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Jessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 joke - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 jokeNew York Daily NewsActress Jessica Barth — whose alleged encounter with Harvey Weinstein inspired a joke by Seth MacFarlane at the 2013 Oscars nominations ceremony — reiterated her story that the disgraced filmmaker made an unwanted sexual advance toward her in a ...Meyers, Fallon made the only late-night jokes about Harvey Weinstein on TuesdayEW.com (blog)Seth Meyers on Late-Night Delay in Responding to Harvey Weinstein AllegationsHollywood ReporterHarvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?BBC NewsABC News -Los Angeles Times -HuffPost -Us Weeklyall 105 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

Ted Star Jessica Barth Claims Film Producer David Guillod Drugged & Sexually Assaulted Her

Ted's Jessica Barth isn't done fighting back. On Thursday, the 37-year-old went to the Los Angeles Police Department to revive sexual assault claims she made against her former manager, David Guillod. Allegedly, years ago, the Atomic Blonde executive producer drugged Jessica at a dinner and then sexually assaulted her. Related: Paz de la Huerta Says Weinstein Raped [...] Ted's Jessica Barth isn't done fighting back. On Thursday, the 37-year-old went to the Los Angeles Police Department to revive sexual assault claims she made against her former manager, David Guillod. Allegedly, years ago, the Atomic Blonde executive producer drugged Jessica at a dinner and then sexually assaulted her. Related: Paz de la Huerta Says Weinstein Raped Her Twice To make matters worse, Barth claims Guillod threatened her with a lawsuit to keep her from pursuing the 2012 allegation. While it's been some time since Jessica's initial complaint, the blonde actress is coming forward once more as a different woman reached out to her via email and said that David drugged and assaulted her as well. The Hollywood heavyweight's lawyer, Thomas M. Ferlauto, has since released a statement on the matter to The Wrap: "This allegation was initially made five years ago and was fully investigated by LAPD at that time. Witnesses were interviewed whose version of events belied and completely contradicted Ms. Barth's and LAPD determined the charges to be unfounded. No criminal or civil case was ever brought against Mr. Guillod." The LAPD declined to comment on the story for confidentiality reasons. We can't say we're surprised to learn that another woman is speaking out against David. According to reports, the film producer was forced out of two high profile positions over sexual harassment complaints. Specifically, David lost positions as the co-head of the motion picture department at UTA and as an agent at Paradigm because of his sexual misconduct. Despite Guillod's lawyer's claim, Barth hasn't been made aware of any witnesses who've contradicted her 2012 statement to the cops. Jessica's boyfriend at the time (and now husband), Danny Cusumano has supported the Get Smart actress' account of what happened with Guillod. Jessica explained: "Nothing was found to be unfounded. I just stopped pursuing it because he threatened to sue me. I wasn't in a place emotionally or financially to take him on legally... I want to prosecute him. I want to do whatever is in my power to make sure this never happens to another woman." Although one of David's clients, Felisha Terrell, believes Jessica's statement has "some inaccuracies." Felisha, who was at the dinner with David and Jessica, stated that she wouldn't have remained a client if she felt the "accusations were 100 percent true." Hmmmm. Related: New Details Into The Rape Allegations Made Against Brett Ratner In regards to the night in question, Jessica doesn't remember much, but does recall that the waitstaff at the restaurant "kept magically refilling" her wine glass. She added: "The next thing I remember is waking up at home with six hickeys on my neck. I was horrified. I was completely and utterly confused and I was sick to my stomach. Through email, he tried to play it off as a silly make-out session between friends. He sent me message after message begging that we talk and letting me know how upset he was and that he couldn't sleep because of the pit in his stomach." This isn't the first time Jessica has whistle-blown on an industry titan. Apparently, Seth MacFarlane's 2013 Oscars joke about Harvey Weinstein came to fruition after Jessica told the Family Guy creator about her unsavory encounter with the indie movie mogul. In fact, Jessica learned she wasn't David's only victim thanks to the new "Who Is Your Harvey?" campaign she launched. As you may've heard, Barth invited sexual assault survivors to email her the names of their assailants in order to put victims in contact with each other. Nonetheless, Jessica was shocked when David's name appeared in one email title: "She titled the email with his name. I immediately had shivers from head to toe. The woman said that she had a similar experience, which was horrific. … She said it was about three years ago." Man, oh man. We are so proud of Jessica for speaking out as we know it isn't an easy thing to do. [Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 3rd, 2017

