Meryl Streep calls Harvey Weinstein's behaviour 'inexcusable'



LOS ANGELES (dpa)- US actress Meryl Streep on Monday described ousted movie producer Harvey Weinstein's behaviour as "inexcusable" after sexual harassment allegations emerged against the Hollywood mogul.
The multiple Academy Award winner said the "abuse of power" is familiar and praised the women who came forward in last week's article.



"The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes," she said in a statement published by the Huffington Post.
Streep, whose career in Hollywood spans decades, also said she was not aware of the alleged offences and the reported settlements Weinstein reached with women. She said that he was "respectful with me in our working relationship."
Weinstein was fired Sunday from the production company he co-founded with his brother Bob in 2005. The Weinstein Company has produced many blockbuster movies including "The King's Speech," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Django Unchained."
The decision to oust Harvey Weinstein came after the company investigated sexual harassment allegations against him raised in a New York Times article last week.
The newspaper reported that Weinstein, whose movies have won six best picture Oscars, had harassed female employees and actresses, including film star Ashley Judd, for decades.
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Tuesday, October 10th 2017
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