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Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes’ Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento delivered a rousing complaint of Harvey Weinstein and, by extension, a Cannes Film Festival during a Cannes awards rite Saturday night.

“In 1997, we was raped by Harvey Weinstein here during Cannes,” she began during a display of a best singer endowment alongside Ava DuVernay. “I was 21 years old. This festival was his sport ground.”

Argento concurred that Weinstein had perceived his due from a film village after his decades-long impropriety was uncovered.

“I wish to make a prediction. Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again,” she said. “He will live in disgrace, shunned by a film village that embraced him and lonesome adult for his crimes.”

She continued by indicating out that Weinstein was not alone in his rapacious behavior, and finished by delivering a summary to offenders that they will no longer be means to get divided with inapt behavior.

“And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be hold accountable for their control opposite women,” she said. “For function that does not go in this industry, does not go in any attention or any workplace. You know who we are. You do not go in this industry. But many importantly, we know who we are, and we’re not going to concede we to get divided with it any longer.”

Argento, an Italian actress, was one of many who came brazen in a 2017 New Yorker essay by Ronan Farrow that kicked off a inundate of allegations opposite ashamed film noble Weinstein.

Though Cannes implemented a passionate nuisance hotline this year, the film festival was primarily criticized for being delayed to respond to a #MeToo moment. Cannes declined to refurbish a formula of control to categorically outlaw harassment, instead operative with a French supervision to emanate a hotline. The French film attention as a whole has been delayed to take to a #MeToo movement, partly as a outcome of a despotic defame laws, as good as incompatible informative barriers.

Watch Argento’s debate below.

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Article source: http://variety.com/2018/film/news/cannes-asia-argento-harvey-weinstein-1202816859/

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