Alexandra Vino, the rumored girlfriend of Harvey Weinstein, spoke out against his critics, saying that they are playing into the #metoo movement.
“Everyone seems to f–king hate Harvey but they don’t realize they don’t really hate Harvey. They are being told how to feel. He is a scapegoat for this entire movement and they’ve destroyed his life. It’s been like a human sacrifice. People get 23 years in prison for murdering people, not for what he did.”
“I know what Oscar parties are like, I know what goes on,” Vino told The New York Post. “I’ve seen the gorgeous women throwing themselves at Harvey and other powerful men all day long. These girls in LA and New York are not naïve. You don’t hit on a guy [like Weinstein] with a track record for hitting on women. What, and then you’re all, ‘Oh I can’t believe he asked me for a back massage?’ Come on.”
Weinstein was sentenced in March to 23 years in prison after multiple accusations of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
He is eligible for parole in 20 years, but is planning to appeal his sentence.
“I’ve known Harvey a very long time,” Vino told The Post. “I’ve seen women competing to be with him, begging to be with him. I have seen it with a lot of men in the industry. I’ve also seen how generous he can be — what a godfather he was to people. I find it horrifying what the press did to him and I think there was an agenda. I’m all for women’s rights and the women’s movement. But can’t we give women equal pay and equal rights without killing men?”
“Lines were blurred,” Vino said. “I’m not saying these women are wrong. They both believe their truths and get coached by lawyers for financial gain. Everyone knows men are aggressive. And women can be, too. Men work hard so they can get the hottest chick and women do what they can to get the hottest, most powerful man. It’s what makes the world go round."
Vino is considered by many to be Weinstein's girlfriend, but she refuses to talk about her personal life to the press. “I’d like to keep my private life private,” She said during the interview.