Once again, Hollywood has been shaken by some very serious accusations. A New York Times investigation claimed that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed several women throughout the years. One of these women has allegedly been actress Ashley Judd.
Ashley claimed during an interview with the New York Times that about two decades ago she met Harvey Weinstein for the first time. The Hollywood producer invited her into his hotel room, at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. He met her dressed in a bathrobe and asked Ashley if he could give her a massage. He also asked the actress is she wanted to watch him shower. Ashley said during the interview that she wanted to get out of the room as fast as possible.
However, Ashley Judd was not the only one who received such an offer from Harvey. Emily Nestor shared another story. She claimed that she was invited in 2014 by Harvey to the same hotel. He told her that he would help boost her acting career if she accepted his sexual advances.
The New York Times revealed that allegations of sexual harassment have been constant against Harvey Weinstein for about three decades. The accusers include current and former employees at his company, The Weinstein Company, as well as film industry workers. The same investigation indicated that Weinstein reached no less than eight settlements with different women on accusations of sexual harassment.
Harvey Weinstein responded to the report and issued an apology. “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go,” he said. He also claimed that he was dealing with the issue. However, a lawyer for Weinstein denied the allegations on his behalf. Since the release of this report, The Weinstein Company’s board decided to fire Harvey. It is yet to see if the report will be followed by new lawsuits against him. For the moment, there is no such indication.