Busan: Darren Aronofsky Condemns Harvey Weinstein’s Behavior: ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Unlawful,’ ‘Disgusting’  

 Darren Aronofsky responded to a question from Variety about the Harvey Weinstein scandal at the Busan International Film festival on Thursday, saying: “Sexual abuse of any type anywhere is unacceptable, it is unlawful, it is disgusting and it needs to be battled by everyone — men and women have to have absolutely no tolerance for it.” Aronofsky was […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Model Zoe Brock Details Being "Harveyed" By Harvey Weinstein — Read Her Upsetting Account HERE

Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault [...] Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault Arrest It's been 20 years since Miz Brock's encounter with Harvey, but she clearly remembers how he allegedly lured her back to his hotel room and begged for a massage. Now, if you read the Times coverage, you know that was Weinstein's total M.O. Per Zoe's Medium post, she was only 23 years old when she was "Harveyed." Apparently, the New Zealand-born beauty met Weinstein in 1997 while they were both at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed: "I met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes at the Film Festival. We were seated next to each other at a fancy dinner. I didn't catch his name and assumed I was talking to another hungry producer trying to sell a little movie to the big wigs. Feeling sorry for him, I went out of my way to be entertaining and nice. It wasn't until later in the meal that I asked the name of his production company." After learning that they had a mutual friend in common, the two industry professionals spent some time together at the film festival. Zoe continued: "With a dear mutual friend in common I felt safe with Harvey. The night was young and so was I. After dinner our large group, which included my Italian modeling agent, a few rich douchebags, some decorative models, and Harvey's entourage, rolled out into the Cannes night. Black town cars and gleaming limos took us to various parties where we glittered and shone like everyone else. Harvey and his assistant, Ben Silverman, never left my side." While the conversation between Zoe and Harvey could've been misconstrued as flirtatious, Brock insists that she only felt "platonic energy" for him. Which makes it so much more troubling that Weinstein and his assistant seemingly manipulated it so that she was separated from her friends: "My group was ushered into one car and I was somehow separated from them and told to get into another car with Harvey and his two friends. Stupidly, I obliged. I was told we were all going to the same place. To this day I do not know if my Italian agent was in on the ruse. My instincts tell me he was." How awful. Things only got worse for Zoe as she relayed: "The energy shifted and I became very uncomfortable... And suddenly I was alone in a remote hotel suite with Harvey fucking Weinstein. My body went into high alert. I was drunk, young, miles from home, without cash to get a cab, and no cell phone... It was time to sober up, and fast." To make matters worse, Harvey moved quickly to proposition Zoe as he was naked and asking for massage almost as soon as they were alone. The model added: "Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced." In an attempt to escape the filmmaker, Zoe locked herself in the bathroom as Harvey pleaded with her to come out. After reprimanding Harvey through a locked door, Brock eventually emerged and found Weinstein whimpering on the bed: "Harvey, contrite, promised to cover himself and leave me alone. I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered." Tsk, tsk. Supposedly, the assistant tried to apologize as Zoe has claimed he told her: "'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.'" Ben Silverman, if you're reading this, SHAME ON YOU. Smh. According to Zoe, Weinstein let her stay at his suite at the Majestic Hotel. However, after a friend warned her that Harvey would be back in the morning, the brunette fled the hotel room at 6 a.m. In an attempt to downplay the scandalous nature of their encounter, Harvey sent Zoe red roses and booked a private movie screening for her at the festival. Both presents were unwanted. Be sure to read Zoe's full account for yourself HERE. [Image via Facebook/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

Here"s Why Kate Winslet Straight Up Refused To Thank Harvey Weinstein In Her Oscar Speech — Even After Being Ordered To Do So!

Kate Winslet refused to be bullied by Harvey Weinstein — especially when it came to her Oscar speech. For a candid chat with the Los Angeles Times, Miz Winslet revealed that she purposefully neglected to name the Hollywood heavyweight during her 2009 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Oh snap! Related: Emma Thompson Slams "Predator" Weinstein In case [...] Kate Winslet refused to be bullied by Harvey Weinstein -- especially when it came to her Oscar speech. For a candid chat with the Los Angeles Times, Miz Winslet revealed that she purposefully neglected to name the Hollywood heavyweight during her 2009 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Oh snap! Related: Emma Thompson Slams "Predator" Weinstein In case you forgot, the industry vet nabbed her first Oscar for her work in The Reader after being nominated five times prior. So it wasn't surprising when the Titanic actress praised 19 people who helped her achieve the career milestone. However, Weinstein was notably absent from her address -- and that was totally on purpose. The A-lister explained: "That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate... I remember being told. 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't.' And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?" Way to stand your ground, girl! We mean, this was a pretty bold move as Harvey has credited himself as the reason Kate got her Oscar. Thus, it makes sense that Winslet is thrilled by Harvey's ousting. She continued: "The fact that I'm never going to have to deal with Harvey Weinstein again as long as I live is one of the best things that's ever happened and I'm sure the feeling is universal." Although Kate was never sexually harassed by the industry titan, he was quite the bully anytime the interacted. The celebrated actress recalled: "For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I've bumped into him, he'd grab my arm and say, "Don't forget who gave you your first movie." Like I owe him everything... Then later, with The Reader, same thing, 'I'm gonna get you that Oscar nomination, I'm gonna get you a win, I'm gonna win for you.' ... But that's how he operated. He was bullying and nasty. Going on a business level, he was always very, very hard to deal with — he was rude." How awful. Not to mention, in addition to regularly calling her female agent a derogatory name, Weinstein also displayed "disgraceful behavior" during the making of The Reader. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old wasn't willing to get specific as she wasn't ready to publicly discuss that "can of worms." Unsurprisingly, The Reader was the last time Kate worked with Harvey. She added: "Damn right. I ... stand up for myself and I don't pander to what you're supposed to do and what you're not supposed to do. I won't be pushed around or bullied by anyone. I was bullied as a child. Never again. Certainly not by Harvey Weinstein." PREACH IT. As for the producer's swift fall from grace, Winslet relayed: "This is disgraceful, despicable behavior. This kind of treatment of any workplace is utterly unacceptable. And hopefully what will happen is that more women will feel compelled to come forward — these women are victims of crime by a man who was always impossible to deal with... I hope that Harvey Weinstein absolutely is punished within the fullest extent of the law should that be the case." Couldn't agree more with Kate. We commend all the women who've come forward to expose Weinstein as the predator he is. [Image via WENN/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 16th, 2017

