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Tarantino sorry for not speaking out sooner about Weinstein

‘I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility,’ says director who worked on several films with producer now accused of sexual assault and rape

Quentin Tarantino speaks onstage during the panel for the 'Reservoir Dogs' screening during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2017 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty via JTA)
Quentin Tarantino speaks onstage during the panel for the 'Reservoir Dogs' screening during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2017 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty via JTA)

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino said he regrets not speaking out sooner about alleged sexual misconduct by disgraced producer Hervey Weinstein.

Tarantino, who worked with Weinstein on some of his most successful films, including “Pulp Fiction,” said in an interview published Thursday by the New York Times that he “knew enough to do more” than he did about the allegations, which include harassment of dozens of women, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd, as well as rape.

“There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip,” Tarantino said in the interview. “It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

This combination of pictures shows US producer Harvey Weinstein and (1st row from L) US actress Rose McGowan, US actress Angelina Jolie, Italian actress Asia Argento, US actress Gwyneth Paltrow, US actress Ashley Judd; (2nd row fromL) French actress Lea Seydoux, US actress Mira Sorvino, US actress Rosanna Arquette, US actress Louisette Geiss, British actress Kate Beckinsale; (3rd row fromL) Television reporter Lauren Sivan, US actress Jessica Barth, US producer Elizabeth Karlsen, French actress Emma De Caunes, and French actress Judith Godreche (AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA AND AFP PHOTO / STAFF)

An expose published by the Times earlier this month about multiple accusations by young female actresses led to Weinstein’s termination from the company he started. It also prompted dozens of alleged victims of Weinstein’s actions to come forward.

Weinstein has volunteered to undergo therapy, has apologized for causing distress to women he pursued but denies any criminal wrongdoing.

The exposure started a discussion within the entertainment industry about the treatment of women working in it.

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