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Hollywood can make it up to the actresses Harvey Weinstein may have smeared

Hollywood can make it up to the actresses Harvey Weinstein may have smeared

In a conversation last week with the New Zealand publication Stuff, director Peter Jackson acknowledged that he had passed on casting actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in his blockbuster "Lord of the Rings" movies because Harvey and Bob Weinstein had criticized them.

"I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998," Jackson told Stuff. "At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us -- but in hindsight, I realise that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing. I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these...

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