Seth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional post - EW.com

EW.comSeth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional postEW.comWhen hosting the Oscars five years ago, Seth MacFarlane made a bold joke about Harvey Weinstein. Now, in the light of a stunning array of sexual misconduct allegations against the powerhouse producer, The Family Guy creator is explaining the full ...Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadlineHarvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?BBC NewsJessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 jokeNew York Daily NewsHuffPost -Daily Beast -The Week Magazine -Mediaiteall 157 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 13th, 2017

Seth Meyers Can't Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico - New York Times

New York TimesSeth Meyers Can't Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto RicoNew York TimesOn “Late Night,” Seth Meyers reminded President Trump that it has been just three weeks since Hurricane Maria. Credit NBC. Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it?Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadlineSeth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional postEW.comJessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 jokeNew York Daily NewsBBC News -Daily Beast -Mediaite -The Week Magazineall 161 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 13th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Harvey Weinstein Joke

Seth MacFarlane made a joke about Harvey Weinstein while revealing the 2013 Oscar nominations years ago, and now he’s speaking out about the joke. The 43-year-old comedian announced the Best Supporting Actress nominees – Sally Field for Lincoln, Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook, Helen Hunt for The Sessions, and [...] Seth MacFarlane made a joke about Harvey Weinstein while revealing the 2013 Oscar nominations years ago, and now he’s speaking out about the joke. The 43-year-old comedian announced the Best Supporting Actress nominees – Sally Field for Lincoln, Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook, Helen Hunt for The Sessions, and Amy Adams for The Master – and then said, “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” Now, Seth is speaking out about the joke on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/z8cyxrd693 — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 11, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 11th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Got There First Again — See Family Guy"s 2005 Kevin Spacey Joke

What else does Seth MacFarlane know that we don't?? The creator of Family Guy and American Dad famously jabbed Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment back in 2013 during the nationally televised Oscar nomination announcements. He later explained the joke came from anger over the real account of his friend Jessica Barth, who costarred in Ted. Related: All 50+ [...] What else does Seth MacFarlane know that we don't?? The creator of Family Guy and American Dad famously jabbed Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment back in 2013 during the nationally televised Oscar nomination announcements. He later explained the joke came from anger over the real account of his friend Jessica Barth, who costarred in Ted. Related: All 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far Now it turns out he hit at Kevin Spacey with a child molestation joke back in 2005 -- a dozen years before he would be accused publicly by actor Anthony Rapp! Ch-ch-check it out (below): Damn! Over ten years ago! Could Seth have heard Rapp's story before? Or someone else's...? Maybe we should pay more attention to which celebs he's making fun of for tomorrow's news... Crap, does that mean we have to start watching The Orville?? [Image via FOX/Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 30th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane explains his 2013 Oscars jab at Harvey Weinstein - ABC News

NewsweekSeth MacFarlane explains his 2013 Oscars jab at Harvey WeinsteinABC NewsOne of the numerous women who shared a story regarding alleged unwanted sexual advances from Harvey Weinstein in the overarching New Yorker piece Tuesday is Jessica Barth, an actress who in 2011 met the famed producer at the Golden Globes.Meyers, Fallon made the only late-night jokes about Harvey Weinstein on TuesdayEW.com (blog)Seth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Oscars Jab at "Abhorrent, Indefensible" Harvey WeinsteinHollywood ReporterSeth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadlineUs Weekly -TMZ.com -Page Six -Fox Newsall 61 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 11th, 2017

Seth Meyers attacks Trump, Weinstein for 'abusing their power to silence, bully, or coerce' - EW.com

EW.comSeth Meyers attacks Trump, Weinstein for 'abusing their power to silence, bully, or coerce'EW.comIn his latest “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers took on Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, “systematic misogyny,” and “male entitlement.” On Thursday's Late Night, the host used the long-form segment to discuss the sexual misconduct allegations against ...Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadlineHarvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?BBC NewsJessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 jokeNew York Daily NewsHuffPost -UPROXX -Raw Story -KHOUall 157 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 13th, 2017

