Actor Nathan Lane says embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein attacked him during a birthday party for Hillary Clinton 17 years ago.
On Sunday, the Weinstein Company board of directors terminated the movie exec, citing “new information about misconduct… that has emerged in the past few days.” A number of actresses, including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd, have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein.
“The Birdcage” star, who was the emcee of the event in 2000, says the 65-year-old exploded in anger at him after he told a joke about Mayor Giuliani’s comb-over.
A source told Page Six, “He took exception to a silly joke about Mayor Giuliani’s comb-over, and exploded, yelling something like, ‘This is my fucking show, we don’t need you.’ He threw Lane up against a wall.”
Lane recalled firing back, “You can’t hurt me, I don’t have a film career.”
At that same party, Weinstein reportedly berated and then fired an assistant for letting Jimmy Buffett and Harrison Ford briefly sit on a couch that was reserved exclusively for him.
Meryl Streep condemned Weinstein amid the growing allegations against him.
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported,” said Streep. “The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.”