Kevin Smith is hoping to make a difference for female actresses in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
In the latest episode of his podcast titled Hollywood Babble-On, the actor promised to give any future residual income earned from his Weinstein-made projects to Women in Film.
He also expressed his disappointment towards the Hollywood producer who continues to face allegations of sexual harassment.
“My entire career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird f–king week. I just wanted to make some f–king movies, that’s it,” Kevin explained in the episode. “That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerks. And no f–king movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f–k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f–king horrible.”
He continued, “I’m not looking for sympathy. I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t f–king help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s–t like that, and he changed my f–king life. And I showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.’ I was singing praises of somebody that I didn’t f–king know.”
While Kevin explained that nothing inappropriate happened between him and Harvey, the actor added that “I didn’t know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me.”
Back on October 5, the New York Times first went public with their investigation where several women came forward and claimed sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey.
Harvey continued, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.”