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Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed And Threatened To Kill Her

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual abuse by numerous women. Actress Salma Hayek is the latest woman to come forward, revealing in an op-ed for The New York Times about ongoing harassment she experienced from the Hollywood mogul.

“Harvey Weinstein was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster,” she said.

The actress opened up about wanting to collaborate with Weinstein on her movie “Frida”: “The Weinstein empire, which was then Miramax, had become synonymous with quality, sophistication and risk taking — a haven for artists who were complex and defiant. It was everything that Frida was to me and everything I aspired to be.”

The partnership proved predatory according to Hayek. She said that Weinstein continually pushed her to be sexy in the role, pressuring her to do a sex scene with

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Jennifer Lawrence Says She Didn’t Know Harvey Weinstein Was A Rapist: ‘He Was Paternal To Me’

A day after a class-action lawsuit was brought against Harvey Weinstein for sexual abuse allegations, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars revealed that the film mogul was like a father figure to her. Jennifer Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter that she never knew Weinstein was a predator.

“I didn’t know that he was a rapist,” she said.

In the interview with Oprah, Lawrence said Weinstein was known as a tough businessman.

“A tough guy, a brute, a tough guy to negotiate with,” she described. She said their relationship was paternal and never sexual.

“Just speaking for myself, I had known him since I was 20, and he had only ever been nice to me — except for the moments that he wasn’t, and then I called him an asshole, and we moved on. He was paternal to me.”

Lawrence won an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced movie “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2013.

Weinstein has been accused

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6 Women File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein: ‘He Is A Predator’

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Following multiple allegations of sexual abuse and assault against the former The Weinstein Company head, Variety shares that six women have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in New York.

The six plaintiffs are: Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Masse, Melissa Sagemiller and Nannette Klatt. They claim that Weinstein as well as the larger Hollywood network of lawyers, agents and The Weinstein Company (which includes his brother Bob) were aware of the predatory behavior. 

“Harvey Weinstein is a predator. Bob (Weinstein) knew it. The board knew it. The lawyers knew it. The private investigators knew it. Hollywood knew it. We knew it. Now the world knows it,” the plaintiffs said in a joint statement.

“We have watched with horror, amazement, pride and gratitude in the last two months as women (and men) the world over have come forward

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Uma Thurman Drops More Hints About Impending Harvey Weinstein Harassment Statement

Earlier this month, Uma Thurman was asked about her thoughts on the growing #MeToo movement. Thurman’s response, in which her barely-contained fury was apparent, went viral accross social media.

“I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others,” wrote the beloved actress in her Thanksgiving post on Instagram, paired with a screenshot from the film Kill Bill, about a female assassin looking for revenge. “I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so… Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators – I’m glad it’s going slowly – you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned.”

Now, Thurman is making ominous comments on Instagram, referring quite

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Harvey Weinstein Enters Sex Addiction Rehab, DA Talks About Whether To Prosecute

After numerous allegations of sexual harassament and abuse against him—including a sting recording— Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein has decided to enter sex rehab. TMZ shares that The Weinstein Company co-founder was spotted boarding a private jet on Tuesday night. Initially, it was reported that he was heading for a rehab center in Europe for sex addiction. Later, it was shared that he was headed to Meadows rehab center in Arizona on Wednesday.

“He wants to come back with fresh, new ideas,” shared a source with TMZ. Although the 65-year-old was terminated from his position at the company he founded with his brother Bob, the sources share that the company is still mulling over how (if at all) he’ll be involved in the future.

At least 13 women have come forward to state that the Hollywood heavyweight was inappropriate with them, ranging from asking

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie Say Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Them

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of decades of sexual harassment against women. More former employees and actresses have alleged that the Weinstein Company head made inappropriate advances toward them and—in some instances—offered them payment for their silence. In interviews with the NY Times, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have come out against Weinstein today for harassing them when they were younger.

“We’re at a point in time when women need to send a clear message that this is over,” Paltrow says. “This way of treating women ends now.” Paltrow says that Weinstein hired her for the lead in Emma when she was 22 years old. He asked her to come to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a meeting that ended with him placing his hands on her and encouraging her to go to the bedroom for massages. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she says.  Paltrow

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Dad’s Before-And-After Pics Of Son Outside Houston Home Show Just How Devastating Hurricane Harvey Effects Are

Bill Bishop, the managing editor of Houston news channel KHOU-TV, took a picture of his son standing in front of their home while it was getting battered with floodwater—and then took another photo two days later.

As the sun peaked through the clouds in Houston yesterday, it was a sign that the threat of Hurricane Harvey is beginning to recede after the city received more than 50 inches of rainfall.

The first photo shows Bishop’s son up to his waist in water—but the photo two days later shows him standing on dry (or damp, I’d imagine) ground.

Unfortunately, the flood still destroyed much of the Bishop family’s furniture. And there are still other areas where flooding still continues, as well as rescues of people by boat.

The storm has claimed at least 31 casualties so far, according to The New York Times, though this number may rise. More than 30,000

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18 Devastating Photos Showing The Tragic Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

As rains continue to batter Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas on Friday night, images from the storm show disastrous flooding, including highways that look like rivers and people being rescued from their homes by helicopter.

At least five people are dead as the result of the Category 4 hurricane, The New York Times reported, and large numbers of homes and businesses have been destroyed.

“This event is unprecedented all impacts are unknown beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter on Sunday. “Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.”

Here are some of the astonishing images that have come out of the storm thus far.

A Texas National Guardsman rescues a woman from her flooded home.

Naomi Coto carries her dog Simba on her shoulders as they evacuate.

People use an air mattress to float down a flooded street after

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