Harvey Weinstein was like a father to me: Jennifer Lawrence

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Now, One of the highest paid actress in the World, Jennifer Lawrence has been opened up about the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations that has hit Hollywood and now she has revealed how she felt when the report came out about her longtime collaborator Weinstein.

"I'm sad by the women's stories, but I'm excited by the change that's going to come from it", she continued. "It was abusive", she said.

She also said that harassment and abuse won't stop until there is gender equality and more social awareness.

On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey posted an interview with Jennifer Lawrence on The Hollywood Reporter.

"Just speaking for myself, I had known him since I was 20, and he had only ever been nice to me - except for the moments that he wasn't, and then I called him an (expletive), and we moved on".

"He was paternal to me", she added.

"So I needed a moment to process everything because I thought I knew this guy, and then he's being accused of rape", said Lawrence.

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The Hunger Games actress also stated that everyone knew Weinstein was a "brute and a dog", but she had no idea that he was a rapist.

The actress described their relationship in a similar way with THR's Awards Chatter podcast where she said she "had heard that he was a dog", but that he was "always nearly paternal" to her.

'And I'm not proud of that, but that's what comes from my heart, ' Jennifer admitted during the interview, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She's committed to health causes, and a year ago, Lawrence donated $2 million to found the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

"And then when I said yes to 'Red Sparrow, ' I felt I was taking something back".

"I had been climbing and working and fighting, and I remember a year ago just getting hit with fear". "There was a general consensus on (that) movie that I was fat, and so it wasn't just the woman".

Hollywood mogul Weinstein has been accused of sexually assaulting, raping or harassing up to 40 women, in both America and the United Kingdom, and is the subject of a criminal investigation and a class action lawsuit.

"People are terrified. I mean, specifically, men using their power to abuse women", she said.

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