Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks on the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio has condemned all kinds of sexual harassment and praised the value of his comrades by profession. Recently the New York Times uncovered in an extensive report the “decades of sexual harassment” that was carried out famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Through the testimony of several women, an article was published that has cost him his work, since the company he founded has chosen to fire him.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The renowned actor, who starred in several films that were distributed by the companies of Harvey Weinstein, raised the voice. The film industry is shaken by the case of renowned producer Harvey Weinstein, accused of sexual abuse for 30 years to various women, including renowned actresses. And now it is Leonardo DiCaprio who has raised his voice.

The actor starred in several films that were distributed by Weinstein’s companies , including “Gangs of New York” (2002) and “The Aviator” (2004), for example.

There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession. I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.

Posted by Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Those were the words with which the American actor, protagonist of the Wall Street wolf and Titanic, Leonardo Dicaprio, referred to the Harvey Weinstein case that has revolutionized the film industry and Hollywood.

Although he does not mention his name directly, DiCaprio condemns the alleged acts of Harvey Weinstein, with whom he had collaborated in works like Django unchained , Gangs of New York or The Aviator . For its part, the accused continues to deny their involvement in any non-consensual sexual act, as well as the alleged retaliatory actions that he carried out against women who refused to allow this type of treatment.

Weinstein, one of the most famous filmmakers in the US film business was charged with a series of sexual abuse cases that were revealed by The New York Times.

The American newspaper published the testimonies of some Hollywood actresses and other artists about their experiences where they were victims of harassment and abuse by Weinstein, among them Gwyneth Paltrow, winner of the Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love”, and Angelina Jolie, famous among other films by the trilogy of Tomb Raider.

Charlize Theron is another of the actresses who referred to the scandal. More emphatically, the South African extended light on the acts of the Hollywood producer.

“Women who have spoken of their abuse are courageous and heroic, and although I did not have a personal experience with Harvey Weinstein, I can not say I’m surprised,”

she said.

The actress finished her remarks by saying:

Most women who have been through this are young people who are just starting their careers, and have absolutely no way to confront a man with much influence, much higher than theirs. If they speak, close, and that could be the end of his career. All this is a positive change that culture step, and these young women need to know they have a support system if something happens and I want everyone to know that I support them.”

The scandal has rocked the industry, and as the statements come, several actors have decided to give their opinion on the matter, most to condemn these alleged abuses, although some sources indicate that some famous interpreters tried to hide such behavior. The last to speak about the subject was Leonardo DiCaprio , who has been blunt, stating that ” there is no excuse for sexual harassment or assault, no matter who you are or your profession .” In addition, the Oscar winner for The Reborn has applauded ” the courage and courage of the women who have stepped forward to let us hear their voices.”

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