He wishes he could’ve done more.
Quentin Tarantino decided to go to the safest place there is for a cishet white man, the warm embrace of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. There, he talked about a number of things from across his career, and being Tarantino, it started off okay, but man something about the lack of an editor really just makes the quality go sideways.
Fear Factor host Joe Rogan asked about Harvey Weinstein, who Tarantino was close to for many years and whom the director says was like a “f***ed up father figure,” according to a write-up by The Hollywood Reporter.
“I wish I had done more,” Tarantino told Rogan. “I wish I had talked to the guy. I wish I had sat him down and had the uncomfortable conversation. I didn’t know about any rapes or anything like that… but I knew he was like, you know… I chalked it up to the boss chasing the secretary around the desk… you know, he was making unwanted advances. That’s how I looked at it.”
“I wish I had talked to him. I wish I had sat him down and gone, ‘Harvey you can’t do this, you’re gonna f*** up everything,’” he added. “I don’t think anybody talked to him about it. And the thing about it is everybody who was in his orbit knew about it… They didn’t know any, probably they didn’t know anything about rapes. But they had heard things.”