Ryan Gosling has voiced his support for the women in Hollywood that have been sexually harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein.
In a note posted on Twitter early on Friday, Gosling admitted he was “deeply disappointed” in himself for being “oblivious” to the repeated instances of predatory behaviour after working with Weinstein on movies including Blue Valentine.
“I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein,” Gosling wrote.
“Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse,” the La La Land star said.
“He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.”
Also on Friday, Blake Lively commented on the scandal, which has seen women including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne come forward.
“That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think that if people heard these stories…I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued. I never heard any stories like this—I never heard anything specific—but it’s devastating to hear.”