Robe-Clad, Oscar-Clutching Weinstein Statue Hits Hollywood

It's likely closest the producer will get to this weekend's Academy Awards
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2018 6:50 PM CST
A dog named "Sassi" sits next to a golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated atop a couch on the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles Thursday, March 1, 2018.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – A statue of Harvey Weinstein was erected Thursday in Hollywood—but not the good kind of statue, ABC News reports. The golden sculpture shows the producer accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct sitting on a couch in a robe while holding an Oscar near his groin. "The whole couch and the entire image it gives off was to me a visual representation of the practices and methods that are used in Hollywood with these big powerful people," Joshua "Ginger" Monroe tells the Hollywood Reporter. "They have money and power to give jobs and they use that for their own sexual gratification." The statue was a two-month collaboration between Monroe, known for the naked Trump statues that popped up in 2016, and street artist Plastic Jesus. The statue is likely the closest Weinstein will get to this weekend's Oscars ceremony as he has been expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Read more Harvey Weinstein stories.)

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