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28 Women accuse Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment and Abuse

A total of 28 women have spoken against Harvey Weinstein until now. And the numbers seem to grow by the day. Among these women are some very famous actresses and models. So, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne are among the women who have experience a sort of sexual harassment from Weinstein and who decided to share their experience.

Several women talked about what happened to them after an extensive investigation published by The New York Times, claiming that Weinstein has been linked to multiple cases of sexual harassment, including some that have been settled throughout the years. Three cases of rape have also been reported against Weinstein, who is currently under investigation by authorities.

Many stories shared by these women seemed similar when it comes to way Weinstein contacted and made proposals to them. Such a story was shared by actress Melissa Sagemiller. She said that it all happened in 2000, when she was working at the movie Get Over It. The actress revealed that Weinstein asked her to come to his hotel room and told her to give him a massage. The actress said that Weinstein also told her that he would not let her leave unless she kissed him.

“I said fine and kissed him on the lips. He sort of held my head and made me kiss him, and then he’s like, ‘OK, you can go now. That’s all I wanted. Just do what I say and you can get your way,’ ” she said. The actress went on to say that she had another unhappy encounter with him when she was flying back to New York, after filming was done in Toronto. She said that Weinstein wanted her to travel with him on his private plane.

The actress claimed that when she arrived at the airport, she was escorted by the personnel there to Weinstein’s private plane. “See, Melissa, you can’t say no to me. I always get what I want,” he told the actress when she on boarded the private plane. Luckily for Melissa, there were other actors on the flight as well, so she said she stayed with Shane West throughout the entire time.

Adidas Involved in Corruption Case

Adidas managed to create a lot of headlines lately with its involvement in a severe corruption case. The scandal first emerged at the end of September, when the FBI arrested a company executive on allegations of offering bribes to high school students and their families for certain benefits for Adidas.

The case is considered to be very widespread and it actually came as a shock in the world of sports. The Adidas executive charged in the case is Jim Gatto, the company’s Global Marketing Director for Basketball. The authorities charged him with wife fraud, money laundering, as well as paying $250,000 in bribes.

The whole case is quite complicated and also involves other defendants, including a former Nike employee and assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn and California, among others. The Adidas director was accused of paying money to basketball players that are still in high school, and their families, if they promise that they would go to play at certain schools. Furthermore, the young players had to give Gatto guarantees that they would sign endorsement deals with the sportswear company sponsoring those schools, when turning professional.

An important thing to mention is that the name of the sportswear company was not specified in court filed documents. The court papers do not mention Adidas’ name, but the references made when talking about the “company” point to the sportswear giant. The names of the universities part of the case have not been revealed, either.

Adidas previously stated that it would cooperate in the investigation. “Today, we became aware that federal investigators arrested an Adidas employee,” the company said. “We are learning more about the situation. We’re unaware of any misconduct and will fully cooperate with authorities to understand more,” the same statement added. The company also said that it will also conduct its own investigation into the case.

So, besides Gatto, the FBI also charged several college coaches in relation with the corruption investigation. Thus, the case is expected to get bigger and most likely other people will also be charged in connection with the claims.

FBI to Investigate Harvey Weinstein

It seems that the FBI has also joined the case involving Harvey Weinstein. It has been reported that the FBI started an investigation against Weinstein, following allegations of sexual harassment and rape from several women.

The Daily Mail reported that the FBI’s decision was rushed by rumors that Weinstein was planning on leaving the Unites States to move to Europe. This means that he might be able to avoid prosecution. So, the FBI will be looking into the allegations against Weinstein. A TMZ report claimed that Weinstein was actually planning on leaving the country this week and fly to Switzerland. The same report claimed that the Hollywood producer later changed his mind.

The star wanted to go to Europe to get treatment for sex addiction. However, it was reported that his team finally found a facility for him to attend in Arizona. Weinstein will allegedly get treatment for sex addiction and behavioral issues at this facility. However, this does not mean that things are looking better for Weinstein.

