Published Dec 16, 2019Harvey Weinstein has given a new interview to the New York Post, in which he claims he pioneered movies made by and about women.
The disgraced producer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80 women at this point, bemoaned his reputation as a sex offender.
"I feel like the forgotten man,'' he said. "I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I'm talking about 30 years ago. I'm not talking about now when it's vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!"
He added, "It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten.''
Weinstein went on to praised himself for securing a high paycheque for Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003, after she had already won a Best Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love.
"Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 got $10 million to make a movie called View from the Top," he told the Post. "She was the highest-paid female actor in an independent film. Higher-paid than all the men."
Paltrow spoke out against Weinstein's behaviour after the initial allegations from other women came to light in 2017.
During his interview with the Post, Weinstein refused to speak about his impending trial, claiming he agreed to do an interview at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to prove that his recent ailments are real and not a made-up ploy for sympathy.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
He's slated to appear in court on January 6 on charges of rape and sexual assault concerning three women.