John Legend Defends Himself After Harvey Weinstein Photo Resurfaces
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John Legend is speaking out after a photo of the singer with Harvey Weinstein went viral. On Monday, the R&B singer admitted on Twitter that he “took a photo with and worked with Harvey on several occasions” before he knew about the producer’s sexual abuse allegations, but says Weinstein’s career has “rightfully been destroyed.” The comment comes after a Twitter user tried to call out Legend for denouncing R. Kelly in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, but not Weinstein. “If y’all wanna cape for R. [Kelly]] and discount all these women’s stories, just say it. Don’t bring up some old pics of me and somebody else,” Legend tweeted Monday. He continued, “No one asked me to be in a Harvey doc. I’m friends with the #SurvivingRKelly director and several protestors in the #MuteRKelly movement so I had a personal connection and agreed to appear. I don’t just go around interviewing for every exposé. This is dumb.” Legend went on to add that it’s important to “believe the victims” and “expose the rampant predatory behavior.” “I’m glad you agree with me that R. [Kelly] deserves the Weinstein treatment,” he responded to one Twitter user. “Believe the victims, expose the rampant predatory behavior, career destruction and indictment with convictions hopefully in the future.”


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