Radio personality Howard Stern revealed some interesting information during his show on Monday regarding a 2014 interview he conducted with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The filmmaker is currently facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from a New York Times expose that was published in October.
During his SiriusXM radio show, Stern recalled asking the producer three years ago if he used his position to seduce women. Weinstein responded in the clip: “Howard, the movies are too expensive, the risks are too great. It doesn’t happen that way anymore.”
Stern would not be dissuaded. He continued, “You can’t walk into the room, pull your pants off and say, ‘Okay, honey let’s talk business?’”
Weinstein responded, “John Frankenheimer, you know the great director, told us stories about his day in the movies. We were born way too late.”
Despite Weinstein’s denial, Stern didn’t believe what the filmmaker was saying. Stern noted on Monday’s show: “I knew he was lying. I knew it.”
Since October, over 50 women have come forward and accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse, including celebrities Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Cara Delevingne. Actress Rose McGowan also opened up about the $100,000 private settlement she received from Weinstein after he purportedly raped her.
In response to the allegations, a spokesman for Weinstein told the New Yorker last month, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
Weinstein is currently seeking treatment in Arizona. He was fired from his position in the Weinstein Company and dropped by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Meanwhile, accusations against Weinstein opened the floodgates in Hollywood and beyond. Numerous men and women have come forward detailing their own experiences with sexual harassment and abuse within the industry.