Quentin Tarantino says he was shocked to learn about the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, despite working with the producer on all nine of his films and even dating an actress who's spoken out against the sex pest.
The Pulp Fiction director, 54, broke his silence on the scandal on Friday, issuing a statement through the actress Amber Tamblyn.
Tamblyn, a close friend of Tarantino, posted the message on her Twitter account after the two had a 'long dinner' Thursday night.
The statement reads: 'For the last week I've been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak about it.'
Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal
The Pulp Fiction director issued a statement on Friday through the actress Amber Tamblyn
Tarantino said he was 'stunned and heartbroken' to learn about the sexual harassment and assault allegations
Tarantino and Weinstein's working relationship goes back to 1992, when Weinstein's Miramax distributed Tarantino's directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs.
Since then, Weinstein has either produced or distributed every single one of Tarantino's films.
Their close working relationship appears to have translated to a friendship as well.
Last month, Weinstien threw the director a party to celebrate his engagement to Israeli singer Danielle Pick, 33.
Tarantino has worked with Weinstein on all nine of his directed films. Last month, Weinstein through the director an engagement party (pictured above with his fiancee arriving at the event)
Tarantino even dated one of the women who has spoken out against Weinstein, actress Mira Sorvino.
On Tuesday, Sorvino revealed to the New Yorker that Weinstein came onto her on two different occasions in 1995, while the two were promoting Mighty Aphrodite.
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She started dating Tarantino a year later, and they were together for two years.
In the New Yorker article, Sorvino said the first incident happened in a hotel room while they were attending the Toronto International Film Festival.
'He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around,' she recalled.
Tarantino dated one of Weinstein's accusers, the actress Mira Sorvino
Sorvino told Weinstein that it was against her religion to date married men as an excuse to get out of the room.
A few weeks later, she says she got a call in the middle of the night at her New York City apartment from Weinstein, who said he wanted to meet up to talk about marketing strategies or the film.
She says she offered to meet him at an all-night diner, but he said he was coming over to her apartment and then hung up.
'I freaked out,' she said.
She called a male friend and asked him to come over and pose as her boyfriend, but he couldn't get there before Weinstein arrived.
'Harvey had managed to bypass my doorman,' she said. 'I opened the door terrified, brandishing my twenty-pound Chihuahua mix in front of me, as though that would do any good.'
When Weinstein got to the apartment, Sorvino says she told him her boyfriend was on the way and that he became dejected and left.
Sorvino believes saying no to Weinstein hurt her career.
'There may have been other factors, but I definitely felt iced out and that my rejection of Harvey had something to do with it,' she said.
A spokesperson for Weinstein has said he 'unequivocally denies' all claims of non-consensual sex.
Tamblyn has also made her own accusations in recent weeks, claiming that the actor James Woods tried to pick her up when she was just 16 years old. Woods denied the claims.
Tamblyn (left) has made sexual misconduct allegations of her own in recent tweets, accusing the actor James Woods (right) on Twitter of trying to pick her up when she was juts 16 years old