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Harvey Weinstein, one of the most successful producers in the movie business, is a serial sex abuser, using his huge power and influence to force women - staff, interns, but mostly actresses - to succumb to his will.

Over 40 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. At the head of this are the Weinstein Brothers-Harvey and Bob-who have both been put on blast with allegations of being sexual predators. She had met Weinstein once very briefly in Rome. "Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry. Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show "Eclipsed"," Weinstein's representative said in a statement.

It's no secret that Hollywood has a white agenda, pushing the idea that "white is right" or that "white is the ideal standard of beauty". "These women may not have realized it, but they gave my client the support and encouragement to hold Weinstein accountable for this disgusting act". Weinstein, as he has done across the board, was not looking at these women he allegedly assaulted for leading role material.

Nyong'o accused Weinstein of several incidents of harassment in an op-ed piece published by The New York Times on Thursday, including a 2011 incident in which she said the mogul tried to give her a massage at his CT home.

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"Harvey led me into a bedroom - his bedroom - and announced that he wanted to give me a massage", Nyong'o recounts. MORE: Lupita Nyong'o gives vivid account of Weinstein's alleged abuses Ring mentioned the incident reported by The New Yorker about a sting operation conducted by the New York Police Department in 2015. "But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein". "He was not", the actress wrote.

The invitation to screen a movie with Weinstein and his children at his CT home turned into a restaurant lunch where he tried to bully her into drinking alcohol, she wrote, followed by him cutting short her viewing of the movie after 15 minutes and taking her to his bedroom where he offered to give her a massage. Before long he said he wanted to take off his trousers. She would go on to describe several other encounters with him over the years, including some propositions.

When she first met the now-disgraced producer, she wrote, she was "entering into a community that Harvey Weinstein had been in, and even shaped, long before I got there". Still, they asked: Why had Weinstein not said anything specifically about Gwyneth Paltrow after she accused him of making advances on her in a Beverly Hills hotel room under the guise of a work meeting?


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