US – More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers.

British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992.

The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Weinstein and his own brother called him “sick and depraved”.

Weinstein, 65, insists sexual relations he had were consensual.

Police in London are investigating an allegation against Weinstein who is also being investigated by police in New York.

More than two dozen women – among them actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan – have made a number of accusations against him including rape and sexual assault.

Weinstein has been a huge figure in the film world, where his productions received more than 300 Oscar nominations and won 81.

Lysette Anthony told The Sunday Times she had reported an attack by Weinstein to the London Metropolitan Police.

The actress, who stars in the British TV soap Hollyoaks, said she had met the producer when she starred in 1982 sci-fi film Krull and the alleged assault had come a few years later.

It was a “pathetic, revolting” attack, she said, that had left her “disgusted and embarrassed”.

The Metropolitan Police said it was passed an allegation of sexual assault, without giving details.

Separately an unidentified woman told the Mail On Sunday newspaper she had been raped by Weinstein in 1992 when she was working at his film company offices in West London.

On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board had “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” to expel Weinstein.

Board members include Hollywood figures such as Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.

The “era of wilful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behaviour and workplace harassment in our industry is over”, the Academy said.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter magazine, Bob Weinstein said he had had no idea of “the type of predator” his brother was.

He refused to comment on reports that he and the board of Weinstein Company had been aware of Weinstein’s settlements with women during recent contract negotiations, saying only that the board “did not know the extent of my brother’s actions”.

The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.

26 Responses to US – More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

  1. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade October 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Well so now they are talking but they should say what they get

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  2. John F Walmark
    John F Walmark October 15, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Why is no one pressing charges?…

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  3. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor October 15, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Ignorant women? You seem to agree with the Raping of women.This is a nasty unkind comment No woman deserves to be RAPE…You men who think that it’s about money are just like him.Shame on you

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    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn October 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

      This man is innocent until proven guilty. You talking as if you were there. It have some very wicked woman who will do anything to get through in life. Why now . As one SPEAK out. All of a sudden a million of them coming out like a mosquito looking to suck Blood.

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    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull October 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Angus Benn them got the Bill Cosby case Syndrome. Ripple effect in motion so you how that goes already.

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  4. Paula Carrington
    Paula Carrington October 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

    If he was black like Cosby charges would be coming in fast.

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    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer October 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

      They will come, hopefully

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    • jennifer October 16, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Well said Paula and he ain’t getting away either. This man may get and away though.

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  5. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 15, 2017 at 9:44 am

    The part I don’t understand why all of these ignorant woman now coming Forward. After all these years. That is because they are Hungry for money.

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    • Ashlee Nicholle
      Ashlee Nicholle October 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Angelina Jolie and Gwynedd Paltrow need money?

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    • Ramona Chiedu Louisa Taylor
      Ramona Chiedu Louisa Taylor October 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      if you have ever been a victim of sexual abuse you would realize the hardest thing is to speak about it in public especially when the man accused can ruin your career and blacklist you from hollywood. this is another case of bill cobsy. a lot of them kept quiet because they assumed nobody would believe them

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    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn October 16, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Ramona Chiedu Louisa Taylor why people should believe them after all of these years

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    • Ramona Chiedu Louisa Taylor
      Ramona Chiedu Louisa Taylor October 16, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Angus Benn the same way somebody should believe you if you suddenly decided after years of partying that you wanted to be a christian

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  6. Malcolm Marcelle
    Malcolm Marcelle October 15, 2017 at 9:51 am

    You do favours to get the job while black actresses can get a looking .

    Isn’t it interesting the one with the oscars and the million dollar contract think he was creepy and the other that wasn’t successful is accusing him of tape .

    Don’t care move on.

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  7. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Those men with money feel it’s their right to do those kinds of things…. If they give u a part and u say no to sex with them, they take it away! Hell u need the job, squeal and u wont work in hollywood again!

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  8. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis October 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

    No conspiracy theory this time? Why? Because he is not black?

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  9. Adina Isalene
    Adina Isalene October 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Geez it’s Bill Cosby all over again. Did he even get any work done what with all the raping he was busy doing?

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  10. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie October 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

    You can’t rape the willing

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  11. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Some of these women have no shame. I wonder if none of them don’t have no husband nor BOYFriend. I would be very embarrass if I was one of these women husband. Especially if we had kids together. My point is. Why waited so long after all of these years to file a complaint to the police. What proof they have. Any body that works with that man can say anything.

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  12. Cathy Jessamy-Babb
    Cathy Jessamy-Babb October 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    You will be surprised as to who was involved. Wait until the news hit Barbados you are going to tremble. Did you say a well-known Barbadians?

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  13. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull October 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Them wanted the part so them give up the Art ,and he mek them Snort.

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  14. Deborah Lashley
    Deborah Lashley October 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    What will happen to his

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  15. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell October 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Wait he sampled all the women in Hollywood or wuh?

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  16. Betty Proverbs
    Betty Proverbs October 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Nothing new in Hollywood !

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  17. Belfast October 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Wuk fuk Wuk, Hollywood style. The guy should have taken some lessons from some of our past and present government ministers.

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  18. jennifer October 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

    White men have a history of raping women and white women have a history of lying that them get rape.

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