Jennifer Lawrence says she 'wanted to kill' Harvey Weinstein after learning of sexual assault allegations -- and hopes he gets jail time

Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesJennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein.
  • Jennifer Lawrence said in an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday that she “wanted to kill” Harvey Weinstein after learning of the dozens of sexual harassment and assault allegations against the film mogul.
  • Lawrence said in November, after the allegations surfaced, that Weinstein was “always almost paternal to me” and “never inappropriate with me.”

Jennifer Lawrence gave a candid interview to “60 Minutes” on Sunday and discussed topics including the Harvey Weinstein scandal and feeling empowered to appear nude in her new film, “Red Sparrow.”

In the interview, CBS News’ Bill Whitaker asked Lawrence if Weinstein had ever been inappropriate with her.

“No, he was never inappropriate with me,” Lawrence said. “But what he did is criminal and deplorable. And when it came out and I heard about it, I wanted to kill him. The way that he destroyed so many women’s lives. I want to see him in jail.”

Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault since The New York Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports on allegations against the producer in October.

In November, Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter that the allegations against Weinstein were “shocking,” and described Weinstein as “always almost paternal to me” and “never inappropriate with me.”

“I thought that we had a nice relationship where, when he acted like an a——, I called him an a——. I actually think the word I used was ‘a sadistic monster’ – but it was just never of that nature, so that was really shocking,” she said.

Earlier in the “60 Minutes” interview, Lawrence discussed being the victim of a 2014 photo hack that led to nude photos of her leaking online. She said that the hack made her feel “empowered” to appear nude in her new spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

“I realised that there was a difference between consent and not and I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered,” Lawrence said. “I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art.”

Watch the interview:

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