The Harvey Weinstein scandal has firmly shaken Hollywood and it is only just beginning. In the last couple of days, A-list actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have joined more than 20 other women by admitting that they were propositioned by the film studio executive early in their careers.
Weinstein is the co-founder of film studio Miramax, and was behind a plethora of critically acclaimed movies such as Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, The Artist, The Lord of the Rings and Good Will Hunting. Thus making him one of the most important people in Hollywood, with unlimited access to aspiring stars who were desperate for that break through role.
Aware of the power he held, Weinstein allegedly coerced young actresses into compromising positions, which they agreed to for fear that their career would be over if they did not comply. Now Weinstein’s life is playing out like one of his own movies, he should know that the bad guys always get caught in the end.
As allegations against Weinstein continue to flood in, so do claims against other Hollywood big dogs. Most recently, muscleman Terry Crews became an unlikely whistleblower on the scandal.
The 49-year-old actor, famous for his rippling muscles, took to Twitter to make claims that he was sexually harassed by a “Hollywood executive” last year. “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” the White Chicks star wrote, before going into further detail:
“My wife [and] I were at a Hollywood function last year [and] a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything [and] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.”