At the 1998 Academy Awards, Hollywood director James Cameron admitted that he “nearly punched Harvey Weinstein with his Oscar.” According to James, the two were arguing over how Mexican director Guillermo del Toro should be viewed when they got into an argument.
Harvey became one of the most prominent targets of the Me Too and Times Up movements. These claimed sexual abuse at the highest levels of corporate America, entertainment, and the media. Harvey is a Hollywood power broker who produced Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, and Gangs of New York. He was found guilty of raping a former aspirant woman and sexually abusing a production assistant by a Manhattan jury in February 2020. A judge gave him a 23-year prison term.
James Cameron made some revelations
James had revealed to Vanity Fair in 2017: “I remember almost getting in a fight with Harvey Weinstein and hitting him with my Oscar. It was happening on the main floor at the [theatre].”
Recalling the incident that lead to their fight, James said, “And the music had started to play to get back in our seats. The people around us were saying, ‘Not here! Not here!’ Like it was ok to fight in the parking lot. You know, but it was not ok there when the music was playing, and they were about to go live. It’s kind of a long story. But it has to do with Guillermo del Toro. How badly he was dealt with by Miramax on Mimic. Harvey came up glad-handing me, talking about how great they were for the artist. I just read him chapter and verse about how great I thought he was for the artist based on my friend’s experience, and that led to an altercation.”
James released a number of scenes
James Cameron released a number of scenes from his science fiction series, Avatar: The Way of Water, earlier this month. The movie is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2009 epic adventure Avatar. It was first seen in theatres 13 years ago. James and Josh Friedman wrote the script for the new movie. The movie will premiere on December 16, 2022 in theatres everywhere.
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