Twenty-three women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct said the disgraced movie mogul is “trying to gaslight society again” after he called himself “the forgotten man” in an interview with The Post.
The accusers shot back at Weinstein in a statement released Sunday night — just hours after the publication of an interview with the alleged serial sex predator where he whined about his fall from grace.
Weinstein said he should be remembered for doing more professionally for women than anyone in history — not for the slew of sickening accusations against him.
“He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten,” the women’s statement said. “Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing.
“He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough. We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”
Weinstein talked to The Post Friday at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was recovering from spinal surgery.
“I feel like the forgotten man,’’ the 67-year-old alleged rapist griped.
“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!” he bragged.
“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,’’ Weinstein said bitterly. “My work has been forgotten.’’
He refused to address any of the allegations against him during the interview, his first in more than a year. He said he only spoke out to prove he wasn’t exaggerating about his ailments.
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