He was the movie mogul that dominated awards campaigning, annoyed filmmakers and scared others, and then two years ago his misdeeds were revealed and his alleged sexual predatory behavior became the spark that lit the fire of the #MeToo movement.
In a new interview with Page Six, the former head of Miramax and The Weinstein Company has spoken about his life over the last two years and unbelievably indicates he offered plenty of support to women and LGBTQ causes in the industry, going so far to call himself a pioneer in that regard:
“I feel like the forgotten man. I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it! It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten… I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become.”
Weinstein is still in the midst of multiple legal battles following more than eighty women accusing him of sex assault or harassment. He also goes on trial for rape January 6th in Manhattan Supreme Court.