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Harvey Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades

Harvey Weinstein and the reports about his sexual harassments are news of the week. The Weinstein Company’s board has fired Harvey who paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades.

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and a founder of an eponymous producing company, is at the centre of attention. Over decades, producer invited the young actresses to his hotel room for so-called interview or breakfast. Instead, he did the odds things and made rather strange and unexpected suggestions.

One day, in 1997, Mr Weinstein invited Ashley Judd for breakfast and had sent her up to his room, where mogul appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview.

“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?”

Ms Judd remembers.

In 2014, Mr Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same hotel and made another offer: If she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career, according to accounts she provided to colleagues who sent them to Weinstein Company executives.

Judi Dench about Harvey Weinstein’s contribution to her career


Dame Judi Dench, the 82-year-old British actress, was shocked with the recent news about Harvey whose company helped and championed her film career for the past 20 years. According to Dench, she was completely unaware of these offences which are horrifying.

In her interview, Dame Dench offered her sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.

On Monday, Mr Weinstein faced with the unexpected move – the founder of The Weinstein Company has been dismissed from it, following allegations of sexual harassment.