Dougray Scott has praised the women behind the #MeToo movement and touched on his wife Claire Forlani’s harrowing experiences in the industry.
Speaking on Monday’s episode of Lorraine, the 52-year-old actor revealed that he thought the campaign – which aims to eradicate sexual harassment and assault and support the victims – is ‘long overdue’.
Dougray, 52, has been a vocal supporter for the movement and his wife Claire also spoke out, claiming she had ‘escaped’ the advances of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein five times.
Speaking out: Dougray Scott has praised the women behind the #MeToo movement and touched on his wife Claire Forlani’s harrowing experiences in the industry
The Woman In White star told Lorraine Kelly: ‘No one really knew what was going to happen with it. Listen, there’s so many women in Claire’s position. All of them who came out and spoke out about the situation – being a woman in our industry is hard enough.
‘We need to get to a place where gender is not an issue. You’re [Lorraine] a woman and you’re in a very powerful position, you’ve got a very successful television show, you shouldn’t have to deal with the issue women have to deal with, the misogyny that comes up.
‘It’s about talent, it’s about how good you are at your job. Young girls coming up in the world, regardless of what industry they go into, shouldn’t have to deal with that. It’s just wrong, it’s bad.’
United: Dougray, 52, has been a vocal supporter for the movement and his wife Claire Forlani claimed she had ‘escaped’ the advances of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein five times
He added: ‘He’s [Weinstein] an incredibly talented filmmaker there’s no argument about that.
‘I’ve worked with him and he was terrific as a producer, but as a human being, in the words of Daniel Day-Lewis he’s a bit of a disaster.’
Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex. MailOnline has contacted a representative for Weinstein for further comment.
Overdue: Speaking on Monday’s episode of Lorraine, the 52-year-old actor revealed that he thought the campaign – which aims to eradicate sexual harassment is ‘long overdue’
Dougray’s comments came after his wife claimed ‘master manipulator’ Weinstein – who has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by several women – had ‘slobbered over her’.
Penning a series of tweets in December, Claire recalled: ‘You see, nothing happened to me with Harvey — by that I mean, I escaped 5 times.
‘I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit.
Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don’t really remember the time period, I was 25. I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them. I wasn’t drinking the cool aid [sic], I knew Harvey was a master manipulator.’
The producer is being investigated by police in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Slobbered: Dougray’s comments came as his wife claimed ‘master manipulator’ Harvey Weinstein – who is accused of sexual assault by several women – had ‘slobbered over her’