Jane Fonda Admits She Knew About Weinstein Rumors And Stayed Silent

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Jane Fonda attends the premiere of

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The film star, who is also an active women's rights advocate, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that she "found out about Harvey about a year ago".

Apparently, sometime a year ago, Weinstein victim Rosanna Arquette confided in Miz Fonda about the sexual harassment she suffered through thanks to Harvey. According to Arquette, Weinstein invited her to his hotel room one night in the 1990s under the guise of picking up a script for a new role and then forced her hand on his crotch.

"I was not that bold, because I guessed it hadn't happened to me and so I didn't feel it was my place" Fonda said.

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"If it had happened to me I would now".

Fonda, 79, said that her friend and fellow actor, Rosanna Arquette, had recounted a troubling experience with Weinstein. And Harvey goes for young, because that's more vulnerable, you know.

She added she's glad the accusations have come to light.

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Fonda says the fact that Trump won the election "counteracts a lot of the good that we're doing, because a lot of men say, 'Well, our president does it, and he got elected even after people discovered that he was an abuser, so I'm just going to go ahead and do what I want to do". He told her that her character had to have an orgasm and he really needed to know "what kind of orgasms" she had, propositioning her to sleep with him. "It is a very, very, very hard thing to do". You don't get anything out of it as the person who has been victimized.

"Let's not think that this is some unique horrific.this goes on all the time".

She said she now regretted staying silent.

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"In bars, in restaurants and stores, women everywhere are assaulted, abuse, harassed and seen for just being sexual objects, there for a man's desire instead of whole human beings". "And he was - you know, he was very nice after that", Fonda said before adding that any woman who finds herself in that situation has to say no, no matter what she's anxious about losing. "You have to understand that you have control over your body and that you have to say no. And I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then".

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