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Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

The list of accusers continues to grow Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded
Lillian Steele | 13 October, 2017, 00:42

On Wednesday, as Harvey Weinstein prepared to leave Los Angeles and check into a residential treatment facility following allegations of sexual harassment and assault from several women, he stopped to speak to reporters about his current state of mind.

An avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by the Hollywood heavyweight have surfaced since the publication last week of an explosive New York Times report alleging a history of abusive behavior dating back decades. Before getting into the auto, Weinstein says, "You know what, we all make mistakes".

"Fellas", she says, "I'm a big comedy-star-slash-Hollywood-executive, and I've found that it's quite easy to not masturbate in front of my employees". The actress said she applauds the women who have come forward with their stories.

British actress Romola Garai tells the Guardian that she felt "violated" when Weinstein auditioned her as an 18-year-old, saying that he had answered the door to his hotel room in a bathrobe.

But with investigations into Weinstein's behavior brewing in NY, he may be better off staying in the US for the time being.

It is announced that Harvey Weinstein has been sacked by the board of his company, with immediate effect. A third woman withholds her name from the article, the result of a 10-month investigation by the magazine. Maerov said, "Her name came up in 2015, but I don't remember who brought it up". Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.

Gwyneth Paltrow shared a sweet message for her daughter Apple on Wednesday. Prime Minister Theresa May says a decision about the honour would not lie with Downing Street.

On Sunday, Weinstein was removed from his powerhouse film studio in the wake of the mounting allegations. According to People, the LAPD had responded to a "family disturbance call" at the home earlier in the day.

The contract came up for renewal just as Ambra Battilana, an Italian model, reported to the police that Harvey Weinstein had groped her during a work meeting at his Manhattan office. Weinstein was not there when officers arrived.

New York City police detectives are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The NYPD does not provide further details.

The Academy called the allegations against Weinstein "repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents", in a statement released Wednesday.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a joke he made about Weinstein's sexual conduct at the 2013 Oscar nominations, saying chose to speak out after a co-star had been harassed by the producer.

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