WASHINGTON: Following the allegations that producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and assaulted several women over three decades, Hollywood actor George Clooney has revealed that his wife Amal faced similar situations in her own line of work.
While talking to an entertainment channel, the actor was quick to note that it’s not just show business where these issues of sexual harassment and assault are taking place, according to Contactmusic.
He said, “She's faced those exact kinds of situations in law. It's everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it's a problem for all of us. And we have to take it on full force because the kind of assault that we're talking about now is - it's so infuriating that this was allowed to go on as long as it did.”
The ‘Money Monster’ star also noted that those who helped Harvey Weinstein to cover up his decades of sexual harassment also need to face the consequences.
“Harvey would talk about women that he'd, you know, gone out with. I didn't really necessarily believe that because to believe that would believe bad things about actresses that I know and like, and I didn't really buy into that,” noted Clooney.
“But I will say that somebody knew and if there was a reporter that sat on a story for years and didn't write it, I want to know why because I would have liked to know to these stories. And if there was a newspaper of a website that had this information that investigated it, I'd like to see how much ad money they got from Miramax or from the Weinstein Company. want to know who took women up to a hotel room and then left them there for Harvey. I want to know who did that. Harvey's gonna get his and deserves it. But there's other people involved in this and the whole culture of this is gonna have to stop," he added.
On the work front, George Clooney is all geared up for his next directorial venture ‘Suburbicon,’ which stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in pivotal roles, which received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The flick will be released in the U.S. on November 3.