Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein loses key supporters after sex harassment allegations

Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein loses key supporters after sex harassment allegations

The latest resignations also come after a new report surfaced late Friday in the Huffington Post claiming that Weinstein had made unwanted sexual advances toward a TV journalist, Lauren Sivan, a decade ago in NY, including cornering Sivan at a restaurant and masturbating in front of her.

"I'm not at all surprised to see it".

When asked if Maerov's criticisms played a role in her resignation, Bloom said, "The criticism I had of the board and the board had of me had as much relevance to my resignation decision as what I had for breakfast today".

Trump spoke out two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against the famed producer spanning almost three decades.

Trump apologized for the remarks, which he attributed to "locker room talk". "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it", he said.

"Harvey Weinstein needs to resign from his companies, face his sickness, and go into a long, self-imposed exile", Brzezinski wrote on Twitter.

Weinstein's then-attorney Lisa Bloom said in a statement that Weinstein "denies numerous accusations as patently false", but he still said that he "bear [s] responsibility for my actions" in an interview to The New York Post on Friday.

Weinstein told the Post he is suing "because of the Times' inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting".

On Friday, another woman stepped forward to accuse Weinstein of misconduct.

Sivan claims that a decade ago, while working as an anchor for local cable channel Long Island 12, Weinstein sequestered her in the kitchen of a Cuban restaurant in which he was an investor. Weinstein then said to Sivan, "Well, can you just stand there and shut up". Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen.

Sivan claims she has had no further contact with Weinstein since the incident.

Representatives for Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. have not responded to requests for comment.

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