Monty Python star Terry Gilliam says #MeToo movement has ‘got silly’

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The 77-year-old brands film producer Harvey Weinstein “a monster” but says the movement in Hollywood has morphed into “mob rule”.

Hollywood director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam has hit out at the #MeToo movement, arguing that while some women have suffered sexual harassment, others have used perpetrators to further their careers.The 77-year-old branded film producer Harvey Weinstein “a monster” following allegations of misconduct against him but said the movement in Hollywood had morphed into “mob rule”.

Speaking about the disgraced filmmaker, Gilliam said there were “plenty of monsters out there… there are other people (still) behaving like Harvey” but said he was exposed after he “made so many enemies”.He said the response in the aftermath of the Weinstein allegations has been “simplistic”.”People are frightened to say things, to think things,” he said. “It is a world of victims. I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn’t.”The ones who did knew what they were doing. These are adults, we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition.

“Harvey opened the door for a few people; a night with Harvey – that’s the price you pay… some people paid the price, other people suffered from it.”

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