Nathan Lane Claims Harvey Weinstein Attacked Him At Hillary Clinton's Birthday

“You can’t hurt me, I don’t have a film career," Lane apparently told the film executive.

Actor Nathan Lane is the latest famous figure to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, days after a bombshell New York Times report revealed damning accusations of sexual assault leveled against the film executive.

During an interview at The New Yorker festival Saturday, Lane recalled that Weinstein attacked him at Hillary Clinton‘s birthday party in 2000, according to Page Six

The “Birdcage” actor was apparently the emcee for the event, which boasted a star-studded guest list that included Cher, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise and Weinstein. 

Lane said Weinstein threw him up against a wall after the actor made a joke about Rudy Giuliani’s comb-over.

“This is my f**king show, we don’t need you,” Weinstein reportedly said to the actor.

In typical Lane fashion, however, the actor fired back with a quick retort, telling Weinstein, “You can’t hurt me, I don’t have a film career.” 

 Hillary Clinton surrounded by family and celebrities during her 53rd birthday celebration in 2000. 
 Hillary Clinton surrounded by family and celebrities during her 53rd birthday celebration in 2000. 

Weinstein was fired on Sunday from The Weinstein Company after The New York Times report, which detailed distressing accounts from women, including actress Ashley Judd, who claim they were harassed by Weinstein.

Since the report surfaced, other notable names in Hollywood, including Meryl Streep and Rose McGowan, have spoken out against Weinstein.

Weinstein didn’t deny the allegations made against him in a statement released Thursday.

“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go,” he said. “I so respect all women and regret what happened.” 

“I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them,” he added. 

Attorney Charles Harder said in a statement to HuffPost Thursday that he was preparing a lawsuit on Weinstein’s behalf against the Times as a result of the allegations.

On Friday, Weinstein was fired from his position at The Weinstein Company.

HuffPost has reached out to Lane and Weinstein’s representatives and will update this post accordingly. 



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