Celebrity Reactions: Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Celebrity Reactions Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment

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Celebrity Reactions Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment

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Celebrities are reacting on Twitter to The New York Times article detailing “decades of sexual harassment” accusations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. See below Hollywood stars’ tweets about the explosive report.

The Times’ scathing expose, published Thursday, outlines a long history of sexual-harassment accusations from ex-employees of The Weinstein Company and Miramax. The newspaper says the mogul has settled harassment lawsuits with at least eight women, including actresses, over his decades-long career. Many celebrities are now slamming the film executive on Twitter over the report.

Among the stars weighing in on the controversy is Lena Dunham, who wrote, “The woman who chose to speak about their experience of harassment by Harvey Weinstein deserve our awe. It’s not fun or easy. It’s brave.” Amber Tamblyn said, “Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To Lose. By. Coming. forward.” Brooklyn Decker tweeted, “We condemn ‘grab them by the pussy’ and we condone this…” Brie Larson posted, “As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment. It’s not your fault. I believe you.”

Ashley Judd, one of the women who went on to the record to accuse Weinstein of inappropriate behavior, retweeted the Times’ story. Rosie O’Donnell shared the article on her Twitter feed as well. She also said, “He once called me the c word for defending night shyamalan after we filmed WIDE AWAKE.” Rose McGowan, one of the actresses who reportedly received a settlement from Weinstein, stated, “Anyone who does business with __ is complicit. And deep down you know you are even dirtier. Cleanse yourselves.” She added, “Women fight on. And to the men out there, stand up. We need you as allies. #bebrave.” Judd Apatow offered, “Wealthy people buy silence with settlements. The confidentiality clause allows predators to hurt other people. For decades.”

Constance Wu said of sexual harassment in Hollywood, “Yup yup yup. All the time. And if u address it seriously, u get: ‘relax it was a joke.’ The thing is, jokes are supposed to be, like, funny. Yup yup yup yup. Every day. Even from ‘good guys’ who brag about hiring female directors or producing POC narratives. YUP EVEN THEM.” Jake Tapper expressed, “Very brave of @ashleyjudd to tell her story of harassment by Harvey Weinstein to the NYT. No upside except making the world a better place.” He also tweeted, “Hollywood producer I know: ‘Shocked it’s taken so long for a Harvey Weinstein behavior expose. One of the most open secrets in Hollywood.'” And Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson said, “30 years of covering up sexual abuse – not just in the Catholic Church but also in elite liberal Hollywood.” He added, “I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero fu**s about any repercussions for condemning him.”

For his part, the studio executive has denied some of the allegations, but vowed to sue the New York Times. That said, he did announce he is taking time off work for therapy purposes. He also said he plans to use his time to challenge the NRA, which prompted Donald Trump Jr. to tweet, “Amazing deflection statement: After 3 decades of rampant sexual harassment I’m going to go after the NRA and Trump so it’s ok…#Hollywood.” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.

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