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Kevin Smith Donating Cash From Harvey Weinstein Movies to Women in Film
Oct 19, 2017 by: WENN
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is pledging to donate future residuals from the movies he made with producer Harvey Weinstein to Women in Film.
The Clerks director worked with the disgraced movie mogul on several films, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, but now Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse multiple times this month, Smith insists he feels "horrible" about collaborating with him.
"My entire career is tied up with the man," he said on a recent episode of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird f**king week. I just wanted to make some f**king movies, that's it. That's why I came, that's why I made Clerks. And no f**king movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f**k it, take it. It's wrapped up in something really f**king horrible."
Smith reveals he is hurt by the allegations swirling around Weinstein because he praised the producer and now feels like he never really knew him.
"I'm not looking for sympathy," he adds. "I know it's not my fault, but I didn't f**king help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s**t like that, and he changed my f**king life. And I showed other people, like, 'You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out'.
"I was singing praises of somebody that I didn't f**king know. I didn't know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me. It all hurts, and it didn't happen to me, but it all hurts."
Now Smith has pledged to donate $2,000-a-month to the Women in Film organization to help finance film projects by women.
"That feels like a start," he added. "Hopefully that goes to people that get to make s**t without having to deal with some f**king animal saying, 'Here's the price'."
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