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Sia Reveals She Had to Step In After Harvey Weinstein Invited Maddie Ziegler to Fly on a Plane with Him

Sia Reveals She Had to Step In After Harvey Weinstein Invited Maddie Ziegler to Fly on a Plane with Him

Sia is very protective of Maddie Ziegler and she will do anything to keep her safe.

During a new interview with Zach Sang Show, the 44-year-old entertainer revealed how she would continue working on projects with the 17-year-old dancer so that she could keep her safe.

“I mean, as soon as I met Maddie I felt this extreme desire to protect her, and I think that it was part of my own healing, and I felt this extreme compulsion to protect her,” Sia said. “The irony is that I didn’t want to be famous and I threw this child into the spotlight. She would say to me, ‘Don’t be silly, I was already famous and I wanted to be famous.’ And I would say, ‘And you know, it can stop at any time, right? If you want it to stop, I can make it stop. You can just go back to being a normal person again.’ But she just said, ‘No, I love performing. I love dancing, and I love acting so much.’”

Sia started working with Maddie when she was just 11-years-old. Sia then revealed that disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein once tried to get Maddie to fly on a plane with him.

“So I thought, how’s a good way I can keep her safe is just keep making projects for her, and therefore most of the time we’re working together – and you know I kept her off a plane that Harvey Weinstein tried to get her on,” Sia revealed. “I know there’s times where my insight has really made a difference, like kept her safe… Yeah, that was really disgusting… When he invited her, that’s when I called, I told [her mom] Melissa, I had to. I just said, ‘Please don’t, do not do that, do not do that, do not do that.’”

“Even recently, she was offered a part in a film and I felt that the film wasn’t good enough for her, and so I called Melissa, and was like, ‘Please don’t do this, like this isn’t good for her career. It’s not good for her long term credibility. This is not a good co-star to be in a movie with. So I just try and help guide,” Sia added. “I can be a pain in the butt. I think her manager thinks I’m a real pain in the butt, I’m sure.”

Harvey is currently serving a 23 year sentence in a New York prison after being found guilty of sexual assault and rape in the third degree.

It was recently revealed this star threatened to beat up Harvey.

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