Discussing Weinstein he added that “Harvey’s going to get his and deserves it,” and said other people in the industry had helped the producer.
Clooney said: “I want to know who took women up to a hotel room and then left them there for Harvey. I want to know who did that.”
The Oscar winner hopes that the women who came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein will shift show business toward exposing and expelling more alleged predators.
“This wasn’t just guys hitting on girls, this is assault … If we don’t address this and really go after Harvey, it will come back,” he said.
Clooney also stated, “There has to be some good that comes out of all of this and the good is going to have to be that women feel safe to speak up, that they are believed and hopefully be enough that it scares any man who would behave like that from doing it,” reports PageSix.
Clooney added that moving forward, “Let’s stop having meetings in hotel rooms — you can have it in the restaurant downstairs.”
The Suburbicon director also blasted Woody Allen‘s comments that the Weinstein allegations were akin to a “witch hunt.”
“That’s a stupid thing to say,” Clooney fumed to Variety. “The reality is, it’s not a witch hunt to these women who are trapped in a hotel room and told they’re going to get a part and, suddenly, here comes Harvey Weinstein in his birthday suit. That’s not a witch hunt; that’s an assault.”
Clooney also was pleasantly surprised at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences giving Weinstein the boot almost immediately following the allegations coming to light.