The accusers of Harvey Weinstein were heard because the power of the American producer “declined”, considers the actress Rachel Weisz in an interview at the Evening Standard Magazinepublished Thursday.
More than 100 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape since the publication of a New York Times article on October 5, alleging more than twenty years of alleged facts.
Rachel Weisz, 47, is the friend of British actress Sophie Dix, who accuses the producer of assaulting her in a hotel room when she was 22 years old.
“My friend Sophie Dix has been talking about it since the 1990s. She told her story to anyone who wanted to listen to her for the last twenty years. And no one seemed to care about it, “says the Anglo-American actress.
What changed? “I think his power was declining,” said Rachel Weisz.
“It’s the same with Bill O’Reilly, the same thing with Charlie Rose” (two TV presenters accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior), “It’s all about money – they did not bring as much money back.” money than before. This is not an optimistic opinion but all that is a question of power and money, “says the actress.
“Let’s hope real structural changes come out of it all. That women who do not have huge Twitter platforms, who are nurses or office workers, feel that they can talk to their bosses if that happens to them, “said Rachel Weisz.