Ellen Pompeo responds to backlash over old Harvey Weinstein comments


In 2018, Ellen Pompeo did a Q&A with the Oxford Union about her career, Grey's Anatomy and the entertainment industry.

Throughout this interview, the actor talks about what in issue her period on the ABC series, pay inequality at Hollywood and how girls are treated at the market too. Nevertheless, it's her remarks she's made about the movie manufacturer and convicted sexual offender also sexual assault lands which are raising eyebrows.

"I think we bear some responsibility, not all, but it takes two to tango for sure", she said at the time. "That's not to blame the victim, that's just to say - I did go into a room with Harvey Weinstein, I sat at a table with him, I had a probably two and a half hours with him", so she continued. "He never made any sort of physical advance to me".

She added,"I was not in the room with him".

As she detailed, she had been sent to meet Weinstein in a daytime meeting, and she and Weinstein were not along together. I didn't think there was anything wrong.

'I would have picked up that glass and smashed him across the side of the face with it, ' she said. "It's all what we're keen to tolerate, and our shallowness, and what are we going to place up with and what are we going to compromise... how unhealthy do you wish to be in present enterprise?"

"She continued: "&MY way of coping w/ whatever situations I've been in is not a comment on how other women handle things. again Thank God we can speak up now but once again assault and harassment are different both bad but different.

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What isn't shown in the clip, however, is the question that Pompeo was asked, and the statements she made ahead of what she says in the clip.

Ellen responded,"First, guys will need to realize they won't eliminate it". Number 1. Or girls will need to comprehend. I do not mean to be sexist about that. Everybody is capable of harassment of any kind, right. Initially, Pompeo stated people need to understand harassment won't be tolerated and individuals need to be educated.

She explained, "I said in my article and I'm not ashamed to say it, as an actor, you certainly, certainly, go into the room with the idea that this director needs to fall in love with me to give me this part".

The actress took to Twitter Thursday to explain herself, noting that the clip is out of context and that she was unaware of the allegations of sexual assault at the time, only harassment.

"I think we're aware of our power... especially women... aware of our power of seduction very early on and we use it". It comes in great convenient, right? There has to be a line. "However, I do think it's generations of men who clearly were brought up by older men".

Twitter customers far and large slammed Pompeo for her remarks, declaring that it's straightforward for somebody who's by no means been abused to say how they might forestall the state of affairs from ever taking place to them.

Given that Ellen has previously been vocally supportive of the #MeToo movement and Grey's Anatomy often covers sexual assault storylines with care and sensitivity, it's understandable that people are shocked by what the clip shows.