As the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal continues to develop, prompting droves of actresses to come forward and expose their own sordid stories of Hollywood perversity, it turns out that evidence of Harvey Weinstein’s deplorable behavior was there for the world to see long ago.
Back in 2005, singer-songwriter Courtney Love was approached by comedian Natasha Leggero on the red carpet. Leggero asked Love if she had any advice for young girls who are moving to Hollywood to chase their dreams of stardom.
“I’ll get libeled if I say it,” she said, looking away from the camera with a concerned expression on her face. After a moment of thought, she offered: “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party at the Four Seasons, don’t go.”
At the time, it seemed like the kind of jokey response that the former Hole frontwoman would have been expected to make. But in light of the growing scandal, it appears that Love was one of the brave few Hollywood types trying to expose the powerful and influential Weinstein.
On Friday, Love took to Twitter to claim that, while she was not “libeled,” she was blacklisted by the Creative Arts Agency: “Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape.”
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) October 14, 2017
This is not the first time Love has used social media to make plot-twist style contributions to current events. In June, Love berated controversial activist Linda Sarsour on Twitter, blasting her as an “anti-American fraud” for a fundraising effort to help a Muslim woman at the center of a debunked hate crime.
“You’re a vile disgrace to women and all mankind @lsarsour,” she wrote. “I worked my ass off my entire life to defend women, I didn’t create fake stories and lie about them nor rip people off financially.”