Harvey Weinstein Speaks Out: 'I Did Offer Acting Jobs in Exchange for Sex, but So Did and Still Does Everyone'

Harvey Weinstein admitted to abusing his power during a recent interview with The Spectator magazine (via Deadline). The disgraced former head of The Weinstein Company has been accused of sexual harassment and/or abuse by over 100 women, many of whom are actresses in Hollywood and around the world. Weinstein is currently facing sex crime charges in New York City and has plead not guilty.

“Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone,” Weinstein admitted about many of the accusations against him. “But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”

Weinstein told The Spectator columnist Taki Theodoracopulos: “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lots of girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood.”

While Weinstein admitted to offering jobs in exchange for sex, he maintained he is not a rapist. The ex-studio head again denied claims from Asia Argento and Rose McGowan that he raped them. McGowan responded on Twitter to Weinstein’s interview by saying his statements are a “clear lie.”

Head over to The Spectator to read Weinstein’s latest interview.

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