In a new interview, McGowan claims that Weinstein used agents to try and make contact with her in the wake of the #MeToo watershed.
Rose McGowan has revealed that the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein “tried to contact” her in the aftermath of the sexual assault scandal that rocked Hollywood and destroyed his career last year, although she has “no idea how he got my number”.
The 44 year old former ‘Charmed’ star alleges that she received “texts [and] things like that” from Weinstein in the days and weeks following the numerous claims of serious sexual assault and misconduct from many women – led by McGowan – last October. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.
Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme this week, McGowan explained: “A month ago - somebody that worked with him, represented him, I don't know, on his behalf - I shook, it was like a bullet once again. It was basically just kind of this person is reaching out. And I don't even understand what the point was. I can't understand to what end. The cat's out of the bag.”
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They are exploring their options after finally declaring bankruptcy.
More than five months after Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. over claims of his sexual misconduct, the company has officially declared itself bankrupt with debts of over half a billion dollars to its name. It's currently looking at a stalking horse bid from Lantern Capital.
Harvey Weinstein at Tribeca Film Festival
Yesterday (March 19th 2018), the film studio finally admitted defeat after failed attempts to stay afloat following Harvey Weinstein's dismissal, though it may thrive under new ownership as they accept a $310 million stalking horse offer with Lantern Capital.
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A wide-ranging interview for 'Life Stories' with Piers Morgan covered the #MeToo movement and Harvey Weinstein.
Pamela Anderson has said that she doesn’t want men to “feel like they can't make the first move”, speaking out again about the consequences of the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal.
The 50 year old former Playboy model and star of ‘Baywatch’ appeared on Piers Morgan’s chat show 'Life Stories', to speak about her career in an interview that’s being broadcast this Saturday (March 3rd). The topic of conversation turned to the MeToo and Time’s Up movements, and Anderson sounded a note of caution.
“Obviously, I am supportive of women and feel for women that have been made sexual advances on that they don't want, but I also feel for the men too,” she said.
The Hollywood producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women
The New York studio co-founded by disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is to file for bankruptcy after talks to sell its assets to an investor group collapsed, reports say. Weinstein has faced dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct over the past few months which has led to a number of wider movements in the film and music industry calling for an end to sexual harassment and misconduct.
Harvey Weinstein's company has filed for bankruptcy
Weinstein has also been accused of rape but denies non-consensual sex.
Lawrence and Streep had both condemned Weinstein for using their statements in an attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by six women.
Six women are suing the disgraced movie mogul and what they call the ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’, which they say includes his brother Bob and their studio The Weinstein Company. The plaintiffs are arguing that, due to the scale of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein and the attempts to cover it up, the producer’s “sexual enterprise” should be considered an organised crime group.
Weinstein’s lawyers had filed a motion to have the suit dismissed on Tuesday, saying that it was “fatally overboard”, and would apply to “all women who ever met with Weinstein, regardless of whether they claimed to have suffered any identifiable harm”.
Weinstein's legal team had cited Streep and her statements in his effort to get a lawsuit from six women alleging sexual misconduct dismissed.
Meryl Streep has fired back at Harvey Weinstein after the disgraced movie producer’s legal team used her name and one of her statements in an attempt to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him.
On Tuesday this week (February 20th), Weinstein’s lawyers had filed a motion to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit brought by six women who claimed the mogul sexually assaulted or harassed them. They argued that what they called the ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’ was essentially a criminal organisation, given the “hundreds” of women who have come forward with allegations of misconduct in the last four months.
In doing so, his team’s motion to dismiss mentioned that in a recent statement, Streep said that Weinstein “had always been respectful to her in their working relationship.”
Oprah spoke with Salma Hayek on the Super Soul Sunday Conversation.
The legendary presenter said in her Super Soul Sunday Conversation special podcast with Salma Hayek that she believed that Witherspoon was acting in a very strange way in the days following the scandal breaking back in October, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“Everyone, including Reese – I’ve said this to her – was acting like, I was seeing some of the girls at my school behave, who were suffering from PTSD. Everybody was acting like they were afraid and they were having the conversation,” Winfrey said in the conversation.
