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.
Continue reading: Seal Brands Oprah Winfrey "Sanctimonious"
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.
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Slapped By Man In Arizona Restaurant
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.
Continue reading: Mira Sorvino's Father Threatens Harvey Weinstein Over Assault Claims
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.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Branded "Difficult" By Shamed Producer Harvey Weinstein
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?”
Anderson was speaking to Megyn Kelly about the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal.
Pamela Anderson has made some controversial comments regarding the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked Hollywood over the last two months, saying that the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and rape “knew what they were getting into”.
The former ‘Baywatch’ actress, 50, was speaking to journalist Megyn Kelly in an interview on Thursday (November 30th). When the subject turned to the Weinstein scandal, Anderson remarked that it was an open secret in Hollywood that Weinstein was a predator.
“I think it was common knowledge. That certain people or certain producers in Hollywood are people to avoid privately,” she said. “You know what you're getting in to if you go to a hotel room, alone.”
Pamela Anderson has revealed that she ''learned'' to never put herself in situations where she could experience sexual misconduct.
Pamela Anderson ''learned'' to never put herself in situations where she could experience sexual misconduct.
The 50-year-old actress and model says it was ''common knowledge'' that certain people were to be avoided from meeting with privately in Hollywood.
Speaking on Today, she said: ''It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately. You know what you get into if you go to a hotel room alone [with them]. I learned to somehow never put myself in those situations again and when I came to Hollywood, of course, I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense.
Continue reading: Pamela Anderson 'learned' To Avoid Sexual Misconduct
After an interview earlier this month where she said she was "too angry" to speak about it, Thurman has now broken her silence on the Weinstein scandal.
The 47 year old star, who has worked on seven movies that have featured the involvement of Weinstein’s companies including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films, posted a picture of herself as The Bride from Kill Bill on Instagram on Thursday (November 23rd).
On its surface, the post was intended to mark Thanksgiving in a message to her followers, but she also used it to break her silence properly on the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed the film industry for the last eight weeks.
Continue reading: Uma Thurman Breaks Silence On Harvey Weinstein Scandal
The actress-turned-director is a UN special ambassador
As the conversation surrounding Hollywood culture towards women and around sexual violence and female mistreatment worldwide continues to spread, actress and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie has given an impassioned keynote speech at the United Nations Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver.
Angelina Jolie has spoken about mistreatment towrds women
The 42-year-old - who is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - spoke about preventing sexual violence in armed conflict at the event.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Gives Impassioned Speech About Women For The UN
After over 70 accusations ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault, the decision was made by the Academy.
Harvey Weinstein is currently in the middle of one of the biggest scandals Hollywood has ever seen, after being accused by over 70 women of crimes ranging from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct to sexual assault and rape.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of various crimes by over 70 women
Formerly being one of the biggest names in the entertainment business, Weinstein was quickly stripped of membership by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, before also being suspended by BAFTA and fired from The Weinstein Co., where his brother Bob Weinstein still remains. He was also forced to resign from the Producers Guild of America after they started to remove him from the organisation.
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Television Academy For Life
The director was accused of sexual harassment by six women in a Los Angeles Times article, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.
Warner Bros. studio and filmmaker Brett Ratner have parted ways on all forthcoming movie projects, after the producer was accused of sexual harassment by numerous women earlier this week.
The news of the decision came in the aftermath of a report in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday (November 1st) cited six women who allege that Ratner sexually harassed them, or behaved inappropriately toward them, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.
“In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities,” 48 year old Ratner said in a statement, reported by the Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”
Continue reading: Brett Ratner And Warner Bros. Part Ways After Sexual Harassment Claims
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, which chooses a reviled public figure to be its effigy every year, has selected Weinstein for the 2017 festivities.
A huge effigy of the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is to be burned at a Bonfire Night celebration in Kent this coming weekend.
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, which grabs headlines every year for its choice of effigies reflecting disgraced celebs, controversial politicians or other hated public figures, announced on Wednesday (November 1st) that Weinstein was the “obvious” choice for the 2017 celebrations. Previous annual events have included columnist Katie Hopkins, former British prime minister Tony Blair, and last year, Donald Trump (obviously).
