Many among the Hollywood elites have expressed shock that film producer Harvey Weinstein is a womanizer. George Clooney has now chimed in as well, admitting that he is skeptical that the allegations against the film producer and longtime friend are true.

The two go way back and have been working together for over two decades. Clooney, in fact, said he owes his success behind the big screen to Weinstein, who gave him his first big break by casting him in the 1995 cult film From Dusk till Dawn. Weinstein also later gave Clooney his first directing gig with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

According to Clooney:

"We've had dinners, we've been on location together, we've had arguments. But I can tell you that I've never seen any of this behavior - ever."

The first reports of sexual misconduct first surfaced from the New York Times. Weinstein was accused of a string of harassment claims from various female actresses and employees spanning nearly three decades.

Clooney said that he heard the first rumors about Weinstein's conduct back in the 90s, but those rumors were limited to women willingly sleeping with Weinstein to land a film role. Clooney denies ever hearing about the more severe allegations until recently.

Other Hollywood A-listers that have expressed shock and disappointment include Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence, all of whom started in films produced by Weinstein.

It's no surprise that Clooney would have kept quiet. Aside from being chummy, the two are also known for left-leaning views. Weinstein was a longtime donor to the Democrat party.  The same goes for Clooney, who has been in the spotlight over the years for championing progressive causes. He and his wife Amal are vocal supporters of letting in more refugees into the country.

Does Clooney hold any culpability by not reporting Weinstein's behavior to authorities back in the 90s?

 
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