Quentin Tarantino, the director who has had all of his films distributed by Harvey Weinstein, has finally made a public statement about the allegations against the producer in an interview with The New York Times. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” he says. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”
The accusations against Weinstein have come from dozens of women—including Tarantino’s former girlfriend Mira Sorvino—in exposés in the Times and The New Yorker, and later on social media and in interviews with other outlets. Since the outpouring of allegations, Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tarantino’s initial silence on the Weinstein allegations was met with criticism, as the director has had all of his films distributed by Weinstein, beginning with 1992’s Reservoir Dogs. The two most recently collaborated on The Hateful Eight in 2015. Tarantino first responded in a statement shared by his friend Amber Tamblyn on Twitter on October 12, in which he said he was “stunned and heartbroken” by the news.
You can read Tarantino’s full interview with the Times here.