"I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then", Fonda, 79, told Christiane Amanpour during an interview for CNNMoney on Thursday. "Although he could be nice when he needed to", she said.
Fonda declined to discuss what Arquette told her.
Fonda, an avid women's rights advocate, said that she wasn't personally assaulted by Weinstein because she met him when she was much older, but was well aware of his reputation and the mindset that men like him have. "It is a very, very, very hard thing to do".
Fonda, an Academy Award victor, spoke to Amanpour about her own past experiences with sexual harassment and abuse.
When asked about why she chose to stay silent, Fonda said, "I was not that bold".
"I only met Harvey when was old, and Harvey goes for young because that's more vulnerable", she surmised. "You realize what I'm feeling is ok because this person is sharing my pain", she said.
Amazon Studios chief on leave after report
Price declined to comment, according to the paper. "I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change". Insiders have speculated for months about Price's possible departure from his role as head of Amazon's original-video arm.
While many in the film industry are claiming they had no knowledge of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, Jane Fonda is admitting that she first heard about the producer's behavior a year ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fonda told Amanpour that Weinstein's pattern of abuse is not an isolated phenomenon. "Let's not think that this is some unique, horrific... this goes on all the time, this male entitlement in Hollywood and everywhere - in offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, in restaurants, in stores women are assaulted, abused, harassed". He told her that her character had to have an orgasm and he really needed to know "what kind of orgasms" she had, propositioning her to sleep with him. She and several other women - from young actresses to A-listers - have come forward with additional sordid stories recalling the times they've been "Harveyed". "Women are assaulted, abused, harassed and seen for just being sexual objects that are for a man's desire instead of as whole human beings".
"You can do anything", he boasted.
"I'm so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up".
"We have to stand up to them", Fonda added.
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