Cate Blanchett has presented her “wholehearted guidance” to the ladies who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
The 48-yr-previous actress – who worked with the film mogul on a range of motion pictures, such as ‘Carol’ and ‘The Aviator’ – is the most recent Hollywood star to talk out versus the 65-yr-previous producer subsequent a damning New York Instances expose, which claimed he had sexually harassed a range of ladies about a 30-yr time period and paid off at least eight to preserve their allegations quiet, and she applauded the likes of Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd for coming forward about their ordeals.
She told Selection: “Any male in a posture of electricity or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or will work together with requires to be called to account. It is never simple for a woman to occur forward in these kinds of circumstances and I wholeheartedly guidance those people who have.”
Leonardo DiCaprio has also slammed Weinstein – who was hit by a clean wave of far more significant allegations in The New Yorker on Tuesday (10.10.17) – and praised the courage of his alleged victims.
He wrote on social media: “There is no justification for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no make a difference who you are and no make a difference what occupation.
“I applaud the power and courage of the ladies who arrived forward and produced their voices listened to.”
Weinstein was a big donor to the Democratic get together, and his alleged behaviour has been condemned by both equally their current presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, and previous President Barack Obama and his spouse Michelle.
A spokesperson for Hillary issued a assertion which examine: “I was stunned and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein.
“The conduct explained by ladies coming forward can’t be tolerated. Their courage and the guidance of other folks is significant in serving to to prevent this kind of conduct.”
And President Obama mentioned he and his spouse have been “disgusted” by the reports.
He mentioned in a assertion: “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the current reports about Harvey Weinstein.
“Any male who demeans and degrades ladies in these kinds of trend requires to be condemned and held accountable, no matter of wealth or position. We need to rejoice the courage of ladies who have occur forward to notify these agonizing stories.
“And we all require to create a tradition — such as by empowering our women and educating our boys decency and respect — so we can make these kinds of conduct considerably less prevalent in the upcoming.”
In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein has been sacked from The Weinstein Company and his spouse Georgina Chapman has left him, when he has also been slammed by big names in Hollywood, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.