Courtney Love Warned Hollywood Actresses About Harvey Weinstein 12 Years Ago
Courtney Love was on the red carpet of the 2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson when she was asked by Natasha Leggero, “Do you have any advice for a young girl moving to Hollywood?” The actress-rocker paused for a bit and got shifty-eyed, responding, “Ummmm… I’ll get libeled if I say it” before she, well, says it: “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party at the Four Seasons, don’t go.”
The video, recently unearthed by TMZ, is more proof that Weinstein’s reputation as a serial sexual assaulter and all-around scumbag was no secret. It’s much more likely that many in the industry were well-aware of his rather disgusting reputation.
After TMZ posted the video from Love’s red carpet appearance, she responded on Twitter by saying, “Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.”
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) October 14, 2017
On Facebook, the Golden Globe-nominated Love said, “Wish I kept repeating this,” referring to her advice that women in Hollywood should stay away from the producer.
It turns out Love’s brief interview wasn’t even remembered by Leggero until TMZ dug it up today, as the actress recently posted on Twitter, “I forgot that Courtney told me to stay away from Harvey Weinstein 12 years ago.”
I forgot that Courtney ❤️ told me to stay away from Harvey Weinstein 12 years ago https://t.co/A0150bit0X
— Natasha Leggero (@natashaleggero) October 14, 2017
The Harvey Weinstein scandal was sparked by a New York Times story published on Oct. 5 in which eight women, including Ashley Judd, spoke out about the mogul’s sexual misconduct. Since that bombshell revelation, many more actresses have come forward with horror stories, including Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.
Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors announced that it had voted “well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel [Harvey Weinstein] from the Academy.”