Jennifer Lawrence Admits She 'Wanted to Kill' Harvey Weinstein After Finding Out About Assault Allegations

Jennifer Lawrence has a thing or two to say about those Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations.

In a recent interview with Bill Whitaker on 60 Minutes, Lawrence became transparent about the extreme anger she felt: "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."

The 27-year-old actress also discussed her initial reaction to the heinous sexual assault and harassment claims against the seemingly untouchable Weinstein. 

Originally, Lawrence wasn't aware of the multitude of accusations as she, fortunately, had never been put in any uncomfortable situation by the film producer. She told People back in October that had worked with Weinstein five years prior and "did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations."

"This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting," she said. "My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”

Weinstein later turned around and tried to use Lawrence’s neutral statements as evidence for his defense in a class-action lawsuit filed by the long list of women he abused. Telling her side of the story, Lawrence had said, referring to Weinstein, that he had only ever been nice to her.

But she wouldn’t accept the twisting of her words and released another statement saying, “Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit. This is what predators do, and it must stop.”

More than 60 women have spoken out against Weinstein since news of the scandal first broke in October 2017.