Seth Meyers Finally Tears Into Harvey Weinstein - Vanity Fair

Vanity FairSeth Meyers Finally Tears Into Harvey WeinsteinVanity FairWith the exception of Sam Bee, late night hosts have recently failed to take Harvey Weinstein to task after all the explosive sexual misconduct allegations against him have dominated the news cycle. Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel struggled to hit the ...Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadlineSeth Meyers attacks Trump, Weinstein for 'abusing their power to silence, bully, or coerce'EW.comJessica Barth details alleged Harvey Weinstein encounter that inspired Seth MacFarlane's 2013 jokeNew York Daily NewsSalon -WEEI.com -Daily Beast -UPROXXall 170 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 13th, 2017

Model Zoe Brock Details Being "Harveyed" By Harvey Weinstein — Read Her Upsetting Account HERE

Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault [...] Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault Arrest It's been 20 years since Miz Brock's encounter with Harvey, but she clearly remembers how he allegedly lured her back to his hotel room and begged for a massage. Now, if you read the Times coverage, you know that was Weinstein's total M.O. Per Zoe's Medium post, she was only 23 years old when she was "Harveyed." Apparently, the New Zealand-born beauty met Weinstein in 1997 while they were both at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed: "I met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes at the Film Festival. We were seated next to each other at a fancy dinner. I didn't catch his name and assumed I was talking to another hungry producer trying to sell a little movie to the big wigs. Feeling sorry for him, I went out of my way to be entertaining and nice. It wasn't until later in the meal that I asked the name of his production company." After learning that they had a mutual friend in common, the two industry professionals spent some time together at the film festival. Zoe continued: "With a dear mutual friend in common I felt safe with Harvey. The night was young and so was I. After dinner our large group, which included my Italian modeling agent, a few rich douchebags, some decorative models, and Harvey's entourage, rolled out into the Cannes night. Black town cars and gleaming limos took us to various parties where we glittered and shone like everyone else. Harvey and his assistant, Ben Silverman, never left my side." While the conversation between Zoe and Harvey could've been misconstrued as flirtatious, Brock insists that she only felt "platonic energy" for him. Which makes it so much more troubling that Weinstein and his assistant seemingly manipulated it so that she was separated from her friends: "My group was ushered into one car and I was somehow separated from them and told to get into another car with Harvey and his two friends. Stupidly, I obliged. I was told we were all going to the same place. To this day I do not know if my Italian agent was in on the ruse. My instincts tell me he was." How awful. Things only got worse for Zoe as she relayed: "The energy shifted and I became very uncomfortable... And suddenly I was alone in a remote hotel suite with Harvey fucking Weinstein. My body went into high alert. I was drunk, young, miles from home, without cash to get a cab, and no cell phone... It was time to sober up, and fast." To make matters worse, Harvey moved quickly to proposition Zoe as he was naked and asking for massage almost as soon as they were alone. The model added: "Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced." In an attempt to escape the filmmaker, Zoe locked herself in the bathroom as Harvey pleaded with her to come out. After reprimanding Harvey through a locked door, Brock eventually emerged and found Weinstein whimpering on the bed: "Harvey, contrite, promised to cover himself and leave me alone. I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered." Tsk, tsk. Supposedly, the assistant tried to apologize as Zoe has claimed he told her: "'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.'" Ben Silverman, if you're reading this, SHAME ON YOU. Smh. According to Zoe, Weinstein let her stay at his suite at the Majestic Hotel. However, after a friend warned her that Harvey would be back in the morning, the brunette fled the hotel room at 6 a.m. In an attempt to downplay the scandalous nature of their encounter, Harvey sent Zoe red roses and booked a private movie screening for her at the festival. Both presents were unwanted. Be sure to read Zoe's full account for yourself HERE. [Image via Facebook/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Says 2013 Harvey Weinstein Joke was Deliberate Shot for Jessica Barth

