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>> And right back here.>> Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the subject of a new documentary chronicling how his decades of alleged sexual abuse remained unchecked for so long. Weinstein, the Inside Story, premiers Friday on PBS in the US after first airing in the UK. Among those interviewed for the doc are New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who late Thursday brokered a deal to help sell the Weinstein Company.
The film studio founded by Harvey and his brother Bob to Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former Obama administration official. Contreras-Sweet plans to launch a new company with an all female board and create a victims compensation fund for those who have been harmed by Weinstein. The studio nearly went bankrupt after more than 70 women accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape.
He denies having non-consensual sex with anyone and Reuters has not independently verified the claims. And while Weinstein won't be at this Sunday's Academy Awards, his presence is being felt in Hollywood. A Los Angeles based street artist this week unveiled a statue called casting couch, depicting a life sized Weinstein wearing a bathrobe, sitting on a golden couch and holding an Oscar.
It was installed near the Hollywood venue where the Academy Awards will take place.