Bob & Harvey Weinstein Are Expected To Get Into An EXPLOSIVE Fight At Upcoming Board Of Directors Meeting

The Weinstein family feud is only going to get worse. As you surely know, Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from The Weinstein Company following his sexual misconduct scandal. Not to mention, according to reports, the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight blames his brother and (now former) business partner, Bob Weinstein for allegedly leaking internal documents detailing decades of [...] The Weinstein family feud is only going to get worse. As you surely know, Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from The Weinstein Company following his sexual misconduct scandal. Not to mention, according to reports, the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight blames his brother and (now former) business partner, Bob Weinstein for allegedly leaking internal documents detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations to the New York Times. Related: Emma Thompson Slams "Predator" Weinstein While Bob hasn't confirmed this gossip, the 62-year-old has publicly denounced his brother and made it perfectly clear that he in no way condones his flesh-and-blood's behavior. Thus, a showdown is expected when the two brothers both tune in for TWC's Board of Directors meeting. Per TMZ, the Board of Directors has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday where they plan to discuss Harvey's firing. Reportedly, the scandalized industry titan will be present at the meeting via a speakerphone. In case you forgot, Harvey is currently in an Arizona based rehab facility where he is seeking treatment for sex addiction. The movie mogul's lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be in the room at the time of the meeting. It's said Glaser plans to address several points which prove that Harvey's firing violated his contract. Supposedly, TWC never gave Harvey a clear cut reason as to why he was being let go. Right, because it's ~such~ a mystery. *Eye roll* What's even crazier is that the attorney plans to argue that the elder Weinstein did nothing to violate his contract. As you may've heard, a provision was added to Harvey's contract back in 2015 which covers claims such as sexual harassment. The only requirement? Harvey was required to reimburse the company for any settlement and/or legal fees. Oh, and he'd have to pay a fine too. Related: Why Kate Winslet Refused To Thank Harvey In Oscar Speech! Since there were no claims brought against Harvey following the contract negotiation, his employment document should protect him. TWC isn't buying this defense as their code of conduct is what allowed them to let Harvey go. This contract dispute is likely to wind both Weinsteins up. It's believed that Bob, who is said to naturally be hot tempered, is livid about the drama and is expected to go off during the conference call. To make matters worse, if the company is unwilling to go through mediation and arbitration, Glaser will file a lawsuit on Harvey's behalf. An insider told the webloid: "There is so much crap that will be unearthed in a lawsuit, the company just can't survive it." Dramaaaaaa. Be sure to ch-ch-check back for any updates on this Cain-and-Abel-esque beef! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 16th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein SLAMMED By Younger Brother: "My Brother Has Caused Unconscionable Suffering"

Wow — Bob Weinstein is NOT holding back. The younger brother (pictured above, left) of now-disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein, Bob just came out with a very long interview with THR, and he's speaking out very, very strongly against all the sexual harassment that has now come out public. Related: Uh… Harvey Is Now Lying About Oprah?! Calling [...] Wow -- Bob Weinstein is NOT holding back. The younger brother (pictured above, left) of now-disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein, Bob just came out with a very long interview with THR, and he's speaking out very, very strongly against all the sexual harassment that has now come out public. Related: Uh... Harvey Is Now Lying About Oprah?! Calling his older bro Harvey 'sick and depraved,' Bob Weinstein -- who also works as a film executive jointly with Harvey at The Weinstein Company -- was apparently EXTREMELY emotional and got right down to it in his interview, saying (below): "I find myself in a waking nightmare. My brother has caused unconscionable suffering. As a father of three girls I say this with every bone in my body — I am heartbroken for the women that he has harmed. I'm a fighter. For my entire adult life, I fought for the films I want to see the light of day. I have fought for my employees, who have dedicated their lives to achieving the vision of this company that me and my brother founded. But I cannot fight what is indefensible." Wow. Related: Harvey, Seriously, WTF Is THIS Shit?! Bob -- who says he intends to write the Academy to have Harvey kicked out -- went on to say more about the elder Weinstein brother's rampant physical abuse of him -- and others (below): "I was also the object of a lot of his verbal abuse — at one time physical abuse. And I am not looking for one bit of sympathy from anyone. I do not put myself in the category at all of those women that he hurt. But it's a complicated situation when it's your brother doing the abusing to you as well. I saw it and I asked him to get help for many years. And that's the truth. He avoided getting the help. We begged him. This hurts, but I don't feel an ounce of remorse coming from him, and that kills me too. When I heard his written, lame excuse… Not an excuse. When I heard his admission of feeling remorse for the victims and then him cavalierly, almost crazily saying he was going to go out and take on the NRA, it was so disturbing to me. It was utter insanity. My daughters all felt sick hearing this because we understood he felt nothing. I don't feel he feels anything to this day. I don't." Unbelievable. Bob goes on to reveal that he hasn't had a spot in his personal life for Harvey for at least the last five years, and the brothers have effectively "divorced" each other for years now owing to major personal rifts on top of Harvey's unacceptable behavior. Related: Harvey Weinstein's Male Collaborators Get Called Out For Remaining Silent So, so sad. The entire long, un-edited interview is worth a read: click HERE for the full thing. [Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 14th, 2017

Industry Vet Marisa Coughlan Reveals Harvey Weinstein Tried To "Barter Sex For Movie Roles"

