George Clooney Reveals Wife Amal's Experience As A Sexual Harassment Victim
George Clooney has been a very vocal person over the years about issues that he is passionate about. One of those happens to be the drama surrounding the multiple sexual harassment harassment allegations against disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Oscar winner spoke up recently about the positives that have come out of all of this, and what can be done in the future to prevent it from happening again. He also revealed that his wife, Amal, has been through similar situations.
He spoke to Entertainment Tonight during a press junket for his new movie Suburbicon.
“We have to, moving forward, we have to make sure that now there has to be something good that’s gonna come out of all of this, George said. "And the thing that’s good that could come out of this is that women feel safer in talking about these situations, and in doing so, that it makes it much harder for men who would behave like this to do it, knowing that they'll get outed… they could lose their job or even go to jail if it goes that far.”
"I think it’s important that that's gotta be the step forward from this. There has to be something good that comes out of it,” he continued.
George is also devoted to finding others responsible in allowing Harvey’s behavior to continue.
He reveals that he was skeptical about the women that Harvey would claim to date. “Harvey would talk about women that he'd, you know, gone out with. I didn't really necessarily believe that ‘cause to believe that would believe bad things about actresses that I know and like, and I didn't really buy into that.”
“But I will say that somebody knew and if there was a reporter that sat on a story for years and didn't write it, I want to know why because I would have liked to know to these stories. And if there was a newspaper or a website that had this information that investigated it, I'd like to see how much ad money they got from Miramax or from the Weinstein Company.”
“I want to know who took women up to a hotel room and then left them there for Harvey. I want to know who did that. Harvey's gonna get his and deserves it. But there's other people involved in this and the whole culture of this is gonna have to stop,” he added.
George also revealed that incidents like this have affected his wife Amal, who is a top human rights lawyer. “She's faced those exact kinds of situations in law,” he said. “It’s everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it’s a problem for all of us. And we have to take it on full force ‘cause the kind of assault that we're talking about now is – it’s so infuriating that this was allowed to go on as long as it did.”
Looks like George gets along with her family very well, as he brought Amal’s mother Baria Alamuddin as his other date to the movie premiere. “I've got the mother-in-law here, so you guys say nice things, OK?” he joked.
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