One of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors, and longtime friend of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, has finally spoken out.
Quentin Tarantino can credit Weinstein for the success of all his movies since Pulp Fiction, with an important mention to Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, and the most recent one, The Hateful Eight.
They’ve been close friends for 25 years — Weinstein even hosted an engagement party/Pulp Fiction-reunion for Tarantino and his girlfriend Daniella Pick.
Tarantino’s feelings and thoughts about the whole Weinstein saga were outlined by actress Amber Tamblyn who had dinner with him last night.
Last night I had a long dinner with my friend Quentin Tarantino. He has asked me to share a statement with you regarding Harvey Weinstein.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 13, 2017
According to Tamblyn, the director says he’s been “stunned” and “heartbroken” about the numerous allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape about his “friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein”.
But what Tarantino said next left many people on Twitter a bit baffled. “I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it,” he said.
People seemed confused by the emotion-processing bit:
that’s basically a ‘placeholder’ for ‘ug, I don’t want to sound too mean if I dont have to; let’s see what develops’
— Mike Schultz (@biddy_biddy_bop) October 13, 2017
So bizarre to me how many men want to make this about their feelings, first.
— USA 🇺🇸 (@SarahThyre) October 13, 2017
“I just want to say, I’ve got nothing to say.”
Thanks for that.
— Kane P (@Kane_P93) October 13, 2017
Amber, do you really believe those big directors didn’t know? or at least ”heard rumours”?
— Fêfa (@f__ernanda) October 13, 2017
I’m sorry, but QT was not at all aware of what was going on for all those years?
— David Pomerantz (@davidpom2000) October 13, 2017
It was the same with Cosby. So many men needing to process knowing this about their hero… no mention of the women.
— erin whitehead (@girlwithatail) October 13, 2017