When Meryl Streep received a Golden Globe for The Iron Lady, she had many people she wanted to thank. But when she got to Harvey, she didn’t call him Harvey, she literally called him God. A comment that in 2012, resulted in thunderous applause throughout the room. In 2017, it’s a chilling comment about the amount of power that Harvey Weinstein had in Hollywood. His films have been nominated for over 300 Oscars, he has won over 80 and he’s been thanked over 20 times in speeches. But most importantly, we know of at least 30 women that have been assaulted or inappropriately approached by him.
Some women he approached without clothes on and wanted a massage, others he attempted to intoxicate. Some, like Kate Beckinsale, were only 17 years old at the time and many of the women feel that turning down his advances torpedoed their career.
Harvey Weinstein is, by many people’s standards, a despicable monster. He used his power as “God” in Hollywood to attempt to seduce and manipulate hundreds of women over the course of decades.
Below are some of the sickening details, as well as photos of some of these women cuddling up to Weinstein. Included are also photos of Weinstein through the years, such as with his previous wife, a young Ashley Judd and even Barack Obama.
We assure you these are 15 Shameful Photos Of Harvey Weinstein That You’ll Look At Differently.
15. Harvey Laughing With Damon In 1998
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon both owe a lot of their career success to the Weinstein company taking a shot on their project Good Will Hunting. The role went on to not only win the award for Best Original Screenplay but also saw Robin Williams take home an award for Best Supporting Actor.
While Damon was not assaulted by Harvey, it still might twist your stomach a bit to see this throwback photo (seemingly from 1998) of him and Damon together.
Damon has since come out and said he had no knowledge of any of the assaults that were taking place.
“I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I think a lot of actors have come out and said, everybody’s saying we all knew. That’s not true. 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.”
14. Jennifer Lawrence And Weinstein At The Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence has had several great roles over the years. Her most acclaimed however have Harvey’s name written all over them with Silver Linings Playbook. The two had plenty to celebrate after her win for Best Actress at the Oscars, but we’re sure you’re not a huge fan of looking at Weinstein and Lawrence celebrating!
When talking about the scandal with Variety, Lawrence revealed
“I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting. My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”
13. Harvey And Catherine Zeta-Jones In 1991
Harvey Weinstein’s behavior was nothing new. The above photo brings you all the way back to 1991 and sees him relaxing at a party with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
While Zeta-Jones has not been named as being involved with this scandal in any capacity, she has won an Academy Award for Chicago which had Harvey’s involvement. The movie also won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year.
Weinstein has reached settlements with at least 8 different women over the years. While Zeta-Jones may not be one of them, it’s a clear sign that this was repeated behavior that absolutely went back as far as 1991 and perhaps occurred at parties just like this one.
12. Harvey Getting Close With Asia Argento
In some of the cases on our list, Harvey’s advances were turned down. That, however, was not the situation for Asia Argento whose best-known film may have been xXx.
“He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare,” said Argento when talking to the New Yorker. Argento said that the two then engaged in relations for the following year. That type of ongoing relationship is a sign of someone who may have constantly felt herself overwhelmed but not knowing how to end a relationship with someone as powerful as Harvey.
11. Smiling Alongside Barack Obama
Harvey Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, so naturally, he also got the opportunity to meet some of the most powerful men. Such as Barack Obama, who Weinstein helped raise hundreds of thousands in support of.
Obama was open in shouting his disdain for Weinstein, saying
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such a fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
10. Rose McGowan Reveals When She Was Approached
Rose McGowan owed a lot of her success in the film industry to the movie Scream which was produced by the Weinstein company. But McGowan has been one of the most outspoken women about the Weinstein scandal, saying she was assaulted at the Sundance Film Festival back in 1996. She later accepted a settlement in 1997 for roughly $100,000.
McGowan shared a throwback image of herself saying “This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is who you are shaming with your silence.”
The other photo of McGowan and Weinstein was taken in 2007 at the premiere for Grindhouse. When talking about the incident, McGowan also admitted that she went to someone at the head of Amazon Studios with the information but had her claims dismissed.
