Courtney Love says she paid a huge price for 2005 red carpet truth bomb about Harvey Weinstein

A 2005 video of Courtney Love advising young women in Hollywood to avoid private parties with sexual predator Harvey Weinstein shows just how widespread the “open secret” was.

But the warning takes on greater emphasis when the widow of rock star Kurt Cobain responded Saturday to explain what happened to her after that.

“If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go,” Love blurted out at a red carpet event when asked for words of wisdom for women trying to make it in Hollywood.

After the video made the rounds online Saturday, Love responded on social media to stress that she was not “one of his victims,” but said she paid a price for her candor on Weintstein, being banned by the Creative Artists Agency, the prestigious Los Angeles based talent agency.

“Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.”

Love’s tweet serves as a reminder of just how powerful Weinstein once was in Tinsel Town.

Getty Weinstein, 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 10: (L-R) Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency Bryan Lourd, director Ben Affleck and co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein attend the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

Coupled with the reaction seen from Barbara Walters when actor Corey Feldman spoke about sexual abuse in the movie industry, it also helps explain why so many victims remain silent.

TMZ shared a video of Love and actress Jessica Chastain seen with Harvey Weinstein at the Sunset Tower Hotel in 2012, seven years after her red carpet warning.

There appears to be no love between them.

Either way, on the heels of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelling Weinstein, the world awaits a reaction from the Creative Artists Agency.

Here’s a sampling of responses to that effect from Twitter:


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