May 31, 2018; Washington, D.C. –NPR's Mary Louise Kelly spoke today with Rosanna Arquette, one of the first actresses to come forward about Harvey Weinstein, a day after a grand jury indicted him on rape and criminal sexual act charges.
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Rosanna Arquette says she and other women never expected to see the day Harvey Weinstein would be arrested and indicted. She maintains that there are other women who were victims of Weinstein that have not yet come forward and thinks maybe they'll feel safer to do that now.
Arquette says while women across the world have reached out to her since she went public with her story, she hasn't experienced the same level of support in Hollywood. She said, while laughing, "I don't have an agent."
The actress said she would testify against Weinstein and is still open to pressing her own charges against the embattled producer saying, "Many attorneys have reached out to me. There's a case there if I want." She said the most important thing for her right now is to support the women who were raped by Weinstein.
"This is not a witch hunt. This is not a witch hunt. This is men who have done really horrible things and gotten away with it. And it's time to be held accountable for these past actions that money and power were able to hide their sick behavior and that is what it's all about. No more. We say no more."
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