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Jennifer Lawrence will not let Harvey Weinstein utilize her name in his defense.
In court files acquired by E! News Wednesday, Weinstein petitioned to have a class action claim dismissed. In reaction to 6 starlets who declare that he, in addition to The Weinstein Company, utilized his power to bully females and conceal his supposed misbehavior, the manufacturer name-dropped starlets consisting of Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep in an effort to show that not every starlet he’s dealt with had an unfavorable experience.
Weinstein priced estimate Lawrence as stating he ‘d “only ever been nice” to her.
Lawrence distanced herself from Weinstein Thursday early morning.
“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,” the 27- year-old star of X-Men: Dark Phoenix informed E! News in a declaration. “This is what predators do, and it must stop.”
“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,” Lawrence included. “Time’s up.”
Lawrence signed up with Streep, who knocked Weinstein’s legal techniques Wednesday night.
“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,” she informed E! News. “The criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility, 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.”
Paltrow, on the other hand, has actually not commented. In the court files, Weinstein’s legal representatives argued that in spite of her on-the-record claims that he acted wrongly to her in the mid-’90 s, the Shakespeare in Love starlet “was not so offended that she refused to work with Weinstein again”– nor “did her career suffer as a result of her rebuffing his alleged advances.”