Another day, another upsetting story about Harvey Weinstein… Earlier this week, actress-turned-writer Marisa Coughlan detailed an encounter with the disgraced movie mogul where he attempted to barter a role in a film for sex. Ugh. Related: Blythe Danner Defends Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow Per Miz Coughlan's account to The Hollywood Reporter, the blonde industry vet first met Weinstein for [...] Another day, another upsetting story about Harvey Weinstein... Earlier this week, actress-turned-writer Marisa Coughlan detailed an encounter with the disgraced movie mogul where he attempted to barter a role in a film for sex. Ugh. Related: Blythe Danner Defends Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow Per Miz Coughlan's account to The Hollywood Reporter, the blonde industry vet first met Weinstein for a brief moment while at the Teaching Mrs. Tingle premiere in Westwood, CA in 1999. At this time, Marisa was also cast in a Miramax TV show, titled Wasteland. Since Weinstein had his hands in both projects, making him technically her boss, Coughlan felt compelled to say hello to him when she later ran into him at a restaurant. Apparently, Marisa boldly stopped by Harvey's table as he dined with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and others. Coughlan remembers: "I said hello briefly and went back to my table and didn't talk to him again that night." Thus, she was very shocked when the bill came and it was revealed that Weinstein had paid for Marisa "and [her] three girlfriends." Wanting to be polite, Marisa sent a thank you note to the scandalized producer's New York office. Although Marisa thought that was the end of the story, Weinstein called her a "week or so later." Supposedly, the now 65-year-old said he was "calling a classy lady to thank her for a classy note." While Harvey offered up many compliments, he came off professional as he requested to meet with her at the Peninsula Hotel to discuss a few projects. Marisa wasn't bothered with the meet up location, as she explained: "I was informed that the meeting would be at the Peninsula, which was not abnormal at all... It's like a mini-office with assistants running around and lots of activity." However, there was something different about Weinstein's Peninsula set up. Upon arriving at Harvey's "gigantic penthouse," Marisa witnessed: "There were a few assistants there when I arrived but they literally left the suite like the place was on fire. I didn't process why until later." After discussing a few projects, including a potential lead in a Miramax movie, Harvey made an unsavory proposition to the Super Troopers actress. Marisa, who was only 25 at the time, recalls: "He told me that he has a lot of 'special friends' and they give each other massages. It was a full-court press. He wanted me to be one of his 'special friends' and go into the bedroom. I told him that I had a serious boyfriend and reminded him that he was married and that we should keep this professional. I was so blindsided. Not one ounce of me anticipated it. It was the weirdest meeting I've ever had in my life." Ew, ew, EWWWWWW! What bugged Coughlan most about the come on was how "transactional" it felt. Marisa left the meeting without incident, but Weinstein did follow up as he sent a script to her agents. He also called and offered to fly her out to New York so they could partake in "romantic" outings. Marisa reluctantly agreed to meet with Harvey one more time, but insisted they sit down in a public space. On their second meeting, Coughlan shared: "I sat down and explained that I wanted to be really clear. I told him again that I have a serious boyfriend and I was never going to do anything physical or romantic... It was super uncomfortable, remember, because I was employed by his studio at the time. He seemed so flabbergasted that I wasn't going to go there. I was shocked that he was so shocked." After the rejection, the Hollywood heavyweight asked Marisa to drive him back to the Peninsula. Once the twosome arrived at the hotel, Harvey "pushed and pushed and pushed" for Marisa to come up to his room. Coughlan turned down Weinstein's advances once again and he stormed out of her car -- only to walk back and say that he "respected her." Yeah, sure. Related: Rose McGowan Pulls Out Of Film Festival Appearance Days later, the lead role Harvey teased Marisa with was given to another actress. On whether she knew the extent of Harvey's predatory ways, Marisa noted: "What happened to me, even though it was uncomfortable, was much more of a transactional situation. He wanted to barter sex for movie roles. In other cases, he was forcing himself on them. It's so shocking that he got away with it for as long as he did. I never realized the scope of it. I felt like an island and naively didn't know how pervasive it was." Unsurprisingly, Marisa is standing by the other Harvey accusers -- which include A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and Rose McGowan. In regards to the power Weinstein once wielded in Hollywood, the Minnesota native concluded: "I can't imagine a more intimidating person to go up against. During his heyday, he was scary as hell. I saw him yell at assistants and servers, but then saw him turn on a dime and be so charming. There's definitely some Jekyll and Hyde going on there. It's taken this many to come forward to have this happen — there's definitely strength in numbers." Hear! Hear! We couldn't be more grateful that so many women are speaking up now! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton7 hr. 30 min. ago

Director Says He Was Kicked Off Movie After Harvey Weinstein Didn"t Find His Lead Actress "Fuckable"

