Harvey Weinstein said: “we all make mistakes – the second chance, I hope so”, as more and more women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
He told TMZ: “Guys, I’m not doing ok, but I’ll try; I’ve got to get help. I’m hanging in – I am trying my best.”
Weinstein spokesman said: “Any allegation of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied.”
The New York Police department told the BBC that they were “investigating an allegation of sexual assault from 2004”.Of “inappropriate behavior” of
A spokesman said: “the new york police department is conducting a review to determine if there are other complaints about the Harvey Weinstein question. No filed complaints have been identified as of this time.”
The statement concluded by inviting anyone with information relating to this issue to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS”.
TMZ reported that he was at the head of the Arizona to the processing plant. As he left in a car, he made a plea for fair treatment on the part of journalists, saying: “I have always been faithful to you guys… I was a good guy.”
British actress and model Cara Delevingne is one of the last to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. In a statement, she said that he tried to kiss her as she tried to leave a hotel room.
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In other developments, the hosts of the Oscars are to hold talks emergency this weekend to consider Weinstein’s role in the future.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were “disgusting”.
The WE of the academy, which has awarded 81 academy awards for the films produced by the Weinstein’s studio Miramax and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to “discuss the allegations against Weinstein and all the measures which are justified by the academy”.
Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.
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A statement was also issued by the Cannes film Festival, Weinstein has participated in numerous occasions.
President Pierre Lescure has said they were “appalled to learn that the accusations”.
“These actions point to a pattern of behavior that deserves to be only the most clear and unequivocal,” he said.
“Our thoughts go out to the victims, to those who have had the courage to testify and to all the others. May this event help us to denounce once more all the serious and unacceptable practices.”
These statements are in response to the news that his wife, Georgina Chapman, 41, announced she was leaving him in the wake of these allegations.
Weinstein, spokesperson for Sallie Hofmeister has also said that it “obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to all the women who have made revelations on the minutes, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.
“Mr. Weinstein has started counselling, has listened to the community and is in pursuit of a better way.”
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