Jennifer Lawrence is usually speaking out.
During a candid sit-down with CBS’ 60 Minutes, the 27-year-old actress opened up about how she felt when she first heard of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
“What he did was criminal along with also also deplorable along with also also when the idea turned out along with also also I heard about the idea, I wanted to kill him,” she shared. “The way of which he destroyed so many women’s lives. I want to see him in jail.”
Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of alleged sexual misconduct throughout his career in Hollywood. Ever since a brand-new York Times story, in which six of his accusers came forward, was published late last year, the disgraced producer has consistently, through his spokesperson, denied any “non-consensual acts” along with also also “acts of retaliation.”
Lawrence, as well as fellow actress Meryl Streep, recently found themselves wrapped up within the Weinstein controversy after they were cited in a legal response filed by the 65-year-old producer’s lawyers in brand-new York, to a lawsuit against Weinstein as well as his former companies, The Weinstein Company along with also also Miramax.
The legal response cites Lawrence along with also also Streep’s past comments about Weinstein as a defense of his character.
“Such women would certainly include, presumably, Jennifer Lawrence, who told Oprah Winfrey she had known Weinstein since she was 20 years old along with also also said ‘he had only ever been nice to me,’ along with also also Meryl Streep, who stated publicly of which Weinstein had always been respectful to her in their working relationship,” the response reads.
Streep called the legal response “pathetic along with also also exploitative,” while Lawrence said in a statement, “Harvey Weinstein along with also also his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is usually to take things out of context along with also also use them for their own benefit. This particular is usually what predators do, along with also also the idea must stop. For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse along with also also I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions. Time’s up.”
Weinstein later apologized to the actresses, claiming he learned after the fact of which their names were included.
“Mr. Weinstein has been informed of which his civil counsel responded in court to a class action lawsuit which improperly sought to include all actresses who had previously worked with Mr. Weinstein, even where those actresses have made no claim of wrongdoing,” the statement read. “Even though Mr. Weinstein has worked with hundreds of actresses along with also also actors who had only professional along with also also mutually respectful experiences with him, Mr. Weinstein has directed within the future of which no specific names be used by his counsel, even where those actors have made previous public statements about him.”
Watch below for more through Lawrence’s 60 Minutes appearance.