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|October 19, 2017|
Harvey Weinstein’s accusers: The growing list
HOLLYWOOD - The New Yorker published an expose on media mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday that alleges the producer raped three women.
The report follows an Oct. 5 New York Times investigation documenting three decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.
Ronan Farrow spent 10 months interviewing 13 women who claim they were assaulted or harassed by Weinstein. The New Yorker article contains on-the-record accounts from actresses who reported Weinstein forcibly received or performed sexual acts on women.
More women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward on Tuesday to share their accounts with the New York Times.
The New Yorker reported claims that Weinstein had forced actress Lucia Evans to perform oral sex at his New York office in 2004, had forcibly performed oral sex on actress Asia Argento in France in 1997, and had raped another woman. Weinstein has denied the claims.
The Weinstein Co. board issued a statement late Tuesday expressing shock and dismay at allegations that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly sexually assaulted actresses over the course of several years.
In the statement, the board called the alleged conduct “antithetical to human decency,” and denied any previous knowledge of the claims. The board fired Weinstein on Sunday, alleging that he had breached the company’s code of ethics, three days after the New York Times reported that he had settled at least eight sexual harassment claims.
Story Date: October 14, 2017