Seth MacFarlane says his joke about Harvey Weinstein at the 2013 Oscar Nominations wasn't just meant to be funny ... it was a deliberate shot at the Hollywood honcho on behalf of his friend, Jessica Barth. MacFarlane claims Barth -- who he's worked with… Permalink.....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 11th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Says 2013 Harvey Weinstein Joke was Deliberate Shot for Jessica Barth

Seth MacFarlane says his joke about Harvey Weinstein at the 2013 Oscar Nominations wasn't just meant to be funny ... it was a deliberate shot at the Hollywood honcho on behalf of his friend, Jessica Barth. MacFarlane claims Barth -- who he's also….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 11th, 2017

Lupita Nyong"o Reveals Her Own Harvey Weinstein Massage Incident — That Happened With His Kids Nearby!

We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had [...] We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had been through what she had: "I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories. But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach." Here is her story: "I met Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin, while I was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. An intermediary introduced him to me as "the most powerful producer in Hollywood." As an aspiring actress, I was of course eager to meet people in the industry but cautious about strangers, and the intentions of men in general." She asked her dinner companions about Harvey and was given the typical response that he could be "a bully" -- which meant it was better to have him in her corner than against her. Ultimately she says he was somewhat "charming" despite his directness, and that "he didn't alarm" her at first. So when he invited her to watch a screening of a film with his family at his home in Connecticut -- near where she was living in New Haven -- she accepted. Related: Channing Tatum Cuts All Ties With The Weinstein Company His family was actually there, at least. But when they all gathered to watch the film, that's when Harvey pounced: "I settled in for the film, but about 15 minutes in, Harvey came for me, saying he wanted to show me something. I protested that I wanted to finish the film first, but he insisted I go with him, laying down the law as though I too was one of his children." In his home with his children there. Ick. "Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times... He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. 'If we're not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,' I said. I opened the door and stood by the frame. He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was. I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room." That time, Lupita was able to leave somewhat easily enough. She says she even justified the massage request to herself, though it helped that Harvey had enticed her with the possibility of a job (on an HBO show she later found out was already off the air). But she was still uneasy with Harvey, so when he invited her to a reading of the play version of Finding Neverland, she politely refused -- until he told her she could bring anyone she wanted. She attended with two male friends. Related: Quentin Tarantino Knew Harvey 'Did A Couple Of These Things'! Nothing untoward happened the entire evening, including when a large group went out for dinner and drinks. So the next time he invited her to a screening -- this time of Madonna's film W.E. -- she accepted. "Feeling more confident about the new sense of boundaries that we had established in our last meeting, I attended the screening on my own this time. Afterward, as planned, his male assistant arranged for me to get to the Tribeca Grill, where Harvey would be joining us. I met a female assistant when I arrived there. I was expecting that it would be a group of us, as it had been for the reading, but she informed me it would just be Mr. Weinstein. She would sit with me until he arrived. She seemed on edge, but I could only imagine how stressful it was to work for a man who had so much going on." As with other stories we've heard, the assistant "immediately disappeared" after Harvey arrived. And this time he was direct: "Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.' I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them. I was silent for a while before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer. 'You have no idea what you are passing up,' he said. 'With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass,' I replied." That's when Lupita knew Harvey was through with her; she asked him if they were good and recalls his chilling response: "'I don't know about your career, but you'll be fine,' he said. It felt like both a threat and a reassurance at the same time; of what, I couldn't be sure." Lupita made a vow to herself never to work with Weinstein, a vow she kept when he tried to entice her following her Oscar win for 12 Years A Slave. Related: LAPD Opens Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation She explains why she's telling her story now -- for all the women who are like she was: "I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then. I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein. But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him. You see, I was entering into a community that Harvey Weinstein had been in, and even shaped, long before I got there. He was one of the first people I met in the industry, and he told me, "This is the way it is." And wherever I looked, everyone seemed to be bracing themselves and dealing with him, unchallenged. I did not know that things could change. I did not know that anybody wanted things to change. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this." She concludes: "Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence. Amen, sister. You can read her full op-ed HERE. [Image via Apega/Michael Wright/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017

Seth McFarlane Joked What Everyone Knew Weinstein Made Moves on Actresses - TMZ.com

