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Asia Argento Condemns Harvey Weinstein During Speech at Cannes 2018

Asia Argento Condemns Harvey Weinstein During Speech at Cannes 2018

Asia Argento did not hold back while presenting the Best Actress prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday evening (May 19) at the Palais’ Lumière theater in Cannes, France.

Asia spoke out alongside jury member Ava DuVernay at the ceremony.

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“I was raped by Harvey Weinstein in Cannes in 1997. I was 21-years-old. This festival was his hunting ground. I’m going to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here again. He will never disgrace the community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes,” she told the crowd.

“Even tonight there are those that still need to be held accountable for his behavior. You do not belong in this industry. You know who you are. We are not going to allow you to get away with it any longer.”

Asia was among some of the first women to come forward with allegations of rape against the producer last year, which set off massive global movements about sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood and beyond.

Harvey has denied the assault via spokesperson.

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  • Will

    You go girls.

  • Vanity

    Did you condemn the rapist Roman Polanski? No you signed a petition to get his crimes overlooked. You are a walking contradiction shut it.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Um, he didn’t rape her and his victim pardoned him a long time ago. different era dude. Different era. Roman ain’t her fight.

  • Vanity

    I know he didn’t rape her but he raped others, why condemn one rapist to condone another? its hypocritical & if you cant see that you have a problem.

  • Just Saying

    Savage.

  • Just Saying

    Polanski raped a 13 year old girl.

  • Buffy

    Rose McGowan is another one. She not only worked with a convicted pedophile, she made excuses for him when she was called out for it yet when people tried to do the same with Harvey, she went for them on Twitter.

  • Buffy

    Rose McGowan is another one. She not only worked with a convicted pedophile, she made excuses for him when she was called out for it yet when people tried to do the same with Harvey, she went for them on Twitter.