Speaking to the New York Times in an interview published Thursday, Tarantino expressed remorse for not having taken responsibility at the time. He says he knew first hand of Weinstein’s conduct toward actress Mira Sorvino and another he declined to name. Sorvino and Tarantino were dating at the time.
Tarantino also says he knew about the settlement reached with actress Rose McGowan.
Tarantino has partnered with Weinstein on most of his films, from “Pulp Fiction” to “The Hateful Eight” in a fruitful business relationship that spans two decades. He says it was impossible that anyone who was close to Weinstein had not heard about at least one incident.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city.
Police spokesman Sal Ramirez says the department has interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident that occurred in 2013.
He says the investigation is ongoing and he could not answer any questions about when the interview or incident took place.
Police in New York and London are also investigating the fallen movie mogul over allegations of sex abuse in those cities.