Following last week’s New York Times exposé on Harvey Weinstein, the New Yorker Tuesday morning published another explosive story regarding the Hollywood mogul’s alleged sexual assault and harassment of many women in the industry.
In light of the New Yorker’s story, even more celebrity reactions have stormed social media. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mia Farrow, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Mandy Moore, Lena Dunham, and Rose McGowan are just a few public figures who have addressed the New Yorker article.
Mia Farrow, mother of the New Yorker article’s author Ronan Farrow, expressed her respect for women who spoke up and her pride in her son’s work.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 10, 2017
Though he didn’t name Weinstein, DiCaprio said on Facebook on Tuesday that there is “no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault.”
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
Horrifying, harrowing, necessary read: https://t.co/V9dlFl8aOP
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 10, 2017
Mandy Moore, who spoke in support of survivors at the Rape Foundation’s annual brunch on Sunday, also sent her love to the women that Weinstein victimized.
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) October 10, 2017
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 10, 2017
now imagine his huge size, his monster face/body closing in on you. In one second your life path is not yours. You have been stolen. https://t.co/92Gj6dZWu0
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
Jessica Chastain, who said she was “warned from the beginning” about Weinstein’s questionable character, also reacted to the New Yorker’s expose.
There was PROOF and the DA did nothing. https://t.co/f3Bau1j6yd
Anthony Bourdain, who previously tweeted that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe “got some ‘splaining to do” in reference to reports that the actors had been aware of and complacent in Weinstein’s behavior.
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 10, 2017
Chloe Grace Moretz also weighed in on the scandal by posting a quote from the New Yorker story on Instagram along with the caption: “The women who have spoken up against one of the most powerful men in our industry are heroes for all women going forward. I stand with them and am sickened by the crimes he committed, I push for a safer workplace for all women.”
Kumail Nanjiani shared his efforts to be “better attuned to the ways in which women are mistreated in Hollywood.”
This is harrowing. I am trying to be better in being attuned to the ways in which women are mistreated in Hollywood. https://t.co/0CpFeEHXQ5
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 10, 2017
Women in Film has also released a statement regarding the matter. The organization encouraged people of all genders to continue speaking up about sexual harassment, “an all-too-common form of discrimination.” Women in Film said: “That so many people, particularly other men in power, knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior and didn’t say anything is an indication of how deeply entrenched discrimination is in the film & TV business — and in culture overall.”
The organization also released a list of demands, saying that “in order to do something about sexual harassment, we must require industry leaders to (1) mandate gender inclusive boards and decision making groups; (2) mandate inclusive hiring practices from the top down… and (3) mandate that lasting legal penalties be applied without compromise, bias, or settlement, and these penalties be enforced for those found guilty and complicit in these crimes of discrimination.”
“No one should be held to different standards; regardless of their power, money, or fame,” the Women in Film statement continued. “Women need allies.”
Patricia Arquette applauded her sister, Rosanna Arquette, for speaking up in the article.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 10, 2017
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