"I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection." — A quote from director Michael Caton-Jones that should have been published twenty years ago, but wasn't. According to a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Scottish filmmaker was kicked off production of B. Monkey because his pick for lead actress wasn't "fuckable," to use Weinstein's term. The role [...] "I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection." -- A quote from director Michael Caton-Jones that should have been published twenty years ago, but wasn't. According to a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Scottish filmmaker was kicked off production of B. Monkey because his pick for lead actress wasn't "fuckable," to use Weinstein's term. The role went to Asia Argento instead of British starlet Sophie Okonedo. As we know now, Argento has accused the Hollywood honcho of raping her in 1997. Related: Molly Ringwald Describes YEARS Of Sexual Harassment Caton-Jones first worked with Weinstein 10 years prior on the 1989 film Scandal, when he noted Harvey would only show up to set for sex scenes. They crossed paths again when the Weinstein brothers were attached to the 1998 cult classic. The director said of the extensive casting process: "The basics of the deal was we were going to find an unknown and we were going to cast her as the lead in the film. There was extensive casting. We saw many, many girls, maybe 100 or so. And I ended up — I thought Sophie Okonedo would have been great for the part." "The trouble began" when Sophie and Michael met with Harvey at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for approval: "Harvey kept saying to me, ‘Do you think she is fuckable?'... That was what the deal was all the time. I said, ‘She is the best actress for the job, Harvey.' And we started arguing about it. It was only when I said to Harvey, ‘Don't screw up the casting of this film because you want to get laid,' whereupon he went mental." When Michael returned to his room to cool off from the argument, he received a call from Variety requesting a comment for a story about him walking off set. Harvey was already covering his tracks. He recalled: "I was furious after being kicked off my film, and I told them all about what happened. I told them about the harassment claims, and I said 'Here is your quote: I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection,' and they just laughed." When asked about why his response wasn't included in the original story, a spokesman for the outlet said they couldn't comment on editorial decisions made that long ago under different ownership: "As you know, the publication is under different ownership now, and therefore, we don't have a comment on previous editorial practices." Not long after the incident, Harvey gave Michael Radford the gig as director and cast Argento as the lead. Related: France Planning New Street Harassment Laws According to Caton-Jones' impression of Weinstein: "Sophie Okonedo was not fuckable and that was it. Find someone who is." Even though he was applauded by his close circle for how he handled Harvey's gross behavior, the director still faced repercussions: "I was the stupid one who stood up and told him to go to hell. I stood up to him and told him to go fuck himself. And I got a lot of support from a lot of people when I did that, but you know, I didn't make the film, so he won." As for those saying they were unaware of what was going on all these years, Michael said: "Anyone who didn't know, didn't want to know. It's like Germany after the Second World War — I've never seen so many people not knowing anything. I certainly knew what was going on at the time. And everyone around us pretty much all knew what the score was. You only had to spend five minutes with Harvey to get the nature of the man. He didn't particularly hide who he was." We're just sad this story wasn't told sooner. [Image via Alan West/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 17th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Accused Of Violently Attacking Cannes Chauffeur After He Failed To Pick Up Prostitutes For Him

Harvey Weinstein is being called out for more disgusting behavior! "The Pig," as he's known in Cannes, has previously been accused of beating up a chauffeur, who he requested pick up hookers for him. Mickael Chemloul described to Nice-Matin, a publication local to Nice, France, about being attacked by the movie producer in 2013, and even suing [...] Harvey Weinstein is being called out for more disgusting behavior! "The Pig," as he's known in Cannes, has previously been accused of beating up a chauffeur, who he requested pick up hookers for him. Mickael Chemloul described to Nice-Matin, a publication local to Nice, France, about being attacked by the movie producer in 2013, and even suing him in 2014. The case was "inexplicably dismissed" despite the driver offering up the medical records showing his injuries. Related: Harvey Could Still Face Prosecution For Rose McGowan Rape According to his account, on July 14, 2013, he says he drove Harvey to a beach club, Club 55, to meet two prostitutes. They didn't end up showing, so he violently went at Mickael: "He went crazy and hit me. At that moment, there was no question I'd never work for him again." He also talked to French media outlet BFMTV about bringing Harvey young women, who often left his room in tears: "I felt like driving poor innocent people, innocent girls, taking them into the wolf's mouth and I could not tell them 'where you put your feet, it's dangerous.' The one that marked me the most was a girl who was a fan of him, who loved him, who followed him for years. She gave her body, her soul, she ave everything to this gentleman because he promised her to make castings and make a film she never shot." The professional driver is writing a book about his experiences with the mogul, his working title currently being The Last Monster of Hollywood. A Weinstein spokesperson denied the allegations, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "There was never any altercation between the driver and Mr. Weinstein. The driver was terminated by the company because of his habit of speeding, many times as fast as 140 miles per hour. It is a fallacy that the driver procured any meetings of any kind with anyone for Mr. Weinstein or anyone else at the company. He was a driver and that was his sole task." Others who have worked with the disgraced 65-year-old have described his "pig"-like ways. A longtime bartender at the Hotel du Cap, a favorite of Harvey's and also allegedly the location where Asia Argento claims she was raped, shared: "[With Harvey] it's everything you have read, and worse. He was always in here with one or two young girls, very loud, but we are always polite because he is a guest. Unfortunately, now he is the most famous person to have stayed here." And a housekeeper at another of Harvey's favorite hotels, the Majestic Hotel, didn't recognize his name but immediately recognized his picture: "Oh, he was the ugly one who thought he was God. I didn't even know who he was, but he was very bossy. Men like George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they were such lovely men and so handsome. But not him. He was a mean pig." An unnamed agent who is said to have worked with the producer for years in Cannes, described to THR: "Harvey was a Jekyll and Hyde character, and one of those sides is a true artist; the other side is pretty hard to swallow. We warned all our clients that he was a groper and a pig." Meanwhile, another anonymous source told Le Parisien: "He was known in Cannes simply as 'The Pig.'" That nickname doesn't even begin to describe him now with all the allegations of sexual harassment and assault. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton6 hr. 30 min. ago

Claire Forlani Says She Escaped Harvey Weinstein"s Advances FIVE TIMES!

