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New York Times’ Weinstein investigation to be developed as film

A behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the New York Times broke the story that accused powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct will be developed as a feature film, one of its backers said on Wednesday. Annapurna Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment acquired the film rights to the story by…

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New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and…

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Women free to speak up as Harvey Weinstein’s company files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein’s former production company announced it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations. The studio also said it was immediately releasing accusers from non-disclosure agreements which Weinstein had used to silence them, allowing women to speak up without fear of…

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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein won’t be going to Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, but the film producer’s presence is still being felt in Hollywood. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus on Thursday unveiled a statue called“Casting Couch,” depicting a life-size Weinstein, clothed in a bathrobe, sitting on a golden colored couch and holding an Oscar. It was…

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Meryl Streep blasts Weinstein’s counsel for using her words

NEWS DESK: Hollywood actor Meryl Streep clearly does not appreciate being part of Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense. On Wednesday evening, she released a statement, via her representative Hannah Donohue, saying that Weinstein’s inclusion of her words in a legal filing was “pathetic and exploitative”, reported USA Today. Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer said Tuesday…

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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK: New York’s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio, reported Reuters. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywood’s most influential men…

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Actress Uma Thurman accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

LOS ANGELES: Actor Uma Thurman has accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at a London hotel after they worked together on the 1994 hit film “Pulp Fiction.” In a New York Times article on Saturday by columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman broke her silence after saying in October that she would wait to…

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#MeToo moment hits Germany with TV director abuse scandal

BERLIN: A growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding German TV director Dieter Wedel took on a political dimension Friday as accusations of a cover-up hit a public broadcaster. A cascade of allegations against Wedel mark the first in Germany since the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct gained momentum in the wake of the…

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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 £125,000 for silence

NEWS DESK: A British former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid £125,000 ($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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