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Harvey Weinstein Responds to Peter Jackson Claiming He Was 'Fed False Information' About Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino

Harvey Weinstein Responds to Peter Jackson Claiming He Was 'Fed False Information' About Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino

Harvey Weinstein is responding to Peter Jackson‘s belief that he was “fed false information” about Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, leading him to not cast them in Lord Of The Rings.

Representatives for Harvey issued a statement on Friday (December 15): “Mr. Weinstein has nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson. However, as Mr. Jackson will probably remember, because Disney would not finance the Lord of the Rings, Miramax lost the project and all casting was done by New Line. While Bob and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers of the film they had no input into the casting whatsoever,” the statement reads, via Entertainment Weekly.

“Secondly, until Ashley Judd wrote a piece for Variety two years ago, no one at the Company knew that she had a complaint and she was cast in two other films by Mr. Weinstein [Frida and Crossing Over] and Mira Sorvino was always considered for other films as well. There was no indication that Mira Sorvino had any issues until Mr. Weinstein read about the complaints in the news,” the statement continues.

“As recently as this year, Mira Sorvino called Mr. Weinstein and asked if her husband could be part of the SEAL television series [Six] he was producing and Mr. Weinstein cast him; when Christopher Backus received a better offer, Mr. Weinstein allowed him to amicably break his contact to peruse the opportunity.”

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Posted to: Ashley Judd, Harvey Weinstein, Mira Sorvino, Peter Jackson

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  • meme

    Seems he can back up his statements. I think AShley is a nutjob and Mira is just a mediocre actress who went the route of many Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners…their careers go nowhere.

  • rihanna

    S I C K O

  • Cookie Monster

    Evil bastard

  • ShellBell

    What’s the saying…even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Even if he is being 100% truthful in this one case, and it’s a big IF, because of his history no one is even gonna think about believing it. I keep seeing stories on certain sites that he has all this supposed proof about certain actresses who have said he harrassed them when in fact they were willing participants and there are texts, pictures and videos that prove they kept coming back willingly without any blackmail involved. If it isn’t just click bait and actually true, bring it out and prove that not every person is being honest otherwise he has to realise he hasn’t got a leg to stand on even if there is the minutest chance for once he is being honest.

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    Because of the producers like Weinstein.