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Who are the Australian Harvey Weinsteins?

There’s a list of local, well-known predatory men, including a top television presenter, a Hollywood A-lister and a soap star, doing the rounds among women in the Australian film and television industry. According to an insider it’s been in circulation for years, passed down through the ranks as a way to warn and protect each other, but has grown in recent weeks following the scandal surrounding former Hollywood heavyweight producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of decades of sexual harassment or assault, including allegations of rape. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Horror icon hangs up his claw…

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Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment. She spoke out in a New York Times article, saying she was lured to his room under false pretences. He then said that he wanted to give her a massage, she claimed, saying she initially thought he was joking. Weinstein faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault from dozens of women. He has “unequivocally” denied having “non-consensual sex”. Tarantino knew about Weinstein’s alleged misconduct No way back for Weinstein, says Tom Hanks Nyong’o, who won a best supporting…

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Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

US film director Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing for years about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct toward women. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” Tarantino told the New York Times. His comments come as Los Angeles police are investigating Weinstein over a suspected sexual assault in 2013. He already faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault from dozens of women. He has “unequivocally” denied having “non-consensual sex”. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t second-hand. I knew he…

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o details several painful encounters with Harvey Weinstein

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Lupita Nyong’o has come forward about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in an op-ed in the New York Times, writing that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at a restaurant, but after they moved the meeting to his home to watch a film screening, tried to give her a massage. At a later meeting, the Oscar-winning actress wrote Weinstein propositioned her in a hotel restaurant. Entertainment –

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Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

Film star Tom Hanks has said there is no way back for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. “We’re at a watershed moment, this is a sea change,” Hanks told the BBC. “His last name will become a noun and a verb. It will become an identifying moniker for a state of being for which there was a before and an after.” Mr Weinstein “unequivocally denies” allegations of sexual assault, harassment and rape. “Everybody has stories about some aspect of the ‘casting couch’,” Hanks said….

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Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his British Film Institute fellowship, which he received in 2002. The BFI awards the title to individuals to recognise their contribution to film and television culture. It comes after a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations were made against the producer. Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” the allegations and says all relationships he had were consensual. The award is considered the highest accolade presented by the BFI. The BFI said the fellowship was “the highest honour we can bestow”, adding “the serious and widespread…

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