Famed British Actress Judy Dench, says she owes a major part of her career to Hollywood producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.
If it wasn’t for him, she would not be where she is now – she even got his initials tattooed on her butt.
No, we’re not joking.
How would you like to have a tattoo of a sexual abuser on your ass?
However, she now regrets all of that, given the horrific stories coming out about Weinstein’s sexual abuse against women.
It’s shameful that Hillary Clinton, a so-called “champion of women” has still not SAID A WORD about Harvey’s abuse of women.
Updated | Judi Dench, the Academy Award–winning actor who has credited much of her Hollywood success to Harvey Weinstein, says she is horrified by the allegations of sexual harassment against the movie mogul and offers “my sympathy to those who have suffered.”
In a statement to Newsweek, Dench said: “Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offenses which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.”
Dench, 82, has had a strong collaborative relationship with Weinstein since his former studio, Miramax, distributed the 1997 movie Mrs. Brown, Dench’s first starring role in a movie. Prior to that she was better known as a stage and television actor in her native Britain. Dench’s portrayal of Queen Victoria earned the star her first nomination for outstanding lead actress at the Oscars.
Dench earned her first Academy Award, for best supporting actress, for her role inShakespeare in Love, another Miramax release. Their most recent collaborations include 2013’s Philomena and the delayed Tulip Fever.
In 2011, Dench joked that she had a tattoo dedicated to Weinstein on her buttocks to commemorate him making her a Hollywood star. “It was thanks to Harvey, whose name I have had tattooed on my bum ever since,” Dench quipped while accepting an award from the British Film Institute in London. In a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said the tattoo was an elaborate joke and was, in fact, applied with makeup.
Weinstein told the story of how Dench showed him a tattoo on her posterior, reading “JD loves HW,” in a 2013 interview on U.K. talk show The Graham Norton Show.