The Press Association reported that Weinstein, 65, was picked by the society’s committee to be this year’s public figurine after he was accused of a large (and rising) number of sexual assaults by female employees and movie stars over the last month.
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Effigy To Be Burned For Kent Bonfire Night Celebrations
McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and has been a vocal critic of the current culture of Hollywood
Hollywood star Rose McGowan has led criticism against actor Kevin Spacey and accused him of using the revelation he now lives as a gay man to excuse allegedly making a sexual pass at an actor who was underage at the time.
Rose McGowan has been critical of Hollywood's culture of sexual abuse
Kevin Spacey was accused by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp of making a ‘drunken’ sexual advance towards him when he was 14 at the time and Spacey was 26.
The embattled producer is suing The Weinstein Company to gain access to e-mails and other records to fight potential legal actions against him and the company.
The disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is reportedly suing his own company in order to gain access to e-mails apparently “exonerating” him from sexual assault allegations being levelled against him.
According to Deadline and other outlets, the lawsuit was filed on Thursday morning (October 26th) in Delaware and claims that The Weinstein Company is withholding key information that could be useful to the 65 year old producer in future legal actions regarding a potential wrongful termination case.
“Mr Weinstein believes that his email account - which is the primary, if not only, account he used during the term of his employment by the company - will contain information exonerating him, and therefore the company, from claims that may be asserted against him or the company,” court documents say.
Judd has detailed how she once offered a "deal" to Harvey Weinstein to escape his sexual advances.
Three weeks after she was the first woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein as part of the explosive New York Times investigation, Hollywood star Ashley Judd has revealed how she fled from the mogul’s sexual advances by offering him a deal.
Appearing on ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday (October 26th), the 49 year old star told of the alleged incident over two decades ago when she was an up-and-coming star, and said her strategy to fend him off was “brilliant”.
Judd told the ABC show that Weinstein instructed her to come to a private room, under the pretence of discussing a movie deal. However, he then proceeded to make sexual advances at her.
Continue reading: Ashley Judd Details Sexual Harassment Encounter With Harvey Weinstein
The actor still had no idea just how predatory the producer was.
Matt Damon breaks his silence on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, confessing that he was aware of Gwyneth Paltrow's experience after being informed by Ben Affleck some years later, but he insists that beyond that he never realised the true extent of his predatory actions.
Matt Damon at 'Suburbicon' premiere
Just over two weeks since Rose McGowan publicly accused Matt and Ben of being aware of Harvey Weinstein's behaviour and subsequently keeping quiet about it, Matt opens up about precisely what he did know about the disgraced producer. He reveals that it was common knowledge that he was 'intimidating' and 'a bully', but naively thought Gwyneth's situation was adequately dealt with.
Continue reading: Matt Damon Admits He Knew Weinstein Harassed Gwyneth Paltrow
He wishes he'd considered the extent of the problem earlier.
Quentin Tarantino opens up about his shame regarding the Harvey Weinstein scandal, admitting that he knew about some of the behaviour that the producer was indulging in, but didn't speak out when he should have done. He doesn't want to make excuses for himself when he knows he was in a position to investigate some of the rumours he heard.
Quentin Tarantino at Netflix red carpet event
The 'Hateful Eight' director has been close to the disgraced movie mogul over the years, enough to have heard first hand stories about his misconduct. Now that more and more women are coming out with shocking stories of sexual harassment at the hands of Weinstein, Tarantino is having serious regrets about not saying something sooner.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Regrets Weinstein Silence
Rose McGowan has pulled out of her scheduled appearance at Thursday's Tallgrass Film Festival, and from all scheduled public appearances in the immediate future.
Rose McGowan has decided to cancel all public appearances for the immediate future following her efforts in bringing about public awareness of sexual abuse in Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The 44 year old actress-turned-director, who was expected to be honoured with the Ad Astra Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita on Thursday night (October 19th) and also host a screening of her directorial debut Dawn, rescinded the festival’s invitation less than 24 hours before the big night.
In a statement, Tallgrass organisers said McGowan had informed them she had cancelled “all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein harassment case.”
Continue reading: Rose McGowan Cancels All Public Appearances In Wake Of Weinstein Scandal
Following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Tatum says his upcoming project 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock' - which itself deals with sexual abuse - will not be made with The Weinstein Company.
