The actress Rose Mc Gowan accuses the producer Harvey Weinstein of rape in 1997. A fourth charge of rape to be the tycoon of Hollywood. — Lipson/BFA/Shutterstock/SIPA
- The actress Rose McGowan, mentioned by the New York Times in the article that revealed the case, has publicly spoken of a “rape” committed by Harvey Weinstein, Thursday on Twitter.
- Two investigations have been opened in New York and in the United Kingdom against the producer in hollywood.
- The court battle promises to be fierce. In the meantime, Harvey Weinstein would have built a centre for sexual addiction in Arizona and hope for a second chance.”
The languages of never-ending to come untied, while justice opens investigations against Harvey Weinstein. On Thursday, the actress Rose McGowan mentioned by the New York Times
in the article, which has put the fire to the powder, said that she also had been raped by the producer. The magnate of Hollywood is now the subject of a police investigation in New York and in the United Kingdom.
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A confidentiality agreement would prevent the actress to enter in the details
After years of keeping this dark secret for her, the actress Rose McGowan accuses finally publicly Harvey Weinstein to have violated. Linked with the producer by a confidentiality agreement, the actress is not going into the details of the accident that happened between her and Harvey Weinstein in 1997, but is allowed to use the word ” rapist “.
Now am I allowed to say rapist https://t.co/95Ze9BixCT
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
Thursday afternoon, in a series of tweets, the actress was taken to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, accusing her of letting down after she had him, at the time, she was raped by Harvey Weinstein. Without chewing his words, Rose McGowan alleges that the officer and his company to finance ” the rapists, the alleged pedophiles and stalkers sex “.
1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
4) @jeffbezos I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
Several ongoing investigations in the United States and the United Kingdom
Many of the facts alleged against the founder of Miramax are prescribed, as the local penal code considers as minor offences. But three women, in addition to Rose McGowan, accused Weinstein of rape : the Italian star Asia Argento, the actress Lucia Evans, and another woman remained anonymous. On the other hand, “no complaint has been registered and, as always, the New York police department encourages any person who holds any information to know,” said J. Peter Donald, spokesman for the New York Police Department.
The investigations of the police in new york are confined for now to a sexual assault alleged dating back to 2004. The investigation of the british police regarding a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s in the London area. No investigation is to be opened in Los Angeles where is located Hollywood. But things should not stop there, the producer is believed to have raged for several decades, obtaining each time that it was possible the silence of his victims through confidentiality agreements paid handsomely.
The list of women claiming to be victims of abuse, mainly models and actresses, sometimes debutantes at the time, continues to grow : Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Judith Godrèche, Katherine Kendall, Emma de Caunes, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd,Léa Seydoux, Mira Sorvino, Florence Darel…
Thursday, it is the actress british Kate Beckinsale, who said that Harvey Weinstein had made him advances in a hotel room, in a bathrobe, while she was only 17 years old.
A court battle in perspective
The court battle that is looming will likely both civil and criminal matters, and family members of the producer are likely to be themselves swept away by the great unpacking. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Weinstein has expanded his team of lawyers. It is attached to the services of a tenor of the bar of Los Angeles, Blair Berk. This graduate of Harvard defended the Hollywood stars like Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan.
The question of complicities potential is already raised. The New York Times ensures that the officials of the production house Weinstein were aware since 2015 very embarrassing confidentiality agreements binding their boss and several women. Or more members of the board of directors, including the brother of Harvey and co-founder of the company, Bob Weinstein, have expressed “total surprise” to the outbreak of the scandal.
For the first time since the scandal broke, the 65 year-old man was seen as he emerged Wednesday afternoon from the home of his daughter in Los Angeles. Stopped by the paparazzi on her spirits, the maker of stars conceded : “I’m not strong. But I’m trying. I need to find help “. “I want good, I do my best,” added Harvey Weinstein, dressed in jeans and a tee-shirt dark. “We all make mistakes. I hope for a second chance, ” he continued, before diving into a big car of type 4×4. According to the site people TMZ, the patron of democratic party then flew to Arizona, where he built a centre for treatment of sexual addiction.