October 11, 2017
Kevin Smith joined an ever-growing list of Hollywood figures to speak out about embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein following a bombshell New York Times story that detailed several sexual abuse claims against him and led to others.
Smith, a noted film director and New Jersey native, was asked by a user on Twitter Sunday to weigh in on the troubling allegations.
"He financed the first 14 years of my career - and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain," Smith responded in a Monday tweet.
"It makes me feel ashamed."
He financed the first 14 years of my career - and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017
Weinstein, now the former head of Miramax Films, worked with Smith on films like "Dogma," "Chasing Amy," "Mallrats" and "Good Will Hunting."
He also hired a lawyer to defend Smith after his first film, "Clerks," was initially given an NC-17 rating for its explicit dialogue.
On Sunday, the board of the firm Weinstein co-founded with his brother, Miramax Films, voted to fire him amid the flood of allegations that date back years.