Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Paltrow and Jolie claim being a victims of Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer, has further been accused of sexually assaulting two other women.

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest actresses claiming they were victims of unguided behaviour of producer Harvey Weinstein.

Angelina and Gwyneth reportedly said that their harassment occured early in their careers; adding to the number of actresses accusing Weinstein of harassment, BBC report.

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle added their voice to growing demonstrations of public outrage.

The Obamas was quoted in a statement as saying that they "have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein". It adds they "celebrate the courage of women who have come forward".

On Sunday, Weinstein Company, fired him based on the allegations. Pained by the husband behaviour, on Tuesday Weinstein's wife, designer Georgina Chapman, according to People magazine, said she was leaving him.

"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," the 41-year-old and mother of two was quoted as saying.

Also, Paltrow and Jolie on Tuesday sent a statements to the New York Times, which first reported allegations against him last week.

Jolie said in an email: "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.

"This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."

In a statement, Paltrow alleged that, after Weinstein cast her in the leading role in Emma, he summoned her to his hotel suite, where he placed his hands on her and suggested massages in his bedroom.

"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she told the newspaper.

She said she told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident, and said he confronted Weinstein.

"I thought he was going to fire me," she said.

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