A 43-year-old woman from Tennesee claims that in 1994, when she was 17, Weinstein "falsely imprisoned, sexually assaulted, sexually battered and raped her" in his hotel room. The plaintiff, who wanted to break into the entertainment industry, alleges Weinstein demanded she perform oral sex on him. A 70-year-old woman from Ecuador claims that in 1984, when she was 34, Weinstein allegedly pinned her against a door and fondled her in his hotel room in Cannes, when she was looking to start a career as a documentary filmmaker. A 38-year old woman said she met Weinstein in Manhattan in 2008 and he offered to "help take her career to the next level". He allegedly raped her in his Soho apartment a few days later, telling her he would ruin her if she told anyone. A 35-year-old woman from Hungary claims that in 2013, when she was 26, she met Weinstein at the Venice Film Festival. A few months later, he allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him when she met him in a hotel room. Allegations … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein: Four more women accuse producer of assault
Kazan’s reputation as a formidable Hollywood artist weathered political and personal scandals. After his Huac testimony, he won a best director Oscar for On the Waterfront and a best dramatic film award at Cannes for East of Eden, both in 1955, and went on to make a string of acclaimed films, including the Oscar-nominated Splendor in the Grass in 1961 and America America in 1963. … [Read more...] about What might Weinstein’s books mean for his defence?
This actor has an appealing unruly streak. Every so often – as we sit in a part of a London hotel that has been taken over by Disney, for the purposes of promoting their expensive new film – Riley looks over his shoulder, in case he should be overheard saying something wrong. For instance, calling his character in a Disney film a "gobshite", or for having to fudge details of the narrative. "When she's 16, obviously, she's put in the… uh, the sleep, the sleepy thing," is his outline of the Sleeping Beauty plotline. … [Read more...] about Sam Riley interview: ‘It’s going to be fun being in a film people might watch’