Thurman had accused Bender and other producers on 'Kill Bill' of covering up the stunt in which she was injured.
A producer on the movie Kill Bill has responded to Uma Thurman’s claim that the production team covered up a controversial car crash that took place on set during the filming of a stunt that injured its star Uma Thurman.
On Tuesday (February 7th), Thurman had claimed in an eye-opening interview with the New York Times that Tarantino had made her drive a car at speed on a winding road for a scene in 2003’s Kill Bill, although she felt uncomfortable and unsafe doing the stunt. She crashed the vehicle, sustaining a number of bodily injuries and concussion as a result.
She accused Lawrence Bender, a long-time collaborator of Tarantino’s, plus disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and E. Bennett Walsh of covering up the incident by way of refusing to release the footage of it to her unless she signed a document relinquishing them of responsibility.
Weinstein had issued a denial of McGowan's claims that he raped her, citing e-mails by Ben Affleck and McGowan's former manager.
Rose McGowan has strongly rebutted Harvey Weinstein’s denial that he raped her, describing his attempts to discredit her claims as “pathetic” and saying that “the gaslighting will no longer be tolerated”.
On Tuesday (January 30th), the same day that McGowan launched her book tour behind her memoir ‘Brave’ – which details the alleged sexual assault that took place at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival – a lawyer representing Weinstein released e-mails from actor Ben Affleck and from McGowan’s former manager Jill Messick, who both wrote accounts of McGowan’s interactions with them at the festival that apparently clash with her allegations.
Their e-mails to Weinstein and his lawyer do not mention hearing about a non-consensual sexual act, but McGowan says that she told both of them about the assault.
The actress was speaking at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Award-winning Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has spoken out about the "bitter regrets" she has after working with "certain individuals" in the film industry. The British actress has recently appeared in Wonder Wheel - directed by Woody Allen, whose daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexual assault.
Kate Winslet has spoken of "bitter regrets" after working with particular film individuals
Speaking at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, the star said receiving the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film gave her an "opportunity" to say things that mattered to her.
Sandeep Rehal has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, in a lawsuit that details lurid allegations of how she was forced to facilitate the producer's sex life.
A former personal assistant to the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has filed a federal lawsuit this week alleging sexual harassment against him, detailing how she was required to facilitate his sexual encounters, including providing erectile dysfunction drugs and cleaning up semen from his couch, among other duties.
Sandeep Rehal worked for Weinstein for two years before quitting in February 2015. She had been mentioned in New York Times article in December last year that reported she was planning to file a lawsuit against Weinstein.
That lawsuit has now been lodged in New York Supreme Court, and it accuses Weinstein of sexually harassing Rehal, groping her thighs and buttocks, and of referring to her routinely as a “c***” over the course of her employment – as well as other lurid details about how she was apparently forced to facilitate his sex life.
Following Oprah's Golden Globes speech, Seal has branded her a hypocrite and has suggested she knew about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour.
The growing hype behind a potential Oprah Winfrey presidential campaign doesn’t seem to have everybody enamoured with the idea, with singer Seal dubbing the star as “sanctimonious” and accusing her of being aware of Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds well before they were made public.
The 54 year old singer launched a stinging attack on the legendary American chat show host, just a few hours after she delivered a rousing speech at the 2018 Golden Globes at the weekend, at which virtually all the female stars wore black in solidarity with the #metoo movement.
Winfrey had told the crowd that “a new day is on the horizon” where nobody will be a victim of sexual violence. That speech sparked a resurgence of interest in long-standing speculation that she might run for president in 2020, with big-name stars throwing their support behind her.
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A phone-shot video shows the disgraced Weinstein being accosted in a Paradise Valley restaurant by a fellow diner.
The disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was slapped in the face by a fellow diner at a restaurant at an exclusive resort near Scottsdale, Arizona – and the incident was caught on a camera phone.
Weinstein, 65, was at the Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Arizona on Tuesday night (January 9th) when an unidentified - and clearly somewhat drunk - man approached him and his “sober coach” at around 9pm.
Apparently, the other patron asked Weinstein for a picture, to which the former movie mogul declined. At this point, when they got up to leave, the man told his friend to start filming, which was when the incident occurred.
