In an interview with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book of short stories, “Uncommon Type,” and his work, actor Tom Hanks also addressed the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
He said that kind of behavior is happening in “every other corner” of his industry, and many other industries across America, particularly by people in positions of power. But the Weinstein allegations represent a tipping point for Hollywood, he said.
“The dam has burst here in a big way, and it is not just the halls of places like Harvey Weinstein’s office where this was standard operating procedure,” he said. “Don’t be surprised if, you know, there’s going to be a sign in front of every one of the studio gates that will say, ‘all people entering this studio will obey this code of ethics, or they will be escorted from the premises,’ and that will all be about sexual harassment, and sexual predatory behavior.”
Watch his remarks in the player above. Jeffrey Brown’s full interview with Tom Hanks will air on the PBS NewsHour later this week.