Officers called to ‘family dispute’ as Weinstein sex scandal deepens
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein stands accused of rape by three women, which he ‘unequivocally denies’, while his British wife has said she is leaving him.
a meeting tomorrow to discuss any action to be taken.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) also announced it had suspended his membership, effective immediately.
Rose McGowan, another accuser, called for the board of the Weinstein Company to be dissolved following the allegations against its co-founder.
The actress, 44, tweeted a link to the campaign on website ipetitions.com and said: “Join me in supporting this important cause at iPetitions. DISSOLVE THE BOARD.”
Over 10,000 signatures had been added to the petition by yesterday. Meanwhile, stars across Hollywood have continued to condemn Weinstein’s behaviour.
Ewan McGregor said Weinstein was a “bully”, Matt Damon said he had been left “absolutely sick to my stomach”, while Ben Affleck added he was “saddened and angry
that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades”. Prime Minister Theresa May also spoke out about the scandal on Wednesday.
She said the reports were “deeply concerning” as senior politicians called for Weinstein to be stripped of his CBE.
Hollywood star Susan Sarandon has praised Delevingne for speaking out against Weinstein.
Following her Instagram posts, Delevingne posted photographs of women she admires in the film industry in support of the United Nations Girl Up campaign.
Sarandon, named as one of the models and actress’s heroes, said: “I’m a huge fan of your spirit, talent and potential and now your bravery for speaking out.
“Next time anything bad happens, I got your back.”
Actress Reese Witherspoon, who was
also named as one of Delevingne’s heroes, wrote: “Love you, my fellow warrior.”
Delevingne posted two lengthy Instagram posts about her alleged encounter with film executive Weinstein. In the first she said she burst into song out of nervousness.
She said she was given the role in the film she wanted but “always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened”.
She continued: “Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part.”
A second post contained the quote “The devil whispered in my ear, ‘you’re not strong enough to withstand the storm’. Today I whispered in the devils ear, ‘I am the storm’”.
She added: “I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is never their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth.”