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Oliver Stone Doesn't Think Harvey Weinstein Should Be Condemned by a 'Vigilante System'

Oliver Stone Doesn't Think Harvey Weinstein Should Be Condemned by a 'Vigilante System'

Oliver Stone is not rushing to condemn producer Harvey Weinstein, who is facing many allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

The three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker was asked to comment on the scandal while attending an event at the Busan International Film Festival on Friday (October 13).

“I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial,” Stone said (via THR). “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through either. He was a rival and I never did business with him. I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business. So, I’m not going to comment on that. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”

Several prominent women in the entertainment industry, including actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, and more have come forward with their experiences with Weinstein.

UPDATE: The following statement was just released on Stone‘s Facebook page.

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  • plez

    What a hypocrite. His adult life has been about judging others. Now he wants to wait until this goes to trial.

  • Silly People

    There have been stories about Oliver Stone over the years too. These disgusting old dinosaurs stick together.

  • ugh

    The only reason he would say this is if he empathizes with Harvey Weinstein.

    Says a lot, doesn’t it?

  • sheigh

    Goddamn! What the hell? Stone now! Wait and see what? We told about billions of victims are spoken out, what he really wants more?

  • Sansa Squad

    this so-called “vigilante system” is what happens when the real system (the “trials” he holds in such high regard) fail women so spectacularly and frequently that going through that process seems futile. does he realize how impossible sexual assault cases are to win, even with immediate reporting and physical evidence? this happens BECAUSE that method doesn’t work. getting someone “convicted” in the court of public opinion is just the next best thing. what an ignorant, chauvinistic pr*ck.

  • Sansa Squad

    this so-called “vigilante system” is what happens when the real system (the “trials” he holds in such high regard) fail women so spectacularly and frequently that going through that process seems futile. does he realize how impossible sexual assault cases are to win, even with immediate reporting and physical evidence? this happens BECAUSE that method doesn’t work. getting someone “convicted” in the court of public opinion is just the next best thing. what an ignorant, chauvinistic pr*ck.