Female Writers of Late Night Roast Harvey Weinstein: We’re ‘Shocked That People Are Shocked’
Three female writers of Late Night with Seth Meyers took on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal and the apology he gave.
In a preview clip released by NBC, they started off by telling Seth Meyers that they weren’t shocked, but that they were shocked that “it took this long to become a story,” and “shocked that people are shocked.”
Jenny Hagel praised the women who went on the record about Weinstein’s “terrible behavior.”
Amber Ruffin and Allison Hord insisted that while only eight women have come forward, there are “always more” and the details are “worse” than the ones the public has heard.
Hord took aim at his apology because Weinstein “blamed his disrespect for women on growing up in the ’60s and ’70s,” which she added would be a good excuse if he “came to the present via time machine.” She also slammed him for saying he’ll go after the NRA and President Trump “as if our shared politics makes his sexual assault okay.”
“Hey, I saw a guy masturbate into a plant… but it was okay because he was wearing a Planned Parenthood button!” Ruffin quipped.
“When he got busted, Weinstein said ‘To make up for it, I’m staring a scholarship for women directors.’ That’s just him being around more women!” Hagel exclaimed. “That’s not the solution; that’s the problem! That’s like Jared from Subway saying ‘I know I messed up, but don’t worry. I’m starting a t-ball league.'”
They went on to address how sexual harassment occurs on all levels (including from “improv coaches”) and that is “something that women deal with every day.”
When Seth Meyers asked his writers how society can address sexual harassment, Ruffin suggested “sexual harassment training,” Hagel urged to “believe women when they come forward with complaints,” and Hord added that men could “just stop being such f**king creeps.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]