American film producer and former studio executive Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by numerous women. According to The New York Times, which first broke the news, Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior lasted almost three decades. Among the women who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment are actresses Ashley Judd and Rose Mcgowan. It has been also reported that Weinstein, over three decades, reached at least eight settlements with women who accused him of inappropriate behavior. After the sexual harassment allegations went public, The Weinstein Company, which was co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, fired him.
Weinstein gave a statement about the allegations, in which he claims the story published by The New York Times is “saturated with false and defamatory statements” and also revealed he intends to sue the newspaper.
Harvey Weinstein is best known as one of the founder of Miramax, the studio that produced numerous cult movies such as Pulp Fiction. Weinstein has an Academy Award for producing the movie Shakespeare In Love and has won 7 Tony Awards for his work in theater and musicals.