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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 »

#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 »

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 »

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 »

Inspired by #metoo, Bjork Specifies Alleged Harassment

This time she makes clear it was a 'Danish director'

(Newser) - "Let's break this curse," writes Bjork, in what is a second post about the sexual harassment she alleges to have received at the hands of a director who she has yet to name, but who she signals is Lars von Trier. In a Tuesday Facebook post , she... More »

With One Hashtag, Star Opens Flood of Sexual Abuse Stories

Alyssa Milano's #MeToo goes viral

(Newser) - As new accusations continue to emerge in the Harvey Weinstein scandal, a celebrity-driven hashtag has started a wave of people who are sharing their personal experiences with sexual abuse and harassment, Mashable reports. On Sunday afternoon, Alyssa Milano tweeted : "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write '... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Another Studio Chief Out After Sexual Harassment Claim

Producer says Amazon's Roy Price made lewd advances

(Newser) - The chief of Amazon's TV and movie division was suspended with immediate effect Thursday after a producer accused him of "shocking and surreal" sexual harassment. Isa Hackett, a producer of The Man in the High Castle, told the Hollywood Reporter that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price made lewd... More »

Kate Beckinsale: Weinstein Pulled Hotel Room Antics on Me at 17

She escaped 'uneasy but unscathed'

(Newser) - The latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual behavior was just 17 when the alleged incident occurred. In a lengthy Instagram post , Kate Beckinsale recounts an experience she had with Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel (the age of consent in the UK is 16 ). "He opened... More »

'He's Big and Fat, So I Had to Be Forceful to Resist Him'

New Harvey Weinstein accusers emerge

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, facing the implosion of his career and his marriage amid a flood of sexual assault and misconduct allegations, says he's seeking help. "I gotta get help, guys," he told reporters outside his 22-year-old daughter's Los Angeles home Wednesday, per TMZ , which reports that he... More »

Weinstein's Wife Condemns Him and Leaves Him

'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain'

(Newser) - The Manhattan district attorney's office says it is strongly encouraging women who may have been abused by Harvey Weinstein to come forward—but it is too late to prosecute him in a 2015 groping case. Manhattan Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman-Agnifilo says they would have prosecuted Weinstein for forcibly... More »

Terry Crews Shares Own Story After Weinstein Scandal

He says Hollywood exec groped him at party

(Newser) - Terry Crews says the flood of stories coming out about Harvey Weinstein's behavior has inspired him to share a sexual harassment story of his own in the hope of deterring predators and helping those who feel hopeless. In a series of tweets Tuesday, the NFL star-turned-actor described how a... More »

After Defending Weinstein, Donna Karan Defends Herself

Fashion designer says comment was 'taken out of context'

(Newser) - Donna Karan is fending off critics of her own a day after defending Harvey Weinstein. The fashion designer apologized Monday after she appeared to blame women for allegations of sexual harassment surrounding Weinstein, saying the comment was "taken out of context," per Variety . During an interview Sunday, Karan... More »

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Weinstein Scandal

'NYT' denies 'gutting' Weinstein story in 2004

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein may have no future in Hollywood—but his sexual misconduct scandal is causing a lot of people to delve into the past. Amid questions over whether the producer's predatory behavior could have been halted a lot sooner, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has denied Sharon... More »

Meryl Streep: No, I Didn't Know of 'Inexcusable' Weinstein Acts

She calls women who have gone public 'heroes'

(Newser) - One common refrain being heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle is that his behavior was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. And that has left people wondering why prominent, longtime collaborators never spoke up. On Monday, none other than Meryl Streep addressed that very question. "Not everybody knew,... More »

Weinstein Was Fired After 'Explosive' Board Meeting

He argued that harassment scandal would blow over

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace has been dizzying—and the movie producer's fate was sealed after what insiders describe as an "explosive" board meeting Sunday afternoon. A source tells the Hollywood Reporter that Weinstein was fired by the Weinstein Company , which he co-founded, after he rejected an... More »

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