“I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein,” Gosling wrote on Twitter, joining stars including Blake Lively, Meryl Streep, and Judi Dench in addressing the incredibly disturbing accusations.
Gosling starred with Michelle Williams in 2010’s Blue Valentine, which was released by The Weinstein Company. He alluded to their past professional relationship in his statement, adding, “Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse.”
He also said he recognizes that the scandal is bigger than just Weinstein. “He is emblematic of a systemic problem,” he wrote. “Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.”
Gosling’s statement comes as more and more actresses are stepping forward with allegations about Weinstein. And women aren’t the only victims of harassment. Both Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews and Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek have spoken out about their own experiences with executives in the industry.
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