Ellen Pompeo Says Weinstein Victims Simply Shouldn’t Have Let Him Rape Them in Resurfaced Interview

There have been a lot of stupid takes about Harvey Weinstein, but Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo had one of the worst. It was so bad that it basically flew under the radar for two years because everyone heard it, moved on as it processed and then this week it finally clicked and everyone went “hold up, that bitch said what?”

That video cuts of the question, which Page Six reports was “What do you think needs to happen for this to be a permanent watermark that actually changes the way things are run in Hollywood, certainly internal dynamics forever?” But Jesus Christ her answer.

“I think we bear some responsibility, not all, but it takes two to tango for sure.”

It does take two to tango but if you hold someone down and force them to tango after injecting boner drugs in your tiny, smelly dong then the blame falls entirely on you.

That’s not to blame the victim, that’s just to say — I did go into a room with Harvey Weinstein, I sat at a table with him, I had a probably two and a half hours with him. He never said anything inappropriate to me, he never made any sort of physical advance to me. I wouldn’t have gone into that room at night.

Did you know you can’t get raped in the daytime? Little know fact, much like vampires, rapes only happen at night.

But he did nothing inappropriate toward me. Now had he, I would have picked up that glass and smashed him across the side of the face with it. So I mean, it’s all what we’re willing to tolerate in our self-esteem, and what are we going to put up with, and what are we going to compromise to be liked, to be loved, to be accepted? How bad do we want to be in show business?

“I don’t want to victim-blame here, but I think these women should have simple not gotten raped, that would have solved everything.”

Everyone thinks they’re a hero until they find out they’re not. I’m sure Ellen believes had a Weinstein tried to rape her, she would have fought him off and then done a sick stalefish ollie on her skateboard in the parking lot but no one knows what would happen in that situation. You can only act how you act in the moment and let’s be honest, in addition to having the power to seriously set back people’s careers, which he did do all the time, Harvey Weinstein is a big dude.

Now, this is not to say people shouldn’t take steps to protect themselves, of course you should. But it’s not actually your fault if you’re victimized, and even people who take steps to not be victimized end up being victims. For example, owning a gun to protect yourself from burglars paradoxically makes you more likely to be burglarized because guns are one of the highest-value targets for burglars due to their value and the ease of selling them illegally. You can’t just say “well, it’s your fault bad things happened to you because you made a mistake” because everyone makes mistakes all the time.

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The pres
The pres
3 years ago

She is right. If you are in a room alone with Harvey Weinstein you are there for a reason. It is a small minority of people who value Stardom over their personal safety, and they do not represent a majority of society. Jennifer Lawrence understood this and only sent Harvey those nude photos to become famous, and that allowed her to avoid rape and win an Oscar. This is not the kind of rape that happens in normal society.

Bob Mike
3 years ago
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This is like Marky Mark saying he would have stopped 9/11.

3 years ago
Reply to  The pres

I agree to an extent to those who had issues with Weinstein AFTER he was a known POS. Before that, for the first several years, he didn’t have that rep, so those women were the true victims. They really were. But for later, after everyone in Hollywood KNEW what Weinstein was, those women who went into that room with him made a choice. Because they had intel on Weinstein at that point to be able to. Not gonna lie, Weinstein doing what he did has left a void in film making. TWC made types of films I like, and those… Read more »