". because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we'd been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations". "You just told me to leave... right over there" I tell him once again.
But hopefully things are improving as more and more unfortunate stories like this surface. '95 Golden Globes.at the Miramax Party.
As for Sorvino, the statement explains that they did work together, on Guillermo Del Toro's "Mimic", and implies that Weinstein would not attempt to derail her career because she was, at the time, dating Quentin Tarantino, one of the company's most high-profile directors.
Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a nightmare" to work with and thus didn't consider either for his Lord of the Rings films. That was all I needed to hear'.
"I'm not going anywhere with you" I said as I pushed him back and punched him with a right hand to his face. "All of a sudden, there were security protects pulling us separated and I was escorted out of the party..."
In a new statement released by a spokesperson on Weinstein's behalf, the former Miramax honcho says he not only didn't blacklist Sorvino but "was in fact working with her during the timeframe in question on Mimic, the Guillermo Del Toro film".
Terry Zwigoff has apologised to Mira Sorvino after claiming Harvey Weinstein blocked him from casting her in "Bad Santa". What type of person just hangs up on you like that?
In a statement through a publicist, Weinstein denied the allegations that he was involved in blacklisting Sorvino and Judd, saying that the casting for Lord of the Rings was carried out by New Line Cinema - not Miramax.
As for Judd, Weinstein says he cast her in both Frida and Crossing Over, and had even wanted her for Good Will Hunting.
And Ashley wrote: "Peter & Fran had me in - showed me all the creative, the boards, costumes, everything".
Weinstein probably forgot that he only grabbed women, not guys.
Sir Peter Jackson and Harvey Weinstein in happier times.