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JJ Abrams slams Harvey Weinstein

Emma Thompson: ‘I don’t know about those things but they don’t surprise me at all and they’re endemic to the system anyway.

‘I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict,’ he’s a predator’ 

Emma Thompson blasted the idea Weinstein is a ‘sex addict’ and insisted ‘he’s a predator’ 

Jane Fonda: ‘I found out about Harvey about a year ago. I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then. I guess it hadn’t happened to me, and so I didn’t feel that it was my place. Let’s not think this is some unique, horrific [incident]. This goes on all the time. It’s this male entitlement – in Hollywood, and everywhere. In offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, and restaurants and stores, women are assaulted, abused, harassed and seen for just being sexual objects, there for a man’s desire, instead of as whole human beings.’

JJ Abrams slams Harvey Weinstein

‘I’m ashamed I didn’t say anything’, Jane Fonda said

 Tom Hanks: Look, I don’t want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore. …” I did, too. So I think it’s like, well, what do you want from this position of power? I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can.”

Ewan McGregor: ‘It’s about time this came to light and he is getting [his] just desserts. Heard rumours over the years but this is awful. Bye Bully!’ 

Matt Damon: ‘As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now. We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue.’ 

Jennifer Lawrence  stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein's inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer

Jennifer Lawrence stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein’s inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer

Ryan Gosling: I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein. Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.’

Emma Watson: ‘I stand with all the women who have been sexually harassed, and am awestruck by their bravery. This mistreatment of women has to stop.’

Olivia Wilde: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did to those women was nothing short of abuse. I am disturbed, and disgusted. It’s appalling. Though I never witnessed it, I stand in solidarity with his victims, and hope their bravery sends a loud message to all abusers of power. The victim blaming needs to stop. As does the shaming of women who didn’t come forward earlier. They spoke, and we are here to listen.’

Blake Lively:  That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever.

‘I think that if people heard these stories… I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued. I never heard any stories like this – I never heard anything specific – but it’s devastating to hear.’  

Jessica Chastain, pictured left with Weinstein and actress Jess Weixler said: 'I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again'

Jessica Chastain, pictured left with Weinstein and actress Jess Weixler said: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again’

Ben Affleck: ‘I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades’ 

Supportive: Emma Watson said she stands behind Weinstein's accusers

Supportive: Emma Watson said she stands behind Weinstein’s accusers

Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession. I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.’

Cate Blanchett: ‘Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have.’

Charlize Theron: ‘The women who have spoken about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I didn’t have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, I unfortunately cannot say I’m surprised period. This culture always existed, not just in Hollywood but across the world. And many men in positions of power have gotten away with it for far too long. We cannot blame the victims here. A lot of these women are young, just starting out in their respective fields, and have absolutely no way to stand up to a man with some much influence, greater than theirs.’

Bye bully! Ewan McGregor said the mogul was getting what was owed to him after years of rumors

Bye bully! Ewan McGregor said the mogul was getting what was owed to him after years of rumors

Nicole Kidman: ‘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.’ 

George Clooney: ‘I suppose the argument would be that it’s not just about Hollywood, but about all of us—that every time you see someone using their power and influence to take advantage of someone without power and influence and you don’t speak up, you’re complicit.’

Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.’ 

Kate Winslet: ‘His behaviour is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong. I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumours, maybe we have all been naïve.’

Meryl Streep: ‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.’ 

Kate Winslet said Weinstein's behavior was appalling and very wrong

Kate Winslet said Weinstein’s behavior was appalling and very wrong

Glenn Close: ‘I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the “casting couch” phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job.’

Judi Dench: ‘Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.’ 

Mark Ruffalo said it was a 'disgusting abuse of power'

Mark Ruffalo said it was a ‘disgusting abuse of power’

Romola Garai: ‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an “audition” with Harvey Weinstein. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it.’

Ashley Judd: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’ 

Mark Ruffalo: ‘To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.’ 

James Gunn: ‘If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f***ing riddance. That s***’s gotta stop.’ 

Lena Dunham: ‘Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew.’ 

Susan Sarandon: ‘Huge respect for Ashley Judd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.’

Julianne Moore: ‘Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture, and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others.’

Jessica Chastain: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again.’ 

Jeff Bridges: ‘I wish him the best struggling with his demons, but his behavior was terrible. And I wish him – just as being a fellow human being – we are all struggling with different things. And he can struggle with his and come out the other side.’ 

JJ Abrams slams Harvey Weinstein

‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed,’ Streep said

Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I am utterly disgusted by the continuing revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s horrifying and unforgivable actions. We need to collectively stand up and support victims of abuse such as the brave and inspiring women who have spoken out against him and say we hear you and believe you.’

Kevin Smith: ‘He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed.’

Paul Feig: ‘There is no excuse for monsters like Harvey Weinstein. It’s up to all of us, men and women, to speak up against sexual harassment and abuse.’ 

Michael Keaton: ‘H Weinstein -yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is “leader of the free world”, by the way.’

Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein

Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein

Emmy Rossum: The “old dinosaur” explanation doesn’t cut it. Decades of using power to intimidate women for sexual gain is reprehensible and inexcusable.’

Heather Graham: ‘Women speak out about sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein gets fired. This is the best and most inspiring news story I have seen in a while.’

Judd Apatow: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims?’

Amber Tamblyn: ‘Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To. Lose. By. Coming. Forward.’

Scott Derrickson: ‘I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero f***s about any repercussions for condemning him.’

Brooklyn Decker: ‘We condemn “grab them by the p***y” and we condone this.’ 

Patricia Arquette: ‘If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It’s an epidemic.’

Ryan Murphy: ‘In this society, most women have a Harvey Weinstein in their life. There is always a minefield you navigate when you’re a woman and go through the system of Hollywood. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have champions or people who aren’t interested in taking advantage of you, and sometimes you do not. I know my way around an Oscar-winning lady or two, and whenever he would come up in conversation, there was always this “ick” or “ugh” type of reaction. All of the women I spoke to would say that. All of them. I wondered what was up with that.’