In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the viral #MeToo social media campaign, George Clooney spoke up about how his wife Amal Clooney has also faced sexual harassment in her field, and stressed on how it is time for everyone, irrespective of their gender, to work towards ending this problematic behaviour.
In an interview to Entertainment Weekly where Clooney was talking about his film Suburbicon, Clooney said, “She’s faced those exact kinds of situations in law… It’s everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it’s a problem for all of us. And we have to take it on full force because the kind of assault that we’re talking about now is … it’s so infuriating that this was allowed to go on as long as it did.”
Clooney also spoke about how he was not aware of Weinstein’s behaviour in another interview. He said that Weinstein had told him he had had affairs with actresses who were friends with Clooney, but that he had never believed Weinstein.
“I didn’t really think that they [Clooney’s friends] were going have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly. And clearly they didn’t. But the idea that this predator, this assaulter… was out there silencing women like that… it’s beyond infuriating,” he told ABC.