In the midst of recent sexual harassment allegations swirling around Harvey Weinstein, actor Nathan Lane recalled his own encounter with the film producer.
According to Page Six, the out actor claims that Weinstein attacked him at Hillary Clinton’s birthday party in 2000. Lane recalled telling a comb-over joke about Rudy Giuliani, which resulted in Weinstein throwing Lane against the wall.
“This is my f–king show, we don’t need you,” Weinstein reportedly told Lane.
‘You can’t hurt me, I don’t have a film career,’ Lane retorted back.
Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing actresses including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd. He also faces allegations that he masturbated in front of a female reporter and put a male reporter in a headlock.
In a statement, Weinstein did not deny the allegations and apologized for his behavior.
“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go,” he said. “I so respect all women and regret what happened,” Weinstein says. “I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them.”
Weinstein has since been fired from the Weinstein Company.