Claims against Harvey Weinstein ‘precursor to change’, says Mel Gibson

Washington:Actor-director Mel Gibson has said the ‘painful’ accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein will lead to ‘healthy’ change in the film industry.

Reportedly, the 61-year-old actor, who was himself accused of domestic assault by ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and has a history of drunk driving incidents, made the comments while promoting his latest film ‘Daddy’s Home 2’.

“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.

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ is directed by Sean Anders, who also co-wrote it with John Morris. The film also stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena and John Lithgow.