Three months ago, on October 5, 2017, The New York Times published an investigation devoted to the famous Hollywood producer, the generous patron of all American democrats, and the frequent guest of the White House, Harvey Weinstein. The explosive wave of indignation of actresses of all ages and calibres touched and wife Harvey, owner of the fashion brand Marchesa Georgy Chapman, and his brother Bob , and even Meryl Streep. Just days after Harvey became known, his chief accuser, Rose McGowan, attacked the Oscar-winning actress.
Meryl and Harvey worked together more than one year, he was her agent and producer, many of their joint paintings brought the Oscar, for example, “The Iron Lady” and “August” (August: Osage County). Meryl always spoke warmly of Harvey and somehow even jokingly even called him God. Now she had to justify herself, declare that she did not know about his improper behavior and he did not invite him to his hotel room .
When the whole Hollywood was going to come to the Golden Globe in black in protest against the harrazment, Meryl decided to keep up with her colleagues. Immediately, a new wave of accusations hit her. Again, Rose McGowan screamed that Meryl knew. And near the Strip house in Los Angeles and the 20th Century Fox film studio where she was filming, there were posters on which the actress and producer together with Meryl’s eyes closed a plate with the inscription “She knew.” This is already the work of the artist Sabo, who told the Guardian, that this is his campaign for the Strip and the film “Secret Dossier” – the work of Steven Spielberg, who claims to be an Oscar. The tape tells about the journalists of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who found the secret documents of the Pentagon about the war in Vietnam. Tom Hanks plays the former editor of The Washington Post, Ben Bradley, and Meryl Streep, the publisher of the same newspaper, Catherine Graham, a woman in whose honor Truman Capote in 1966 gave his legendary Black and White Ball .
With this story on the eve of the Golden Globe and Oscar, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks came to an interview with The New York Times, and of course Strip could not avoid questions about Harvey and about the silence, especially in the context of her role – Catherine Graham always said, “I found out about Harvey on Friday and went home. And then someone told me that they were indignant at Morning Joe (morning talk show on NBC – Editorial note) and shouted why I had not said anything about it yet. I do not have a Twitter account. There is no Facebook. And in fact, I had to think. After all, this fact says that I was blind, and about how vicious and deceitful he was, and this along with all his champion titles in the profession.
You make a movie. You think you know everything about everyone. There is always a lot of gossip around. But in fact you do not know anything. People hide much. And sometimes it’s shocking. And many of my dear people were dragged to the bottom, but not by Harvey. ” On the question of why she was silent, Meryl elegantly threw responsibility for the ladies from the White House: “I do not want to hear anything about my silence. I want to hear about Melania Trump’s silence. I want her to speak out. She has something to say. Like Ivanka. I want her to speak now. ”
Meryl supports the organization’s Time’s Up, whose goal is to protect women from sexual violence, including providing legal support. The actress donated $ 500,000 to this organization.