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Jeff Bridges on Harvey Weinstein: ‘He’s Gotta Face His Demons Now’

Jeff Bridges weighed in on the devastating New York Times investigation documenting sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

At the “Only the Brave” premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Bridges recalled starring in the 2014 film “The Giver,” which was distributed by the Weinstein Co.

“Talk about facing your fear, he’s gotta face his demons now,” Bridges told Variety. “I wish him the best of luck with that, he needs to lean in and really face those things.

On Monday, filmmaker Kevin Smith also opened up about working with Weinstein. “He financed the first 14 years of my career — and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed,” Smith wrote on Twitter.

A number of notable entertainment figures have spoken out against Weinstein, including Lena Dunham, Seth Rogen, and Judd Apatow. Meryl Streep condemned the mogul on Monday, writing in a statement, “The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”

The board of the Weinstein Co. voted to fire its co-founder on Sunday, leaving the indie film studio in the hands of his brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser.

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With reporting by Will Thorne.

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