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Shenaz Treasury speaks up on harassment in Bollywood

MUMBAI: The Harvey Weinstein scandal shook the entertainment industry — not just Hollywood but Bollywood too. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shenaz Treasury of “Delhi Belly” (2011) fame has spoken up about how sexual exploitation in return for work needs to stop. The actor, who was seen in the recently released Kaalakaandi, might not…

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Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

NEWS DESK: Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note, reported AFP. Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” was the big winner of the night…

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Harvey Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 50 women, including Judd and Sorvino, was responding to remarks by “Lord…

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Harvey Weinstein: Model says she was ‘forced into exile’ after trying to take him down

NEWS DESK: The model at the centre of one of the most high profile sexual assault cases against Harvey Weinstein has said she feels “vindicated” after suffering years of condemnation for speaking out, reported The Independent. Ambra Gutierrez, born in Italy, was introduced to Weinstein at a theatre reception at Radio City Music Hall, after…

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Peter Jackson says ‘bully’ Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment. Jackson worked with Weinstein and his brother Bob early in the development of “The Lord of the Rings”, saying the pair acted…

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‘He was my monster’: Actress Salma Hayek alleges Harvey Weinstein misconduct

CHICAGO: Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a “monster” in an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday. “For years, he was my monster,” Hayek wrote in the opinion piece in which she included descriptions of sexual harassment,…

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Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – John Oliver accepts the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni NEW YORK: Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an…

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Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

NEW YORK: Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had performed a lewd act in front of them. In the New York Times article, C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay said the comedian “is not going to answer any questions”…

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Actor accuses Kevin Spacey of harassment during London theater stint

LONDON: Roberto Cavazos, an actor who worked at a London theater where Kevin Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, said he had encounters with the Hollywood star at the time “that verged on what you could call harassment”.  Spacey has publicly apologized to another actor, Anthony Rapp, who accused the filmstar of trying…

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Muslim activist details rape claims against Oxford professor

PARIS: A Muslim feminist activist who has accused prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of violent rape detailed her claims in a hard-hitting interview Monday. The leading Oxford professor, whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, is facing investigations in France for the alleged rape of two women. Ramadan has denied the accusations as a…

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Sopranos actress Sciorra says Harvey Weinstein raped her

NEWS DESK: Italian-American actress Annabella Sciorra, who starred in US TV series The Sopranos, said disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein raped her, reported BBC. She told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way into her New York apartment and assaulted her in 1992. She says that he sexually harassed her in the subsequent years. In…

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Harvey Weinstein accused of raping Natassia Malthe in London hotel

NEWS DESK: Actress Natassia Malthe has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a London hotel after a Bafta awards ceremony, in the latest allegation against the disgraced movie mogul, reported The Independent. The model and actress, who has appeared in around 50 films, said on Wednesday that she met Weinstein at the after party…

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Former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid ÂŁ125,000 for silence

NEWS DESK: A British former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid ÂŁ125,000 ($165,200) to keep quiet after accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment, reported BBC. Zelda Perkins told the Financial Times she signed a non-disclosure agreement in 1998 after making the accusations. She said he asked her to give him massages and…

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Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES: A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein Friday of unzipping his pants and forcing himself on her, as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations she had made in a newspaper interview. Heather Kerr, who appeared on 1980s US sitcom “The Facts of Life,” claims Weinstein attacked her during a private meeting when…

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business, reported Reuters. In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire…

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Woody Allen ‘sad’ for Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault allegations

NEWS DESK: Woody Allen has said he is “sad” for Harvey Weinstein as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, reported BBC. The filmmaker said he had heard rumours but not “these horror stories” after a number of women came forward to accuse Weinstein of assault. Weinstein was voted off the board behind the…

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Oscars Academy over mounting sexual harassment allegations

NEWS DESK: The organisation behind the Oscars has expelled film producer Harvey Weinstein over a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him, reported The Independent. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, convened an emergency meeting on Saturday about how to deal with the scandal that has enveloped Hollywood. Dozens of…

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Academy considers expelling disgraced Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was due to hold an emergency session Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations. An avalanche of claims have surfaced since the publication last week of an explosive New York Times report alleging a history of abusive…

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Aishwarya’s ex-manager saved her from Hollywood producer’s sexual advances

According to a former manager of Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai, the actress had been saved from the sexual advances of Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein.  “I used to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked…

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Weinstein accused of pressuring actresses into wearing his wife’s fashion label

NEWS DESK: Harvey Weinstein has been accused of threatening A-list stars into wearing his fashion designer wife’s designs on the red carpet, reported The Independent. Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman has now left the disgraced Hollywood producer over the sexual assault scandal that has broken over the past week, but it’s now being alleged he took…

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Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

NEWS DESK: The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday, reported Reuters. The departure leaves Weinstein’s brother Bob, a co-chairman, and chief operating officer David Glasser at the helm of…

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