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Sopranos actress accuses Weinstein of rape

Sopranos actress accuses Weinstein of rape

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Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the early 1990s.The Emmy-nominated star told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way in to her apartment "like he owned the place and started unbuttoning his shirt"."It was very clear where he thought this was going to go," she said.Sciorra told the magazine that she tried to resist the Hollywood producer but that he carried on."He shoved me onto the bed, and he got on top of me" and "attempted to perform oral sex on me," she said."I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me. I was so ashamed."The actress said she stopped working for several years after the incident and fell into depression.Image:Daryl Hannah has also made allegations against Weinstein:: Weinstein accuser speaks outMeanwhile, S...
Harvey Weinstein suing Weinstein Company to obtain records

Harvey Weinstein suing Weinstein Company to obtain records

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Oct. 26 (UPI) --Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company on Thursday seeking access to his personnel file and email account.In the suit, filed in Delaware, Weinstein said access to his emails will help him defend himself and the company from lawsuits after he was fired on Oct. 8 amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment and rape."Mr. Weinstein believes that his email account - which is the primary, if not only, account he used during the term of his employment by the Company - will contain information exonerating him, and therefore the Company, from claims that may be asserted against him or the Company," the suit states.The suit also states that any "unjustified settlements or judgments" in present or future lawsuits will diminish his economic interest in the co...
Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

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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 HanksNyong'o, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, was a drama student at the time of the alleged incident. She said she had been invited to his family home in Connecticut, apparently to watch a film, shortly after they first met in 2011.He then ...
Former Trump aide to invest in Weinstein firm

Former Trump aide to invest in Weinstein firm

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One of Donald Trump's closest confidantes has thrown a lifeline to the scandal-hit Weinstein entertainment empire, amid signs it could be up for sale.The Weinstein Company has confirmed it has entered an agreement with Colony Capital, a private equity firm run by Tom Barrack.Colony will inject cash into the company while discussions continue over it buying all or part of the Weinstein firm.:: UK police investigating five Weinstein sex assault claims:: Corden sorry for Weinstein jokesThe torrent of accusations against Harvey Weinstein had raised questions about the future of the company he founded.On Friday, his brother Bob denied suggestions the company would be closed or sold, saying it was "business as usual".:: The Accusers:Lina Esco, ActressShe says Weinstein told her: "I think we shou...
James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

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James Corden has apologised after making jokes about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.The Late Late Show host said his intention had been to "shame" the Hollywood producer, not to cause any offence.Sky News estimates more than 40 women have come forward with accusations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein, although the disgraced filmmaker denies wrongdoing.Speaking at an AmfAR charity gala, Corden told his audience: "It's a beautiful night here in LA."So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage".Among his other jokes were: "It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water."Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath."To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make ...