Magazine article Screen International

Oliver Stone Quits 'Guantanamo' Series over Weinstein Involvement

Magazine article Screen International

Oliver Stone Quits 'Guantanamo' Series over Weinstein Involvement

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Stone rolls back on earlier comments made in Busan.

Oliver Stone will “recuse” himself from the planned TV series about infamous US prison Guantanamo Bay “as long as the Weinstein Company is involved”.

Oliver Stone

The US director is currently serving as president of the jury at the Busan International Film Festival and on Friday morning (Busan time) had appeared to offer a sympathetic take on the evolving Weinstein story when, addressing media, he claimed that “a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system”.

Now, Stone is back-tracking on those comments, taking to Facebook to explain that, due to recent travelling commitments, he had not been aware of the extent of the accusations levelled against Weinstein, which include multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape. …

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