Harvey Weinstein's wife leaving him over 'unforgivable actions'

Henrietta Strickland
October 12, 2017

Weinstein has denied all charges, according to a statement from his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, circulated among USA media. The former United States president and his wife have condemned the movie mogul, who is also a long-time Democratic Party-supporter.

After the New York Times published an explosive story last week about decades of sexual harassment allegations surrounding famed producer Harvey Weinstein, observers wondered if that was just the tip of the iceberg.

The latest accusations are a hugely damaging escalation of the scandal.

Weinstein, who initially apologised but later threatened to sue, has since been fired as co-chairman of the Weinstein Company due to the fallout from the Times story, but has not been charged with any crimes.

Among the accusers are some of Hollywood's A-listers, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosanna Arquette.

"You should be willing to accept your fate graciously, and not seek to deny or discredit those who your behaviour has affected", they added, to which Weinstein said "I agree". "I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent, But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator".

Delevingne starred in the film Tulip Fever, which Weinstein produced, but it remains unclear if that's the movie she is referencing in her statement.

Argento said she has not spoken until now because she feared it would ruin her career to do so.

Lucia Evans, an aspiring actress, said she met Weinstein at the Miramax office in NY in 2004 and that he forced her to perform oral sex on him. I think everyone needs to stop - I think it's wrong.

At the daily briefing, which took place after Clinton posted her statement, Sanders said, "I don't know if he has seen Secretary Clinton's statement, so I haven't had a chance to talk to him about that, so I don't want to weigh in on what his reaction might be on that front".

The prankster also fooled Weinstein himself, posing as former White House communications director Anita Dunn, who Weinstein reportedly consulted with after the damaging story in the Times.

Weinstein also contributed $5,400 to her campaign committee.

She reported the incident and the New York Police Department asked her to wear a wire to his play "Finding Neverland". She told the magazine that Weinstein had tried to pressure her into a relationship.

The board of The Weinstein Company issued a statement on Tuesday vowing to help in any criminal investigation "while pursuing justice for the victims and a full and independent investigation of our own".

Actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan are among those who have said Weinstein sexually harassed them.

The former President Obama said, "Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. I have chosen to leave my husband", she told People magazine.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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