The list of women Harvey Weinstein has harassed grows by the day. On Thursday, actress Claire Forlani took to Twitter to reveal that she escaped sexual harassment from Weinstein on FIVE different occasions. How awful!!! Related: The Weinstein Co. Totally Knew About Harvey's Settlements With Victims! The 45-year-old, who appeared in the Miramax-distributed Boys and Girls, shared with [...] The list of women Harvey Weinstein has harassed grows by the day. On Thursday, actress Claire Forlani took to Twitter to reveal that she escaped sexual harassment from Weinstein on FIVE different occasions. How awful!!! Related: The Weinstein Co. Totally Knew About Harvey's Settlements With Victims! The 45-year-old, who appeared in the Miramax-distributed Boys and Girls, shared with her followers: "You see, nothing happened to me with Harvey — by that I mean, I escaped 5 times... I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit. Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don't really remember the time period, I was 25. I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them. I wasn't drinking the cool aid [sic], I knew Harvey was a master manipulator. He also announced to me at the last dinner I had with him at Dominic's that his pilot knew to be on standby because he could never get me to sleep with him, to which I did what I always did, make light of the situation, a joke here or there and moved on. You see, I always thought I was a pro at handling these guys, I'd had a fair amount of experience. Sometimes I got angry, really angry. I wondered why I had Prey stamped on my forehead but this I kept to myself." We feel just awful for Miz Forlani. Although the Meet Joe Black star wanted to speak out against Weinstein for Ronan Farrow's New Yorker piece, she ultimately decided not to comment for the story. Why?? Well, because, her friends advised her not to. The Meet Joe Black star definitely regrets not speaking with Farrow, as she continued: "[Farrow] didn't mention that it was about Harvey but when I received the email I instinctively knew it was going to be. I told some close men around me and they all advised me not to speak. I had already told Ronan I would speak with him but from the advice around me, interestingly the male advice around me, I didn't make the call. Today I sit here feeling some shame, like I'm not a woman supporting other women. I just read Mira Sorvino's article in Time and she writes of how scared she was to speak out and participate. I take little solace in that." We're just proud that Claire is speaking out now. Sadly, Forlani's experience with Weinstein isn't the only negative one she has faced in Hollywood. Per Claire's statement, she had another "disgusting" encounter with a director who harassed Thandie Newton. She added: "I remember when Thandie Newton spoke out about a director that I had also had a disgusting experience with and I felt scared even reading what she said publicly about him, thinking, ‘Damn, she's gonna get crucified for that. 'Yet I was in awe for her bravery and balls, she was a female crusader, modern suffragette and I loved her for it. But I also knew I didn't have those balls, too scared of the repercussions this was because when you did react or tell a man to shove it, there were always repercussions. I was punished when I was brave. So I learned to let it go and carry on." Don't be so hard on yourself, Claire! There's no easy way to take on a predator. Hopefully, there are enough admissions that have come out to solidify the indie movie mogul's excommunication from Hollywood. Fingers crossed. Be sure to check out Claire's entire statement for yourself (below): #HarveyWeinstein #ClaireForlani #MyStory pic.twitter.com/gEVDkbP5ec — Claire Forlani (@ClaireAForlani) October 12, 2017 [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 12th, 2017

"Ashamed" Jane Fonda Reveals She Learned About Harvey Weinstein"s Sexual Misconduct A Year Ago!

Jane Fonda is feeling pretty guilty right now. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, the Grace & Frankie actress admitted that she's known about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct for about a year. A year?? *GASP* Related: The Weinstein Co. Totally Knew About Harvey's Settlements With Victims! Apparently, sometime last year, Weinstein victim Rosanna Arquette confided in Miz Fonda [...] Jane Fonda is feeling pretty guilty right now. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, the Grace & Frankie actress admitted that she's known about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct for about a year. A year?? *GASP* Related: The Weinstein Co. Totally Knew About Harvey's Settlements With Victims! Apparently, sometime last year, Weinstein victim Rosanna Arquette confided in Miz Fonda about the sexual harassment she suffered through thanks to Harvey. The 79-year-old shared: "I found out about [Harvey Weinstein] about a year ago. And I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then." Watch (below): NEW: @Janefonda tells me: "I found out about [Harvey Weinstein] about a year ago. And I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then." pic.twitter.com/i98SJiiUHT — Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 12, 2017 When asked by Amanpour why she didn't speak out about the controversy sooner, Jane defended that as "it hadn't happened to [her]" she didn't "feel it was [her] place" to say anything. Fair point. She continued: "It came as a shock and a great disappointment... I only met Harvey when I was old and Harvey goes for young because that's more vulnerable." "I only met Harvey when I was old," @Janefonda tells me. "And Harvey goes for young, because that’s more vulnerable." pic.twitter.com/RbrjxCFU6w — Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 12, 2017 As a sexual assault survivor herself, Jane took a moment to remind Christiane and her viewers that Harvey's impropriety is not some rare occurrence -- especially in Hollywood. After bringing up Bill Cosby, Jane added: "I'm glad it's coming out, I'm so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up. I know that it has taken a long time. It is a very, very, very hard thing to do... You don't get anything out of it as the person who has been victimized but it is important that it come out. Let's not think that this is some unique, horrific... this goes on all the time, this male entitlement in Hollywood and everywhere - in offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, in restaurants, in stores women are assaulted, abused, harassed." More: @Janefonda says she's "so proud" of those speaking up. "Let’s not think that this is some unique, horrific– this goes on all the time" pic.twitter.com/ahLLCn3LT5 — Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 12, 2017 Sadly, Jane couldn't be more correct with her statement. In addition to the 30+ women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, several male actors -- including James Van Der Beek, Terry Crews, and Rob Schneider -- have revealed that they've been harassed by heavyweights in Hollywood too. It's just so awful. Be sure to catch Jane's FULL sit down with Amanpour when it airs on Friday. [Image via KIKA/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 12th, 2017

Ryan Gosling Voices Support for Women Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

Ryan Gosling has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein after decades worth of allegations have come to light involving sexual assault and harassment. The 36-year-old Blade Runner 2049 star took to his Twitter account to say, “I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out [...] Ryan Gosling has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein after decades worth of allegations have come to light involving sexual assault and harassment. The 36-year-old Blade Runner 2049 star took to his Twitter account to say, “I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.” Ryan continued, “Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deepy disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is a real accountability and change.” READ STATEMENTS FROM ACTORS & ACTRESSES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Kate Beckinsale Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexually Harassing Her at Age 17 Cara Delevingne Recounts Terrifying Encounter with Harvey Weinstein Seth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Harvey Weinstein Joke Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow Come Forward as Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Victims Blake Lively on Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Important That Women Are Furious Right Now’ Minnie Driver Vocalizes Support for Sexual Misconduct Victims Charlize Theron on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: I Can’t Say I’m Surprised.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Unaware Weinstein Company Staff Condemn "Serial Sexual Predator" Harvey Weinstein In Joint Statement

