Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein In The Face

Awards season is infamous for snubs and mawkish moments. The Golden Globes particularly are notable as a result of they supply a discussion board for these within the TV and film enterprise to rub elbows collectively, and a number of occasions this occurs at after events for the awards ceremony. Over the weekend, Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley defined that the 1995 Golden Globes after social gathering he attended was a memorable one for him, as a result of he says it’s when he punched Harvey Weinstein within the face.

Talking after Mira Sorvino responded to a report from Peter Jackson which famous Harvey Weinstein had actively derailed her profession, Jason Priestley shared his personal story of an interplay he had with the Hollywood producer. In response to Priestley, Weinstein requested him to filter out on the Miramax Golden Globes after social gathering again in 1995. Priestley says he was on the brink of go away when Harvey Weinstein confronted him. The actor mentioned the change occurred as follows:

‘I did not say you needed to go away’ [Weinstein] replied. ‘You simply advised me to go away… proper over there,’ I inform him as soon as once more. Getting heated now. He then grabs me tighter and says, ‘Why do not we go exterior and discuss this.’ That was all I wanted to listen to. ‘I am not going wherever with you,’ I mentioned as I pushed him again and punched him with a proper hand to his face. Out of the blue, there have been safety guards pulling us aside and I used to be escorted out of the social gathering…

It is unclear what could have prompted Harvey Weinstein to ask Jason Priestley to go away the social gathering. Priestley is barely recounting his aspect of the story over at Twitter, and Harvey Weinstein is busy coping with a slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations proper now. Information has been popping out over the previous couple of months concerning how the previous Miramax and later The Weinstein Company producer allegedly used his energy to coerce many younger ladies into giving him sexual favors.

Extra not too long ago, Peter Jackson spoke out about how when he was casting for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, he was advised to not solid both Ashley Judd or Mira Sorvino for roles in his fantasy manufacturing. On the time, he was advised by Miramax that each actresses have been tough to work with, however years later he sees a connection to these feedback and the tales which have been popping out about Harvey Weinstein. That story prompted Mira Sorvino to take to social media to precise she is joyful somebody has confirmed what she suspected all alongside. This led to Priestley’s reveal that he punched Harvey Weinstein within the face.

Jason Priestley remains to be energetic in Hollywood. He presently voices a personality within the TV challenge Wishenproof and has a number of directorial projects, like Drilled, arising.

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