Gosling says Weinstein is 'emblematic of a systemic problem'
Actor Ryan Gosling speaks with the media after a photocall to promote the film "Blade Runner 2049" in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:15PM EDT
TORONTO -- Ryan Gosling says he's "deeply disappointed" in himself for being oblivious to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
The London, Ont.-born actor posted a note Thursday on Twitter standing in support of the women who've shared their stories.
"Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I'm deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse," he said.
"He's emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change."
Gosling is one of the few male actors to speak out against Weinstein in the wake of a New York Times report that opened the floodgates for stories from women who say they've been assaulted or harassed by the Hollywood mogul.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd are among the actresses who have come forward.