"I only met Harvey when I was old and Harvey goes for young because that's more vulnerable", said Fonda, who declined to speak on Arquette's behalf, leaving it up to her friend to disclose details of the allegations.
"I found out about him about a year ago", Fonda told BBC, "and I wish that I had spoken out". Arquette then left the room.
Interviewed by CNN on this topic, she has held very strong.
"You're scared because you feel like... you'll never work again because they have so much influence... and you won't be believed", she added.
But Fonda is relieved the allegations against Weinstein are being exposed and she's proud of the fearless women who are coming forward. "I was not that bold because I guess it hadn't happen to me and so I didn't feel it was my place".
More interestingly, and symbolically very strong: Jane Fonda, icon of sexual liberation in american, political commitment intrinsically linked to civil rights, to women and to the fight against the Vietnam war, has made it known that she too had participated in this cope of lead, which was rendered inaudible to many victims. She told CNN of her own encounter early in her career with a French director, who said he needed to see what kind of orgasms she had in order to cast her for a role. I know that it has taken a long time. Like most in Hollywood, I worked with him and I am deeply disappointed in the showing of negligence as to these facts of sexual harassment and abuse.
Arquette is among dozens of actresses who have now publicly accused Weinstein of offenses including harassment, assault and rape.
A long-time campaigner for women's rights, Fonda also sought to focus the spotlight beyond Hollywood, noting the similar accusations levelled at other public figures like US President Donald Trump and former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. "That counteracts a lot of the good that we're doing.it's unacceptable".