When Sorvino initially told him what had happened, “I was shocked and appalled,” Tarantino told the Times. “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” he added.
“If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.” It’s the first time Tarantino — whose career was essentially launched and molded by Weinstein — has publicly acknowledged what he knew and when.
“Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse.” He then called on other men to take responsibility for not speaking out sooner.
“I’m calling on the other guys who knew more to not be scared,” he said, continuing, “Don’t just give out statements.
“What I did was marginalize the incidents,” he told the Times.
“Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse.” Cover: Director Quentin Tarantino, left, and Harvey Weinstein pose together at the after party for the premiere of “Grindhouse” in Los Angeles, on Monday, March 26, 2007.
“There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. I knew he did a couple of these things.” He continued, “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.