Ryan Gosling Responds To Harvey Weinstein Allegations: "Men Should Stand With Women"
Hollywood has been flipped upside down since The New York Times released an article on Oct. 5 claiming that producer Harvey Weinstein has a decades-long history of sexually harassing women. With women coming forward with more and more harassment claims each day, people have been calling for change. Many celebrities released statements expressing their support to the alleged victims. However, one response pleaded for the public to look at the systemic problem. In Ryan Gosling's response to Harvey Weinstein's allegations he explained that he is "deeply disappointed" in himself for being oblivious to the alleged abuse. Gosling continued by saying men and women need to work together to produce change.
Gosling's statement on Twitter read,
According to The New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, one of the most influential film producers in the entertainment world, has reportedly been mistreating female employees for decades and has reached settlements with at least eight women throughout the years. Weinstein responded to the Oct. 5 New York Times article and allegations in a statement that said,
Lisa Bloom, Weinstein's former attorney said in a statement on Thursday, Oct. 5, that Weinstein "denies many of the accusations as patently false" and that he would not “demean or attack” the women who have accused him. Bloom has since resigned.
The accusations claim that Weinstein would invite young actresses and employees to a hotel room at places like the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel and would then ask them to give him a massage or watch him while he showered. The release of this story has prompted celebrities who claim they have also been harassed by Weinstein in the past to come forward with their stories. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Cara Delevingne are the most recent.
Weinstein's spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, gave the following statement to Elite Daily in response to the allegations:
Jennifer Lawrence, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on Silver Linings Playbook (the movie that won her an Oscar), responded to the allegations in support of the victims. She said,
Another powerful message came from actress Emma Watson via Twitter.
Many people are rallying with the alleged victims and praising each woman for her bravery in coming forward. Hopefully, this will be the wake-up call that society has needed to stop sexual harassment.
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