March 22, 2018

Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

07 October 2017, 04:39 | Virginia Santiago

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High-profile Hollywood attorney Lisa Bloom, who has been representing the Good Will Hunting producer, also released a statement, adding that her client 'denies numerous accusations as patently false'.

"My temper makes people feel intimidated, but I don't even know when I'm doing it". "What she released was hurtful".

Bloom addressed Judd's accusations during her interview, insisting she encourages women to come forward and "speak their truths" about their alleged experiences with Weinstein.

This is not the first high-profile sexual harassment scandal this year.

"I've done a lot of cases on behalf of women and I've often thought, 'Gee, I wish I could get on the other side and smack that guy around a little bit, verbally, '" Bloom said. Booker will reportedly send the $7,800 Weinstein donated to his campaign to the nonprofit New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, while Blumenthal is rerouting $5,400 to the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and Heinrich's $5,400 donation from Weinstein is heading to Community Against Violence.

Although Weinstein issued the public apology, Weinstein's lawyer contradicted the Times report, insisting it was "saturated with false and defamatory statements" and threatening a lawsuit. I'm not going to do that.

Earlier, the newspaper had claimed that Weinstein - who has been married to London-born fashion designer Georgina Chapman since 2007 - had reached at least eight settlements with women.

He has previously denied numerous allegations and has not been charged with any crimes. I have behaved badly.' I'm like, good, I'll tell you what to do.

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Weinstein (pictured above with his wife) is known as one of Hollywood's most powerful executives.

Weinstein's two former assistants and an Italian model have also charged similar accusations.

"Cleanse yourselves", wrote McGowan, who worked with Weinstein on 1996 slasher film "Scream".

"We strongly endorse Harvey Weinstein's already-announced decision to take an indefinite leave of absence from the company, commencing today", read the statement signed by Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Weinstein's brother.

A Times spokesperson issued a statement, according to Variety, defending the paper's report.

"I can not be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them", he added.

Academy Award victor Weinstein and his brother Bob formed independent movie studio Miramax in 1979, selling it in 1993 and setting up The Weinstein Company in 2005.

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