TMZ.comSeth McFarlane Joked What Everyone Knew Weinstein Made Moves on ActressesTMZ.comSeth McFarlane cracked a joke during the 2013 Oscar Nominations about Harvey Weinstein and his apparent insatiable appetite for actresses ... and it seemed the audience was in on it. Seth was presenting the nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and ...Seth MacFarlane's awkward joke about Harvey Weinstein in 2013 makes total sense nowMashableSeth MacFarlane Joked About Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment In 2013International Business TimesWatch Seth MacFarlane "joke" about Harvey Weinstein's harassment during a 2013 Oscars presentationBoing BoingThe Independent -Death and Taxes -Mirror.co.uk -Daily Mailall 12 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 11th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSeth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein jokeLos Angeles TimesAs allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pile up, more and more celebrities are coming forward to either confirm or deny their own preexisting knowledge about the situation. On Wednesday, Seth MacFarlane explained the ...Like Eminem, Seth Meyers has a message for his fans who also support TrumpEW.com (blog)Seth Meyers Shares His Thoughts On Late Night TV's Tardiness In Commenting On Harvey WeinsteinUPROXXSeth MacFarlane says his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke 'came from a place of loathing'The Week MagazineDeadline -Moviefone -Birmingham Mail -The Independentall 90 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Oscars Jab at "Abhorrent, Indefensible" Harvey Weinstein - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterSeth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Oscars Jab at "Abhorrent, Indefensible" Harvey WeinsteinHollywood ReporterSeth MacFarlane has released a statement explaining his jab at Harvey Weinstein while hosting the Oscars in 2013. The actor and creator of Family Guy and The Orville alluded to the Hollywood producer's sexually harassment claims while naming the ...Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of Power'DeadlineMeyers, Fallon made the only late-night jokes about Harvey Weinstein on TuesdayEW.com (blog)Meyers says nature of Weinstein allegations makes jokes hardABC NewsUs Weekly -Mashable -Mediaite -TheWrapall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 11th, 2017

Ryan Gosling Voices Support for Women Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

Ryan Gosling has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein after decades worth of allegations have come to light involving sexual assault and harassment. The 36-year-old Blade Runner 2049 star took to his Twitter account to say, “I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out [...] Ryan Gosling has released a statement about Harvey Weinstein after decades worth of allegations have come to light involving sexual assault and harassment. The 36-year-old Blade Runner 2049 star took to his Twitter account to say, “I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.” Ryan continued, “Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deepy disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is a real accountability and change.” READ STATEMENTS FROM ACTORS & ACTRESSES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Kate Beckinsale Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexually Harassing Her at Age 17 Cara Delevingne Recounts Terrifying Encounter with Harvey Weinstein Seth MacFarlane Explains 2013 Harvey Weinstein Joke Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow Come Forward as Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Victims Blake Lively on Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Important That Women Are Furious Right Now’ Minnie Driver Vocalizes Support for Sexual Misconduct Victims Charlize Theron on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: I Can’t Say I’m Surprised.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Robert Rodriguez Says He Cast Rose McGowan In Grindhouse To SPITE Harvey Weinstein — And The Movie Got "Buried" Because Of Her!

