Quentin Tarantino's professional relationship with Harvey Weinstein goes back decades - as far back as 1992's 'Reservoir Dogs', which he distributed, and right through the director's career and his biggest hits like 'Pulp Fiction' and the 'Kill Bill' films.

Now, Tarantino has said that he was aware of Weinstein's alleged inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment of women, but didn't speak up about it.

In an interview with The New York Times, he said "I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”

He added that he regretted not taking a stand and outing Weinstein: “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino said that his own former girlfriend Mira Sorvino - whom he said Weinstein was 'infatuated with' - had told him of unwanted touching by the producer, and he was aware that numerous other actresses had been a victim of Weinstein's over the years - and that Rose McGowan had settled a court case years ago.

"What I did was marginalize the incidents,” he said. "Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse.”

Weinstein has denied all allegations of misconduct.

Read the full interview here.