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Harvey Weinstein and Weinstein Co. Sued By Women Who Claim Massive Cover-Up

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The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein have been slapped with a class action lawsuit, claiming the Company had a long-running practice of isolating and blacklisting Weinstein's alleged victims and covering up his alleged predatory tactics. The suit was brought on behalf of "all women who met with Harvey Weinstein in person to audition for or to discuss involvement in a project to be produced or distributed by The Weinstein Company." The lawsuit says the women
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French President Emmanuel Macron Moves to Strip Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor

French President Emmanuel Macron Moves to Strip Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor
Reacting to the massive scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses on more than three dozen women, French President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to strip the disgraced Hollywood producer of his Legion of Honor.

In an interview with TF1 on Sunday, Macron confirmed he had reached out to the Grand Chancellor of the Order in Paris to ask the institution to revoke Weinstein’s Legion of Honor, France’s highest award. Then-president Nicolas Sarkozy had given the Legion of Honor to Weinstein in 2012, after “The Artist” — which Weinstein distributed and campaigned for — won five Oscars.

“I have asked the Grand Chancellor of the Order to examine quickly this case and launch a disciplinary procedure [against Weinstein]…considering the gravity of the facts,” said Macron, adding that the Chancellor will have to make the ultimate decision.

Earlier this week, the Grand Chancellor of the Order told Variety that it would not consider stripping Weinstein of the
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Everything You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal -- From the Accusations to the Fallout

Everything You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal -- From the Accusations to the Fallout
As the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein continues to develop every day, with more celebrities condemning the producer's alleged actions or coming out with their own claims of sexual harassment, Et is looking back and breaking down the scandal as it's developed.

From a look at Weinstein's rise to Hollywood power before the scandal broke, to the big-name stars who claim that they were harassed by him, to the producer's current sex addition treatment, here's everything you need to know about the massive controversy.

The Hollywood Mogul Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has been a powerful and influential Hollywood producer for decades. The media mogul and his brother, Bob Weinstein co-founded the independent film distribution studio Miramax in 1979 and in 2005, they left to start their own independent movie studio, The Weinstein Company.

Through his decades in art house production and distribution of wildly profitable films, the 65-year-old executive formed friendships and professional connections with a huge number
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Everything You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal -- From the Accusations to the Fallout

Everything You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal -- From the Accusations to the Fallout
As the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein continues to develop every day, with more celebrities condemning the producer's alleged actions or coming out with their own claims of sexual harassment, Et is looking back and breaking down the scandal as it's developed.

From a look at Weinstein's rise to Hollywood power before the scandal broke, to the big-name stars who claim that they were harassed by him, to the producer's current sex addition treatment, here's everything you need to know about the massive controversy.

The Hollywood Mogul Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has been a powerful and influential Hollywood producer for decades. The media mogul and his brother, Bob Weinstein co-founded the independent film distribution studio Miramax in 1979 and in 2005, they left to start their own independent movie studio, The Weinstein Company.

Through his decades in art house production and distribution of wildly profitable films, the 65-year-old executive formed friendships and professional connections with a huge number
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Harvey Weinstein Accusations: How Film Festival Environments Provided a Backdrop For Sexual Assault

Harvey Weinstein Accusations: How Film Festival Environments Provided a Backdrop For Sexual Assault
In 1995, Harvey Weinstein tried to give Mira Sorvino a massage, chasing her around the room when she rebuffed him. In 1996, he sexually assaulted rising French actress Judith Godrèche in a hotel room; a year later, he had another incident with Rose McGowan. In 2008, actress Louisette Geiss fled a hotel room where Weinstein tried to get her to watch him masturbate. In 2010, he tricked another French actress, Emma de Caunes, into visiting a hotel room where he exposed himself and tried to get her lie down.

In all of these accounts, Weinstein seemed to think that the relative privacy of the hotel room provided him with a sanctuary in which he could perform deplorable acts on whomever he pleased, but the context was more specific than that: In every instance, he was at a film festival.

Read More:Harvey Weinstein Is Done: After 30 Years of Abusive Behavior, the Mogul Lies in
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Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers: The Growing List of Women Alleging Sexual Assault & Harassment

Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers: The Growing List of Women Alleging Sexual Assault & Harassment
The New Yorker published an expose on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday that alleges the producer raped three women. The report follows an Oct. 5 New York Times investigation documenting three decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.

Ronan Farrow spent 10 months interviewing 13 women who claim they were assaulted or harassed by Weinstein. The New Yorker article contains on-the-record accounts from actresses who reported Weinstein forcibly received or performed sexual acts on women. More women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward on Tuesday to share their accounts with the New York Times.

Here are the women who have gone on the record with their stories:

Tomi-Ann Roberts (1984)

When Roberts was a 20-year-old junior in college, she waited tables in New York and hoped to start a career acting. One of her customers, Weinstein, urged her to audition for a movie. He sent her scripts and asked her to meet him where he was staying to discuss
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Emma on jury duty in Dinard by Richard Mowe - 2015-09-13 13:44:34

Emma de Caunes joins the jury for the 26th British Film Festival in Dinard Photo: Richard Mowe

Actress Emma de Caunes (daughter of former Eurotrash host Antoine de Caunes) will join president Jean Rochefort as a member of this year’s jury at the 26th edition of Dinard British Film Festival, it was announced today (13 Sept).

Among the other jurors at the event from 30 September until 4 October will be actress Melanie Doutey, Virginia Efra, Amara Karan, Alexandra Lamy, actor Bernard Lecoq and producer Bertrand Favre with a few names still to be confirmed. Among the awards to be deliberated will be the top accolade the Golden Hitchcock.

A Long Way Down, directed by Pascal Chaumeil and starring Pierce Brosnan, will be presented as a tribute to the director in the opening slot at the Dinard British Film Festival

The opening film will be A Long Way Down, directed by Pascal Chaumeil and starring Pierce Brosnan,
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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Dune’

An uncommon film of great sensitivity, “The Dune” delivers a beautifully understated portrayal of the consequences of choosing a particular path at life’s crossroads. First-time feature helmer Yossi Aviram proves exceptionally gifted with his stellar cast, whose nuanced performances find gold in the spare script about an older gay police officer in France whose long-estranged son in Israel comes to make a connection. Perceptively commenting on the passage of time, the film is the kind of sleeper that appears out of nowhere yet makes an impact; it won best debut at the Haifa Film Festival and could see limited arthouse play.

Although gay-themed, with a rare portrayal of an older same-sex couple at its heart, there’s no reason why the pic need be relegated to the queer circuit, although such showcases will likely boost its profile. Equally key to the film’s appeal, especially for mature audiences, is
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Britain receives 9 International Emmy nominations

British television productions received a leading nine International Emmy nominations Monday, including the long-running MI5 spy series "Spooks" for best drama and the TV talent show parody "Peter Kay's Got the Pop Factor ..." for top comedy.Julie Walters was nominated for her role in "A Short Stay in Switzerland," based on the true story of a woman who took her own life in a Zurich clinic after being diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease. Ben Whishaw was nominated for his star turn in the thriller "Criminal Justice," about a 21-year-old defendant accused of murder.A total of 41 nominees from 17 countries will compete for the International Emmys, which honor excellence in TV programming produced outside the United States, in 10 categories.The winners will be announced Nov. 23 at the 37th International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York, hosted by British television star Graham Norton.
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