In her Golden Globes acceptance speech, Streep had once jokingly referred to Weinstein as god.
In the wake of sexual harassment allegations facing Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep has opened up about an incident while they were shooting the Academy Award-winning 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer when Hoffman actually slapped Streep during a scene.
But in a joint The New York Times interview with Tom Hanks, her co-star in The Post, Streep admits that Hoffman, who is now accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, went too far in the role. "But there's a certain amount of forgiveness in that", Streep said.
Streep again maintained that she "really didn't know" about Weinstein's behavior, and that she assumed he was just "having girlfriends".
"I didn't know that he was in any way abusing people", she continued about Weinstein. And they're not politically corrected; they're fixed. "Some of my favorite people have been brought down by this, and he's not one of them", she said. "So that's a good thing", she said.
Streep's voice, however, dominated the story-in part because the film's portrayal of workplace sexism has only gotten more relevant since she pointed it out in November. Streep, per producer Stanley Jaffe, was "furious" at the time. Kramer, Streep shot a physical scene with Hoffman.
Hoffman has been accused of sexual assault by eight different women.
"I'm sure I was acting out on her [Streep] throughout the movie", he told the Huffington Post.
"I found out about [the Weinstein scandal] on a Friday and went home deep into my own life, and then someone told me that on 'Morning Joe' they were screaming that I hadn't responded yet", she said.
Streep added that she's optimistic about the future. He has apologised to the first to come forward, author Anna Graham Hunter, saying: "I have the utmost respect for women and feel bad that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation".
McGowan has alleged that she was raped by Weinstein.
Meryl Streep said in an interview published Wednesday that Melania and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump frustrated with Ivanka's condemnation of Roy Moore: report Ivanka, do the right thing: Endorse Doug Jones over Roy Moore Ivanka Trump: Sexual harassment "can never be tolerated" MORE should speak out more about the allegations of sexual harassment against high-profile men that have emerged in recent months.
Don Jr. tweeted Thursday he was surprised the "only person in all of Hollywood who didn't know Weinstein was a serial assaulter (of course she did) has an opinion on this". "So much gossip. You don't know anything", she said to the newspaper. People are inscrutable on a certain level. They will be fixed, because people won't accept it anymore.