Stacey Dash Slams Oprah: She Knew About Harvey Weinstein!
Just days after Stacey Dash was slammed by Seal, she is speaking out, weighing in on whether or not Oprah Winfrey was aware of rumors about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior in Hollywood.
Last week, Seal came under fire for posting a social media image that some suggested implied that he was slamming Oprah over the Weinstein controversy.
He responded by denying that he was slamming the media mogul and also called out Stacey Dash. See the clip.
Fast forward to the present day and Stacey is addressing the controversy. Comparing those in Hollywood to a high school environment, she says that Oprah knew about Weinstein’s behavior.
I won’t walk back what I believe. Oprah the homecoming queen, prom queen and class president knew. Meryl, the high school drama star knew. Most of those women wearing black knew. The class clown, Seth McFarland knew. He joked about it a few years ago on the Oscars, Hollywood’s equivalent of the prom. You know how I can say this? BECAUSE I KNEW.
Dash, who is known for her legendary role in the cult classic movie Clueless, says that she was apprehensive about meeting Weinsten by herself.
So how “clueless” am I? I knew enough when meeting Harvey Weinstein, to bring a male chaperone and it paid off as he did make a move on me. My chaperone blocked him and said, “Not this one.” You can read all about it here. My chaperone knew.
As so many of my critics like to point out, aside from “Clueless” I am nobody. So how did this “nobody” know about Harvey Weinstein, and the popular, powerful mogul, Oprah Winfrey did not? How did the Oscar-laden “Iron Lady” Meryl Streep not know? Hollywood is one big, dark, John Hughes movie. Some of us sit with the regular kids. Some are the outsiders. However, the cool kids sit at the cool kids lunch table and they talk.
She also says that Seal back peddled on his comments about Oprah, after receiving backlash.
Seal spoke up. He upset the Homecoming, Prom Queen and Class President, Oprah. Seal walked back what he had to say. Fine.
Speaking specifically to influx of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood she says,
Here’s what it comes down to. If you have been truly assaulted. If you have been threatened, molested, attacked, forced into unwanted nudity, had any part of your body touched that made your skin crawl or worse…your first stop is law enforcement. Granted, some women did do this. They were turned away. They were ignored because some officials might have been paid off. They felt they had no other recourse than to go to the press. So be it. However, what was a necessary course of action by some has turned into a lemming drive where now accusations can be hurled and men are demonized and fired and ruined.
So now a man holds open a door for a woman, tells her she is beautiful or after a first date goes in for the kiss, he’s a predator and needs to be publicly shamed? Is everything now an indiscretion? This is the teetering pinnacle we are balancing on right now. Men kiss. They make the move. It’s always been because that’s how men are wired. It’s not toxic masculinity. Being a letch is not the same as being masculine. Being an awful person is not the same as being male. Make no mistake; there are agendas at work here. There is a concerted effort to purge masculinity from society for whatever reasons.
Speaking directly to Seal calling her out, Dash responds,
Seal’s entitled to his opinion, whichever one he chooses to support or retract. With me, the use of his “words” was done by an overzealous assistant who now knows better. However, I stand firm on my own belief that the kids at the cool table knew.