Employees at The Weinstein Company have issued a joint statement in response to Harvey Weinstein's scandal, breaking their silence on the controversial producer. Calling him a "serial sexual predator," the anonymous group of reportedly almost 30 staff members condemn his actions in the pointed piece. Related: The Weinstein Company Is In TROUBLE They add they are aware their [...] Employees at The Weinstein Company have issued a joint statement in response to Harvey Weinstein's scandal, breaking their silence on the controversial producer. Calling him a "serial sexual predator," the anonymous group of reportedly almost 30 staff members condemn his actions in the pointed piece. Related: The Weinstein Company Is In TROUBLE They add they are aware their statement violates their non-disclosure agreement, but feel Harvey violated their contracts' promise to a safe work environment with his alleged harassment and assault. They wrote: "We came to work at this company because we love movies. We grew up watching Miramax films, and came to associate that name, and later the name Weinstein, with great storytelling... All of us were excited to get the job, proud to be working for a company with such an illustrious history. We all knew that we were working for a man with an infamous temper. We did not know we were working for a serial sexual predator. We knew that our boss could be manipulative. We did not know that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women. We had an idea that he was a womanizer who had extra-marital affairs. We did not know he was a violent aggressor and alleged rapist." They continued: "Our company was built on Harvey's unbridled ambition – his aggressive deal-making, his insatiable desire to win and get what he wanted, his unabashed love for celebrity – these traits were legendary, and the art they produced made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. But we now know that behind closed doors, these were the same traits that made him a monster. He created a toxic ecosystem where his abuse could flourish unchecked for decades." The group of employees also asked to be released from the NDAs in their contracts so they can "speak openly, and get to the origins of what happened here, and how." TWC's staff also shared their support for the brave women who have shared their stories about Harvey: "We unequivocally support all the women who have come forward, many of whom we count among our own friends and colleagues. Thank you for speaking out. When the New York Times and The New Yorker articles broke, we wept. We see you, we admire you, and we are in this fight alongside you." Additionally, any reports of them being "honeypots" and being complicit in his behaviors are "disgusting": "And while we can only speak for the people represented in this statement, none of us ever knowingly acted as a so-called ‘honeypot.' That is disgusting and renders us all victims of Harvey's disgraceful behavior." You can read the statement in its entirety HERE! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton2 hr. 11 min. ago

WTF?! Harvey Weinstein Claims Oprah Winfrey Was "Ready To Come Out And Publicly Support Him"

This is awkward… Harvey Weinstein has apparently been claiming that Oprah Winfrey called him this week to say that she's "ready to come out and publicly support him" according to TMZ — and yet Oprah's team is TOTALLY denying this!! Related: Harvey, Seriously, WTF Is THIS Shit?! Sources say that Harvey has been going around telling everyone who [...] This is awkward... Harvey Weinstein has apparently been claiming that Oprah Winfrey called him this week to say that she's "ready to come out and publicly support him" according to TMZ -- and yet Oprah's team is TOTALLY denying this!! Related: Harvey, Seriously, WTF Is THIS Shit?! Sources say that Harvey has been going around telling everyone who will listen that a number of powerful people -- Oprah included -- have reached out to him and encouraged the producer to defend himself publicly, apparently even going so far as to say they'd have his back. Now, in Weinstein's telling of this story, apparently he repeatedly singled out Oprah as being a supporter who kept saying this over and over again. One problems... Oprah says that's not true. Like, not even a little bit. Her team responded by indicating they were really just after Weinstein for a 60 Minutes interview (below): "Oprah has not spoken to Harvey Weinstein directly. Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview. There are no plans for an interview at this time ... She was only interested if he'd look in the mirror and give her the honest, bone marrow truth." Oops! Related: Harvey Responds To His Wife Leaving Him Also, it doesn't help that Oprah posted a public statement a couple days ago that was pretty much not a blanket statement supporting Harvey, and said in part (below): "I've been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein's behavior and haven't been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation." So where'd the wires get crossed up on this one?! Seems logical that Weinstein is begging to have SOMEBODY in his corner... but maybe don't fudge a story about getting support from Oprah?? Just a thought!!! Related: Kate Beckinsale Says Harvey Hit On Her When She Was Only 17 What about YOUR thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Share 'em in the comments (below)!!! [Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/Derrick Salters/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 14th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Wants a "Second Chance": "We All Make Mistakes"

Harvey Weinstein wants a second chance in Hollywood. The disgraced producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment and rape, was caught by cameras leaving his 22-year-old daughter’s house in Los Angeles before jetting off to rehab. “I’m hanging in. I’m trying my best. I’m not doing okay, but I’m trying. I gotta get help…We [...] Harvey Weinstein wants a second chance in Hollywood. The disgraced producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment and rape, was caught by cameras leaving his 22-year-old daughter’s house in Los Angeles before jetting off to rehab. “I’m hanging in. I’m trying my best. I’m not doing okay, but I’m trying. I gotta get help…We all make mistakes. Second chance, I hope,” Harvey told the TMZ cameras. READ STATEMENTS FROM ACTORS & ACTRESSES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Ben Affleck Releases Statement After Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations: It ‘Made Me Sick’ Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow Come Forward as Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Victims Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Allegations Matt Damon Denies Involvement in Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Cover Up Minnie Driver Vocalizes Support for Sexual Misconduct Victims Charlize Theron on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: I Can’t Say I’m Surprised Heather Graham Felt Harvey Weinstein Wanted to Sleep with Her in Exchange for a Movie Role.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein"s Wife Georgina Chapman Announces Separation, Calls His Actions "Unforgivable"

