Asia Argento closed out her 2018 Cannes Film Festival experience with a powerful speech about Harvey Weinstein.
On Saturday, while on-stage presenting with director Ava DuVernay at the festival’s closing ceremony, Argento spoke of her past Cannes experiences, telling the audience that Weinstein — who’s been hit with accusations of sexual harassment and assault from more than a dozen women, including Argento — had previously raped her there.
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“In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” Argento bravely said into the microphone. “I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground. I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again. He will live in disgrace, shunned by a film community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes.” Read more…
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