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Kate Winslet has joined the growing army of actors and actresses to have spoken out against industry figures they have previously worked with, only without naming names.
Speaking at the London Critics’ Circle film awards Sunday night after accepting a special award, the Oscar winner said she had “bitter regrets” over the “poor decisions” she had made to work with certain filmmakers.
“There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike,” she said, adding that she decided to speak out after witnessing the Women’s Marches last week.
Winslet, who was honored with the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film Sunday, has worked with Harvey Weinstein on Heavenly Creatures and The Reader, for which she won an Oscar, and recently shot Wonder Wheel with Woody Allen.
“It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men. Sexual abuse is a crime,” Winslet said. “While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgment, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening.”
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