9. A Young Ashley Judd And Harvey
We do have to admit, the above photo does have some fun bonus points for a very young Vince Vaughn trying his best to photobomb the photo. But then your heart might break when you see a very young Ashley Judd standing beside the monster that is Harvey Weinstein.
Judd has been incredibly outspoken about Harvey’s inappropriate behavior, including requesting to watch her shower. It was reported that the behavior occurred during 1997 when she was working on the film Kiss the Girls.
When talking about Harvey to the New York Times, Judd stated
8. Gwenyth Paltrow Reveals How Scared She Was
Gweneth Paltrow said it was in 1996 she was 22 years old when Harvey approached her inappropriately. She was about to film the movie, Emma.
When talking about the incident, that included Weinstein saying they should both get massages, Paltrow stated
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified.”
The above photo is taken years later and shows a smiling (but perhaps deeply uncomfortable) Paltrow with Weinstein and Cameron Diaz in 1999. As one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Paltrow has the chance to make a huge stand here against this type of behavior.
While we don’t know if Harvey ever approached Diaz too, you need to hope that Paltrow has friends like her to lean on for support.
7. Staring Kidman Down
Nicole Kidman has an incredibly close working relationship with Harvey’s production companies. Including (but not limited to) her recent film Lion, Kidman has worked on The Cold Mountain, The Others and The Hours; the latter of which saw considerable Academy consideration including a Best Actress win for Nicole Kidman.
While at the time she may have been ecstatic, Kidman hopefully would have wanted to have nothing to do with Harvey if she knew what was going on. When talking about Harvey, Kidman didn’t hold back
“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. We need to eradicate this behavior.”
6. He Came On To A 17 Year Old Kate Beckinsale
There are several women who have come out and stated that Harvey has assaulted them, but many more who may remain silent. Harvey definitely would have never apologized for attempting to get all up in Kate Beckinsale‘s business if she hadn’t recently called him out for it.
In an interview, Beckinsale admitted that Harvey came on to her when she was 17 years old – an encounter she said he later forgot about. Beckinsale did not engage in any relations with Harvey but did admit she felt that her career was damaged because of it.
5. Harvey With Brother Bob At Miramax Party
Harvey Weinstein is (or was!) one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. But alongside him was his brother Bob, who you see smiling beside Harvey in the above photo. The photo was taken when the two were attending a Miramax party.
Bob slammed Harvey in a recent interview with TMZ, saying
“My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man. I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow.
He has proven himself to be a world-class liar and now rather than seeking help he is looking to blame others. His assertion is categorically untrue from A to Z. I pray he gets the help that he needs and I believe that it is him behind all of these stories to distract from his own failure to get help.”
4. Hanging With His First Wife
Harvey Weinstein has been married on two different occasions. The above photo features him with his wife Eve Chilton who he was with from 1987-2004. They have three children together.
Heather Graham recently came out and stated that Harvey tried to proposition her with some intimate activities in exchange for a part in a movie – while also mentioning his wife doesn’t mind if he sleeps with other women if she’s out of town. Whether or not that was true or not, Graham turned down his advances.
3. Hanging With Mira Sorvino Before Tanking Her Career
Mina Sorvino could have had a much more successful career had she given into the advances of Harvey Weinstein. At least that’s her feelings on the matter. Mina recently shared with the world that Weinstein approached her in 1995 when she was attending the International Film Festival.
Sorvino also reported that she had also heard of women in the industry who had significantly worse interactions with studio heads (though she did not specify Harvey again).
While she was scared to speak out, Mina stated when talking to the New Yorker
2. Harvey With His Soon To Be Ex-Wife
One of the biggest reactions to Harvey’s allegations has come from those closest to him. Above you see him alongside his once wife Georgina Chapman. Perhaps making the photo all the more disturbing is the fact that Georgina was pregnant at the time. Georgina has since separated from Harvey, as well as releasing a statement to People saying
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”
1. A Younger Zoe Brock Who Got Propositioned
Our list is full of photos of Harvey getting far too close with some of the women. But for this entry, we instead have a photo of the famous model Zoe Brock who at the age of 23, was propositioned in a way by Harvey that is so over the line, you couldn’t even see the line.
“Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage.”
Zoe went on to say,
“I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me [while naked] and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.”
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