If there were any segment of American society that saw the Harvey Weinstein scandal coming, it was Hollywood — especially women in Hollywood. Actress Courtney Love saw the writing on the wall more than 12 years ago and sought to warn aspiring actresses in Hollywood.
What did she say?
During a red carpet event in 2005, Love was asked what advice she would give to young, aspiring Hollywood actresses. Her answer basically predicted the future. TMZ re-posted the comments on Saturday.
"I’ll get libeled if I say it," she said with hesitation. Then she blurted out: "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go."
The comments came during a red carpet event prior to a Comedy Central roast for Pamala Anderson, according to TMZ.
Did Love face any repercussions for her comments?
Yes. Love wrote on Twitter Saturday that although she was never a victim of Weinstein's, she was banned from the CAA, otherwise known as the Creative Artists Agency, a powerful firm that represents many of the world's top superstars.
Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape https://t.co/8giwNkrC5t— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney Love Cobain)1508006333.0