Harvey Weinstein

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Matt Damon on Weinstein: I Only Knew 'He Was an A------'

George Clooney also speaks, plus more on the fallen producer

(Newser) - Matt Damon and George Clooney continue to declare they were in the dark when it came to Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misdeeds. On Good Morning America Monday to promote Clooney's new film, Suburbicon, in which Damon stars, Damon said, "When people say like, 'Everybody knew,'... More »

38 Women Detail Sexual Abuse by Director James Toback

31 were willing to go on the record to talk about the Black and White director filmmaker

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times is out with a potentially damning story about film director James Toback. The paper spoke with 38 women, 31 on the record, who say the longtime writer/director sexually harassed them on movie sets, during interviews, and even on the street, using his Hollywood credentials as a... More »

Lupita Nyong'o Shares Her Harvey Weinstein Experience

'Sick in the pit of my stomach,' the actress writes

(Newser) - The latest actress to come forward with a Harvey Weinstein encounter is Lupita Nyong'o, and its rehashing leaves her feeling "sick in the pit of my stomach." In a very detailed New York Times op-ed, the actress perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years ... More »

Tarantino: 'Anything I Say Now Will Sound Like Crappy Excuse'

He wishes he'd taken a stand against Weinstein

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino has spoken out against his longtime friend and collaborator Harvey Weinstein—but he admits that it's too little, too late. Tarantino tells the New York Times that he "knew enough to do more than I did" and he now wishes he had stepped up and refused... More »

Why the Newest Rape Allegation Against Weinstein Is Notable

It's within the statute of limitations

(Newser) - A new accusation against Harvey Weinstein could "open the door to a prosecution" a former sex crimes prosecutor tells the Los Angeles Times . A 38-year-old model and actress—well-known in Italy—met with the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, accusing the producer of sexually assaulting her at a... More »

#MeToo: a 'Primal Scream' or 'Too Perfect Meme'?

Weighing the pros and cons of hashtag campaign against sexual harassment, assault

(Newser) - Don't expect the #MeToo campaign to fade away after nearly 15 million posts across Facebook and Twitter. "We are going to be vocal until this stops," says Alyssa Milano, who drew attention to the hashtag highlighting sexual assault and harassment in the wake of allegations against Harvey... More »

In Private, Weinstein Brothers Were at War With Each Other

Death of their mother may have led to change: report

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein's prior knowledge of the sexual harassment and assault allegations now piling up against his brother, Harvey Weinstein, isn't clear. What is clear is that the brothers were in the midst of a rift that the scandal would only expose. According to the Los Angeles Times , the... More »

A 'Witch Hunt' Against Powerful Men? Damn Straight

Lindy West takes on 'cultural malfunction' she says created men like Woody, Weinstein, Trump

(Newser) - Lindy West isn't the only person miffed that Woody Allen recently piped in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal , saying it shouldn't turn into a "witch hunt" —but she's one of the few conceding that "yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch... More »

Report: Harvey Weinstein's Brother Was 'Abusive,' 'Bully'

The lower-profile Weinstein brother was the problem one, says ex-Disney chief

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein called older brother Harvey Weinstein's alleged misbehavior " sick and depraved ," but the spotlight is now turning to the younger brother. After allegations by a producer that Bob Weinstein sexually harassed her, the Wall Street Journal reports that former employees and colleagues describe the lower-profile Weinstein... More »

Molly Ringwald: These Are My Harvey Weinsteins

Actress tells stories of disturbing sexual behavior she's encountered in 'New Yorker' column

(Newser) - Molly Ringwald had a negative interaction with Harvey Weinstein, but it was purely business-related. That doesn't mean she's escaped unscathed. In a New Yorker column, the actress says she's "had plenty of Harveys of my own over the years," including a 50-year-old crew member who... More »

As Weinstein Resigns, Allegations Emerge Against His Brother

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Company board

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is all the way out at the company he founded. He resigned from the Weinstein Company's board of directors Tuesday, more than a week after he was fired from his role as co-chairman of the company following a reportedly explosive board meeting . Per TMZ , Weinstein's contract... More »

Carrie Fisher Had the Perfect Gift for a Sexual Predator

Don't mess with Carrie Fisher

(Newser) - With the Harvey Weinstein scandal engulfing Hollywood and people around the film industry wondering what can be done to prevent sexual harassment, the late actress Carrie Fisher may have the best answer yet, even from beyond the grave. Last week, Heather Ross, a screenwriter and friend of Fisher's, told... More »

Bjork: Director Harassed Me, Had 'Impressive Net of Illusion'

She doesn't name Dane she accuses of sexual harassment, but it appears to be Lars von Trier

(Newser) - As women continue to come forward with sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein , Icelandic singer Bjork has emerged with a revelation of her own regarding "my experience with a Danish director," reports Rolling Stone . On her Facebook page Sunday, Bjork said she'd been "inspired" by all... More »

A 2015 Sting Nearly Toppled Harvey Weinstein

But prosecutors overruled NYPD investigators who wanted to charge Weinstein with sex assault

(Newser) - As allegations pile up against Harvey Weinstein, the New York Times reports on a case that nearly exposed the producer's alleged serial sexual harassment two years ago. A police sting caught Weinstein admitting on tape that he grabbed an Italian model's breasts. But after a stable of well-connected... More »

Woody Allen Doesn't Want Weinstein-Inspired 'Witch Hunt'

He says he feels 'sad' for producer

(Newser) - Woody Allen says he's sad for everybody involved in the Harvey Weinstein scandal—including Harvey Weinstein. The whole thing "is very sad for everybody involved," he tells the BBC . "Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed... More »

Courtney Love Warned About Weinstein— in 2005

And took flak for daring to do so

(Newser) - It's glaringly obvious advice in 2017: "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party at the Four Seasons, don’t go." But when Courtney Love spoke those words in 2005 on the red carpet of a Comedy Central roast—when asked if she had advice for... More »

Academy Gives Weinstein the Boot

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants 'to send a message'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein—whose movies have been nominated for 300 Academy Awards and who has been thanked in more Oscar speeches than anyone not named Steven Spielberg—has been booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Academy called an emergency meeting of... More »

Bob Weinstein Is 'Mortified and Disgusted'

He wants Academy to expel 'sick and depraved' brother

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein is "mortified and disgusted" at the actions of his "sick and depraved" older brother—and he wants Harvey Weinstein to get "the justice he deserves." Bob tells the Hollywood Reporter that he knew Harvey was a philanderer, but he "had no idea about... More »

Seth Meyers to Viewers: It's Me or Trump

He slams 'male entitlement' of Trump, Weinstein

(Newser) - Seth Myers is making clear this week that he's not worried about turning away supporters of President Trump. Late Night viewers who support Trump are going to have "get off the fence" and choose one or the other, he said Wednesday, echoing Eminem's ultimatum . "Do you... More »

TMZ: Weinstein Contract Allowed for 'Improper' Behavior

Paying up to $1M per time could 'cure' harassment

(Newser) - A weird development in the Harvey Weinstein scandal: His firing by the company he co-founded may have been illegal despite his alleged abysmal behavior, according to TMZ . The site says it has seen Weinstein's 2015 employment contract and it leaves room for sexual harassment or other "misconduct."... More »

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