There's an old adage that you should pick and choose your battles, and it's become abundantly clear that Harvey Weinstein is a terrible decision maker. In addition to being a horrible human being in the decades leading up the bombshell sexual misconduct allegations made against him, Weinstein has picked the worst instances to break away from his boilerplate response to address his laundry list of accusers.
Aside from speaking out when Salma Hayek and Lupita Nyong'o came forward, Weinstein has apparently taken issue with a recent accusation that he blacklisted people. The disgraced movie mogul issued a statement on Saturday in response to Peter Jackson's comment that The Weinstein Company urged him to not work with actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd.
"While Bob and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers of the film, they had no input into the casting whatsoever," the statement reads. "Secondly, until Ashley Judd wrote a piece for Variety two years ago, no one at the Company knew that she had a complaint and she was cast in two other films by Mr. Weinstein [Frida and Crossing Over] and Mira Sorvino was always considered for other films as well."
In response to Terry Zwigoff confirming that TWC prevented him from hiring Sorvino, Holly K. Baird, a spokeswoman for Weinstein, said, "Mr. Weinstein denies speaking with Terry regarding casting. That was a Dimension film (Bob Weinstein) and Harvey had nothing to do with it."
At least Harvey can go to sleep at night knowing that he vehemently denied those blacklisting accusations, right?