17.05.2022

Rob Reiner slams Weinstein and calls Trump an ‘abuser’

Director Rob Reiner slammed Harvey Weinstein at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday, but assured his audience that President Donald Trump is far worse. 

‘Harvey Weinstein did a bad thing. He did a really bad thing,’ said Reiner, during an interview with BuzzFeed film critic Alison Willmore. 

‘There’s no defending that. It’s horrible,’ said Reiner, whose movie LBJ, which stars Woody Harrelson, screened over the weekend. 

Director Rob Reiner

An investigation by The New York Times claimed on Thursday that Weinstein (pictured in 2013) repeatedly sexually harassed a number of female employees and movie stars over the course of his three-decade career as one of Hollywood's most celebrated studio heads

Director Rob Reiner slammed Harvey Weinstein at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday, but assured his audience that President Donald Trump is far worse

But despite the allegations against Weinstein, the When Harry Met Sally director noted that the ex-studio head isn't as 'bad' as Trump. During the interview, he said that the president (pictured on Friday) is 'also an abuser'

But despite the allegations against Weinstein, the When Harry Met Sally director noted that the ex-studio head isn’t as ‘bad’ as Trump. During the interview, he said that the president (pictured on Friday) is ‘also an abuser’

Reiner took the opportunity to join Hollywood stars who have denounced the media mogul since the bombshell allegations emerged last week. 

An investigation by The New York Times claimed on Thursday that Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed a number of female employees and movie stars over the course of his three-decade career as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated studio heads. 

The shocking Times report alleged that Weinstein once asked Ashley Judd if she would like to watch him shower during a meeting in his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills and paid $100,000 to Rose McGowan for an unknown incident shortly after she filmed her breakthrough role in the film ‘Scream.’

But despite those allegations, the When Harry Met Sally director noted that Weinstein, who was fired by The Weinstein Company on Sunday, isn’t as ‘bad’ as Trump. 

During the interview, he said that the president is ‘also an abuser’, referring to the tape of the then-candidate bragging about groping and having sex with women that emerged last year. 

In the recording, Trump can be heard saying: ‘Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.’ The incident occurred ahead of a taping of television show Access Hollywood.

Reiner said Weinstein is just a donor and ‘he’s not the guy in office’, in a dig at Trump. ‘How about the guy in office?… whose also an abuser,’ Reiner said. 

‘Harvey Weinstein is a bad guy, but it’s not equal to the president of the United States,’ Reiner concluded. 

Reiner also tweeted Monday evening that the GOP 'can't have incompetent fool causing WW111' 

Reiner also tweeted Monday evening that the GOP ‘can’t have incompetent fool causing WW111’ 

Last month, Reiner (pictured on Sunday) criticized Trump over the president's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 'Unfortunately there is no other way to say this: Donald J. Trump is a heartless p****,' Reiner wrote on Twitter

Last month, Reiner (pictured on Sunday) criticized Trump over the president’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ‘Unfortunately there is no other way to say this: Donald J. Trump is a heartless p****,’ Reiner wrote on Twitter

During the interview, Reiner also mentioned New York Sen Chuck Schumer whose spokesperson recently confirmed that he would be giving all of Weinstein’s contributions ‘to several charities supporting women’, according to BuzzFeed. 

The contributions Weinstein gave Schumer totaled $16,200.   

Last month, Reiner criticized Trump over the president’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

‘Unfortunately there is no other way to say this: Donald J. Trump is a heartless p****,’ Reiner wrot
e on Twitter.   

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