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Charlize Theron Says Harvey Weinstein Lied, Pitted Women Against Each Other

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | December 4, 2019 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | December 4, 2019 |


There are few downfalls in Hollywood that are as satisfying as Harvey Weinstein finally being outed for the pig monster from hell he truly is and facing criminal charges. He is a monster—and now that his power has diminished, the women he pulled his f*ckery against are finally free to start speaking out. Enter Charlize Theron, who spoke to The New York Times and shed some light on his s*itty, misogynistic, abusive, horrible behavior, and who is currently promoting Bomshell, about another noted sexual harasser, Roger Ailes.

Per the source:

The film [Bombshell] made me think of the actresses that Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have harassed, like Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, and how he would marginalize them or pit other women against each other to maintain a system where he could stay on top.

Yeah, and he did that to everybody. Pitting women against each other? He was really, really good at that. There was a lot of, like, “Well, I’m talking to Gwyneth for this movie …” One of his lines was that Renée [Zellweger] and I slept with him to get jobs. There was no limit to him. Even in the sexual favors, he would still pit us against each other.

There’s nothing pithy I can write that can follow some real bulls*it like that. As a woman, even in my non-Hollywood career, I’ve had men assume I slept my way to (middle) management and bring it up in meetings — in front of me — and male colleagues act as if it were a fact instead of a wildly insulting and inappropriate thought to have and then share. So while it should not be surprising that a man who has numerous rape accusations against him would reinforce this kind of bulls*it by spreading rumors that feed into the notion that women sleep with men to get ahead, it’s still a punch to the gut because when wildly successful women like Charlize Theron have dealt with this s*it, it becomes readily clear that there’s no escaping the soul-crushing experience of being harassed at the workplace based on your gender. It sucks.

The entire interview is worth your time—the bulk of it is about how Theron, who is uniformly excellent in her work, tapped into the emotional core of who Megyn Kelly is, without letting her off the hook for her own bulls*it, including her horrible take on Santa Claus being white. Remember that nonsense?

I would imagine that as the mother of two black children, you didn’t relish re-enacting her “Santa is white” segment.

[Emphatically] Thank you! Yeah, that was hard for me.

I’m not entirely sure if I can stomach watching Roger Ailes slime his way across the screen for two hours, but Charlize is selling me on the idea.

Since there are a lot of garbage people involved in this post, here’s Jason Mendoza, a perfect human being, to end this on a high note.


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