In fact, the producer is constantly linked to new sexual harassment allegations. While more women start to speak up about his abuses, some cases have also been reported outside of the US. So, reportedly, there are five accusers talking about his misconduct in France, as well as some in London, although the exact number has not been revealed for the moment. Most likely, the FBI will collaborate with the local authorities when it comes to their investigation.

One of the most serious allegations against Weinstein had been made by Lucia Evans, who said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him. Lucia said she was a student who wanted to become an actress in 2004, when this happened. The incident occurred in New York. Several actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd, claimed that they were sexually harassed by Weinstein on different occasions at the beginning of their careers. They each shared different stories on how the abuse happened.

Matt Damon Denies Covering Up for Harvey Weinstein

Without a doubt, the subject of the moment when it comes to the world of celebrities involves Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, abuse and even rape by a series of famous women. Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie or Rosanna Arquette have talked against the movie producer.

However, along with Weinstein, some other famous names were also dragged into the scandal. One of them is popular actor Matt Damon. Damon was accused of trying to cover up Weinstein’s mistakes, allegation which the actor denied. So, reporter Sharon Waxman accused Damon of trying to “kill” a story about Weinstein about 13 years ago.

The reporter said that she became aware of some rumors indicating that one of Weinstein’s employees in Italy was trying to procure women for him. However, she did not get to investigate too much, because she soon got a phone call from Damon and actor Russell Crowe, who wanted to vouch for the employee. Finally, the story was never published and the allegations were never made public. According to the reporter, Weinstein had actually asked Damon and Crowe to call her and make her take the story back.

“They were calling me to vouch for this executive. They were calling me to say that they knew the guy, they hung out with him in Italy, and he seemed like a good guy,” Waxman said. Well, Matt Damon denied conspiring with Weinstein or knowing about any allegations. He said he never tried to end the story. “I would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that,” the Hollywood star said according to Deadline. “I just wouldn’t do that. It’s not something I would do, for anybody,” he went on to add.

The actor also said that Weinstein told him that the story was about the executive not having professional experience, and Weinstein asked Damon to “tell her that he was a professional and you had a good experience, and that was it”. “I was never conscripted to do anything. We vouch for each other, all the time,” he explained. “I’m sure I mentioned to her that I didn’t know anything about the rest of her piece, because I didn’t,” the actor concluded. Damon also said that he never knew about Weinstein’s behavior related to sexual abuse allegations.

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow Talk against Harvey Weinstein

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest stars to join the list of accusers against Harvey Weinstein. The two famous actresses talked against Harvey while contacting the New York Times. Both Gwyneth and Angelina said that they were sexually harassed by the movie producer.

Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that she was 22 years old when the incident occurred. Harvey called her into his hotel room, allegedly for a work related meeting, after he cast her in the main role of the movie Emma. The movie, based on a Jane Austen book, made Gwyneth a worldwide known star.

So, before filming for Emma started, Harvey called Gwyneth and asked her to go to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. He tried to put his hands on the actress and asked her to go to the bedroom for massages. Gwyneth refused him and the actress said she was very scared. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said.

The popular actress went on to say that she told her boyfriend of that time, Brad Pitt, about what happened and the famous actor confronted Harvey Weinstein about the incident. Of course, he left her alone, but Harvey asked Gwyneth not to tell anyone else about what happened. “I thought he was going to fire me,” she explained.

Angelina Jolie also shared a similar story with The New York Times. The actress claimed that it all happened in the 1990s, after she starred in the movie Playing by Heart. Once again, the sexual harassment happened in a hotel room. Angelina said he made some sexual advances which she naturally rejected. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” the actress explained. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable,” she also said in an email sent to the New York Times.

Harvey Weinstein was accused by several women of sexual harassment, abuse and even forced oral and vaginal sex. He denied the allegations of forcing women into sex.

