After the decades of systemic harassment, rape, and abuse came to light surrounding Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein, many in the industry have been vocally critical of Weinstein’s alleged behavior. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, and many others shared their disgust, and now Tom Hanks is the latest to denounce the exec’s behavior. In an interview with the New York Times, Hanks, who has never worked with Weinstein, bemoans “it all just sort of fits, doesn’t it?”
“[S]o obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore. …’ I did, too. I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can.
Poor Harvey—I’m not going to say poor Harvey, Jesus. Isn’t it kind of amazing that it took this long? I’m reading it and I’m thinking ‘You can’t do that to Ashley Judd! Hey, I like her. Don’t do that. That ain’t fair. Not her, come on.’ Come on!
Shouldn’t we be on this? Is it surprising? No. Is it tragic? Yes. And can you believe it’s happening? I can’t quite believe that still goes on.”