Harvey Weinstein attended a comedy show in New York Wednesday night and was rightfully called out by a stand-up comedian who couldn’t understand why he was even there, TMZ reports.
Kelly Bachman opened her set by saying she felt a little tense, and that it was her job to name the “elephant in the room,” a clear jab at Weinstein’s awkward presence at Manhattan’s Downtime Bar. The disgraced movie producer was allegedly "laughing, clapping, drinking and flirting" during the bar’s Actors Hour, an event for “creatives to share what they love."
Attendee Zoe Stuckless stormed toward Weinstein’s table after Bachman’s set, upset that the comic was booed and even told to shut up by another guest. Stuckless began to yell: "Nobody's going to say anything? I'm gonna stand four feet from a fucking rapist and no one's gonna say anything? I’ll go."
Weinstein was invited to the event by the host, another guest said. "Not only was he invited, he was supported," Amber Crollo, another guest, tweeted. “Let me explain that one more time, an event that was supposed to support actors and artists invited a serial rapist who has ruined at least 87 actors lives and supported that monster over an actor in the room,” she continued. “They supported HIM over all the actors in the room.”
Weinstein did not visibly react to Stuckless or Bachman, TMZ reports.
"Harvey Weinstein was out with friends enjoying the music and trying to find some solace in his life that has been turned upside down,” a spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein told TMZ. “This scene was uncalled for, downright rude and an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public, trying to take it away in the courtroom too."