Georgina Chapman has announced that she is separating from husband Harvey Weinstein after many women have stepped forward accusing the producer of sexual harassment and assault. The 41-year-old Marchesa fashion designer says that her husband’s actions are “unforgivable.” “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. [...] Georgina Chapman has announced that she is separating from husband Harvey Weinstein after many women have stepped forward accusing the producer of sexual harassment and assault. The 41-year-old Marchesa fashion designer says that her husband’s actions are “unforgivable.” “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time,” Georgina said in a statement to People. Georgina and Harvey, 65, got married in 2007 and they are the parents of two children together. READ STATEMENTS FROM ACTORS & ACTRESSES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Ben Affleck Releases Statement After Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations: It ‘Made Me Sick’ Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow Come Forward as Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Victims Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Allegations Matt Damon Denies Involvement in Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Cover Up Minnie Driver Vocalizes Support for Sexual Misconduct Victims Charlize Theron on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: I Can’t Say I’m Surprised Heather Graham Felt Harvey Weinstein Wanted to Sleep with Her in Exchange for a Movie Role.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 10th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Gushes About Boyfriend Darren Aronofsky"s Talent: "He"s Just Brilliant"

Jennifer Lawrence is clearly smitten with her director boyfriend, Darren Aronofsky. While promoting the thriller Mother!, which was directed by Aronofsky, J.Law explained why exactly her man is such an incredibly talented director. Oooh, go on! Related: J.Law Doesn't Think Trump Caused Hurricanes Harvey & Irma During a chat with Entertainment Tonight, the Hunger Games alum dished: "I [...] Jennifer Lawrence is clearly smitten with her director boyfriend, Darren Aronofsky. While promoting the thriller Mother!, which was directed by Aronofsky, J.Law explained why exactly her man is such an incredibly talented director. Oooh, go on! Related: J.Law Doesn't Think Trump Caused Hurricanes Harvey & Irma During a chat with Entertainment Tonight, the Hunger Games alum dished: "I mean, his point of view, his artistic uniqueness. He's just brilliant. Incredibly instinctual." Is he now?? LOVES it. And Darren seems to be equally obsessed with Jennifer's talents as he told the publication: "Well, I don't know what makes her great — maybe it was her parents, maybe it was the Kentucky water. I have no idea, but she's, like, a once-in-a-generation talent, and just a whirlwind and a hurricane and an earthquake and a thunderstorm of talent." Awwww. We're glad to see that these two are still in the honeymoon phase. [Image via KIKA/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 12th, 2017

Charlize Theron on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: I Can"t Say I"m Surprised

Charlize Theron has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein‘s multiple allegations surrounding rape and sexual harassment. “The women who have spoken about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I didn’t have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, I unfortunately cannot say I’m surprised,” Charlize wrote on Instagram. She continued, “This culture [...] Charlize Theron has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein‘s multiple allegations surrounding rape and sexual harassment. “The women who have spoken about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I didn’t have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, I unfortunately cannot say I’m surprised,” Charlize wrote on Instagram. She continued, “This culture has always existed, not just in Hollywood but across the world. And many men in positions of power have gotten away with it for far too long. We cannot blame the victims here. A lot of these woman are young, just starting out in their respective fields, and have absolutely no way to stand up to a man with so much influence, much greater than theirs. If they speak up, they are shut down, and that could be the end of their career. This is all a positive step forward in changing that culture, and these young women need to know that they have a support system should anything like this happen to them. And I want you all the know I support you.” SEE MORE STATEMENTS FROM ACTORS AND ACTRESSES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Ben Affleck Releases Statement After Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations: It ‘Made Me Sick’ Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow Come Forward as Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Victims Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Allegations Matt Damon Denies Involvement in Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Cover Up Minnie Driver Vocalizes Support for Sexual Misconduct Victims.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 10th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Going To Rehab For Sex Addiction — Could It Get Him His Job Back??

Harvey Weinstein may still legally be denying the accusations against him, but it seems he's still doing something about the cause. According to TMZ, the Hollywood heavyweight is boarding a private jet tonight bound for a European sex addiction rehab clinic. From the sound of things this man might need to go somewhere more prison-y, but [...] Harvey Weinstein may still legally be denying the accusations against him, but it seems he's still doing something about the cause. According to TMZ, the Hollywood heavyweight is boarding a private jet tonight bound for a European sex addiction rehab clinic. From the sound of things this man might need to go somewhere more prison-y, but it's a start. We guess. Related: Harvey's Wife Is Leaving Him Amid Scandal! One of their sources says Harvey is staying calm because he plans "to come back with fresh, new ideas." Um... what? Like for his legal defense?? Nope. TMZ is also reporting that The Weinstein Company may not be done with Harvey after all. As a source explains: "The Board has a problem because The Weinstein Co. IS Harvey Weinstein. Without him, it's nothing." Harvey has already lawyered up, and there's definitely a settlement on the horizon. But that may be more than just a payout. At least one source says with all the loose ends Harvey would be leaving, it's possible he may still have a role with the company. Related: Rose McGowan Calls Ben Affleck A Liar Over His Harvey Weinstein Statement! He may still have quite a bit of leverage in negotiations; a big factor to consider is what the Board of Directors have to fear if this were to go to court. After all, we're talking about years of sexual misconduct. Are they sure there isn't some proof that they found out a long time ago..? As it stands, it doesn't so much look like TWC is going to be throwing Harvey a lifeline so much as Harvey is going to be dragging the Company down with him. Hey, we wonder if Harvey coming back would have a list of prerequisites. And we wonder if the top of that list would be a stint in sex addiction rehab. Just a thought... [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 10th, 2017

Minka Kelly Has Her Own Gross Story About Harvey Weinstein!

