Donald Trump Jr has accused Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman of failing to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct before the Me Too movement.
Perlman told his followers he once urinated on his hand before shaking Weinstein’s, as the disgraced director insisted they shake at a charity event.
The anecdote backfired somewhat, and Perlman was criticised widely for the bizarre stunt.
It’s also led to accusations that Perlman knew more than he let on and failed to warn women about Weinstein’s behaviour.
Perlman has denied knowing anything about Weinstein’s predatory nature, instead saying he knew he was a “p**** and a bully”.
The Hellboy star initially tweeted: “Did I ever tell ya about when Harvey Weinstein told me to make sure I shook his hand at a charity event, so I stopped in the mens room and pissed all over my hand, then went straight up to him on the receiving line? I think about that every time lil donnie opens up his KFC.”
Among the replies, Trump Jr wrote: “So you knew he was a rapist and rather the actually do something or say anything you pissed all over your hand??? Imagine how many assaults on innocent women you could have prevented if you weren’t a coward.”
But Perlman responded by saying: “Hey young don, nice ta meetcha! And thanks for the follow! So… I never said I knew Harve was a rapist. I never worked for Harve. I wasn’t home his type. I DID know he was a p**** though. A p**** and a bully. And I gotta thing about that.”
Trump Jr then added: “Ha, Yea right. You and Meryl Streep were the only people in Hollywood who had no idea… I guess you were too busy washing your hands.
“You knew he was a “p**** and a bully” but hung out anyway. You’re obviously a man of great conviction. Or you wanted to be his lap dog. Weak!”
Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual offences by several female actors. He has denied any claims of non-consensual sex.
He has appeared in court in New York to deny charges against him and said he was ready to fight.