Jennifer Lawrence Calls Weinstein A 'Horrible Ass Boil' During Rum-Filled Interview With Stephen Colbert
Red Sparrow lead actress Jennifer Lawrence calls Harvey Weinstein a "horrible ass boil" whose "awfulness" she said has not yet ended.
The 27-year-old American beauty sat with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Monday over shots of rum. Lawrence's particular comment is against the 65-year-old Hollywood producer's allegations on sexual harassment.
"He is just that horrible ass boil that does not go away. You pop the ass boil! He's just the worst!" Lawrence said.
Colbert said that Weinstein's attempt to drag Lawrence and veteran actress Meryl Streep in a class action lawsuit is unacceptable. However, the Hunger Games lead star said she is used to such type of legal tactic, though she thinks she remains lucky and happy.
Another One Bites The Dust
The sexual harassment case against Weinstein is just one of the many scandals blown last year against some Hollywood personalities. On the Sunday interview at 60 Minutes, Lawrence revealed that Weinstein never made sexual advances or behaved inappropriately towards her. However, she reiterated that she serves as a voice of the women who experienced or are experiencing sexual abuses.
"And when it came out and I heard about it, I wanted to kill him," Lawrence said. "The way that he destroyed so many women's lives...I wanna see him in jail."
There are at least 10 complaints from different women against Weinstein on the grounds of sexual assault. British actress Lysette Anthony provides the latest information on the producer's sexual advances. In her complaint, Anthony claims that Weinstein attacked her at her house in London in the 1980s.
Weinstein denies all allegations accusing him of non-consensual sex.
Dragged Into The Mud
Lawrence's involvement with Weinstein's sexual assault scandal is due to the latter quoting the Silver Linings Playbook actress as a defense in court.
In a statement, Lawrence said that Weinstein is interpreting things out of context to evade the court persecution.
"This is what predators do, and it must stop," Lawrence said. She added she was caught up with the promotion of her current movie Red Sparrow that she was unable to act swiftly against Weinstein's legal defense.
"Harvey Weinstein's attorneys' use of my (true) statement that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship-as evidence that he was not abusive with many OTHER women is pathetic and exploitive," Streep wrote in a statement," read Streep's statement sent to a TV network.
In response, Weinstein's lawyers released an apologetic letter addressed to Lawrence and Streep. The letter also specifically stated that Weinstein will not be, in the future, referencing other people's names in light of his current case.