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Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

‘SNL’ takes on Harvey Weinstein NBC sportscaster Al Michaels apologized for making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during “Sunday Night Football.” The New York Giants, who were playing the Denver Broncos, came into the game winless and with a star receiver injured. During the third quarter, Michaels said, “Let’s face it, the Giants are coming off of a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they’re up by 14 points.” Cris Collinsworth, Michaels’ partner on the broadcast, chuckled at the line and said, “Only my L.A. guy comes up with that ...

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Woody Allen says he's sad for everyone in Weinstein scandal

Harvey Weinstein loses another lawyer Woody Allen called the scandal looming over Harvey Weinstein, “very sad for everybody involved.” The disgraced movie mogul is facing dozens of allegations that include sexual assault and rape. In an interview with BBC, Allen called the situation “tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up.” He told the outlet that he’d heard rumors about misconduct by Weinstein, which have swirled around the industry for decades, but he was not aware of the more serious ...

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Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims

UK police are investigating three further sexual assault allegations in London involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police says a second victim alleges she was assaulted in Westminster in 2010 and 2011 and in Camden in 2015. Officers are already looking into claims a woman was assaulted by Weinstein in the 1980s. The Hollywood film producer has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. No arrests have been made over any of the allegations, police say. New York police are also investigating claims against Weinstein, including rape and sexual ...

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: Another legal team shakeup, more fallout ahead

Harvey Weinstein loses another lawyer Hollywood is saying good riddance to Harvey Weinstein. So now what? Weinstein is laying low, not commenting on his expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His former company is trying to stay afloat. And his attorneys are preparing for criminal investigations and lawsuits. On CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” former The Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min reported that attorney Charles Harder, who she called the “Darth Vader of media,” is no longer working with Weinstein. She said this represented a shift in Weinstein’s ...

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Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Weinstein and his own brother called him “sick and depraved”. Weinstein, 65, insists any sexual contacts he had were consensual. Police in London are investigating an allegation against Weinstein who is also being ...

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'SNL' takes on Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy Even though “Saturday Night Live” didn’t have someone play Harvey Weinstein, the scandal surrounding the Hollywood mogul was a focus for the NBC sketch series on Saturday night. “SNL” put on an actress round table on sexual harassment in Hollywood sketch that included Leslie Jones’ Viola Davis, Cecily Strong’s Marion Cotillard and Kate McKinnon playing an old Hollywood starlet named Debette Goldry. “I did have one meeting with Harvey,” McKinnon’s Goldry said. “I was invited to his hotel room and when I arrived ...

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In interviews, remaining Weinstein Co. execs deny they knew

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy The two men now running The Weinstein Co. are rebutting claims they must have known about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. Harvey’s brother Bob told The Hollywood Reporter that “the members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother’s actions.” Bob Weinstein said he knew Harvey cheated on his wife, but “no F-in way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was.” Bob’s contempt for Harvey came through loud and clear throughout the interview. ...

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Harvey Weinstein ousted by Movie Academy

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy Harvey Weinstein — who more than anyone defined and shaped the sharp-elbowed art of Oscar campaigning — has been expelled from the group that presents the Academy Awards. In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein’s membership. In a statement, the academy said the action, which is effective immediately, was ...

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Oscars board stages emergency Harvey Weinstein meeting

The organisation behind the Oscars is reviewing the membership of Harvey Weinstein, at a meeting called in the wake of allegations of sexual assaults made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has previously called Mr Weinstein’s actions “abhorrent”. Its board includes Hollywood figures such as Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg. Bob Weinstein, who co-founded their studio, the Weinstein Company, says he wants his brother out of the Academy. “I was gonna actually write [to the Academy]. And I will do it. I am gonna ...

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