Quentin Tarantino reveals Harvey Weinstein regrets allegations of sexual misconduct

Quentin Tarantino regrets not having a “man-to-man” conversation with his former colleague Harvey Weinstein about his criminal behavior.

Weinstein first worked with the director on his breakthrough hit Reservoir dogs after acquiring it at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and a string of other films, including 2015’s The Hateful Eight.

During an interview on the American TV show Who is talking to Chris Wallacethe Pulp Fiction filmmaker admitted that he had heard stories about the producer’s inappropriate behavior, but knew nothing about the sexual misdeeds.

“I had never heard the stories that came out later at all,” he told the host.

“I heard the same stories everyone had heard. What I wish I had done was talk to Harvey about it and say, ‘Harvey, you can’t do this.’

“To tell you the truth, I wrote it down to a ‘Crazy menera version of the boss behind the secretary around the desk.

“I’m not saying that’s okay. That’s how I heard it… in that category. There was never any rape or anything like that.”

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After starring in nine films, Tarantino cut ties with the disgraced film mogul in 2017 as Weinstein faced several allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

‘The reason why I didn’t [say something to Weinstein] was because that’s a really hard conversation,” Tarantino explained.

“I thought it was pathetic. I felt what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to deal with his patheticness.

He continued, “I didn’t think it was, ‘OK, you do this for me or you don’t get this movie.’ I’ve never heard actresses say something like that.

“It was just, you know, ‘Don’t get in the back of a limo with him.’ It was easy to compartmentalize that to some extent.

“Anyway, I feel bad about it. What I feel bad about is that I feel bad that I didn’t talk to him about it man to man.

In 2017, the Kill Bill director revealed that his ex-girlfriend Mira Sorvino told him about Weinstein’s sexual harassment.

“I knew enough to do more than I did,” he said at the time.

“There was more going on than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did some of these things.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I should not have worked with him.”

Last year, Tarantino appeared on the Joe Rogan experience and said he wished he had confronted Weinstein about the misconduct allegations, which were widely regarded as “open secrets”.

‘I wish I had sat [Harvey] down and away, ‘Harvey, you can’t do this, you’re going to ruin everything,'” he said.

‘Maybe his brother Bob [did], but I don’t think anyone talked to him about it. And the thing is, everyone who was in his job knew about it.

“They probably didn’t know about rapes, but they had heard things.”

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence for rape and assault in New York.

He is charged with sexually assaulting four women in Los Angeles between 2004 and 2013.

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum prison sentence of 65 years to life.

— With the New York Post

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