In the midst of the mounting sexual abuse claims being made against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Channing Tatum has decided to pull out of an upcoming project with The Weinstein Company.
The 37 year old actor took to social media to inform his fans that he was severing ties with Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein, saying that his upcoming movie Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – which deals with sexual abuse as its theme – was being pulled from their production company.
“The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truths about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in,” read Tatum’s statement on Wednesday (October 18th) via Instagram, along with director Reid Carolin.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Pulls Movie Project From Weinstein Company
Sir Tom Jones spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live this week about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
In the wake of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal that has blown the lid off sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood over the last fortnight, pop legend Sir Tom Jones has warned that similar behaviour was, and still is, rife in the music industry.
The 77 year old Welsh crooner was discussing the Harvey Weinstein scandal in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition on Wednesday (October 18th), and said that the lurid practices levelled against the disgraced producer and others in the movie industry had also happened to female and male stars in the pop world.
“Things have always happened in the music industry as well,” Jones explained. “There's been people complaining about publicists and different things they've been expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract.”
Several women have accused the movie producer of sexual harassment and assault
As the scandal surrounding disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein continues to intensify, with additional women making allegations of a sexual nature every day, the man himself has called his company from rehab to resign. The film producer co-founded the Weinstein Company with his brother 12 years ago but has recently been rocked by allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in relation to a number of women.
Harvey Weinstein and his estranged wife, Georgina Chapman
Weinstein has resigned from his company, admitting he has a "real problem".
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Company From Rehab
Molly Ringwald published an essay in the New Yorker titled 'All The Other Harvey Weinsteins', detailing her own numerous encounters with sexual harassment.
As the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein continues to dominate news headlines into a third week, Molly Ringwald has come forward with her own accounts of sexual harassment and assault she experienced during her career.
The 49 year old star was one of the most recognisable stars of the 1980s, featuring in hit movies like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.
In a new essay published in the New Yorker on Tuesday (October 17th) titled ‘All The Other Harvey Weinsteins’, Ringwald said that she had met Weinstein before as a 20 year old but he did not harass her. However, she detailed lurid experiences she suffered at the hands of directors and power-players in the movie business just before she broke big at the age of 16. She described how a 50 year old crew member and a married director separately made inappropriate advances toward her on set.
The movie mogul has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by multiple women.
Following a series of allegations against Harvey Weinstein accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment, assault and rape against multiple women, Weinstein has been formally expelled from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Formerly a lifetime member, that membership has been revoked after an emergency meeting was held in headquarters, with the Academy's board of governors coming to the conclusion that he should be removed. Those governors include such names as Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg and they are said to have voted in excess of the needed majority (two thirds of members) to expel Weinstein.
The accusations against Harvey Weinstein have come thick and fast in the past 10 days
A statement from the Academy read that they had come to the decision: "To immediately expel him from the Academy. We do not simply separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The board continues to work establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify."
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Motion Picture Academy Following Scandal
Lively detailed an encounter with a make-up artist who photographed her as she slept.
In a week that has been dominated by the slew of allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, former 'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively has come forward to detail her own experience of sexual harassment – an encounter with a make-up artist.
The 30 year old star spoke to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday (October 12th) to detail the incident. “He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” Lively said, before revealing that the situation got even more sinister.
“I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me,” she continued. “I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.”
Continue reading: Blake Lively Details Sexual Harassment Encounter With Make-Up Artist
Amber Tamblyn posted a statement on Twitter on Tarantino's behalf.
As one of Harvey Weinstein’s closest associates in Hollywood over the years, director Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence about the lurid recent allegations that have engulfed the movie mogul over the last week.
According to Variety, a statement posted by Tarantino’s friend Amber Tamblyn, via her Twitter account, on Thursday (October 12th), read: “For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.”
34 year old actress Amber Tamblyn added a tweet of her own, saying that she had had dinner with Tarantino the previous night and that she’d agreed to post a statement on his behalf. The two know each other after Tamblyn had a minor role in 2012’s Django Unchained.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Breaks Silence Over Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Date of birth
19th March, 1952
Tracy Letts adapts his own prize-winning play into a blistering depiction of one of cinema's...