Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the Harvey Weinstein allegations are going to stop anytime soon. Celebrities continue to recount their experiences of sexual harassment and assault with the Hollywood movie mogul. But the latest testimony ends with a twist: Back in 1995, Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestley punched Harvey Weinstein in the face at a Golden Globes afterparty.
On Friday, December 15th, actress Tara Strong hinted on Twitter that Weinstein might have tried to blacklist Priestley for standing up to him. (Similar to the way Weinstein blacklisted Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd.) That’s when Priestley responded with the full story. Apparently, the altercation went down at the Miramax afterparty for the 1995 Golden Globe awards.
“Harvey told me I had to leave,” Jason Priestly tweeted to a fan who pressed for details. “I was leaving when he grabbed me by the arm and said ‘what are you doing?’ I said ‘you told me leave, I’m leaving.'” Things escalated from there. “‘I didn’t say you had to leave’ he replied. ‘You just told me to leave… right over there’ I tell him once again. Getting heated now. He then grabs me tighter and says ‘why don’t we go outside and talk about this’. That was all I needed to hear.”
Here’s Strong’s tweet that started it all.
Heartbreaking....wouldn’t be surprised if this happened to my good friend @Jason_Priestley who punched Weinstein in the face at a club one night. Go Jay— tara strong (@tarastrong) December 15, 2017
And here’s the full story from Jason Priestley himself.
Of course there is more to the story... ‘95 Golden Globes... at the Miramax Party... Harvey told me I had to leave... I was leaving when he grabbed me by the arm and said “ what are you doing?” I said “ you told me leave, I’m leaving”— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) December 15, 2017
It sounds really intense.
“I didn’t say you had to leave” he replied. “You just told me to leave... right over there” I tell him once again. Getting heated now. He then grabs me tighter and says “why don’t we go outside and talk about this”. That was all I needed to hear,— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) December 15, 2017
In the end, Priestley had to leave the party.
“I’m not going anywhere with you” I said as I pushed him back and punched him with a right hand to his face. Suddenly, there were security guards pulling us apart and I was escorted out of the party...— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) December 15, 2017
It sounds like even back in the ’90s, Priestley could tell that Weinstein wasn’t a good guy.