Video: Actresses break silence with fresh allegations against Weinstein

 

More actresses broke their silence and revealed sexual molestation and advances made by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Italian film star Asia Argento and two other women claim that Weinstein raped them, in a bombshell New Yorker expose published on Tuesday.

The women’s allegations against the 65-year-old movie mogul, according to the magazine, include unwanted oral sex and forced oral and full sex. Weinstein denies all charges, according to a statement from his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, circulated among US media.

The accusations will be seen as a hugely damaging escalation of the scandal engulfing the Oscar-winning producer, as the numerous allegations which led to his weekend sacking from The Weinstein Company had so far been limited to complaints about harassment.

His wife, British fashion designer Georgina Chapman meanwhile told celebrity magazine People she was leaving Weinstein, with whom she has two children.

Chapman, his second wife, with whom he has two children, told People: “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

(Agence France Presse)