Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating three further sexual assault claims

15 Oct

The fresh allegations follow several made by actresses in the US against Weinstein – four of rape and more than 30 of sexual harassment – and come as the organisation behind the Oscars expelled Weinstein.

Bafta had already suspended the producer and on Tuesday Weinstein’s wife, British designer Georgina Chapman, said she was leaving him.

Actress Anthony, 54, told The Sunday Times she met the producer when she starred in 1982 sci-fi film Krull and the alleged assault occurred a few years later.

She said it was a “pathetic, revolting” attack that had left her “disgusted and embarrassed”.

On Wednesday, Anthony tweeted that she had just reported a historical crime, adding “feel sick… so sad”.

Fellow British star Kate Winslet also spoke of her recollections of Weinstein, saying it was “absolutely deliberate” that she did not thank the director when she won her best actress Oscar, despite the fact his company financed and distributed the film.

Winslet, who won the Academy Award in 2009 for The Reader – in which she played a woman hiding her past as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp – thanked 19 people by name but deliberately excluded Weinstein.

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