Renee Graziano admits Harvey Weinstein may have done some bad things, but says the disgraced producer was a complete gentleman when it came to dealing with the Mafia.
The former “Mob Wives” star recently appeared on “The Domenick Nati Show” and spoke about Weinstein, who served as a producer on the now-defunct VH1 show.
“Harvey Weinstein was nothing but a gentleman to me,” Graziano revealed, adding that she couldn’t say a bad word about the producer because he was only a sweetheart when he was on set for “Mob Wives.”
She was adamant that she’s “never experienced Harvey Weinstein in a negative light,” but admits there’s enough women to prove that something unscrupulous probably transpired.
Graziano admits she was never a victim of sexual harassment, but mostly chalks that up to her late father, Anthony Graziano, who was a mobster and consigliere in the infamous Bonanno crime family.
She also explains that her “loud voice” would never allow any unwarranted harassment.
Graziano says she actually has a problem with the entire #MeToo movement, which gained global recognition after multiple women came forward revealing their personal stories of alleged abuse and harassment with the former Miramax producer.
“If it happened, why go back for a second time?” Graziano asks of women who had more than one encounter with Weinstein.
She added that the accusers should have broken his “knee caps,” but criticized the women who waited so long to tell their stories by saying, “Don’t wait 20 years to come out … you could’ve helped save somebody else a long time ago.”
For his part, Weinstein has spoken in the past about his disdain for the “Mob Wives,” but admitted it was too lucrative to drop.
“I’m embarrassed about it, but it makes so much money I have to check my integrity at the door,” he joked … when people still cared what he said.