Allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to pile up. In new reports, three women say that the Hollywood producer sexually assaulted them, while Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward with their own allegations of sexual harassment against the mogul.
The new claims hit Tuesday in two separate pieces by The New Yorker and the New York Times, coming just days after the Times’ bombshell report on decades of sexual harassment allegations against the former co-chairman of the Weinstein Company and the founder of Miramax. Weinstein was fired from his role as co-chairman of the Weinstein Company. Actors Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino have also come forward with their own sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, while a number of celebrities who have previously worked with the mogul, including Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, have spoken out against his alleged behavior.
The New Yorker investigation, written by Ronan Farrow, includes the stories of two women — Asia Argento and Lucia Evans — who say that Weinstein forced oral sex on them, while an unnamed woman alleged that Weinstein “forced himself on me sexually.” Four others told The New Yorker that Weinstein touched them without their consent “that could be classified as an assault,” according to The New Yorker. In total, 13 women, including actors Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette, told the magazine about allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct. The story also includes new audio from an NYPD sting operation in which Weinstein appears to admit to groping actor Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who first came forward with allegations that the producer groped her in 2015.
Later on Tuesday, the New York Times published a new story in which Paltrow, Jolie and a number of others accused Weinstein of harassment.
The following women have accused Weinstein. A spokesperson for Weinstein issued similar statements to the New Yorker and the New York Times, denying the allegations of sexual assault. “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a …
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