Priyanka Chopra, Channing Tatum take a stand in the Weinstein scandal
The actors have spoken out about the Hollywood producer's sexual harassment scandal, with Tatum going so far as to call off his directorial debut at the Weinstein Company
'Not just one Harvey Weinstein'
Priyanka Chopra says people like controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are present across the world. The actress slammed Weinstein and spoke about women empowerment at the 2017 Marie Claire Power Trip earlier this week.
Asked whether there’s a Harvey Weinstein in India, Priyanka said: “I don’t think there is and I don’t think there is only a Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood. I think there will be a lot more stories that will come up. That happens all over the world. It’s the power of men trying to take away the power of women. It’s about feeling powerful and macho.”
Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than three dozen women.
Tatum calls off directorial debut at Weinstein Company
Meanwhile, actor Channing Tatum has decided to pull the plug on his upcoming movie financed by the The Weinstein Company (TWC) amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. The project would have marked his directorial debut.
Tatum was initially set to helm the film along with Reid Carolin and he was also expected to star in it. Based on Matthew Quick’s young adult book called Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, the plot was based on a troubled teenager who deals with sexual abuse and plans to kill himself and his best friend.
“The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in,” Tatum posted on his Instagram account.