Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has come forth to make a statement on the bombshell sexual assault statements against Harvey Weinstein.
“Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have,” Blanchett said.
Blanchett worked with the Weinstein Co. on films such as “Carol” and “The Aviator,” for which she won the best supporting actress Oscar. Earlier in her career, she starred in Miramax films such as “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “The Shipping News.”
She is currently appearing in “Thor: Ragnarok” and has “Where’d You Go Bernadette” coming out in 2018.
Harvey Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Co. Sunday after a report in the New York Times revealed that he had made payments to at least eight women to silence their ability to come forward with sexual assault accusations, including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd. That report was followed by several more women, including Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento and Mira Sorvino, coming forth with even more serious allegations in the New Yorker on Tuesday.