Writer and director Quentin Tarantino said that he was “heartbroken” over the countless allegations of sexual harassment and rape against his longtime producer and supporter Harvey Weinstein.
Tarantino, one of the few men from Weinstein’s inner circle -which included Matt Damon and Ben Affleck- who hadn’t addressed the accusations of sexual assault and abuse against the Hollywood fillm producer, released a statement through his friend, actress and director Amber Tamblyn‘s Twitter account.
“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” the statement said.
“I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it,” he added.
Tamblyn said she had a “long dinner” with Tarantino and he asked her to share the statement regarding Weinstein. The actress then stated that she would be signing off Twitter as part of the #WomenBoycottTwitter, a protest against twitter’s measure against Rose McGowen’s account, one of Weinstein’s alleged victims.
Tarantino work with Weinstein almost during his entire career, starting with “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 which was nominated for several Oscars, including best picture and best director. Tarantino won the Oscar for writing the original screenplay.. The renowned director’s most recent film with the Weinstein Co. was “The Hateful Eight” in 2015. Tarantino’s 2012 flick “Django Unchained” is the Weinstein Company’s highest grossing movie, raking in a gross of nearly $163 million.
Weinstein was also expected to work with Tarantino on his upcoming Charles Manson film focused on the Tate family murders.
It was reported last month that the now disgraced film producer threw an engagement party for the famous director after it was revealed he proposed to girlfriend, singer, actress and model Daniella Pick.