren’t in some ways a big fat ass. Excuse me, take away ‘fat.’ I’m not the first person to say Harvey’s a bit of an ass. Poor Harvey — I’m not going to say poor Harvey, Jesus. Isn’t it kind of amazing that it took this long? I’m reading it and I’m thinking ‘You can’t do that to Ashley Judd! Hey, I like her. Don’t do that. That ain’t fair. Not her, come on. Come on!’