Mark Ruffalo insists sexual harassment is always wrong.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

The 'Spotlight' actor has spoken out to offer his "sympathy" for the women who were allegedly harassed by Harvey Weinstein and for those who felt unable to open up about their experiences, admitting it is "easy" to end up in a difficult situation.

He told Channel 4 News: "It's wrong whether it's a President, it's wrong whether it's Harvey Weinstein, it's wrong whoever's doing this s**t and we have to stand up for it, and stand behind the women who have to deal with this in a system that's basically for years has been in place and they've had to negotiate it.

"So I have a lot of sympathy for them. And I have a lot of sympathy for not speaking up about it. I have a lot of sympathy for settling it. It puts you in a terrible position.

"As an actor, it's so hard. And as a woman actor it's even harder. And you're grinding it out here, and you're poor. And there's a system set up that you're trying to work your way through. And, it's easy to get in the positions where that kind of situation happens."

Mark previously condemned the 65-year-old movie mogul for his "disgusting abuse of power".

He said: "To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible.

"I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses. (sic)"

In the wake of the New York Times' expose - which claimed he had sexually harassed a number of women over a 30-year period and paid off at least eight to keep their allegations quiet - Weinstein has been sacked from The Weinstein Company and his wife Georgina Chapman has left him.

He has also been slammed by big names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk

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