Wife leaves after 3 more accuse Harvey Weinstein

AFP
Published Oct 12, 2017, 2:29 am IST
Updated Oct 12, 2017, 2:34 am IST
The women’s allegations against the 65-year-old movie mogul were made in an bombshell expose published by the New Yorker.
Harvey Weinstein
 Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faced claims on Wednesday that he raped an Italian film star and two other women, in a widening scandal that has drawn condemnation from across the film industry as well as America’s liberal political elite.

The women’s allegations against the 65-year-old movie mogul were made in an bombshell expose published by the New Yorker.

 

Mr Weinstein denies all charges, according to a statement from his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, circulated among US media. But former US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton have weighed in to condemn the Oscar-winning producer, a longtime Democratic Party donor who has become a political liability.

His wife, British fashion designer Georgina Chapman, meanwhile, told People magazine she was leaving Mr Weinstein, with whom she has two children.

The latest accusations are a hugely damaging escalation of the scandal. Previous allegations had so far been limited to complaints about harassment.

The investigation was published as fresh misconduct allegations emerged from Hollywood A-listers such as Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette and Gwyneth Paltrow. Italian actress Asia Argento, the 42-year-old daughter of iconic horror director Dario Argento, said Mr Weinstein forced oral sex and intercourse on her 20 years ago. 





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