Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the liaison unfolded

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Hollywood has been rocked by allegations against film noble Harvey Weinstein – which first came to light a week ago in a New York Times article.

Since then, the story has grown continuously, with a vast series of women coming brazen to explain they were sexually tormented by Weinstein – allegations he has denied.

Here is a outline of the events so far:

Thursday 5 Oct

  • The New York Times publishes a story detailing decades of allegations of passionate nuisance against Harvey Weinstein. Actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd are among the women who come forward.
  • Among the accusations are that he forced women to massage him and watch him naked. He also betrothed to help allege their careers in return for passionate favours.
  • Weinstein issues an reparation acknowledging he “has caused a lot of pain” – but disputes claims he tormented womanlike employees over scarcely 3 decades.
  • Weinstein’s counsel tells The Hollywood Reporter his client is scheming to sue the New York Times.
  • Weinstein says he is holding a “leave of absence” from The Weinstein Company and is operative with a therapist.

Friday 6 October

  • Brie Larson and Lena Dunham are among those to conflict to the allegations in the article, praising the aplomb of those who have come forward.
  • The Weinstein Company says it takes the allegations “extremely seriously” and is rising an inquiry.

Saturday 7 Oct

  • Weinstein’s counsel Lisa Bloom announces her resignation, observant she know that “Mr Weinstein and his residence are moving toward an agreement”.

Sunday 8 Oct

  • It is announced that Harvey Weinstein has been sacked by the residence of his company, with evident effect.
  • They contend the decision was done “in light of new information about misconduct”.

Monday 9 October

  • British singer Romola Garai tells the Guardian that she felt “violated” when Weinstein auditioned her as an 18-year-old, observant that he had answered the doorway to his hotel room in a bathrobe.
  • Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench join the list of people reacting to the accusations, with George Clooney observant the purported poise is “indefensible”.

Tuesday 10 October

  • Allegations from 13 some-more women are published in the New Yorker magazine, including 3 accusations of rape, which Weinstein strongly denies.
  • Actress Asia Argento and a former determined singer named Lucia Stoller contend Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third lady withholds her name from the article, the outcome of a 10-month review by the magazine. Argento says the occurrence happened in 1997 in the south of France while Stoller, who now goes under the name Evans, says she was forced into a passionate act by the writer after going for a casting assembly in 2004.
  • Weinstein’s mouthpiece Sallie Hofmeister tells the publication: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unquestionably denied by Mr Weinstein.”
  • Hollywood A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie contend they were harrassed by Weinstein. Paltrow says she was propositioned as a 22-year-old, while Jolie referrs to a “bad experience” in her youth.
  • Other total to pronounce out against Weinstein embody Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman announces she is leaving him and that her priority is her immature children.

Wednesday 11 Oct

  • Bafta says it is suspending Weinstein’s membership, with evident effect.
  • A series of comparison Labour MPs call for Weinstein’s titular CBE to be taken away. Prime Minister Theresa May says a decision about the honour would not distortion with Downing Street.
  • Cara Delevingne also says Weinstein done advances towards her.
  • A matter from the Cannes Film Festival says organisers are “dismayed” to learn of the allegations about Weinstein.

Thursday 12 Oct

  • Overnight, police are called following a “family dispute” at the home of Weinstein’s daughter. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirms they were called to reports of a “disturbance” at the residence but contend no crime was committed. Weinstein was not there when officers arrived.
  • Police in New York tell the BBC they are looking to pronounce to an particular per an claim against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD does not yield serve details.
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, says it will meet on Saturday to plead any march of movement to be taken concerning Weinstein. It describes the allegations against Weinstein as “repugnant” and “abhorrent”.
  • Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a fun he done about Weinstein’s passionate control at the 2013 Oscar nominations, observant motionless to pronounce out after a co-star had been tormented by the producer.
  • Police in the US and UK contend they are questioning specific allegations from 2004 and the 1980s. No charges have been brought.

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