Eva Green says she was left “shocked and disgusted” by an incident in which she alleges Harvey Weinstein made an inappropriate advance. Green’s mother talked about her daughter’s experience with Weinstein in a French radio interview Friday, and Green has now broken her silence on the matter.
In a statement issued to Variety, the “Penny Dreadful” actress said the incident with Weinstein took place in Paris during a business meeting, and that she had to push off the disgraced Hollywood producer. Green added that she didn’t speak out earlier because she had wanted to maintain her privacy, but after hearing other women’s stories regarding Weinstein, Green wanted to add her voice.
Green’s statement reads: “I wish to address comments made by my mother in a recent interview regarding Harvey Weinstein. I met him for a business meeting in Paris where he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.
“I have not discussed this before because I wanted to maintain my privacy, but I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women’s experiences. Women are often condemned when they speak out and their personal reputations tarnished by association.
“I salute the great bravery of the women who have come forward. We should recognise that this sort of behaviour exists everywhere and is not unique to the entertainment industry. The exploitation of power is ubiquitous. This behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be eliminated.”
Green starred in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” on which Weinstein has an executive producing credit and The Weinstein Company distributed. She has also starred in Bond film “Casino Royale,” and is currently working on Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of “Dumbo.”