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Blake Lively on Harvey Weinstein: 'It's Important That Women Are Furious Right Now'

Blake Lively on Harvey Weinstein: 'It's Important That Women Are Furious Right Now'

Blake Lively is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein.

The 30-year-old actress worked with the disgraced Hollywood producer, accused of sexual misconduct, at a November 2013 panel for high school students at the White House.

“That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever, and I think that if people heard these stories … I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued. I never heard any stories like this — I never heard anything specific — but it’s devastating to hear,” Blake told THR. “The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously. As important as it is to remain furious about this, it’s important to also say that this exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere. This isn’t a single incident. This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry.”

“It happens to women all over the place, all the time, to the point where women don’t even think that this is a real assault. I’ve had plenty of things happen to me whether it be trying on a dress for prom at some clothing store, to a director being inappropriate, to a guy walking down the street where you don’t think, ‘Oh well, that wasn’t actually sexual assault — this guy just, like, grabbed my butt,’” Blake continued.

“It’s important that women are furious right now. It’s important that there is an uprising. It’s important that we don’t stand for this and that we don’t focus on one or two or three or four stories, it’s important that we focus on humanity in general and say, ‘This is unacceptable,’” she added.

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  • meme

    Sorry, hon. I’m a woman and I’m not “furious.” Life’s too short to be “furious” all the time. I’m disgusted by Weinstein and I also think women should use more common sense.

  • celine

    ““That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever,…………The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously. ”
    And when she was asked what she thinks about Woody Allen, this is what she told:
    “It’s very dangerous to factor in things you don’t know anything about,” she said. “I could [only] know my experience. And my experience with Woody is he’s empowering to women.”
    So does she also think Harvey Meinstein is a nice guy since she hadn’t experience anything with him? Which one is it? Does she listen the victims or does she only cares about her experience?
    I might have made some grammer mistakes. English is not my native language.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    it’s easier to do that when you’re not in the moment. there are plenty of times, i’m sure, that you’ve walked away from a situation and thought, “I should’ve said this instead!” sometimes you want to give people the benefit of the doubt too, especially since bad guys don’t specifically say “hey let me rape you.” it’s usually subtle and can be difficult to interpret if reported on paper

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    it’s easier to do that when you’re not in the moment. there are plenty of times, i’m sure, that you’ve walked away from a situation and thought, “I should’ve said this instead!” sometimes you want to give people the benefit of the doubt too, especially since bad guys don’t specifically say “hey let me rape you.” it’s usually subtle and can be difficult to interpret if reported on paper

  • KS_in_TP

    Ironically, she is EXACTLY the type of person I’d have no problem believing was doing trades with Harvey.

  • KS_in_TP

    YES.

  • Kelley

    she loves woody allen. her words are hollow PR bandwagon crap.

  • Nicole

    I live in LA and used to model and commercials. Bottom line, it’s just so prevalent in Hollywood it’s considered normal. My career didn’t go furthur because I didn’t want to play the game. It’s definitely not like any other profession. In any other profession- harassment is taken seriously. Blake is a pretty girl, especially now with her new haircut. However, there are absolutely stunning women out there not as successful as Blake. Unless your dad is a producer or you are an uber talented classically trained actress there are moral sacrifices to be made. Period. No one is immune to the Hollywood virus. Hopefully things will change now but there’s a lot of cleaning up to do. Agents, photographers, casting directors, etc. It’s everywhere.

  • meme

    Some man I barely know answers the door in his bathroom, you can bet your house I’m not going inside.

  • meme

    Blake isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. Now every woman in Hollyweird has to pipe in.

  • HankHill

    Blake exchanged her pussay for an acting career. She was a nobody before she banged Harvey. Apparently she liked it too much to say anything negative. Her husband is a moron for marrying the tramp.

  • calafeast

    Sienna Miller. Notice her silence now.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    What about some man who has the keys to your future? The man who decides if you get a paycheck or youre left with no money or job prospects? He wasn’t just “some man.” He was/is incredibly powerful. I think the stories about his reach will grow louder. I heard he’s very vengeful, I think we’ll see how many secrets he blackmailed people with to stay powerful

  • persononhere

    sure….. and she wore Marchesa for no reason whatsoever… we (don’t) believe you. you know you’re a harvey girl

  • persononhere

    sure….. and she wore Marchesa for no reason whatsoever… we (don’t) believe you. you know you’re a harvey girl

  • persononhere

    a job isn’t that important that you sleep with your “boss” to keep it or get it. these tramplets want success so bad they’ll do anything or anyone. just look at him, it’s enough to make a normal woman’s skin crawl. these women came out now, when they have less to lose. all those years they were making money they stayed silent. he paid for their silence and they happily took it.

  • persononhere

    so do you believe the women who say they didn’t have contact w/him?

  • Adeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    didn’t get harassed because sex was consensual between you two? I can’t wait for Sienna Miller to come out and say she didn’t get harassed either. Blake needs to stop lying through her teeth cause everyone knows.

  • meme

    nope. years ago I wanted to get into the film business and my college professor wanted me to have sex with him and I said no. he said if I didn’t sleep around, I wouldn’t get anywhere. guess what? I found another business to get into.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Good for you then. Not everyone is as strong and amazing as you.

  • meme

    I never said I was amazing. I have morals and standards. Nothing wrong with that.