The AMERICAN director Terry Gilliam poses for photographers at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in London, great Britain February 7, 2016.
Director Terry Gilliam has spoken out against the #MeToo movement in a new interview.
On Friday, Gilliam in comparison with the “silly” movement to a Hollywood mob scene. The director told Agence France-Presse in Paris that ‘ mob rule takes over; the mob, with their torches and go burn down Frankenstein’s castle.”
The “Monty Python” comedy member then shared his thoughts on the multitude of misconduct allegations against the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the victims who have made claims against him.
“Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey — that is the price you pay,” he said. “It is a world of victims. I think some people did very well out of the meeting with Harvey and others do not. Those who knew what they were doing. These are adults; we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition.”
Gilliam “Monty Python cast members in 2013.
Gilliam stated that he knew that women who Harvey to help them develop their own career and who walked out of meetings for getting sexually assaulted or abused.
“Some people pay the price, other people suffer from,” he says.
After a conversation about Weinstein, the filmmaker then defended Matt Damon, who a lot of flack in January for suggesting that there are different “levels” of sexual harassment, and said that he agrees with Damon’s logic which says that touching someone’s ass is not the same level as rape.
“I think it’s a shame for someone like Matt Damon, who is a decent human being,” Gilliam said. “He came out and said: all men are not rapists, and he was beaten to death. Come on, this is crazy!”
Damon in 2017 the premiere of his film ‘Surburbicon.’
The “12 Monkeys” director also pointed the irony of the #MeToo movement presence in the United States, while President Trump, who has also been linked to sexual harassment allegations, is in the White House as the country’s leader.
“It gives me the feeling that I’ve gotten very old and I’m living through a nightmare world at the moment,” he explained.
Pointing at the Weinstein scandals and the many other sexual assault incidents that have occurred, ultimately sparking the #MeToo movement, Gilliam said: “I don’t think Hollywood will change, power, always to your advantage, and always is, and always has been.”
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