Oliver Stone weighed in on the firestorm surrounding former mogul Harvey Weinstein that has spread across Hollywood, saying it is not right to condemn any man without a fair trial.
“I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through either,” the “Platoon” director said Thursday at the Busan International Film Festival while addressing international media.
“He was a rival and I never did business with him,” Stone continued “I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business. So, I’m not going to comment on that. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”
While his comments appear neutral in nature, they didn’t sit well with many people on Twitter, with former Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens saying: “When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!”
“F— you, Oliver Stone,” film writer and producer Scott Weinberg bluntly tweeted.
“Oliver Stone has issues with women? But I’ve seen all of his films and oh wait that’s right I’m not surprised at all duh,” another Twitter user wrote.
Since last week’s New York Times article on Weinstein, A-list actresses — including Miramax’s brightest star Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Heather Graham, Lea Seydoux and many more — have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Top executives like Jeffrey Katzenberg and UTA’s Jeremy Zimmer have condemned the mogul in internal memos and emails.
See the tweets regarding Oliver Stone below.
Two of a kind! When I heard about Harvey, the first person I thought of was Oliver Stone, and it figures..here… https://t.co/EHRfrgbVsL
— Carrie Stevens (@CarrieStevensXO) October 13, 2017
Hey. Fuck. You. Oliver Stone. Another toxic dinosaur like Schrader. pic.twitter.com/8xVKbdtgTv
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) October 13, 2017
The award for "the worst take on the Weinstein scandal" goes to Oliver Stone. https://t.co/ftTbwFjHVD
— Paige Smith (@pmm526) October 13, 2017
Creeps sticking together
— SanguinemBibimus (@SBibimus) October 13, 2017
I get super creepy vibes from Oliver Stone, if you told me he's been up to some sketchy shit I wouldn't need much convincing.
— Christopher M (@_ChristopherM) October 13, 2017
— D. Frank (@dfrankrnjd) October 13, 2017
Crazy how the people defending Harvey Weinstein have also defended Trump & Putin in the past LOOKING AT U, OLIVER STONE & LINDSAY LOHAN
— Brett Ryland (@brettryland) October 13, 2017
Hit dogs holler. If you would like to share a story about Oliver Stone sexually harassing you, hit me up @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Ira Madison III (@ira) October 13, 2017
Great to see Americans got out in front of these Oliver Stone comments on Weinstein and started boycotting his films a decade ago.
— Chris Spargo (@chrisonchris) October 13, 2017
Oliver – If you've heard the tape + still need to wait to make a judgment then you are the problem. When our heroes fall…FU for that.
— Táim caillte ???? (@mkm_Geo) October 13, 2017
How long till we hear about Oliver Stone in this same situation?
— Eddly (@ThatGuyEddly) October 13, 2017