Power in numbers. Like so many others, Minka Kelly is now coming forward with her own disturbing story about a creepy encounter with serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein. On Friday, the 37-year-old revealed she too had been one of Harvey's targets at a "business" meeting set up by an assistant at a hotel. Related: Quentin Tarantino Finally Breaks [...] Power in numbers. Like so many others, Minka Kelly is now coming forward with her own disturbing story about a creepy encounter with serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein. On Friday, the 37-year-old revealed she too had been one of Harvey's targets at a "business" meeting set up by an assistant at a hotel. Related: Quentin Tarantino Finally Breaks His Silence On Weinstein's Scandal! Alongside a photo of a stitching that said, "Boys will be boys held accountable for their fucking actions," the actress recounted: "I met Harvey at an industry party. The following day, my agent said he wanted to see me for a general meeting. The location was set for his hotel room. I wasn't comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us. As she walked away, he said, 'I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night' and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, 'We could just keep this professional.' All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. I told him while flattered, I'd like to keep things professional. He said 'Fine. I trust you won't tell anyone about this.' I said 'Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me,' - the only way I could think to shut it down gracefully and excuse myself." After leaving the "meeting," Minka told her agent what happened: "I immediately told my agent what happened. We marveled at his audacity, reinforced my instinct not to offend him & laughed at how glad I was to get out of there. Neither of us were that surprised as this wasn't far off from the day-to-day bullshit of being an actress." The Friday Night Lights star concluded by apologizing for letting the filmmaker get away with this "gross" behavior: "I'm sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn't have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place. For making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don't know what might have happened if I'd just showed up as originally scheduled." Like Minka, we're happy to hear so many people speaking up now: "I am appalled for all the women being told these occurrences are in any way their fault. No more Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood does not solve the problem but maybe the more voices sharing their stories and adding support to the countless women and men who have suffered through abuse of power, the less it will be tolerated." I met Harvey at an industry party. The following day, my agent said he wanted to see me for a general meeting. The location was set for his hotel room. I wasn’t comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us. As she walked away, he said, "I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night" and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, "We could just keep this professional." All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. I told him while flattered, I'd like to keep things professional. He said "Fine. I trust you won't tell anyone about this." I said "Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me," - the only way I could think to shut it down gracefully and excuse myself. I immediately told my agent what happened. We marveled at his audacity, reinforced my instinct not to offend him & laughed at how glad I was to get out of there. Neither of us were that surprised as this wasn’t far off from the day-to-day bullshit of being an actress. I'm sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn’t have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place. For making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don’t know what might have happened if I’d just showed up as originally scheduled. I am appalled for all the women being told these occurrences are in any way their fault. No more Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood does not solve the problem but maybe the more voices sharing their stories and adding support to the countless women and men who have suffered through abuse of power, the less it will be tolerated.A post shared by Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) on Oct 13, 2017 at 8:03am PDT Let's keep the conversation going! [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 13th, 2017

Another Harvey Weinstein Accuser Speaks Out — As Attorney Gloria Allred Compares The Scandalized Producer To Bill Cosby!

Another woman has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Former filmmaker Louisette Geiss (above, left) claims the disgraced producer used a meeting about one of her films at the Sundance Film Festival to proposition her into watching him jerk off. Speaking from her attorney Gloria Allred's (above, right) offices on Tuesday, Geiss said in [...] Another woman has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Former filmmaker Louisette Geiss (above, left) claims the disgraced producer used a meeting about one of her films at the Sundance Film Festival to proposition her into watching him jerk off. Speaking from her attorney Gloria Allred's (above, right) offices on Tuesday, Geiss said in 2008, Weinstein invited her to the premiere of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden. Related: Harvey's Scandal Has Fans Call For Boycott Of His Wife's Marchesa Line! After the screening, she agreed to meet him back at the restaurant hotel where they were both staying, but they were turned away because it was closing. Weinstein then innocently suggested they meet in his office attached to his hotel room. Fully aware of the rumors about the movie mogul, Geiss was hesitant at first, but agreed to join only as long as Weinstein promised he would not touch her. They even shook on it. At first, Geiss contends the meeting was great -- the two ended up having a "great conversation" about her movie, for which Harvey "seemed genuinely interested." But before the deal was sealed, the producer excused himself to go to the bathroom and re-emerged wearing a bathrobe -- under which, Geiss recalls he was "buck naked." Things got pretty weird from there. Geiss said Weinstein asked her to watch him masturbate and when she tried to leave, he grabbed her arm and "pleaded [she] watch him masturbate." If she agreed, Weinstein said he'd introduce her to Bob Weinstein (the nice brother you want to meet, apparently) and, according to Geiss, "green light [her] script, but [she'd] have to watch him masturbate." Related: Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Harvey Tried To Proposition Her After that, Geiss left. Not just the hotel room, but the movie industry completely. Allred, Geiss' attorney, said she's heard from several other women who say they are victims of unwanted advances from Weinstein, and that the statute of limitations for each alleged encounter has since expired. To show some mercy, Allred is "inviting [Weinstein] to agree to engage in an arbitration of these claims with these women" with an agreed upon retired judge. The attorney says the proposal is "similar to what [she] suggested to Bill Cosby" amid his sex scandal -- but the comedian "was not wise enough" to agree to it. Allred notes that Weinstein will be smart to agree if he ever intends on returning to Hollywood one day, as an arbitration could be a "positive step he could take to restore his battered reputation." We'd say Weinstein has nothing to lose , as his scandal already looks to be turning into the full Cosby. [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 10th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein"s Advisor Lisa Bloom Resigns

High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned from her role as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein‘s legal advisor amid the accusations of decades of sexual harassment. The news comes after a third of The Weinstein Company’s board members have resigned and Weinstein himself announced he will take an indefinite leave of absence from the company. “I have [...] High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned from her role as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein‘s legal advisor amid the accusations of decades of sexual harassment. The news comes after a third of The Weinstein Company’s board members have resigned and Weinstein himself announced he will take an indefinite leave of absence from the company. “I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement,” Lisa tweeted on Saturday morning (October 7). Lisa previously defended her decision to represent Weinstein after even her own mother, lawyer Gloria Allred, spoke out against her client. “As a women’s rights advocate, I have been blunt with Harvey and he has listened to me. I have told him the times have changed, it is 2017, and he needs to evolve to a higher standard. I have found Harvey to be refreshingly candid and receptive to my message. He has acknowledged the mistakes he has made. … He is an old dinosaur and learning new ways,” she said. I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement. — Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 7, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 7th, 2017