HOLLYWOOD: Jennifer Lawrence has slammed Harvey Weinstein’s ‘’predatory tactics’’ after he allegedly claimed he’d slept with her. The ‘Hunger Games’ actress has lent her support to the alleged victims of the disgraced movie mogul but stressed she only ever had a ‘’professional relationship’’ with him after legal documents revealed how the producer – whose career has been in ruins since he was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women last year – supposedly tried to impress an aspiring starlet by claiming he’d had sex with the 28-year-old star. Jennifer said in a statement: ‘’My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein. ‘’I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him.
‘’This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.’’
Her response came after legal documents relating to a case from an anonymous woman, who is pressing charges against Weinstein and the Weinstein Company, brought Jennifer’s name into the discussion.
In the paperwork, the woman told how the producer said to her: ‘’Do you even want to be an actress? I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.’’
He allegedly made the claims during one of many instances where he supposedly sexually assaulted the woman.
This isn’t the first time the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actress has insisted Weinstein had never been ‘’inappropriate’’ with her, describing him as ‘’paternal’’ towards her instead.
She said: ‘’I heard that [Weinstein] was a dog but he was always almost paternal to me. He was never inappropriate with me.