After Weinstein used her name as part of his defense against a class action lawsuit, Lawrence responded in a statement, telling The Blast, “Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit. This is what predators do, and it must stop.”
She added, “For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions. Time’s up.”
As The Blast first reported, Weinstein made reference to the fact Lawrence once said she had known Weinstein since she was 20 years old, and that “he had only ever been nice to me.”
Meryl Streep, who was also name-dropped by Weinstein in his defense, also trashed the producer in response to his comments about her.
“Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys’ use of my (true) statement — that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship — as evidence that he was not abusive with many OTHER women is pathetic and exploitive,” Streep said in a statement to The Blast.
“The criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility,” she continues, “and if there is any justice left in the system he will pay for them — regardless of how many good movies, made by many good people, Harvey was lucky enough to have acquired or financed.”