Emma Thompson, Ryan Gosling and Tom Hanks have joined a bevy of actors and actresses in speaking out against film mogul Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment allegations levied against him.
Weinstein, long considered one of the most famous, powerful and influential men in Hollywood, was fired from his eponymous company on Sunday evening following the emergence of 'new information', according to the board.
You can't buy, "Oh well I grew up in the '60s and '70s and so therefore…" I did, too.
So I think it's like, well, what do you want from this position of power?
This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.'My heart goes out to all the women affected by these gross actions.
And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.': 'Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.'she was 'deeply shocked' to hear of the allegations.'I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumours, maybe we have all been naive. There must be no tolerance of this degrading, vile treatment of women in ANY workplace anywhere in the world.'Mark Ruffalo also denounced the film producer on Twitter:'The disgraceful ness about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.
He's at the top of a ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and what my mother would have referred to in the olden days as "pestering."'She said we need to talk about this behaviour and the 'crisis in extreme masculinity', saying there are 'many others' like him in the Hollywood industry.
Ryan Gosling, who has worked with Weinstein, also leant his voice to the condemnation of the producer on Thursday.
I don't think you can describe him as a sex addict, he is a predator, that's different.I've known Harvey for 20 years [...] We've had dinners, we've been on location together, we've had arguments.But I can tell you that I've never seen any of this behaviour Brie Larson also commented on Twitter: 'As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment.Actress and women's rights campaigner Emma Watson said she was 'awestruck' by the women who have come forward.: 'I did five or six movies with Harvey. I think a lot of actors have come out and said, everybody's saying we all knew. This type of predation happens behind closed doors, and out of public view.If there was ever an event that I was at and Harvey was doing this kind of thing and I didn't see it, then I am so deeply sorry, because I would have stopped it.