Men like Harvey Weinstein should go to jail, says Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Although she admitted her failure to come forward, Fonda concluded by saying how proud she was that female actors were now fearless enough to speak out.

After Weinstein's alleged assaults went public last Thursday, Fonda said in response,"I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then".

"I found out about [Harvey Weinstein] about a year ago".

"I'm hoping that with this coming out about Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and then (the man) who's now our president, that men will not feel they can get away with it", she said.

"It came as a shock and a great disappointment, this male entitlement", she told Amanpour.

"I will admit that I should've been braver", the 79-year-old celebrity said.

"You're scared because you feel like... you'll never work again because they have so much influence... and you won't be believed", she added.

Fonda told Amanpour that Weinstein's pattern of abuse is not an isolated phenomenon.

In an interview with the BBC's "Hardtalk" programme to air next Monday, she said Weinstein had been able to sexually harass women for decades "because he's powerful". Fonda did not name him or the project, but noted that the director flew to Los Angeles to meet with her and explain the script, which is when the incident occurred. "This goes on all the time", She said.

She turned him down, but got the part anyway. "You have to understand that you have control over your body. if we all talked and told, they'd be too afraid to do it".

When asked by Amanpour why she decided not to speak out, despite the fact she's seen as such a "bold" woman in Hollywood, the actress admitted: 'I was not that bold.

Arquette is among dozens of actresses who have now publicly accused Weinstein of offenses including harassment, assault and rape. Fonda speculated that men may think, "our president does it, and he got elected even after people discovered that he was an abuser, so I'm just going to go ahead and do what I want to do". "What kind of a message does that say?"

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