Harvey Weinstein Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

  • Harvey Weinstein Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

Harvey Weinstein Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

"And that's what we are seeing now".

The emergence of the claims has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity to shed its "casting couch" image, according to advocates for women in the workplace. "They will have their voices heard".

An array of film stars emerged, after the newspaper's damning report, to accuse the Oscar-winning producer of improper sexual advances, including USA actress Ashley Judd.

Taking to Instagram, Dunham called the New York Times exposé "an essential piece of reporting", one that "made clear how hard it is" for victims of sexual harassment to come forward.

Weinstein's company has worked with many A-listers, from Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) to Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).

And virtually everyone was stunned.

"As Harvey has said, it is important for him to get the professional help for the problems he has acknowledged".

"Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP", she added.

Attorney Lisa Bloom is no longer advising embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he deals with the fallout of sexual harassment allegations that date back several years. Bloom is the daughter of well-known Los Angeles women's rights attorney Gloria Allred. "They've reached their tipping point".

Not only that, she said, but women find they are taken more seriously in numbers. She praised "the intrepid women who raised their voices".

The film executive, known for churning out Oscar-winning films such as Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech and The Artist, is on "indefinite leave" from the Weinstein Company pending an internal investigation.

The money and the power behind some of the biggest Hollywood films of the past 25 years, Weinstein and brother Bob founded Miramax in 1979, building it into a major Hollywood player before selling it to Disney in 1993.

Also on Huffington Post, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a filmmaker and wife of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, published a column in which she related her own experiences with Weinstein and called for the end of "open secrets" of sexual harassment by powerful Hollywood producers and other elites.

She finally sprinted past the bathroom and escaped into the hallway, she said. Due to the strategic decision to look the other way on Weinstein's numerous reported sexual misconducts, the show took flack from viewers as many saw it as an example of the entertainment industry covering for one of their own. I tried to start a girl-band when I was 12. "And we all know this behaviour is not limited to Cosby, Ailes, O'Reilly and Weinstein".

Not that coming forward will suddenly become easy.

"Huge respect for @AshleyJudd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein", Sarandon wrote. "Well, can you just stand there and shut up", she claims he responded. Will you lose your job?