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Madonna acknowledges entertainment community enabled Harvey Weinstein

2019-06-06 13:18
 
Madonna and Harvey Weinstein

Cape Town - Madonna gets candid about working with Harvey Weinstein.

The 60-year-old pop diva revealed in an interview with The New York Times Magazine that the disgraced movie producer had been “flirtatious and sexual” with her in the early 90s, E News reports.

“Harvey crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together. He was married at the time, and I certainly wasn’t interested,” Madonna says in the interview.

“I was aware that he did the same with a lot of other women that I knew in the business.

“And we were all, ‘Harvey gets to do that because he's got so much power and he’s so successful and his movies do so well and everybody wants to work with him, so you have to put up with it.’ So that was it.”

The entertainment veteran also revealed how she felt when Harvey’s sexual harassment came to light, Entertainment Tonight reports.

“I wasn’t cheering from the rafters because I’m never going to cheer for someone’s demise.

“I don’t think that’s good karma anyway. But it was good that somebody who’d been abusing his power for so many years was called out and held accountable,” she said.

In the same interview, Madonna denied allegations made by President Donald Trump’s publicist that she asked him on a date.

“I did a Versace campaign with Steven Meisel at his [Trump’s] house in Palm Beach.

“He kept going, ‘Hey, is everything OK? Finding yourself comfortable? Are the beds comfortable? Is everything good? Are you happy?’

“They’re overcompensating for how insecure they feel – a man who’s secure with himself, a human who’s secure with themselves, doesn’t have to go around bullying people all the time,” she said.

Her interview comes weeks after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Weinstein’s sexual-misconduct case is nearing a settlement in the Manhattan Federal Court, Vulture reports.

Sources: E News, Entertainment Tonight, Vulture


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