Harvey Weinstein accused of raping three women

Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations from Ashley JuddSince Ashley Judd accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment last week, more women have come forward, with three claiming to have been raped.

Journalist Ronan Farrow, son of actress Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, revealed that he was on a 10-month investigation into the Harvey Weinstein case and published his exposé for The New Yorker on Tuesday. Several actresses and former Weinstein employees claim that they were either sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by the movie mogul. About 13 women were interviewed for the article and recounted his behavior.

Among the women, three claim to have been raped by Weinstein and four claim he exposed himself to them while four others said they experienced unwanted touching. Of the three alleged rape victims, one refused to speak on the record while the other two are willing to go public with the details. The victims are Italian actress Asia Argento and former actress Lucia Evans.

Argento refused to speak out earlier as she was afraid of the all-powerful producer. She said: “I know he has crushed a lot of people before. That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old; some of them are older—has never come out.”

Farrow also claims that 16 of Weinstein’s former and current executives and assistants had either witnessed or had knowledge about his sexual behavior.

In response to the allegations in The New Yorker, Harvey Weinstein spokesperson Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

She continued: “Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.” ~Marriska Fernandes

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  1. Lee Mac • October 11, 2017 @ 4:55 PM

    So ?
    whats Unusual about movie execs taking advantage of actresses
    or actors for that matter
    this has been going on for decades so why the outrage now ?
    the ” Casting Couch ” is well known to actresses so don’t give me the
    Oh poor me s*** !

  2. r • October 11, 2017 @ 5:19 PM

    Lee Mac, so I guess that if someone rapes your daughter, mother, or even you, we can all say “so? Rape has been happening since forever why are you outraged?”. Think before you puke your brain out, moron.

  3. Kris • October 12, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

    I think Lee Mac likes to stir the pot…..a Tribute Troll if you will. He (?) made an equally moronic comment when this was first reported a few days back.

  4. Vanda • October 12, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

    If it’s not Lee Mac’s immediate and personal problem, then it doesn’t matter is what his statement says.
    In reality, horrible criminal behaviour and the disciplinary action it deserves DOES matter.
    What DOESN’T matter is opinions like Lame Mac

  5. Belinda • October 12, 2017 @ 2:27 PM

    Whats surprising to hear is that none of the better known actresses, millionaires in their own right, were willing to press charges for indecent assault, exposure, and up to and including sexual assault. I cannot judge them for their reluctance. Look how long it took for women to come forward
    about Bill Cosby. Only one woman is still trying to get justice in that case.

  6. Carema Benn • October 12, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

    These sick f***s, mostly men of power and some women too need to be castrated and sent to prison for violating another human being on this planet. We are dealing with enough in society such as catastrophic weather, the divide in government, racism etc etc to have to open a pandora box of wealthy men of power preying on weaker person because they are trying to get ahead and successful in life! Shame on them! I feel sorry for all parties that are affected and involved. God help us.

  7. Barbara • October 13, 2017 @ 5:12 PM

    What I don’t get to this day there are those people who STILL think Bill Cosby is innocent?? Where was all the outrage then? Why because the victims came out too late by anyone who thinks they are liars or stand to gain money? Only one woman is taking him to court that can possibly prove he has done the things she said he did. It just baffles me how things are quickly hidden when it comes to these so-called powerful men or women. Why the carrying on over JUST one director?? What about the Roman Polanski rape case of that poor young girl not even a teenager yet?? He groomed her for some time and raped her repeatedly. Why does he get a pass? Or what about the Woody Allen case? No one was outraged how he raped his daughter. Then he marries his young adopted daughter after she became pregnant. What?? It just makes me sick how these people be it men or women who get away with damaging people’s lives and destroys them forever. You never get over it and it always haunts you. People who have never went thru this kind of trauma be it touching, molesting or raping have no idea what you suffer with after the fact! It is time for all of us to open our eyes and say something. Believe me it is NOT about the money it is about JUSTICE!!

  8. Sam • October 13, 2017 @ 8:05 PM

    I heard these rumours years ago online. He raped Blake Lively as well. Wonder if she’ll come forward. At any rate, very glad these women are finally coming forward. Many of them never worked in Hollywood after their sickening encounters with him, especially if they turned him down. And the ones who say they turned him down, but went on to have careers, I don’t believe they turned him down, or they wouldn’t have been successful either. I think he’s a vindictive slime ball who wouldn’t have allowed that.

  9. Cindy • October 20, 2017 @ 10:03 PM

    Lee Mac is a mysogynist, just ignore him, he makes these comments everywhere. As for Weinstein, I’m sure the count is more like 300 women he’s raped. He should be in jail, that would be a wake up call for the rest of the people in Hollywood who think it’s okay to treat women this way.

  10. Leann • October 25, 2017 @ 3:12 AM

    Lee Mac = Harvey Weinstein?

    He keeps reiterating the same opinion in all these Weinstein articles. Just sayin’…….
    Someone needs a more productive hobby. Or simply to get a life.

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