Mel Gibson Says Pain of Harvey Weinstein Scandal is ‘a Precursor to Change’

Mel Gibson arrives at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Mel Gibson has had his fair share of controversial moments. But that didn’t stop the actor, who is starring in the hit family film Daddy’s Home 2 and was nominated earlier this year for a best director Oscar for his film Hacksaw Ridge, from voicing his thoughts on the ongoing sexual harassment and assault scandals sweeping Hollywood.

Specifically, Gibson explained that while he thinks the many accusations made against disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein is “painful,” he believes those will simply be a “precursor to change.”

“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy. It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change,” Gibson said in an interview with The Guardian to promote his role in the comedy sequel, starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and John Lithgow.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Lexy Perez