Twelve years ago, Courtney Love was asked if she had any advice for women considering a move to Hollywood. She issued a warning about Harvey Weinstein.
TMZ posted video Saturday of Love on the red carpet for the 2005 Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson. In the clip, a reporter asks Love: “Do you have any advice for a young girl moving to Hollywood?”
Love hesitates for a moment, then looks to the side — presumably at a person out of frame. “I’ll get libeled if I say it,” she says. “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party at the Four Seasons, don’t go.”
The clip is further evidence — along with a 2013 joke from Seth MacFarlane — that Weinstein’s misconduct has been an open secret for years.
Of course, it’s never been Courtney Love’s responsibility to end the culture of misogyny in Hollywood. That impetus is on its men.