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Harvey better hope he never has to meet Paul.
Mira Sorvino's father is still absolutely furious after hearing about his daughter's ordeal at the hands of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. He's even gone as far as to threaten to kill him if he ever meets him, and is adamant that he be jailed for life.
Mira Sorvino at a Golden Globes party
The 78-year-old actor told TMZ just how 'furious' he was when he found out that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed Mira in a hotel room in the early 1990s, around the time that she was shooting 'Mighty Aphrodite'. Reporters asked for his comment on suggestions that she was 'blackballed' in Hollywood after refusing his advances.
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The Oscar-winner told the New York Times she did not know about the behaviour of producer Harvey Weinstein.
Speaking to The New York Times, Streep said she “really had to think,” before responding to the allegations against Weinstein, as it underlined her own sense of “cluelessness”.
Meryl Streep at the Washington premiere of 'The Post'
The actress said working with Weinstein was uncomfortable
Harvey Weinstein’s unfair influence over Hollywood and its leading ladies has been coming to light ever since the shocking revelations of his widespread sexual harassment and misconduct were exposed earlier this year. Now it is British actress Kate Winslet who has revealed herself to have been at the end of producer Weinstein’s authority after he labelled her "difficult" because she refused to tolerate his bullying.
Kate Winslet said she refused to put up with Harvey Weinstein's bullying
The actress - who has starred in big films including Revolutionary Road and The Reader - has spoken out about her experiences with shamed Weinstein who has faced hundreds of accusations of sexual misconduct.
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The posters appeared in various locations around Los Angeles on Tuesday, just a day after she and Rose McGowan had clashed over her knowledge of Weinstein's behaviour.
Days after she was assailed by Rose McGowan for working with the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Meryl Streep has become the subject of a guerrilla campaign of street art, with posters appearing around Los Angeles this week claiming ‘She Knew’ about Weinstein’s alleged sex crimes.
The posters, which were spotted in various locations in L.A. on Tuesday (December 19th), feature an image of Streep, 68, with Weinstein, and a red banner placed over her eyes with the words ‘She Knew’ across it.
It’s not known at the time of writing who is responsible for producing and distributing the posters, but social media indicates that they have been spotted at a number of L.A. locations, including the SAG-AFTRA building, near Streep’s home in Pasadena and at the Hollywood / Highland complex, as well as across the road from the 20th Century Fox studios.
Damon condemned Weinstein in the interview, but claimed there was a "spectrum" on which abusers should be condemned and that some did not deserve to lose their careers.
Matt Damon has stirred up controversy with a rather haphazard interview about the state of Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, appearing to argue that men who have groped or harassed women should not be judged as harshly as they haven't molested children or raped women.
The 47 year old star was speaking to ABC News journalist Peter Travers on Thursday (December 14th), and discussion turned to the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the film industry following the revelations of widespread abuse and harassment perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein and others.
He condemned the actions of the disgraced movie mogul, saying that he didn’t know about the details of his behaviour at the time, but admitted that they didn’t surprise him.
Hayek becomes the latest Hollywood star to accuse the disgraced movie mogul of inappropriate and abusive behaviour.
Salma Hayek has added her voice to those of the dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, saying in a new op-ed piece that, “for years”, the disgraced movie producer was “my monster”.
On Wednesday (December 13th), the 51 year old star penned a lengthy essay for the New York Times detailing her ordeals with Weinstein on the 2002 Miramax movie Frida. In it, she gave a detailed account of her history with Weinstein, including allegedly inappropriate on-set demands she refused to co-operate with during shooting of the movie.
They included her saying “No” to “opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn’t even involved with. No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex. No to my getting naked with another woman.”
Zellweger vehemently denied a story attributed to Harvey Weinstein in a new lawsuit that she and other actresses offered "sexual favours" to him for career advancement.
The story stems from a lawsuit filed this week by actress Melissa Sagemiller, which stated that Weinstein used to cite Zellweger’s name in an example of how a sexual relationship with him could help to boost aspiring female actors’ careers.
“Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and other actresses gave sexual favours,” the lawsuit claims Weinstein said, along with comments such as: “Don’t you want your career to be more than just this little teen film?”
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