Tom Cruise Refuses to Talk to Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are a couple. The news was confirmed after years of speculation. Of course, one of the first things that got the spotlight after the dating rumors were confirmed was what Katie’s former husband, Tom Cruise, thinks about this whole story. Well, several reports have claimed that Tom was not happy at all.

A new report from Celebrity Insider claimed that ever since he found out about Katie and Jamie dating, Tom has stopped all connection with his former wife and their 11 years old daughter Suri. The report said that Tom’s entire family has done the same, so no one is in connection with Katie and Suri at the moment. The same celebrity site claimed that Tom has actually not seen Suri for about four years.

A source talking to the site said that Tom has been quite indifferent, although Katie has made a lot of efforts in the attempt to have a cordial relationship with the famous actor, of course, all for the sake of her young daughter. “[Katie] has reached out [to Tom] in the hopes of opening a dialogue about resuming contact with Suri,” the insider said.

Apparently, Katie did not want her issues with Tom to come between Suri and her father and she would really like him to have a relationship with Suri. However, it appears that the actor does not want the same. Some have claimed that Tom stopped contact with Katie because of her turning against the Church of Scientology.

Since photos of Jamie and Katie holding hands while walking on the beach emerged, a series of stories have been published on this subject and a lot of speculation has been made. Some claimed that Tom had absolutely no idea that Katie and Jamie were seeing each other and got very upset when he found out. Ever since the end of her marriage to Tom, Katie has been mostly single. At least, this is what the actress claimed. Jamie Foxx constantly denied dating Katie, although the two were always linked. She was previously linked to Joshua Jackson and Matthew Perry.

Kylie, Kim and Khloe Starting to Plan their Nurseries

It’s an exciting time for the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The rumors are saying that Kim, Khloe and Kylie are all going to welcome babies. Kim is the only one who has confirmed the baby rumors for the moment. She and her husband Kanye West are going to welcome a baby via surrogate. Kim revealed nothing else for the moment on this subject. This will be the third child for Kim and Kanye.

However, we cannot say the same thing about Khloe and Kylie. The two have not confirmed or denied the rumors, although they have been linked to baby news for a few weeks now. The rumors said that both Khloe and Kylie are going to welcome their first child around the same time. Kylie is allegedly pregnant with Travis Scott and is expecting a baby girl. Khloe is said to be pregnant with Tristan Thompson.

Well, some sources talking to People magazine claimed that the three sisters have already started to prepare for the moment when they will become moms. “Khloé and Kylie are both starting to plan out their nurseries, and Kim and Kourtney are also involved in the process,” the insider explained. “All the sisters are super excited, and Kris has been helping as well,” the same source went on to add.

The source also revealed that when it comes to Khloe, the change is going to be even bigger because she will actually move into a new home. Allegedly, Khloe is searching for a new home with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson. The famous Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is said to be very happy. “The while family is being super supportive of each other,” the source also said. However, she is not ready to share the baby news with the whole world.

Kylie also wants to keep a low profile for now and she spends most time at home. “Even though this is a very exciting time for her, she wants to be more private for now, and is doing her best to stay out of the public eye,” the source said. The insider explained that Kylie just wants a bit of privacy and she is very happy about the baby.

Shakira and Pique Separation Rumors Not True

Although a previously released media report indicated that Shakira and Pique are going to end their relationship, it seems that the rumors were not true after all. Even though there is still no official confirmation or denial from the two, a source talking to US Weekly claimed that the pair have not separated and are still happy together.

Shakira and Pique have been a couple for six years and have been first linked to split rumors a couple of days ago. The separation news was first reported by Spanish website Cotilleo, which allegedly talked to a source close to the couple. “It’s something serious and she has been the one who has finally made the decision,” the source said without revealing too much additional detail.

Well, US Weekly denied these claims. “They have 100 percent not split,” an insider told the celebrity site. The same source explained that their relationship is as strong as ever. As already mentioned, the two stars have not addressed the rumors themselves, so it remains unclear for the moment if they are really true.

