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James Cameron Brags About Almost Attacking Harvey Weinstein

In a recent interview, famed director James Cameron claims that he almost attacked Harvey Weinstein during the 1998 Academy Awards Ceremony, saying that he nearly beat the media mogul with his newly awarded Oscar.

He made these comments in a recent Vanity Fair story celebrating the 20th anniversary of Titanic.

Before you ask, no, it was not about Weinstein’s recently publicized treatment of female employees, which has made the once celebrated producer a pariah in Hollywood; rather, Cameron took offense at Weinstein’s treatment of Guillermo del Toro, Cameron’s fellow filmmaker and friend.

“It was happening on the main floor at the [theater],” Cameron said of the incident.

“And the music had started to play to get back in our seats. The people around us were saying, ‘Not here! Not here!’ Like it was okay to fight in the parking lot, you know, but it was not okay there when the music was playing, and they were about to go live.”

Weinstein had begun, in Cameron’s words, “glad-handling” him, and Cameron began criticized Weinstein for the executive meddling that del Toro received during the making of Mimic, the Mexican director’s first American production. It almost became his last—del Toro has described the making of that film as the second worst thing to happen to him during the 1990s, a decade which also including the kidnapping of his father.

As you can imagine, tact and subtlety are not Cameron’s strong points; indeed, he is known to be very difficult to work with himself. Nevertheless, he has had great success in the art of filmmaking, directing blockbusters like Aliens, Terminator 2 and The Abyss before achieving mega-success with 1997’s Titanic. It wound up the highest grossing movie of all time, only to be dethroned years later by another of Cameron’s films, Avatar.

Cameron is currently working on sequels to the latter film.

Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

Weinstein, a Hollywood Producer, is one of the most powerful men in arts who have been accused of sexual misconducts lately. Other men who have passed through this include Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and Bill Cosby who is a comedian. This has made them suffer reputation setbacks in their careers.

1. Weinstein’s case was the latest on the headlines having been accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Some of these women include the famous Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd. This has caused a more impassionate downfall to him.

This scandal was the reason why #MeToo was promoted on Twitter which aimed at airing the grievances of all women who had been sexually harassed in their lifetime. Surprisingly, this went viral as more than half a million women admitted that they had suffered this in their lives.

It caught many peoples’ attention that Lady Gaga, one of the most popular female singers was among these women.

Concern about whether Mr. Weinstein was going to be allowed to get away with that crime as it was the case of many other executives was raised. “This behavior is devastating and pathetic, and the harassed women are therefore going to seek,” one of the victims said.

The grievances have however started bearing fruits as Fatima Graves who is the president of Women’s Law Center nationally addressed the issue recently. She said that more women have continued reporting their harassments and promised to work on that.

There were further positive results seen after Fatima Gross promised to fight for the women’s rights. Mr. Weinstein’s membership was eventually terminated a few weeks ago which served justice to many victims he had harassed. The company said that sexual harassment was highly unacceptable in the company and the community at large.

Hollywood made a wise decision firing this executive. This proved that they were kind and fair to those who had been harassed by their member. Therefore, they gave them what they wanted most: justice.