Appearing on The Howard Stern Show in 2014, Harvey Weinstein attempted to paint a picture of himself as a well-read, dedicated father who stayed away from any of the stereotypical Hollywood funny business.
“Why not stay single? I gotta figure every starlet in Hollywood wanted to at least blow you, you know what I’m saying?” asked Stern. “Did you ever get to experience, I’m gonna say, the mogul aspect? I mean, Do a little coke, hang out with, I don’t know, Julia Roberts give you a hand job, something? You never got any of that?”
“Howard, as you know only too well, it doesn’t work that way,” Weinstein replied. “I’ll tell you who it works that way for: it works that way for the actors.”
“Come on, every girl knows that if she’s a competent actress, she could get on your good side, you could make her a star over-fucking-night,” Stern insisted to Weinstein in the 2014 interview. “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work that way.”
Weinstein gave the answer we would all expect: “Howard, the movies are too expensive, the risks are too great,” he said. “It doesn’t happen that way anymore.”
Stern then asked: “You can’t walk into the room, pull your pants off, say, ‘Okay, honey’?” An amazing question at the time given the multiple allegations of Weinstein having done just that.