'He had a way of doing business': Tom Hanks says he is not surprised by Harvey Weinstein allegations as he tells Hollywood's sexual assault accusers to tell 'everything' so abusers can be punished

  • Tom Hanks condemned perpetrators of sexual harassment in Hollywood and supported victims during a sit down with David Axelrod and CNN's The Axe Files
  • The actor shared in the interview, which airs Saturday, that while the history of Hollywood has always been that of a 'circus' the behavior can be life altering
  • 'It ends up being a swaying of influence and it becomes part of the marketplace,' he added?
  • When asked if he was surprised by any of the revelations, Hanks claimed that he was 'absolutely' shocked by the 'overtness' of the stories so far
  • But claims he is not surprised that Harvey Weinstein has allegations against him?

Tom Hanks has spoken out about the recent sexual harassment claims that have rocked Hollywood, supporting victims and saying 'it's everywhere' and that 'repercussions land exactly as they should.'

The star called out the long-existing Hollywood culture during a sit down with David Axelrod and CNN's The Axe Files, which airs on Saturday at 7pm.

'In a lot of ways we all left town and joined the circus, and the circus is glamorous in a lot of ways. And there is camaraderie and there is sex and there's attraction and there's boyfriends and girlfriends and there's flirting and that's always been part of... there's on-set affairs,' Hanks said to Axelrod.

Tom Hanks condemned perpetrators of sexual harassment in Hollywood and supported victims during a sit down with David Axelrod and CNN's The Axe Files

Tom Hanks condemned perpetrators of sexual harassment in Hollywood and supported victims during a sit down with David Axelrod and CNN's The Axe Files

But the shocking exposures of top Hollywood elite 'go much further beyond that,' the actor said.

'It ends up being a swaying of influence and it becomes part of the marketplace,' he added.?

And for Hanks, supporting the victims who come forward with their stories is among his top priorities.?

The actor shared in the interview, which airs Saturday, that while the history of Hollywood has always been shady the behavior is controlling

The actor shared in the interview, which airs Saturday, that while the history of Hollywood has always been shady the behavior is controlling

'When it is inherent in the workforce that you join, that you have to succumb to a degree of sexual harassment in order to keep your job, when that happens, the only thing you can say is, number one, I hope the victims come out and tell all sorts of stories, everything, tell the truth about what goes on. And that the repercussions land exactly as they should,' Hanks said.?

'Am I surprised by some of the personalities involved? Not Harvey,' he added of Harvey Weinstein

'Am I surprised by some of the personalities involved? Not Harvey,' he added of Harvey Weinstein

When asked if he was surprised by any of the revelations, Hanks claimed that he was 'absolutely' shocked by the 'overtness' of the stories so far.

But one name in particular does not surprise him at all.?

'Am I surprised by some of the personalities involved? Not Harvey,' he added of Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by more than 100 women of different acts.?

'He had a way of doing business... that would not make you surprised to have him be one of those kind of guys that does that in the workplace,' Hanks said.?

And while it was clear that Hanks felt no sympathy for the perpetrators, he does have a clear message for them.?

'There's a time and place for decorum and ethics -- and you blew it,' he added.??

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