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An Infamous Tweet

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Now that Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, he's back in the news cycle and celebrities are being asked about their interactions with him in the past.

One interaction that is getting notice again is a tweet from Sons Of Anarchy star Ron Perlman. He shared a story back in 2018 where he subtly showed Weinstein how much respect for him.

"Did I ever tell ya about when Harvey Weinstein told me to make sure I shook his hand at a charity event, so I stopped in the mens room and pissed all over my hand, then went straight up to him on the receiving line? I think about that every time lil donnie opens up his KFC."

Perlman Explains

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In a new interview with the Daily Beast, Perlman was asked to elaborate on the tweet and share more of the story. He was happy to oblige.

"I think it was around 2001, because I was making Blade II with Guillermo [del Toro] in Prague and had a few days off, so I ran down to the Cannes Film Festival. That’s where it happened. I never really had a relationship with Harvey but I wanted to show up to one of his charity events, and when I got on the phone with him to request a ticket, he just acted like a fuckin’ piece-of-shit pig, like, “Who are you to ask me? Do you know who I am?” He thought I was returning the Revlon guy’s phone call [Ron Perelman], which is why he returned my phone call in the first place, and when he realized I was just the actor he just went off on me."

Weinstein Was A Bully

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Perlman continued, explaining that Harvey was at all times a bully. If Harvey was going to demand obeisance from Perlman, Perlman was going to make it as unpleasant as possible.

"I said to him, 'Well, it’s OK, Harvey, I managed to get a ticket between the time I called you and now, so I’ll be there tonight.' And he said, 'Oh, you’ll be there? Well, make sure you shake my hand out of respect.' And I said, 'Oh yeah, Harvey, I sure will.' And that’s the genesis of that story.

He Hopes Weinstein Saw The Tweet

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The interviewer asked if Weinstein noticed, and Perlman replied:

"Well, he knew it was clammy… I’m hoping he read the tweet where I finally outed myself."

Luckily for Perlman's enemies, he hasn't used this trick again.

"That was a one-off. But there aren’t many people that deserve that move like Harvey Weinstein did."

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