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Brad Pitt compares Manson murders to Harvey Weinstein scandal because they ‘recalibrated’ society

Brad Pitt compares Manson murders to Harvey Weinstein scandal because they ‘recalibrated’ society

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Brad Pitt compared the innocence-killing effect of the Manson murders in 1969 to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which prompted the #MeToo movement.

‘Is that bad taste?’ the 55-year-old Oscar-winning producer asked in this weekend’s The Sunday Times.

‘It’s more that I think we’re getting recalibrated [as a society]. But [this time] in a good way.’  

Scandals: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Brad Pitt (R) compared the innocence-killing effect of the Manson murders in 1969 to the Harvey Weinstein (L) scandal, which prompted the #MeToo movement (pictured in 2009)

The 55-year-old Oscar-winning producer told The Sunday Times: 'Is that bad taste? It's more that I think we're getting recalibrated. But [this time] in a good way' (pictured Friday)

The 55-year-old Oscar-winning producer told The Sunday Times: ‘Is that bad taste? It’s more that I think we’re getting recalibrated. But [this time] in a good way’ (pictured Friday)

The disgraced 67-year-old mogul – who was accused by over 80 women – faces life in prison and is due back in New York Supreme Court on September 9 for his Court TV-broadcast rape trial.

Charles Manson died, age 83, in 2017 while serving a life sentence for for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder at the California State Prison in Corcoran.

The cult leader ordered Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel to murder everyone inside the former home of record producer Terry Melcher, and six innocent lives were claimed.

Before his downfall, Weinstein produced four of Pitt’s movies – True Romance, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Full Frontal, and Inglourious Basterds.  

Accused by over 80 women: The disgraced 67-year-old mogul faces life in prison and is due back in New York Supreme Court on September 9 for his Court TV-broadcast rape trial (pictured July 11)

Accused by over 80 women: The disgraced 67-year-old mogul faces life in prison and is due back in New York Supreme Court on September 9 for his Court TV-broadcast rape trial (pictured July 11)

Manson Family mastermind: Charles Manson died, age 83, in 2017 while serving a life sentence for for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder at the California State Prison in Corcoran (pictured in 2009)

Manson Family mastermind: Charles Manson died, age 83, in 2017 while serving a life sentence for for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder at the California State Prison in Corcoran (pictured in 2009)

Helter skelter: The cult leader ordered Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel to murder everyone inside the former home of record producer Terry Melcher, and six innocent lives were claimed (pictured in 1970)

Helter skelter: The cult leader ordered Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel to murder everyone inside the former home of record producer Terry Melcher, and six innocent lives were claimed (pictured in 1970)

Influential: Before his downfall, Weinstein produced four of Pitt's movies - True Romance, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Full Frontal, and Inglourious Basterds (pictured in 2002)

Influential: Before his downfall, Weinstein produced four of Pitt’s movies – True Romance, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Full Frontal, and Inglourious Basterds (pictured in 2002)

Colleagues: Harvey's Miramax company produced nearly every Quentin Tarantino (R) movie aside from his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, and his latest effort (pictured in 2003)

Colleagues: Harvey’s Miramax company produced nearly every Quentin Tarantino (R) movie aside from his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, and his latest effort (pictured in 2003)

Harvey’s Miramax company produced nearly every Quentin Tarantino movie aside from his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, and his latest effort.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the 56-year-old filmmaker’s best domestic opening ever with $41M, and it holds an 85 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Brad plays Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) stuntman Cliff Booth in the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter’s revisionist good-ol-boys fairytale, which opened in the UK/US last Friday.

Nepotism abounds in Tarantino’s movie – which features Uma Thurman’s daughter Maya Hawke, Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley, Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer, and Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn.

Certified fresh: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the 56-year-old filmmaker's best domestic opening ever with $41M, and it holds an 85 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Certified fresh: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the 56-year-old filmmaker’s best domestic opening ever with $41M, and it holds an 85 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes 

Opened in the UK/US last Friday! Brad plays Rick Dalton's (Leonardo DiCaprio, R) stuntman Cliff Booth in the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter's revisionist good-ol-boys fairytale

Opened in the UK/US last Friday! Brad plays Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio, R) stuntman Cliff Booth in the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter’s revisionist good-ol-boys fairytale

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