We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her — by casting her in his [...] We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her -- by casting her in his Weinstein Company-funded film Grindhouse. In fact, in an official essay for Variety, he reveals the plot of his half of the throwback double feature with Quentin Tarantino was inspired by her story, something he could never talk about before: "I have not previously discussed what I knew about the 1997 incident that Rose suffered in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. I never wanted to do anything that jeopardized a legal settlement she entered into with Harvey Weinstein. Now that she's able to tell her story, I want to provide an account of what I knew, when I knew it, and what I did about it." Rodriguez says he first learned of her "blacklisting" at Cannes in 2005, when she explained to him why she hadn't auditioned for Sin City. She told him the whole story of the assault -- and the subsequent legal action: "Rose told me that all she could do at the time was to get Harvey Weinstein to donate money to an abused women's shelter and in return she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that forbade her from talking about the horrific violation without being sued, and that she shouldn't even be telling me. To add insult to injury, she told me that she was blacklisted from even auditioning for any Weinstein movies." That's when the director got PISSED -- and decided to go renegade: "I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to 70's exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads. I wanted her to have a starring role in a big movie to take her OFF the blacklist, and the best part is that we would have Harvey's new Weinstein Company pay for the whole damn thing." But they got to throw it in Harvey's face sooner than they were expecting: "Just as I finished telling Rose this, I saw Harvey walking around the party! I called Harvey over to our table, and as soon as he got close enough to see that I was sitting with Rose, his face dropped and went ghostly white. I said, "Hey Harvey, this is Rose McGowan. I think she's amazing and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie." Harvey then dribbled all over himself in the most over the top performance I'd ever seen as he gushed, "Oh she's wonderful, oh she's amazing, oh she's fantastic, oh she's so talented… You two should definitely work together." And then he skittered off. I knew right then that every word Rose told me was true, you could see it all over his face." They made the film, a star-studded, strangely meta movie that played like two '70s B movies, complete with fake trailers for other movies made by friends like Eli Roth and Edgar Wright. It was crazy and long and ahead of its time -- and Rose is spectacular in it. Unfortunately it completely tanked at the box office. Rodriguez still believes Harvey's vendetta against Rose is what kept the movie from even being given a fighting chance with a proper ad campaign, etc. He explains: "But because of the NDA Rose told me she had signed, at Rose's request I had to keep it quiet from everyone until now as to why we were even making that film together, especially Harvey. We knew that strategically we couldn't rub it in his face why we were REALLY doing this movie, because then he'd just bury the movie, not sell it well, and everyone would lose. To our horror, Harvey buried our movie anyway, and because we did not want to risk getting sued, we never spoke publicly about the matter... I am still haunted and disillusioned that after all the good intentions, immense pain and struggle Rose and I and so many talented people went through to make the film, that Harvey Weinstein won in the end by burying the movie just because Rose was the lead actress." Robert wishes they could have spoken about the inspiration of the film, the fight behind the scenes before now. And he hopes this new conversation will change things in Hollywood and other businesses: "It's been really difficult to admit and come to terms that the NDA handcuffs forced us to needlessly jump through hoops that today would have been unnecessary because of Rose's fearlessness to speak out, despite the consequences. I hope that new legislation will result in NDAs to be legally null and void in situations where rape and assault have been committed and where power is so unequally distributed." Hear, hear! "Looking back over the years, I have wondered if I would have made the same choices, knowing the bleak outcome. We all suffered greatly on the film, and the journey ended up costing us all more than we ever bargained for. For me personally, it cost me my marriage of 16 years, my family, a large dose of sanity, and for years I have grappled with the sobering idea that maybe I made a grave error in standing up at all, when no one was even asking me to." OK, we have to stop right there -- was it really the movie failing at the box office that cost you your marriage, Robert? Or did dating your star do it? In case you didn't know, Robert and Rose went public with their relationship when the movie came out -- immediately after news of his split with his wife, Elizabeth Avellan, hit. Photos: 10 Movies That Ruined Celebrity Relationships Not the point, we know, but gotta be honest here. Anyway, go on: "I know that's not the message I'd ever want to send out, but it's been hard to justify something that now is clear was a lose/lose situation from the get-go, and that in the end failed and simply caused more damage. The reason I'm saying this is because it's very clear to me now that when someone does what Harvey Weinstein did, the devastation goes far beyond predator and victim. These past few weeks have given me new clarity and hope by seeing the tide finally turn, seeing Harvey finally on the run, and seeing all the brave women who have come forth with their own shocking and distressing stories of abuse. Since I've seen a distinct lack of stories coming from men who may have tried to do the right thing, I wanted to come forth to say that no matter the consequences, no matter how far you have to stick your neck out, no matter what you have to lose, that we must fight the good fight. Everyone has to make a stand and take action." Damn right they do! Because two against the world isn't enough. This fight needs to be ALL of us against them. [Image via Z. Tomaszewski/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 27th, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Says 2013 Oscars Joke About Harvey Weinstein Was Inspired by Friend"s Encounter

Seth MacFarlane says his 2013 Oscars joke about Harvey Weinstein while hosting the awards show was inspired by a real encounter.  The 43-year-old actor took to Twitter on Wednesday to open up about the joke, which seems to have taken on new meaning amid claims that the producer has been sexually harassing women for three decades.  MacFarlane was joined by Emma Stone onstage at the 2013 Academy Awards, where they announced the five actresses in the Supporting Actress category. "Congratulations,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineOct 11th, 2017

Toronto Actress Launches Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein — As Well As DISNEY!

