Ellen Pompeo comes under fire for comments about Weinstein victims

The 'Grey's Anatomy' actor's questionable remarks about abuse survivors surfaced on Twitter recently

Entertainment Desk April 23, 2020

Greys Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is in hot waters after past comments she had made about victims of Harvey Weinstein surfaced on Twitter.

The video in question dates back to July 2018, reported E! News. Pompeo is seen talking about a number of things; most prominently,  about the disgraced film producer and convicted sex offender and his victims.

A specific one-minute snippet from the interview is doing rounds on social media in which Pompeo says, "I think we bear some responsibility, not all, but it takes two to tango for sure."


That's not the extent of her comments on the matter, though. She also mentioned how she has also sat down with Weinstein and, "He never said anything inappropriate to me, he never made any sort of physical advance to me."

"He did nothing inappropriate toward me. Now had he, I would have picked up that glass and smashed him across the side of the face with it. So I mean, it's all what we're willing to tolerate in our self-esteem, and what are we going to put up with, and what are we going to compromise to be liked, to be loved, to be accepted? How bad do we want to be in show business?" she added.


That's not all though, before this tirade, she was asked about the importance of  the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements - her comments to this also did not sit well with people.


"I don't mean to be sexist about it. Everybody is capable of harassment of any kind. So people need to understand that it won't be tolerated and then I think people need to be educated about it."

She then went on to add that she "believes women have to be responsible for the signals that we put out, for the messages that we put and the way we present ourselves."


"As an actor, you certainly, certainly, go into the room with the idea that this director needs to fall in love with me to give me this part. And so, as women, we flirt," she added.


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