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Minnie Driver: men like Matt Damon 'simply cannot understand what abuse is like'

Actor calls former co-star’s remarks about ‘spectrum of behaviour’ in sexual misconduct ‘Orwellian’ and questions defence of disgraced comedian Louis Ck

The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level” and should not therefore attempt to differentiate or explain sexual misconduct against women.

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Peter Jackson: I blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino under pressure from Weinstein

Jackson said Miramax told him not to cast duo in Lord of the Rings seriesBoth actors refused Weinstein’s pressure to have physical relationships

Film director Peter Jackson has admitted to blacklisting actors Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in response to a “smear campaign” orchestrated by accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

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Matt Damon Sparks Discussion After Controversial Comments About Sexual Misconduct

Matt Damon Sparks Discussion After Controversial Comments About Sexual Misconduct
Matt Damon has everyone talking.

The 47-year-old actor sparked a conversation on Friday following his controversial comments on sexual misconduct during a Thursday interview with ABC News' Peter Travers.

Damon didn't hold back while giving his opinions on several of the latest sexual harassment and assault scandals, explaining that he believes "there's a spectrum of behavior... [and] there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

“All of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum. And on this end of the continuum where you have rape and child molestation or whatever, you know, that’s prison. Right? And that’s what needs to happen. Ok? And then we can talk about rehabilitation and everything else," he continued. "That’s criminal behavior, and it needs to
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Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Respond to Peter Jackson’s Claims That Weinstein Blacklisted Them

Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Respond to Peter Jackson’s Claims That Weinstein Blacklisted Them
Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino have addressed director Peter Jackson’s claims that Harvey and Bob Weinstein made an effort to blacklist the two actresses from starring in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise in the late 1990s. Harvey Weinstein denied the allegation, through a spokesperson.

“While Bob and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers of the film, they had no input into the casting whatsoever,” a spokesperson said.

In an interview with New Zealand media outlet Stuff, Jackson discussed working on the Miramax-produced “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” films with Weinstein.

“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998,” Jackson said.

At the time, Jackson said, he and his team had no reason to question Weinstein’s intentions.

“In hindsight, I realize that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing,” he said. “I
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In Context: The Contentious Making of "Frida"

by Ilich Mejía

The New York Times published an op-ed by Salma Hayek where she discloses how working with Harvey Weinstein, then head of Miramax, affected the production of her passion project Frida. The film, centered around the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, was released in 2002 with Hayek portraying the titular character. In the article, Hayek relates her refusals to Weinstein's inappropriate proposals (massages, showers, sex) to his explicit sabotaging of the film and its release. Up next, we contextualize five of Hayek's most poignant tellings of how Weinstein's ruthless power machine compromised the making of a promising film.
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Chris Reid from Kid 'n Play Supports Russell Simmons' #NotMe Campaign

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[[tmz:video id="0_zgqr1c3p"]] Salma Hayek and Russell Simmons have every right to stand up and fight, but ultimately the truth will set everyone free ... so says Kid from Kid 'n Play. We got Chris Reid at Lax Thursday and got his opinion on Simmons launching a #NotMe campaign in response to sexual assault allegations. TMZ broke the story ... Russell's lawyers say the music mogul took a lie detector test and passed. Salma recently detailed years of alleged sexual
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What Salma Hayek’s Weinstein story reveals about Hollywood power and pay

The actor’s account of her dealings with the producer is shocking. Not just for providing further allegations of sexual harassment – but for what it tells about how and why women are paid less than men

In Salma Hayek’s blistering and upsetting account in the New York Times of the harassment and threats she received from Harvey Weinstein after she rejected his advances, there was a small but telling description of how deals in Hollywood were made – the sort of secretive, manipulative, imbalanced deals that enabled Weinstein to get away with his abusive behaviour for so long. As an actor in Frida, the biopic of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo that she had taken to Weinstein as her own project, Hayek wrote that she would be paid “the minimum Screen Actors Guild scale plus 10%. As a producer, I would receive a credit that would not yet be defined, but no payment.
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Actresses Will Reportedly Wear Black to the Golden Globes to Protest Harassment in Hollywood

Actresses Will Reportedly Wear Black to the Golden Globes to Protest Harassment in Hollywood
Expect to see a lot of black on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Many prominent actresses (including nominees Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone) will be wearing black gowns to the awards show early next year to protest sexual harassment in Hollywood, according to multiple reports. The trend will start at the Globes on Jan. 7 and may continue throughout awards season.

