NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein defended himself as a pioneer in advancing the careers of women in the film industry in the wake of scores of sexual misconduct allegations that launched the #MeToo movement.
"I feel like the forgotten man,'' Weinstein said in an interview published Sunday in the New York Post. "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,'' Weinstein said in the interview. "My work has been forgotten.''
Weinstein spoke out days after a tentative $25 million settlement was reached between him and more than two dozen actresses and former employee who have accused the movie mogul of a