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Everything You Need to Know About Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

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Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein, 65, is arguably one of the most well-known names in Hollywood. From founding Miramax, an American entertainment company, to producing some of the most esteemed movies of all time, Weinstein is a film mastermind who has used his entrepreneurial spirit to drive his success.



But now, this lifetime of success has toppled over after the New York Times and the New York Post published reports claiming multiple sexual assault allegations. The earliest of these claims comes from Ashley Judd, an actress, who claimed that Weinstein invited her over for breakfast, where he suggested he give her a massage or she watch him shower.

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In response to some of these claims, Weinstein issued a statement to the Times in an attempt to justify his actions.

“I came of age in the ‘60s and ‘70s when all the rules about behaviors and workplaces were different. I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office – or out of it.”

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Clinton said in a statement. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

This statement might have been acceptable for some, but the sexual harassment allegations do not stop after the 1990s. Many of the other sexual assault claims come from women in more recent years.




In 2015, Italian model Ambra Battilana reported that Weinstein groped her in his New York office. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have also spoken out about Mr. Weinstein’s unwanted advances.

A more recent report from the New York Times delves into stories of five other women who have been on the receiving end of Weinstein’s unwanted advances. From feeling manipulated to acting out of fear of losing their jobs, these women open up about their stories of Weinstein’s assaults.

In the days following the publication of the New York Times report, The Weinstein Company terminated his employment. In an interview with the New York Post, Weinstein claimed that his wife, Georgina Chapman, is standing “100 percent behind me.”

On Tuesday, Chapman announced that she is leaving him. “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she said.

Many well-known celebrities have come forward, speaking out against Weinstein and his actions. Lin-Manuel Miranda, George Clooney, Meryl Streep and many other celebrities have condemned Weinstein. While others including actress Lindsay Lohan and fashion designer Donna Karan have publicly defended Weinstein.




Weinstein has significant political ties, as a longtime Democratic donor and supporter of Hillary Clinton. He also shares close connection to the Obama family after Malia Obama completed her internship with his company.

Since the reports have been released, both Clinton and Obama have publicly condemned Weinstein.

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Clinton said in a statement. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

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In a statement, Obama said this week that he and former first lady Michelle Obama were disgusted.

“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture, including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect, so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future,” Obama said.

 

 

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