TMZ reports that in an attempt to dismiss a class action lawsuit against him, Weinstein's latest legal documents refer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Meryl Streep as examples of him not using his power to force women into sexual acts.
Although Paltrow accused him of harassing her while she filmed 1994's Emma, the legal papers point to the fact that she went on to star in another Weinstein production, Shakespeare in Love, afterwards. Meryl Streep, who is cited saying that Weinstein was "respectful to her," also called the move "pathetic and exploitative." As for Lawrence, who clarifies that she was not assaulted by Weinstein, the legal docs use a snippet of her interview with Oprah for The Hollywood Reporter about him. "He had only ever been nice to me," quotes the legal papers.
In the interview, Lawrence continues to say "except for when he wasn't." She later added, "I didn't know that he was a rapist."
And now that she's name-dropped in Weinstein's dismissal plea, she's continuing to speak out against the man who allegedly assaulted over 70 women in his decade-spanning career.
"Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit. This is what predators do, and it must stop," Lawrence told TMZ.
Lawrence also made sure to confirm that she's fully in favor of Time's Up, an initiative against sexual assault in Hollywood and elsewhere.
"For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions," she continued. "Time's up."
Yes it is.