Furthermore, it is quite curious that Shakira and Pique were linked to separation rumors, as the two seemed very much in love. They have two sons together, Milan, who is 4, and Sasha, who is 2. And Shakira claimed during a 2014 interview that she and Pique share real love. “There’s real love, there’s no ulterior motives. And I’m with him because he’s the most amazing man I’ve ever met. We want the same things, we like the same things, we hate the same things. I have never been with someone so passionate in my life,” the singer said.

Shakira also revealed during an interview that she gets a lot of help from her boyfriend when it comes to taking care of the children. She claimed that both she and Pique are hands-on parents and they love to spend time with the kids. Shakira also said that she wanted a big family with Pique. It is yet to see if other rumors will also emerge on this subject.

Ben Affleck Dealing with Alcohol Addiction?

Ben Affleck is once again in the middle of the media attention. According to a new report, the popular actor is dealing with alcohol addiction and is seeking rehab treatment for his issues. Allegedly, Ben has underwent a rehab stay a few months ago, but he now needs medical help once again.

The report was first shared by In Touch, which claimed that Ben’s addition issues have not been solved. The report cited a source reportedly close to the actor, which claimed that his “drinking has gotten worse.” The insider explained that the famous actor “is spiraling out of control” and this is why the people close to him “are urging him to go into inpatient rehab.”

The source explained that Ben is perfectly aware of this situation, but he wants to seek the treatment he needs at his own pace. “He knows he needs to check back into rehab,” the source claimed. “The problem is that he wants to go on his terms. He wants to do it on his time, but like most addicts, that time keeps getting put off. This relapse has gone on too long already,” the same insider explained.

The source revealed that when Ben makes the decision to undergo treatment, he is very committed to it and does exactly what he is required to do. “When he does [get help], he takes the treatment very seriously and listens to all of the staff’s advice,” the source said. “This is a disease and he wants nothing more than to be present for his family and his girlfriend.”

Ben has constantly been in the media attention following his separation from his former wife, actress Jennifer Garner. He is currently dating Lindsay Shookus. The source said that Lindsay may not be the best influence for the famous actor at the moment, mostly because Ben is encouraged to drink during their outings. The insider claimed that Lindsay does not realize that she is enabling his addition.

Ben underwent rehab about seven months ago to deal with his issues. A US Weekly report denied the claims made by In Touch, saying that a source close to the actor revealed that Ben is taking a lot of care of himself and is living a healthy life now.

Shakira and Gerard Pique Ended their Relationship?

According to the latest rumors, famous singer Shakira and popular soccer player Gerard Pique are no longer a couple. The two have been in a serious relationship for six years before the break-up rumors emerged.

The separation news was first reported by Spanish website Cotilleo, which indicated that Shakira was the one who ended the relationship with Pique. The report claimed that Shakira has already moved out of their Barcelona home. The same report said that for the moment it is not known where Shakira has moved and if she took her two children with her. So, Shakira and Pique have two sons together, Milan, who is 4 years old, and Sasha, who is only 2.

The fact is that Shakira and Pique have not been spotted together in public for a couple of months now. So, there is no wonder after all that such rumors emerged. When it comes to the reason of the split, it has actually been speculated to be linked to the fact that both Shakira and Pique have very busy schedules and they don’t have time to spend quality moments with their family.

It has been revealed that Shakira will go on tour until February next year, while Pique is busy being part of Spain’s national soccer team and playing in the 2018 World Cup. The separation news has definitely come as a shock for Shakira and Pique’s fans from all around the world, as the two always seemed to be a very happy couple.

As expected, for the moment, there is absolutely no official comments from Shakira, Pique, or their staff. It is yet to see if the rumors will turn out being true after all. However, if the rumors are indeed confirmed, it surely means that Pique has had a very difficult week. The star of Barcelona soccer team was criticised for supporting Catalan independence from Spain.