Et has reached out to Hollywood Foreign Press Association reps for comment.

Actresses haven't been shy about speaking out against sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Though the storm started with allegations of decades of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Jeffrey Tambor, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis C.K., Russell Simmons, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Venit have all made headlines for claims of sexual misconduct.

While speaking with Et last month, Chastain opened up about the recent string of scandals, revealing that she thinks the problem is "more than just about gender."

“It's
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Jessica Chastain Praises Salma Hayek for Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein

Jessica Chastain Praises Salma Hayek for Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein
Jessica Chastain is praising Salma Hayek for speaking out against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

After retweeting the actress’s op-ed in the New York Times, in which Hayek detailed alleged harassment by the producer, Chastain told ">Extra she found the piece to be “so moving.” She added, “It really goes to show its so important what is happening right now with all these women coming forward and talking about their stories and talking about the walls that they faced in their industry.”

In the article published Wednesday, Hayek, 51, recounted her alleged experiences with Weinstein through the course of the
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Golden Globes 2018: Actresses Will Wear Black to Protest Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

Golden Globes 2018: Actresses Will Wear Black to Protest Sexual Harassment in Hollywood
Actresses attending the 2018 Golden Globes are expected to join forces by wearing all black to protest sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood, People confirms. Nominees such as Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and Emma Stone are expected to join the protest. While the plan is for actresses to wear black to the Globes, the protest could extend to other awards shows such as the SAG Awards and the Oscars.

Read More:Harvey Weinstein Responds to Salma Hayek: ‘All of the Sexual Allegations Are Not Accurate’

“All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,” a source told People.

The #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement was recently named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Men and women have been speaking out against industry harassment more vocally in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and more. Weinstein has been accused of
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Jessica Chastain Opens Up About Salma Hayek's 'Heartbreaking' Op-Ed on Harvey Weinstein

Jessica Chastain Opens Up About Salma Hayek's 'Heartbreaking' Op-Ed on Harvey Weinstein
Jessica Chastain has Salma Hayek's back. 

Et spoke with the Molly's Game star at the premiere of the film in New York City on Wednesday, where she opened up about Hayek's recent op-ed for The New York Times. In the piece, Hayek detailed the struggles of bringing her 2002 film, Frida, to screen, and alleged harassment by Harvey Weinstein

"Salma Hayek, what an incredible artist, what an incredible woman, what an incredible humanitarian," Chastain told Et. "That piece really showcases why it is important to have more woman in leadership positions, because, first of all, what a producer she was."

"Highlighting everything she went through to get her movie made, she's such an accomplished, incredible human being [and] a voice we need in our cinema, in our society," she continued. "I hope we're getting to a point where we're making lasting changes so women like Salma Hayek won't have to go through what she did. It's really heartbreaking
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Morgan Spurlock Confesses to Years of Sexual Misconduct

Morgan Spurlock Confesses to Years of Sexual Misconduct
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is being very honest about how he's treated women in the past.

The 47-year-old Super Size Me director took to Twitter on Wednesday to proclaim that he is "part of the problem," and recalled instances where he has committed sexual misconduct, including settling a harassment allegation and cheating on his wives and girlfriends.

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder 'Who will be next?'" he writes. "I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?'"

Spurlock goes on to reflect on a time in college when he says he "hooked up" with a girl who then wrote a short story alleging that he raped her. “I didn’t know what to do,” he recounts. “We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. I tried to comfort her. To make her feel
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Lenny Kravitz Opens Up About His Infamous Nsfw Wardrobe Malfunction in Sweden

Lenny Kravitz Opens Up About His Infamous Nsfw Wardrobe Malfunction in Sweden
Lenny Kravitz still isn't shy when it comes to his underwear preferences -- namely, that he prefers not to wear any.

The handsome 53-year-old rocker sat down for an interview with Mr Porter, in which he talks about his signature style over the years. Kravitz says he still prefers to go commando, and addresses his infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2015, when his leather pants split as he was performing onstage. Since Kravitz doesn't wear underwear, he ended up exposing himself to the entire crowd.

“Do I have any underwear on now? No. Thus the problems that I incur," Kravitz notes.

"I didn’t rip them,” he now laughs about the Nsfw incident in Sweden. “They became ripped. It was fine. But it was a little cold in Sweden. I would’ve warmed it up a little, had I known."