Looks like Harvey Weinstein has dragged Disney into his drama. This week, it was revealed that an anonymous Toronto-based actress is heading to court over two alleged sexual assaults she suffered at the hands of the indie movie mogul in 2000. Disney has been listed as a co-defendant in this case as they owned Weinstein's Miramax [...] Looks like Harvey Weinstein has dragged Disney into his drama. This week, it was revealed that an anonymous Toronto-based actress is heading to court over two alleged sexual assaults she suffered at the hands of the indie movie mogul in 2000. Disney has been listed as a co-defendant in this case as they owned Weinstein's Miramax at the time of the alleged incident. Related: Author Claims Dustin Hoffman Sexually Harassed Her According to the Toronto Sun, the unnamed accuser has taken the first step in launching a lawsuit as she has filed a statement of claim. It appears the woman is seeking $4 million in damages. Per the report, Jane Doe claims to have suffered from emotional distress over her unsavory interactions with the disgraced producer. The supposed victim was introduced to Harvey while working on an unspecified Miramax project. Reportedly, the (now ousted) Hollywood heavyweight told the woman she looked like a famous actress. After the initial introduction, Harvey's assistant, named Barbara Schneeweiss, arranged for a breakfast meeting between Weinstein and the woman so that they could "discuss her career and potential opportunities with Miramax." Hmmm, this already sounds familiar. The anonymous woman says she arrived at Harvey's hotel, only to learn that the sit down had been moved up to Weinstein's suite. The statement specified: "Once alone with Doe, Weinstein announced, ‘I like massages. What do you think about massages?' Doe said she thought massages were great, but that the subject was not an appropriate one for a business meeting." In response, Weinstein is said to have "chuckled" and then proceeded to give the woman a tour of his room. The visit took a darker turn when industry titan "overpowered her, pushed her onto the bed, and took his penis out of his pants." Weinstein then forced the woman's skirt up, pinned her wrists down, and forced oral sex onto her. Doe eventually broke free, however, when she ran into the assistant in the lobby, Schneeweiss merely "looked down." Unsurprisingly, Barbara (who is now an executive with The Weinstein Company) has also been named in the lawsuit. The actress reported the incident to her agent, but Harvey downplayed the situation by saying it was a misunderstanding. After Harvey left several voicemails, the actress agreed to meet with him -- but made sure to bring her agent and friend along with her. Related: Kevin Spacey Lured Teen Into His Bed By "Sobbing" Upon arriving at Harvey's hotel, Doe was somehow persuaded to meet with Weinstein alone. On the second meeting with the now 65-year-old, the statement relayed: "As soon as she did, he threw his weight onto her and tried to stick his tongue down her throat." Ugh. Jane worked with Weinstein on another occasion as she was offered a part in one of his films three years later. Jane says Harvey continued to "harass" her even though she never met up with him again. How awful. Disney has since responded to Doe's allegations with the following: "The Weinsteins operated and managed their business with virtual autonomy, and we were unaware of any complaints, lawsuits, or settlements. There is absolutely no legal basis for this claim against The Walt Disney Company and we will defend against it vigorously." Hmmmm, very inneresting. This is the second civil suit to accuse Weinstein of assault following The New York Times and the New Yorker's exposés about Harvey's sexual misconduct. We'll be sure to keep our eyes on this suit for any developments! [Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 1st, 2017

Industry Vet Marisa Coughlan Reveals Harvey Weinstein Tried To "Barter Sex For Movie Roles"

