Stars back sex claim accusers
NEW YORK: Oscar-winner Brie Larson has spoken out in support of fellow actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan after they accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Larson was joined by director and producer Judd Apatow, who took to Twitter to condemn the allegations.
Weinstein has been accused of decades of sexual harassment, allegedly paying at least eight women, including McGowan, between $100,000 and $190,000 each to settle their complaints.
Similar allegations were lodged by Ashley Judd, who claimed she was filming 1997’s Kiss the Girls when Weinstein lured her to his hotel room, offered her a massage and asked whether she wanted to watch him shower.
Judd was not one of the women who received a settlement from the married father of five.
“As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
“It’s not your fault. I believe you,” Larson tweeted in response without mentioning Weinstein by name.
Apatow tweeted a reporter: “Wealthy people buy silence with settlements.
“The confidentiality clause allows predators to hurt other people.