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Kravitz also candidly opens up about his love life in the interview, including his intense
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Actresses to Protest Harassment in Hollywood by Wearing Black to the Golden Globes

Actresses to Protest Harassment in Hollywood by Wearing Black to the Golden Globes
The red carpet will be all-black at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Multiple sources confirm to People that many major actresses — including presenters and nominees (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are among those nominated)— are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. Sources say that this will start at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, though it may extend throughout award season. Claudia and Jackie Oshry confirmed it on their show The Morning Breath as well.

“All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,” a source tells People.

Many
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Harvey Weinstein Denies Salma Hayek’s Sexual Assault Allegations

Salma Hayek wrote an essay for the New York Times outlining her sexual assault experience with Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein. In response, Weinstein’s lawyer released a statement that the producer denies all of Hayek’s claims against him. Salma Hayek Accuses Harvey Weinstein; He Denies Allegations “For years, he was my monster,” Hayek wrote in her essay, “Harvey […]

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Harvey Weinstein 'Does Not Recall' Pressuring Salma Hayek to Do a Gratuitous Sex Scene in Frida

Harvey Weinstein 'Does Not Recall' Pressuring Salma Hayek to Do a Gratuitous Sex Scene in Frida
Harvey Weinstein has responded to allegations that he sexually harassed and threatened Salma Hayek.

In an emotional New York Times op ed published Wednesday, the 51-year-old actress detailed her experiences with Weinstein through the course of the making of the 2002 Miramax Frida Kahlo biopic Frida — claiming, among other things, that he had once threatened to kill her when she refused his advances.

In a statement to People on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Weinstein denied “all of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma” — though the movie mogul admitted to “boorish behavior.”

Addressing a slew of claims levied against him by Hayek,
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Harvey Weinstein Responds to Salma Hayek: ‘All of the Sexual Allegations Are Not Accurate’

Harvey Weinstein Responds to Salma Hayek: ‘All of the Sexual Allegations Are Not Accurate’
Harvey Weinstein has responded to a sexual harassment allegation made by Salma Hayek in a first-person article written for The New York Times. Weinstein denies Hayek’s claims, saying he “does not recall pressuring her” to film a lesbian sex scene for the movie “Frida.” He refers to the star as a “first-class actress” and says he was “very proud” of her when she landed a Best Actress Oscar nomination for “Frida.”

Read More:Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Attempted to Assault Her: ‘I Don’t Think He Hated Anything More Than the Word No’

Hayek broke her silence against Weinstein in an article published December 13 entitled “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too.” The actress said Weinstein would request to take showers with her and asked her to give him a massage, perform oral sex on her, and get naked with another woman, among other actions.

A majority of Hayek
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Salma Hayek claims that Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill her

The actor has penned an essay detailing a history of predatory behavior from the disgraced producer, referring to him as a ‘monster’ with ‘Machiavellian rage’

Salma Hayek has come forward with an essay, detailing her alleged experiences working with Harvey Weinstein, claiming unwanted sexual advances and threats of violence.

In a piece for the New York Times, the Oscar-nominated actor writes that she spent years saying no to the disgraced producer following his demands for sexual activity with her. She joins numerous other women in Hollywood who have accused Weinstein of similar impropriety.

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Salma Hayek Claims 'Monster' Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Her If She Refused His Demands

Salma Hayek Claims 'Monster' Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Her If She Refused His Demands
Salma Hayek is adding her name to the list of celebrities speaking out about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In an emotional New York Times op ed published Wednesday, the 51-year-old actress detailed her experiences with Weinstein through the course of the making of the 2002 Miramax Frida Kahlo biopic Frida — claiming, among other things, that he had once threatened to kill her when she refused his advances.

“I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no,'” Hayek wrote. “And with every refusal came Harvey’s Machiavellian rage.”

“The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking
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Harvey Weinstein Slaps Back at Salma Hayek Over ‘Creative Friction’ on ‘Frida’

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Harvey Weinstein Slaps Back at Salma Hayek Over ‘Creative Friction’ on ‘Frida’
Harvey Weinstein pushed back Wednesday night against a New York Times op-ed by Salma Hayek that accused the disgraced movie mogul of problematic behavior during the making of her 2002 film “Frida.” Through a spokesperson, Weinstein denied any malicious intent or behavior toward Hayek. But his denial, which nitpicks certain details in Hayek’s account while belittling her via an unfavorable comparison to Jennifer Lopez, made no mention of Hayek’s accusation that he sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. Also Read: Salma Hayek Says She Rebuffed Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Advances Constantly With 'No' Hayek, who spent nearly a decade trying to get the.
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