Gosling says We­in­stein ‘em­blem­atic of a sys­temic prob­lem’

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Ryan Gosling says he’s “deeply dis­ap­pointed” in him­self for be­ing obliv­i­ous to the sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against Har­vey We­in­stein.

The Lon­don, Ont.-born ac­tor posted a note Thurs­day on Twit­ter in sup­port of the women who’ve shared their sto­ries.

“Like most peo­ple in Hol­ly­wood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply dis­ap­pointed in my­self for be­ing so obliv­i­ous to th­ese dev­as­tat­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of sex­ual ha­rass­ment and abuse,” he said.

“He’s em­blem­atic of a sys­temic prob­lem. Men should stand with women and work to­gether un­til there is real ac­count­abil­ity and change.”

Gosling is one of the few male ac­tors to speak out against We­in­stein in the wake of a New York Times re­port that opened the flood­gates for sto­ries from women who say they’ve been as­saulted or ha­rassed by the Hol­ly­wood mogul.

Gwyneth Pal­trow, An­gelina Jolie, Rose Mc­Gowan and Ash­ley Judd are among the ac­tresses who have come for­ward.


Rose Mc­Gowan said that Twit­ter had sus­pended her from tweet­ing af­ter the so­cial me­dia com­pany said she broke its rules.

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