Editors Note: We have deleted a tweet from this report purported to be from Quentin Tarantino after we discovered it came from a fake account. We regret the error.
REFRESH for updates Ryan Gosling said today he’s “deeply disappointed” in himself for “being so oblivious” to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse of young women.
He’s just one of the latest Hollywood voices weighing in on the Weinstein scandal. In an interview with The New York Times, Tom Hanks says, “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.”
Here’s just a sampling of reactions from the past few days. Check back here for updates…
Alliance of Women Directors
The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) was established as an organization of empowerment for our members as well as upcoming women and gender non-conforming directors. Our organization exemplifies hard work and tenacity to the community of women and young girls.
AWD summarily denounces the impropriety and abuse of power exhibited by Harvey Weinstein, others like him, and the system that would enable it. We applaud the University of Southern California for rejecting Weinstein’s insulting offer to fund an endowment for women directors. Weinstein can’t continue to pay women for their silence.
AWD wholeheartedly supports the women who have—and those that will continue to—come forward. They have demonstrated enormous bravery and resilience in putting faces on this ongoing mistreatment and abuse. These mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and friends are the epitome of the empowerment our organization supports and develops.
Growth is never easy, and it often comes with pain and the reminder that there is no easy road to success. We are confident as we continue to come together to raise our voices, we can be the driving force to change the climate of our industry, state, and country.