Nicole Kidman speaks out against ‘abuse and misuse of power’ amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

Nicole Kidman is the latest actress to speak up, in light of the unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal.

“As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce,” Kidman said via a statement released through her publicist. “We need to eradicate this behavior.”

While Kidman did not state Weinstein’s name, she has worked with Weinstein on a slew of films including “Cold Mountain,” “The Others,” “Nine” and most recently, “Lion,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar.

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Women who have publicly accused Harvey Weinstein

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Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, leading then-boyfriend Brad Pitt to confront him.

Asia Argento and Harvey Weinstein in 2004. Argento has publicly accused Weinstein of rape.

Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room.

Angelina Jolie said she had a “bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth” and refused to work with him subsequently.

Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.

Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and telling her to lie down.

Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.

Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein’s advances, he seemingly dissuaded others from hiring her.

Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.

Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and conducted a sting operation, the audio of which is found in the New Yorker article.

Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan. McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.




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Kidman follows many A-list actresses who have begun to speak out against Weinstein, as more and more devastating accusations come out against the Hollywood producer, who was fired from his own company this past weekend. Last week, the New York Times dropped a bombshell report detailing decades of sexual harassment, and today, the New Yorker published a piece with even stronger accusations, including rape.

Today, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward with allegations that Weinstein harassed them early on in their careers. In her statement, Kidman makes no mention of any harassment she has experience with Weinstein.

Other actresses who have worked with Weinstein and spoke out against his accusations include Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) and Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting”).

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Nicole Kidman through the years

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Nicole Kidman greets guests on the red carpet during the Big Little Night event to benefit Futures Without Violence on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Meera Fox/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Nicole Kidman speaks about her experience filming Emmy Award winning Big Little Lies during the Big Little Night event to benefit Futures Without Violence on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Meera Fox/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Nicole Kidman poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Nicole Kidman attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 09: Nicole Kidman attends ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 08: Nicole Kidman attends ‘The Upside’ premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Merritt/WireImage)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 26: Nicole Kidman arrives ahead of the NGV Gala at NGV International on August 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 01: Nicole Kidman arrives ahead of the Top of the Lake: China Girl Australian Premiere at Sydney Opera House on August 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 25: Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at HBO ‘Big Little Lies’ FYC at DGA Theater on July 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 12: Nicole Kidman attends the premiere of ‘The Beguiled’ on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

2017 French Open Tennis Tournament – Day Fifteen. Nicole Kidman reacts to photographers before the Rafael Nadal of Spain against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland Men’s Singles Final match on Philippe-Chatrier Court at the 2017 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on June 11th, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 07: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For CMT)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 06: Nicole Kidman attends the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2017 at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 03: Actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Nashville Predators Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 05: Nicole Kidman attends the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

JERSEY CITY, NJ – JUNE 03: Nicole Kidman attends The Tenth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic – Arrivals at Liberty State Park on June 3, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 25: Nicole Kidman arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 24: Australian actress Nicole Kidman poses during a photocall for the film The Beguiled in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 24, 2017. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 23: Nicole Kidman attends the 70th Anniversary Ceremony of Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 23, 2017. (Photo by Philip Rock/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 23: Nicole Kidman attends the ‘Top Of The Lake: China Girl’ Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Actress Nicole Kidman poses before the screening of the movie ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ on the sixth day of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Anatoliy Zhdanov/Kommersant via Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Nicole Kidman attends the ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

SHANGHAI, CHINA – JULY 15: Actress Nicole Kidman attends Swisse promotional event on July 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA – JULY 15: Actress Nicole Kidman attends Swisse promotional event on July 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 08: Nicole Kidman attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 05: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend ‘Genius’ New York premiere at Museum of Modern Art on June 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)

Nicole Kidman arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 16: Actress/producer Nicole Kidman attends ‘The Family Fang’ Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Nicole Kidman with her Best Actress in a Play award for Photograph 51 during the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at The Prince of Wales Theatre on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 14: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Opening Ceremony and the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA – JUNE 15: (CHINA OUT) Actress Nicole Kidman attends ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Australian actress Nicole Kidman arrives on the red carpet of Shanghai International Film Festival openning ceremony in Shanghai on June 14, 2014. Kidman, who is promoting ‘Grace of Monaco’ at the festival, received an award for outstanding contribution to film. Shanghai kicked off its annual film festival, a nine-day event with a heavy emphasis on Chinese cinema and a sprinkling of Hollywood stars promoting their latest works. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)




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