Kate Winslet "Regrets" Working With Several Powerful Men In Hollywood
Multi-awarded actress Kate Winslet voiced her regrets in working with some directors who are currently facing charges of sexual harassment.
The actress who starred in films that were directed and produced by Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen is now speaking about the "poor" decision she made by collaborating with men who are being accused of sexual misconduct.
During her acceptance speech at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, the actress took the opportunity to state that she had her qualms about accepting an award given the current upheaval in Hollywood.
"It almost feels uncomfortable to receive an award at such a time, but being up here does give me the opportunity to say some things that matter to me," the Titanic star stated.
The actress was one of the main celebrities who defended Allen against the accusations from his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Farrow alleged for years that Allen sexually abused her when she was a child and publicly slammed Winslet for her continued support of Allen.
"There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike."
"It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men. Sexual abuse is a crime. While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgment, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening," Winslet concluded.
The Divergent actress has claimed in the past that Weinstein was "very difficult" to work with, but has not made any accusations against him.
After a plethora of women accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, rape, and harassment, Farrow slammed the accusations and questioned why her father was not penalized as well. Farrow's story made headlines and she claimed that she "wanted to bring her father down."
Farrow sat down with Robin Roberts of GMA where she further elaborated about the abuse she endured from Allen, adding that Allen was once her superhero. While other celebrities such as Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Mira Sorvino, and Colin Firth have announced that they will no longer work with the director, Alec Baldwin still supports Allen.
Baldwin stated that what is being done to Allen is "unfair." The director has continued to deny the allegations from his estranged daughter.