NYPD to Re-Examine Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Probe, Sources Say

Peter Castro
October 13, 2017

The eastern branch of the Writers Guild of America says it will take steps to make it easier for women to report sexual harassment and assault.

She said: "I was so hesitant about speaking out.I didn't want to hurt his family".

In a statement Thursday, guild President Beau Willimon and Executive Director Lowell Peterson condemned Harvey Weinstein's "deplorable" behavior and said that "sexual harassment and assault have always been hallmarks of the entertainment industry". "And when they are famous and powerful like Harvey then it gets talked about and so it's really important that those women have been courageous enough to come out", Fonda said.

The organisation have "informed" the disgraced producer - who was sacked from his own Weinstein Company earlier this week in the wake of a New York Times expose, which claimed he had sexually harassed a number of women over a 30-year period and paid off at least eight to keep their allegations quiet - of their decision and admitted they felt his alleged actions were "completely unacceptable and incompatible" with their own values.

In response to the numerous accusations from actresses and former employees of the Miramax bigwig reported in the New Yorker and The New York Times, Weinsten, 65, said via a spokesperson: 'Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.

"I told him I was never going to trade sexual favors to advance my career and I was under the impression that this was a career meeting", she said. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. Beckinsale ended her post by saying Weinstein is "an emblem of a system that is sick and that we have work to do". "It's more if anyone's been a victim or feels like they've been a victim, come forward". The actress said a few years later, Weinstein asked her if he had "tried anything" with her in that first meeting at the Savoy. "I'm not doing OK but I'm trying".

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On Sunday, Weinstein was removed from his powerhouse film studio in the wake of the mounting allegations.

The New York Police Department said this morning it will review Weinstein's background "to identify and locate and interview any potential victims" of the famed movie producer.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a joke he made about Weinstein's sexual conduct at the 2013 Oscar nominations, saying chose to speak out after a co-star had been harassed by the producer.

Weinstein has issued multiple statements in the past week, including a comment to paparazzi on Wednesday outside his daughter's Los Angeles home. Prime Minister Theresa May says a decision about the honour would not lie with Downing Street.

"These actions point to a pattern of behavior that merits only the clearest and most unequivocal condemnation", festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Fremaux wrote in a statement. "We can from this create a new paradigm where producers, managers, executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said "well, that's just Harvey/Mr X/insert name here" will realize that we in numbers can affect real change", she said.

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