Director Terry Gilliam Bashes #MeToo, Trump & John Cleese

Director Terry Gilliam Bashes #MeToo, Trump & John Cleese

Gilliam also noted he feels "sorry" for people like actor Matt Damon, who spoke out in December, saying "the preponderance of men I've worked with. don't do this kind of thing". "I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn't", Gilliam said. "Come on, this is insane". The ones who did knew what they were doing.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with any of his accusers.

And then there's Damon, who was criticized for his tone-deaf comments about the "spectrum" of sexual behavior - and subsequently apologized, admitting that "I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this" - which in Gilliam's mind, is the equivalent of a brutal murder.

Gilliam didn't exactly go easy on Weinstein, calling him a "monster" and "an asshole", but described the post-Weinstein era as "like when mob rule takes over, the mob is out there, they are carrying their torches and they are going to burn down Frankenstein's castle".

Gilliam likened the #MeToo movement, which has spread across numerous industries in the country, to "like when mob rule takes over".

The #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke to encourage women of color to come forward about harassment and assault, exploded after the Weinstein scandal dropped in October. He stated that people are being defined in terms so ridiculous as if no real humanity is left anymore.

After electing its first president of its board of directors, the advocacy group Women in Media is looking to boost the numbers of unionized female crew members in Hollywood.

'We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long'. Now I am told even by my wife to keep my head a bit low.

But Gilliam said the reaction against the wave of sexual abuse and harassment revelations had become ugly and "simplistic. people are frightened to say things, to think things". He added that the people are afraid to say things or to think about things.

'I don't think Hollywood will change, ' he said.

But Gilliam believes that abuse will always come with the power of the industry, and that human beings will always be "touching" and "grabbing".

"Power always takes advantage, it always does and always has".

Gilliam has not been without his own controversies when it comes to actresses.

Furthermore, actress Mira Sorvino said Weinstein effectively blacklisted her after she won an Oscar for Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite-an accusation director Peter Jackson seemed to confirm.

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