A blooper in the 1999 film depicts the "casting couch," a practice allegedly used by predatory men in Hollywood, including Harvey Weinstein.
"I've been called one of the first to speak out. No. I was the first. I called the New York Times. I blew it wide open, not them," McGowan said in a new interview.
While she escaped sexual harassment, the actress made it clear that she was harassed and mistreated in a different way.
Judi Dench doesn’t want Kevin Spacey’s or Harvey Weinstein’s professional accomplishments to be erased in the wake of their #MeToo scandals — and she’s facing criticism for it.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of failing to make good on a promised $450,000 payment to a former Weinstein Company executive in a lawsuit filed by The Weinstein Company’s former human relations director.In the suit, former TWC human resources head Frank Gil says that on October 6, 2017 — the day after the publication of the New York Times article detailing accusations of sexual misconduct against the mogul — Harvey Weinstein promised to pay that amount if Gil was able to find out who leaked internal TWC documents to the Times.Gil says he identified TWC chairman Bob Weinstein and TWC president David Glasser as the individuals behind the leak, and that he also discovered Glasser had received unspecified “illicit payments”; Gil accuses the two of firing him in retaliation. Evidence for these assertions is not included in the filing.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Nears $44 Million Dollar Settlement With Creditors and Sexual Assault AccusersGil is suing Weinstein Live Entertainment, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, and Glasser for breach of contract and retaliation. He is seeking a jury trial, unspecified damages and payment of legal expenses. Representatives for the Weinsteins did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TheWrap.The new lawsuit follows reports that Weinstein’s attorney, Jose Baez, sent a letter to the New York State Supreme Court asking to be removed as counsel on the sexual assault trial that is set to begin in September. “Mr. Weinstein has engaged in behavior that makes this representation unreasonably difficult to carry out effectively and has insisted upon taking actions with which I have fundamental disagreements,” Baez wrote.More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. In May 2018, he was charged by New York prosecutors for “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women,” with other investigations opened into claims made in Los Angeles and London. Weinstein has consistently denied all wrongdoing.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Harvey Weinstein Accused of Reneging on $450,000 Payment in New Lawsuit At TheWrap
The iconic performer, 60, is profiled in the New York Times and was asked about a 1991 incident involving Trump.
Updated: Some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers are balking at a proposed $30 million settlement of their harassment claims, which could scuttle the deal, Variety has learned. Attorneys in the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case told Judge Mary Walrath on Thursday that they are close to a global resolution of the civil litigation. The accusers, their lawyers […]
Harvey Weinstein, the New York Attorney General’s office, former members of the Weinstein Co. board, and several women who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct have tentatively reached a $44 million settlement deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.Approximately $30 million of that total would go to a consortium of plaintiffs in several lawsuits filed, among them creditors and former employees, as well as Weinstein’s accusers, the Journal reported. The rest would pay the legal fees of Weinstein’s associates, including ex-board members who are named in the suits. The deal is not final yet, but if it goes through the amount will be paid through insurance policies, the newspaper said.According to the Journal, a lawyer representing Bob Weinstein told the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday that “For the first time, as of yesterday… we now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the [New York attorney general’s] office, the defendants and all of the insurers.”Also Read: Former Fox News Medical Contributor Keith Ablow's License Suspended After Sexual Misconduct AccusationsIf finalized, the settlement would also resolve the civil rights suit brought by the New York Attorney General’s office, according to the Journal. The deal must now be approved by advisers in charge of bankruptcy proceedings for the Weinstein Co..The settlement would have no impact on Weinstein’s pending criminal trial. Weinstein faces five counts, including rape. He has denied all accusations. The trial is set to begin in September.Representatives for Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.Read original story Harvey Weinstein Nears $44 Million Dollar Settlement With Creditors and Sexual Assault Accusers At TheWrap
The "Sin City" actress says she had to protect herself growing up in Hollywood.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial, postponed until September, is now poised to end two years after a wave of women's allegations against him sparked the #MeToo movement.
Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek said in a new interview that people in the entertainment industry are "terrified to say the wrong thing now," but she's still noticed racism.
"...Being far from home just seemed ... I didn’t even read it," said Gwyneth Paltrow about "Shakespeare in Love." "I was just like ... 'I’m having a really hard time.'"
Monica Potter is the latest actress to come forward with an allegation against Harvey Weinstein.
French actress Juliette Binoche said Thursday that Harvey Weinstein has "had enough" public excoriation and that "now justice has to do its work." In Berlin, where she is heading the film festival jury, Binoche said she herself had had no problems with Weinstein, with whom she worked on "Chocolat" and “The English Patient,” for which […]
John Malkovich will return to the London stage for the first time in more than 30 years in the starring role of a new play by David Mamet about a disgraced Hollywood producer reminiscent of Harvey Weinstein. In “Bitter Wheat,” Malkovich will play Barney Fein, the head of a Hollywood studio who falls from grace. The […]
On Wednesday, it was revealed that two attorneys who represented the actress — one of the most outspoken Weinstein accusers — have joined Weinstein's legal "dream team" as he fights rape charges.
The 'Surviving R. Kelly' showrunner also expressed her anger and confusion on social media.
Speaking to 60 Minutes in Australia, the former Baywatch star also said that women have a responsibility to look after themselves.
Kate Winslet took an opportunity after being honored at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards to express her "bitter regrets" about working with certain men in the movie business.