This week, in an attempt to get a sexual misconduct class action lawsuit against him thrown out, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein filed some court documents in which he tried to undercut the claims of his accusers by quoting positive things that Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep had said about him. Naturally, the context of the quotes was left out so it would sound like Streep and Lawrence were defending him from the sexual misconduct allegations, and both women quickly denounced his blatantly desperate tactic. Streep, for instance, issued a statement calling the move “pathetic and exploitative.”
Now, Weinstein’s representatives have issued a statement in which he sort of apologizes, saying that he “acknowledges the valuable input both Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence have contributed to this conversation” and that he apologizes for specifically naming them in his defense. Weinstein’s statement goes on to say that he “has advised his counsel to not include specific names of former associates; and to avoid whenever possible, even if they are in the public record.”
That’s sort of just like saying “I’m sorry I got caught,” but we shouldn’t really expect anything more out of Weinstein at this point.