Quentin Tarantino 'stunned' by Weinstein scandal

Quentin Tarantino at Sundance Festival presentation in 2017

According to Tamblyn, the director says he's been "stunned" and "heartbroken" about the numerous allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape about his "friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein".

Tarantino has done all of his films with Weinstein, beginning with "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 through the producers then-company Miramax. Many in the media have questioned the silence of Hollywood men in the wake of Weinstein scandal which grows bigger everyday with many female actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Heather Graham and many others opening up about Weinstein.

Last week, the New York Times said Weinstein paid settlements to eight women to deal with allegations of sexual harassment.

The Oscar-winning director released a statement via his friend Amber Tamblyn, Variety first reported.

Weinstein and Tarantino have worked together since the former distributed the latter's 1992 breakout film Reservoir Dogs.

"Since last week, I was stunned and heartbroken by revelations that have emerged about Harvey Weinstein, my friend for 25 years". He also promised to "speak publicly about it" further in a "few more days". I need a few days to overcome my pain, my emotions, my anger and my memories, after which I'll express myself publicly.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Weinstein's spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

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