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Jessica Chastain Says She Was ‘Warned From the Beginning’ About Harvey Weinstein’s History of Sexual Harassment

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Perhaps like you, Jessica Chastain has been weighing in on social media with her thoughts on the recently revealed history of sexual harassment surrounding heavyweight Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The Academy Award–nominated actress took to Twitter Monday to offer her opinion on the many moving parts of the still-unfolding scandal, retweeting Vulture’s own “heart shattering” story on allegations that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe had a hand in stifling similar accusations against Weinstein in 2004, and praising Kate Winslet’s acknowledgement that the Avatar 2 actress had, in fact, heard rumors about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct against employees and actresses in the past. Unlike Winslet and fellow actress Glenn Close, however, Chastain had neither dismissed the rumors about Weinstein nor was blindsided by them like Meryl Streep or Judi Dench reported to be in their respective statements. No, Jessica Chastain has been keeping thorough tabs on Weinstein’s sexual-harassment scandal because she knew it was brewing this entire time. “I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere,” the Molly’s Game actress revealed on Twitter. Admitting that Weinstein’s reputation was, in fact, actually a well-known secret, Chastain suggests, is the only way to change how sexual harassment is addressed in the entertainment industry. Tweeted Chastain, “To deny that is to create an enviornment [sic] for it to happen again.”

Jessica Chastain Says She Was Warned About Harvey Weinstein