Asia Argento addressed her rape by Harvey Weinstein during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony.
The actress and filmmaker made an appearance on stage before the prize for best actress was announced, and she referred to Cannes as Weinstein’s “Hunting ground.”
“In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” Argento said.
“I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground. I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again.”
“He will live in disgrace, shunned by a film community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes,” she continued.
Argento accused Weinstein of rape last October and has been one of the most prominent voices in the #MeToo anti-harassment movement.
You can read her full Weinstein-related comments from the Cannes awards in the Twitter thread below, courtesy of Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang.
Asia Argento takes the stage at #Cannes2018 Cannes closing ceremony: “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes. I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground. I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again.”