‘Horrified’ Judi Dench gives full support to Harvey Weinstein accusers, after Meryl Streep speaks out against producer

9 Oct

Amid calls for male actors to condemn the studio boss Oscar nominee Mark Rufallo said: “To be clear, what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible.”

Other stars to speak out included Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham and Michael Keaton.

According to an article published by the New York Times on Thursday the film chief appeared naked in front of staff.

Ashley Judd, the actress, told the newspaper he lured her to a hotel room and asked her to massage him or watch him shower.

Weinstein has admitted to having caused “a lot of pain” and apologised, saying he is undergoing therapy.

He has also threatened to sue the New York Times for “reckless reporting”.

Since the article was published several other women have publicly made allegations of sexual harassment.

In a statement The Weinstein Company said their co-founder was “terminated, effective immediately”. Among those now in control will be his brother Bob Weinstein.

McGowan, 44, best known for her role in the TV series Charmed, posted on Twitter a picture of herself in 1997, when an alleged incident with Weinstein occurred at the Sundance film festival. She wrote: “This is the girl that was hurt by a monster.”

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