Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein: I'm "Appalled and Repulsed"
The 'Hamilton' creator also tweeted that he is "forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out."
Lin-Manuel Miranda has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein.
Since the publication of The New York Times' report — detailing decades of allegations of Weinstein's sexual harassment, some of which resulted in paid settlements — many have called his behavior an industry secret that was widely known but never reported on the record. But the Hamilton creator — whose long-gestating film adaptation of his first Broadway musical In the Heights was picked up by The Weinstein Company last year — tweeted his thoughts on the controversy.
"I'm as appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart," he tweeted Tuesday morning. "And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out."
Miranda shared his take after The Guardian published a list of more than 20 male actors and directors who had collaborated with Weinstein and did not respond to their request for comments by their press time. The list includes Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Miranda, among others. Miranda — who has been working tirelessly on Puerto Rico hurricane relief — clarified why he had yet to respond: "Forgive me. Just woke up to this — I'd asked my reps to keep any press non-[Puerto Rico]-relief-related off my desk. That's my fault."
Miranda joins the chorus of Hollywood names who have spoken out on Weinstein's alleged sexual assault claims, including Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, James Gunn, Rose McGowan (who was mentioned in the NYT exposé), Kathy Griffin, Amber Tamblyn, Brie Larson, Megan Ellison, Julianne Moore, Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, Judd Apatow, John Oliver, Patricia Arquette and Mark Ruffalo, among others.
Forgive me.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 10, 2017
Just woke up to this--I'd asked my reps to keep any press non-relief-related off my desk.
That's my fault. https://t.co/0bvwPFpBnh
I'm as appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart. And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 10, 2017