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>> Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, two of Hollywood's biggest names stepping forward, claiming they too were sexually harassed by mega producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Times on Tuesday following up its blockbuster expose of the Hollywood mogul with first hand accounts from the actresses. Both alleging he made unwanted advances towards them in hotel rooms early in their careers.
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Paltrow, who won an Oscar for the Weinstein produced film Shakespeare in Love, saying she told then boyfriend Brad Pitt of the incident. Pitt then confronted Weinstein, The Times says, the producer in turn allegedly threatening Paltrow to remain silent about the incident. And Jolie saying quote, I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth.
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And as a result chose never to work with him again and warn others who did. Their voices the latest in a growing chorus against the Hollywood mogul. Fired Sunday from his own studio amid several claims of sexual abuse. On Tuesday, The New Yorker Magazine reporting multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape against Weinstein.
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A spokesman for Weinstein responding to The New Yorker with quote, any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Hillary Clinton, who has received political donations from Weinstein breaking her silence Tuesday. Tweeting she was shocked and appalled by the revelations and applauding the courage of those who came forward.
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Actress Lena Dunham adding she's sorry she performed at a Clinton fundraiser organized by Weinstein. Apologizing in the New York Times for shaking the hand of a man quote, I knew was not a friend to women in my industry. And imploring men in Hollywood never to turn a blind eye to known offenses.
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Of those men, actor Ben Affleck coming forward with his disgust. His brother, actor Casey Affleck previously settled two harassment suits against him. His lawyer at the time denying the accusers' claims. The allegations against Weinstein clearly opening the floodgates to an issue seemingly long kept at bay beneath Hollywood's shiny veneer.
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>> These are bad boys. You know what I mean?