"Hmm. Let's just say we've all heard things about each other, haven't we?" she commented, according to Entertainment Weekly. And while Winfrey previously shared a friendship with the producer, she publicly denounced his "hideous behaviour" following the New York Times' groundbreaking report, that revealed allegations of sexual misconduct against him that dated back decades.
It's even sparked reports that she is "actively considering" a run for the USA presidency in 2020. I mean, compared to Trump my houseplant is a viable candidate, but still, heads were turning, and Oprah has spent this week on top of the dang world. Her speech touched on her upbringing, being raised by a single mother, growing up disenfranchised and how her platform has given her more of a voice.
"She did not want it to be a political speech", King said. She has made it clear during other public utterances on the scandal that the cultural shift under way went much further than Weinstein's crimes alone.
On Instagram, the "Kiss By The Rose" singer tried to insinuate that because Oprah was friends with Harvey Weinstein, she is the problem with the Hollywood, and thus the rest of America. But when the accusations against Weinstein surfaced, she didn't offer a very personal answer. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again".
President said Tuesday that he'd beat if she ran for president, but he doubts she will run.