Harvey Weinstein scandal: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow allege harassment

Oct 10, 2017 2:09 PM ET

With files from CBC News

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Attorneys for Weinstein did not immediately return messages Tuesday. In fact, the complainant was Rosanna Arquette. “The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. “This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Allegations multiply
The Times story came just hours after The New Yorker published an explosive report alleging that Harvey Weinstein had previously raped three women. A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine. The New Yorker quoted Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister responding that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. In the article, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino are among those who claim Weinstein sexually harassed them. Weinstein.”
The story revealed that 13 women have said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1990 and 2015. Hollywood heavyweights renounce Harvey Weinstein​

Hillary Clinton said she was ‘shocked and appalled by the revelations’ about Weinstein, who is a major Democratic Party donor and fundraiser. Corrections

An earlier version of this story from The Associated Press incorrectly stated that Patricia Arquette was among the women who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them. At the time, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. A third woman spoke anonymously. ‘Talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time’

But they also go much further. “All 16 said the behaviour was widely known within both Miramax and the Weinstein Company.”
Representatives for The Weinstein Co. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power,” said Affleck, who won an Oscar for co-writing the Miramax-produced film Good Will Hunting. Weinstein has not publicly commented since Thursday. Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest Hollywood performers to come forward alleging they were sexually harassed by mogul Harvey Weinstein, ratcheting up the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie producer. Vance, Jr., announced that an investigation didn’t support criminal charges. and Miramax either witnessed or knew of Weinstein’s unwanted sexual advances. Hollywood partners react
The powerful studio boss was fired by his own company over the weekend. The New Yorker revealed an audio recording made by the New York Police Department in 2015 in which Weinstein says he groped a model named Ambra Battilana Guitierrez. The incidents described range from unwanted groping to forced sex. In a report published Tuesday in the New York Times, the Oscar-winning actresses went on the record to describe incidents that took place earlier in their careers. 
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” Paltrow told the Times about the incident, after the then-22-year-old had been hired to star in the film Emma. Since his firing, much of Hollywood has reacted with disgust and outrage, including Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney. Some of those incidents overlap with the eight allegations of sexual harassment previously reported by The New York Times, all of which resulted in financial settlements. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Jolie told the Times. “We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, seen at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is one of the women who spoke to The New Yorker, alleging Weinstein forced himself on her sexually. The magazine also reported that 16 former and current executives and assistants at The Weinstein Co. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, have given to charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received from Weinstein. 
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, for whom Weinstein was a high-profile supporter during her failed bid for the White House, issued a statement Tuesday praising the women coming forward. Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein fired

The New Yorker exposé by correspondent Ronan Farrow, published Tuesday morning after 10 months of work, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape. Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. ‘This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.’
– Angelina Jolie

Jolie told the Times that Weinstein had made unwanted advances toward her during the release of her film Playing By Heart. didn’t immediately respond to messages. Representatives for the actresses did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I—

“I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades,” Ben Affleck wrote in a statement Tuesday.