Another day, another upsetting story about Harvey Weinstein… Earlier this week, actress-turned-writer Marisa Coughlan detailed an encounter with the disgraced movie mogul where he attempted to barter a role in a film for sex. Ugh. Related: Blythe Danner Defends Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow Per Miz Coughlan's account to The Hollywood Reporter, the blonde industry vet first met Weinstein for [...] Another day, another upsetting story about Harvey Weinstein... Earlier this week, actress-turned-writer Marisa Coughlan detailed an encounter with the disgraced movie mogul where he attempted to barter a role in a film for sex. Ugh. Related: Blythe Danner Defends Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow Per Miz Coughlan's account to The Hollywood Reporter, the blonde industry vet first met Weinstein for a brief moment while at the Teaching Mrs. Tingle premiere in Westwood, CA in 1999. At this time, Marisa was also cast in a Miramax TV show, titled Wasteland. Since Weinstein had his hands in both projects, making him technically her boss, Coughlan felt compelled to say hello to him when she later ran into him at a restaurant. Apparently, Marisa boldly stopped by Harvey's table as he dined with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and others. Coughlan remembers: "I said hello briefly and went back to my table and didn't talk to him again that night." Thus, she was very shocked when the bill came and it was revealed that Weinstein had paid for Marisa "and [her] three girlfriends." Wanting to be polite, Marisa sent a thank you note to the scandalized producer's New York office. Although Marisa thought that was the end of the story, Weinstein called her a "week or so later." Supposedly, the now 65-year-old said he was "calling a classy lady to thank her for a classy note." While Harvey offered up many compliments, he came off professional as he requested to meet with her at the Peninsula Hotel to discuss a few projects. Marisa wasn't bothered with the meet up location, as she explained: "I was informed that the meeting would be at the Peninsula, which was not abnormal at all... It's like a mini-office with assistants running around and lots of activity." However, there was something different about Weinstein's Peninsula set up. Upon arriving at Harvey's "gigantic penthouse," Marisa witnessed: "There were a few assistants there when I arrived but they literally left the suite like the place was on fire. I didn't process why until later." After discussing a few projects, including a potential lead in a Miramax movie, Harvey made an unsavory proposition to the Super Troopers actress. Marisa, who was only 25 at the time, recalls: "He told me that he has a lot of 'special friends' and they give each other massages. It was a full-court press. He wanted me to be one of his 'special friends' and go into the bedroom. I told him that I had a serious boyfriend and reminded him that he was married and that we should keep this professional. I was so blindsided. Not one ounce of me anticipated it. It was the weirdest meeting I've ever had in my life." Ew, ew, EWWWWWW! What bugged Coughlan most about the come on was how "transactional" it felt. Marisa left the meeting without incident, but Weinstein did follow up as he sent a script to her agents. He also called and offered to fly her out to New York so they could partake in "romantic" outings. Marisa reluctantly agreed to meet with Harvey one more time, but insisted they sit down in a public space. On their second meeting, Coughlan shared: "I sat down and explained that I wanted to be really clear. I told him again that I have a serious boyfriend and I was never going to do anything physical or romantic... It was super uncomfortable, remember, because I was employed by his studio at the time. He seemed so flabbergasted that I wasn't going to go there. I was shocked that he was so shocked." After the rejection, the Hollywood heavyweight asked Marisa to drive him back to the Peninsula. Once the twosome arrived at the hotel, Harvey "pushed and pushed and pushed" for Marisa to come up to his room. Coughlan turned down Weinstein's advances once again and he stormed out of her car -- only to walk back and say that he "respected her." Yeah, sure. Related: Rose McGowan Pulls Out Of Film Festival Appearance Days later, the lead role Harvey teased Marisa with was given to another actress. On whether she knew the extent of Harvey's predatory ways, Marisa noted: "What happened to me, even though it was uncomfortable, was much more of a transactional situation. He wanted to barter sex for movie roles. In other cases, he was forcing himself on them. It's so shocking that he got away with it for as long as he did. I never realized the scope of it. I felt like an island and naively didn't know how pervasive it was." Unsurprisingly, Marisa is standing by the other Harvey accusers -- which include A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and Rose McGowan. In regards to the power Weinstein once wielded in Hollywood, the Minnesota native concluded: "I can't imagine a more intimidating person to go up against. During his heyday, he was scary as hell. I saw him yell at assistants and servers, but then saw him turn on a dime and be so charming. There's definitely some Jekyll and Hyde going on there. It's taken this many to come forward to have this happen — there's definitely strength in numbers." Hear! Hear! We couldn't be more grateful that so many women are speaking up now! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017