HOLLYWOOD producer and powerbroker Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment dating back several decades.
The movie mogul is the subject of a number of allegations including from film star Ashley Judd. We reveal all…
Who is Harvey Weinstein?
The 65-year-old is an American film producer who co-founded Miramax, which produced several box office hits including Pulp Fiction and Clerks.
Weinstein has an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love and has several Tony awards for a string of plays and musicals such as The Producers and Billy Elliot the Musical.
He and his brother Bob are co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company after they left Miramax.
In 2004, Weinstein was given an honorary CBE for his contributions to the British film industry.
He is involved in campaigning for poverty and AIDs and helps with research on diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Harvey Weingard – played by Maury Chaykin – on hit show Entourage is based on Weinstein.
Weinstein has been married twice and has been wed to English fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman, 41, since 2007.
What is Harvey Weinstein’s net worth?
The producer is worth around £153 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He is considered to be one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and sold Miramax to Disney for £61 million in 1993.
The company went on to produce Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love.
Who is Harvey Weinstein’s wife?
Georgina Chapman was born in London and is the daughter of journalist Caroline Wonfor and multi-millionaire Brian Chapman, who owned organic coffee company Percol.
She attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire – where Kate Middleton went to school – and got into modelling in her 20s with a Head and Shoulders ad.
Chapman also studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Wimbledon School of Art where she began her career as a costume designer.
In 2004, she launched Marchesa with partner Keren Craig, who she met at college.
Chapman began dating Weinstein in 2004 after he left his first wife. They married on December 15, 2007, and have a daughter and son together.
What are the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein?
The legendary producer was the subject of a number of allegations – including from film star Ashley Judd – published in the New York Times.
Judd, 49, recalled an incident in which she expected to discuss business with Weinstein, 65, but instead, was summoned to his hotel room.
She claimed that Weinstein — wearing a bathrobe — then asked the actress if he could give her a massage, or if she would be willing to watch him take a shower.
Judd said she had thought: “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?”
Other claims included offers of career advancement in exchange for sex, forced massages and incidents in which he was alleged to have fully exposed himself.
The report said allegations against him stretched over three decades and that he had reached settlements with at least eight women.
A lawyer for Weinstein claimed the allegations were “patently false”.
But Weinstein said in a statement: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it.
“Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”