In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle 20s and hoping to get a toehold in the film industry, said he could switch course quickly — meetings and clipboards one moment, intimate comments the next. One woman advised a peer to wear a parka when summoned for duty as a layer of protection against unwelcome advances. [The New York Times]
ASHLEY JUDD told the story that Harvey Weinstein greeted her in his hotel room in a bathrobe. He hoped to give her a massage or she could watch him shower.
Sexual harassment in Hollywood is a sport.
It’s the sister insult to sexism.
Charlize Theron in July
You’ve been in this industry for a long time. What’s the one question you wish interviewers would stop asking you?
“I make fun of it and I don’t hide behind it, but I wish we didn’t always have to mention a woman’s age. Every single interview I’ve ever read of myself always has my age in brackets right next to it. I don’t see a lot of guys getting that same treatment. So I wish that we lived in a society where we’re not so age obsessed and we could actually just appreciate a person for who they are. And leave it at that.”
Remember last year when Maggie Gyllenhaal said she was told she was too old (she’s around 40) to play the love interest of a 50-something male star?
Harvey Weinstein has issued a statement.
Every woman who came forward deserves praise. It’s not easy.