STREEP ‘AP­PALLED’ BY WE­IN­STEIN

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Sev­eral big Hol­ly­wood stars, in­clud­ing Meryl Streep, Ge­orge Clooney, and Judi Dench, have wel­comed the sack­ing of pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein from his own com­pany, fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment. “The dis­grace­ful news about Har­vey We­in­stein has ap­palled those of us whose work he cham­pi­oned, and those whose good and wor­thy causes he sup­ported,” Streep said in a state­ment.

Fol­low­ing the re­port of sex­ual al­le­ga­tions against Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein in New York Times on Oc­to­ber 5, The We­in­stein Com­pany, which he co-founded, fired him on Sun­day.

Sev­eral celebrites wel­comed the de­ci­sion, and took to so­cial me­dia to ex­tend their sup­port to Ashley Judd, and the other al­leged vic­tims.

“If even 1/10th of the sto­ries about Har­vey We­in­stein are true, and I be­lieve they are, then good f ***** g rid­dance. That shit’s gotta stop. And f**k you to any­one who knew about it and let him get away with it. The en­abling also needs to end,” film­maker James Gunn wrote on Twit­ter.

“To be clear, what Har­vey We­in­stein did was a dis­gust­ing abuse of power. I hope we are now see­ing the be­gin­ning of the end of these abuses,” ac­tor Mark Ruf­falo tweeted.

“As al­ways, I stand with the brave sur­vivors of sex­ual as­sault and ha­rass­ment. It's not your fault. I be­lieve you,” Os­car-win­ning ac­tor Brie Lar­son wrote on Twit­ter.

How­ever, not ev­ery­one in Hol­ly­wood was against We­in­stein. De­signer Donna Karan tried to de­fend him, and hinted that women are “ask­ing for it”.

“How do we dis­play our­selves? How do we present our­selves as women? What are we ask­ing? Are we ask­ing for it by pre­sent­ing all the sen­su­al­ity and all the sex­u­al­ity?” she said. She was crit­i­cised on so­cial me­dia for the com­ment. Ac­tor Mia Far­row tweeted, “No more Donna Karan for me.”

Donna Karan (bot­tom) tried to de­fend the disgraced pro­ducer

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