Harvey Weinstein seems to have it all coming back to him. But one person he could not and dare not mess with was Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh as she would have unleashed her "years of martial arts training" on him.
The film producer has fallen from the grace of the industry, after his membership of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked. There were multiple allegations against him pouring in from actresses speaking out to the New York Times and the New Yorker after their experiences with the man who has been sexually harassing and assaulting women for nearly 30 years.
Since the allegations against Weinstein went public, he has been fired from his company, the Weinstein Company, though Variety reports that he has been "furiously resisting efforts to force him out permanently."
Weinstein was an executive producer of two of Yeoh's very recent projects.The 2016 sequel to the Oscar-winning movie 'Crouching Tiger', 'Hidden Dragon' and 2014- 2016 historical series 'Marco Polo'.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Yeoh said: "I knew he was a bully and not always honourable. I wasn't exposed to this side of him, otherwise, he would have experienced the full effect of years of martial arts training."
Actress Zhang Ziyi who worked alongside Yeoh told the Associated Press that she was glad she never worked with Weinstein. He had tried to convince her into making a deal regarding a film, but she turned him down because his conditions were unfair.
Adding injury to insult, Harvard University also took back the W.E.B. Du Bois award it had given the producer in 2014 for his contributions to African-American films.
Weinstein is the second person in the history of the academy to have his lifetime membership revoked, the first being the Godfather actor Carmine Caridi who shared screeners with his neighbour and ended up being a movie pirate.