Harvey Weinstein’s wife announces split amid mounting sex abuse scandal as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie speak out

11 Oct

In a statement to the New Yorker a spokeswoman for Weinstein said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein. Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.

“Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

The statement added: “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.”

Weinstein Co. ‘shocked’ by allegations

The Weinstein Co of Representatives issued a statement on Tuesday night, saying the alleged actions were “antithetical to human decency”. 

“The Weinstein Company’s Board of Representatives – Bob Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – are shocked and dismayed by the recently emerged allegations of extreme sexual misconduct and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein. 

“These alleged actions are antithetical to human decency. These allegations come as an utter surprise to the Board. Any suggestion that the Board had knowledge of this conduct is false. 

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