Hollywood Heavyweight Harvey Weinstein Misquotes Jay-Z in Apology for Sexual Harassment Allegations
With a career spanning more than 20 years, JAY-Z has a long list of quotables. But on Thursday, film producer Harvey Weinstein released a statement in regards to a New York Times report that cited "dozens" of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by the producer, and he tried quoting JAY-Z. The only problem is, he quoted a lyric that doesn't exist.
In his lengthy letter, Weinstein referenced the rapper, writing, "I hope that my actions will speak louder than words and that one day we will all be able to earn their trust and sit down together with Lisa [Bloom] to learn more. Jay Z wrote in 4:44 'I’m not the man I thought I was, and I better be that man for my children.' The same is true for me. I want a second chance in the community, but I know I’ve got work to do to earn it. I have goals that are now priorities."
Hov never says that on 4:44.
According to the New York Times report, Weinstein reportedly once told actress Ashley Judd she could give him a massage or watch him shower, and in 2014, allegedly told Emily Nestor if she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career.
While the producer's citing of JAY-Z may seem odd, the two do have a relationship. In 2016, the rapper inked a TV and film deal with The Weinstein Company. Weinstein produced Time: The Kalief Browder Story and is currently working with Jay on a Trayvon Martin film and documentary. The films will be based on the books Suspicion Nation by Lisa Bloom and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin written by Martin's parents.
To read Harvey Weinstein's full statement, head here.
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