Kevin Smith Feels ‘Ashamed’ Of Weinstein Financing Him

Kevin Smith speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Preacher", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Date 22 July 2016, 09:31 Source: Kevin Smith Author Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America

Kevin Smith, star of “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Dogma”, has joined a growing line of Hollywood actors expressing their dismay at the news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Smith is joined by Ryan Gosling, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep in issuing personal statements on the Weinstein’s recent fall from grace.

 

Smith tweeted “He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain,” in which time he worked with Weinstein on movies such as “Dogma”, “Mallrats”, and “Good Will Hunting”.

 

Despite Smith’s public remarks, Ian Erickson, New Media Central’s Editor-in-Chief, alleges that he was told by women from the area of New Jersey that Smith was from that Smith would hand out cigarettes to minors in exchange for ‘flashing’ him. The movie “Clerks” was based on Smith’s experiences working at the Quick Shop in Leonardo, New Jersey, where it is believed these inappropriate exchanges occurred.

 

Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Emma Thompson believes that Weinstein is at the “tip of the iceberg” of a greater problem in Hollywood.

Weinstein’s inglorious departure from Miramax has led to much speculation over Hollywood’s integrity.

 

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