In 2005, Courtney Love was walking the red carpet for the Pamela Anderson Comedy Central Roast.
By definition, it was a night dedicated to the laughs and the light, the political far from the minds of those attending.
Well, except for Courtney Love, who, when asked a simple question about young women in Hollywood, gave a stern and serious warning that proved jarring amid the bright lights of the red carpet and screaming voices of photographers.
Hesitating, when asked to give advice for young women in Hollywood, Love looked a way, took a breath, and looked back at the camera.
“I’ll get libelled if I say it,” she said, in footage that has re-emerged on TMZ.
“If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go.”
“Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein,” Love tweeted this week, after the video re-emerged online.
Love, it seems, was one of many who tried – either diectly or indectly – to warn the industry about the antics of Weinstein. For 30 years, it’s alleged he routinely harassed and assaulted young women, including the likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevigne, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.
On Saturday, it was announced he had been expelled from the organisation that runs the Academy Awards over the numerous allegations.
The academy said its board had “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” to expel Weinstein, just days after his wife, British fashion designer Georgina Chapman, announced she was leaving him.
It’s believed police in both the UK and the US are investigating many of the allegations.
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