Adding her own voice into the whole sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood producer, Weinstein, Yeoh candidly shared in her statement to The Associated Press that she knew the mogul was not an honorable man.
“Any man who treats women with such disrespect and contempt should be (prosecuted) to the full extent of the law. I knew he was a bully and not always honorable. I wasn’t exposed to this side of him, otherwise he would have experienced the full effect of years of martial arts training,
” she told AP via New York Daily News
Yeoh, who currently stars in the new series “Star Trek: Discovery”
and who is famous for her lead role in the iconic martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” had crossed paths with Weinstein before. This is all because of his fascination with the classic kung fu movies.
His company, The Weinstein Co., was also one of the producers of the sequel “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” where Yeoh reprised her lead role as Yu Shu Lien.
Many women from the film industry have come out to spill their own story ever since the sexual harassment scandal was brought to light including Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
and Vietnamese actress Vu Thu Phuong
, to name a few.