SAG-AFTRA has blasted fired mogul Harvey Weinstein over accusations of sexual harassment, calling his alleged behavior “abhorrent.”The union issued the condemnation on Monday, the day after its biennial convention at the Sheraton Universal Hotel ended and Weinstein was ousted from his own company after multiple revelations of misconduct.“We commend the courage and candor of every woman who has spoken out about the disgraceful, aggressive, and inappropriate behavior they experienced with prominent industry employers,” the union said. “We support their right to speak out and we lift up their voices so that their truths can be fully heard. Everyone has the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.”On Oct. 5, a story in the New York Times detailed accusations that Weinstein sexually harassed a number of women, including actress Ashley Judd. Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and Glenn Close have all denounced the producer.
“The behavior alleged on the part of Harvey Weinstein is abhorrent and unacceptable,” SAG-AFTRA said. “Unfortunately, it is more prevalent than our industry acknowledges and many times victims are afraid to tell anyone. Those who do come forward empower themselves and others to speak out. We also commend the New York Times for the extraordinary reporting that uncovered and brought to light the allegations in this case.”
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Believe it or not. There was a day when you said Harvey, and the first thing that came to mind was a Rabbit that only James Stewart could see! Course to be fair, a lot of folks can’t see the one currently in the news