"I was trying to get him off of me," Sciorra said, recounting the night in either 1993 or 1994 when she alleged Weinstein raped her. "I was punching him, kicking him to get him away from me, and he took my hands and put them over my head and held them back. He got on top of me and he raped me." … [Read more...] about Why Is ‘Sopranos’ Actress Annabella Sciorra’s Testimony So Critical to Criminal Case Against Harvey Weinstein?
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“I came of age in the [’60s] and [’70s], when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” Weinstein said in his statement to the Times. “I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office — or out of it. To anyone. I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed. I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.” … [Read more...] about Rose McGowan tweets ‘women fight on’ after Harvey Weinstein allegations surface
Weinstein closed his statement by pivoting to the current debate over gun control, which has reached a critical mass in the days since a mass shooting in Las Vegas left at least 58 people dead on Sunday. “I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party,” Weinstein said. “One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.” … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein, accused of ‘decades of sexual harassment,’ takes leave from company
Oct. 5, 2017 - The New York Times reports Weinstein settled with eight women who accused him of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over three decades. Weinstein in a statement apologized for causing pain to colleagues and said he was taking a leave of absence and entering therapy. Reuters did not independently verify the details of the New York Times report. … [Read more...] about Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story: From studio to courtroom in 40 years
In addition to the two women he is charged with attacking, prosecutors plan to call to the stand four other accusers - including Sciorra, Dawn Dunning, Tarale Wulff and Lauren Young — in a bid to portray Weinstein as a monster who lured women with offers of career help, then forced himself on them. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein used his friendship with the Clintons to intimidate his victims, taking phone calls ‘every other day’ from the former president and while he was with his accusers, court hears, as his rape trial finally starts