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Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

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US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein.The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.London's Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex.The New York Police Department said it was "looking to speak" to an individual who had made an allegation dating from 2004.Assistant Commissioner J Peter Donald said: "Based on information referenced in published news reports, the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter."No filed complai...
Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

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The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...
Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

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Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Starz has announced the casting of two key roles for its time-travel romance, Outlander."Clan, we have our Jocasta and Stephen Bonnet! Please welcome @mariadkennedy and @RealEdSpeleers as Season 4 of #Outlander begins filming!" the cable network tweeted Wednesday, along with photos of new cast members Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy.Speleers' credits include Eragon and Downton Abbey. Kennedy has also appeared in Downton Abbey, as well as in the series The Tudors and the films The Commitments, The General, The Matchmaker, Sing Street and The Conjuring 2.Based on Diana Gabaldon's popular novels, the small-screen drama Outlander follows British Claire [played by Caitriona Balfe,] a married, former World War II military nurse who magically travels back in time where she me...
Harvey Weinstein: Wife Georgina Chapman leaves accused producer

Harvey Weinstein: Wife Georgina Chapman leaves accused producer

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The wife of producer Harvey Weinstein has said she is leaving him following allegations of sexual harassment from a string of actresses.Georgina Chapman, 41, described Weinstein's actions as "unforgivable".Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest women to come forward. Both said the incidents happened early in their careers.On Tuesday, Weinstein also denied allegations of rape made in The New Yorker magazine.Weinstein was fired on Sunday from his own film studio. The Weinstein Company board said on Tuesday that they would help any criminal investigation."My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," Georgina Chapman, 41, told People magazine.Chapman and Weinstein, 65, have two children together.Media playback is unsuppo...
Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

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Two of Hollywood's biggest stars have condemned Harvey Weinstein after a recording emerged of him in which the New Yorker alleges he admitted groping a model and amid claims he raped three women.Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have released statements accusing the Hollywood mogul of unwanted advances towards them.Weinstein continues to "unequivocally deny" allegations of non-consensual sex against him, and of illegal sexual harassment. He has released a new statement saying he is focusing "on his family, on getting counselling and rebuilding his life".Paltrow told The New York Times she was hired by Weinstein to star in Emma, in the mid-1990s when she was 22 years old.Before shooting began, he summoned her to his hotel suite for a work meeting.Video:US magazine puts out 'Weinstein recor...