He’s one of a number of Hollywood A-listers who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein after more than 20 actresses and employees accused the producer of sexual harrassment and assault.
And Leonardo DiCaprio cut an understated figure as he went shopping in New York on Sunday to make his first outing after showing his support for the alleged victims.
The Titanic actor, 42, kept things casual in a T-shirt and blazer as he carried his new purchase – what looked like a motorbike helmet – to his car.
Stepping out: Leonardo DiCaprio opted for a low key look as he went shopping in New York on Sunday after showing his support for alleged victims of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein
Keeping a black LA cap pulled low over his eyes, the actor and environmental activist opted for jeans as part of his low key look.
He detached himself from the hubbub of New York life by plugging in to some music with his headphones.
The Django Unchained star rocked a rugged look with his favoured unshaven face – his chiselled features unmistakeable underneath the baseball cap.
Leonardo posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday to show his support for the women who have stepped forward to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault.
Understated: The Titanic actor, 42, kept things casual in a T-shirt and blazer as he carried his new purchase – what looked like a motorbike helmet – to his car
Weinstein was fired from his position as co-chairman of the board at Weinstein Company as a result of the allegations.
On Facebook, Leonardo said: ‘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.’
Scandal: Multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations have been levelled at producer Harvey Weinstein (pictured this year). He was fired from his position as co-chairman of the board at Weinstein Company as a result of the accusations
‘There is no excuse’: Leonardo DiCaprio addressed the scandal on Facebook on Tuesday
Leonardo added: ‘I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard’
Charlize Theron was another star to come forward to support the alleged victims, adding that she was not ‘surprised’ by the claims.
She said: ‘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.
‘This culture has 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.
‘We cannot blame the victims’: Charlize Theron was one of the stars to lend her support to the women who have come forward (pictured July 2017)
Making her point: The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to address the scandal
‘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 so much influence, much greater than theirs.
‘If they speak up, they are shut down, and that could be the end of their career. This is all a positive step forward in changing that culture, and these young women need to know that they have a support system should anything like this happen to them. And I want you all to know I support you.’
Mandy Moore also gave her thoughts on the issue during her appearance on the SiriusXM show, EW Morning Live, explaining the stories of these women coming forward ‘need to be believed.’
‘When a scandal like this comes to light, only good can come from this — the fact that feeling like there’s going to culpability in regards to harassment in the workplace and in this industry specifically,’ she said.
‘It’s important for us to talk about because it does exist and women need to be believed and their stories need to be out there,’ she added.
Lending their support: Mandy Moore (left) and Minnie Driver (right) also commended the women coming forward
‘The Harvey situation was not a surprise to me’: Rosie O’Donnell addressed the scandal on Monday night in an interview with Extra, and claims he insulted her to her face
Minnie Driver also commended the women who have accused Weinstein of misconduct, though made clear she had ‘never experienced any abuse’ during her time with the producer.
‘In light of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein in the past few days, I feel it necessary to add my support for the women who have been victimised and have been brave enough to talk about it,’ she told Variety in a statement.
‘While I never experienced any abuse while working with Harvey, I think it’s important to add my voice to those of women everywhere who have experienced abuse at the hands of powerful men.’
Ben Affleck, who previously worked with the producer, took to Facebook to condemn Weinstein. He said: ‘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.
Statement: Ben Affleck took to Facebook to condemn Weinstein
‘I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.’
Cate Blanchett, who starred in several Weinstein produced films, said in a statement to Variety: ‘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.’
Rosie O’Donnell addressed the scandal on Monday night in an interview with Extra, and claims he insulted her to her face.
‘Yes, it took a long time, 20 years, pretty much, for people to speak out,’ she said. ‘Harvey was very powerful in Hollywood… I know from my own friends and circumstances.
‘The Harvey situation was not a surprise to me. I’m not one of the women that he ever would or was interested in. He did call me the “c u next Tuesday” to my face.”‘
‘I wholeheartedly support those who have’: Cate Blanchett gave a statement on the matter
‘We need to eradicate this behaviour’: Nicole Kidman also pledged her support to any victims of the misconduct, in a statement to People
Nicole Kidman also pledged her support to any victims of the misconduct, in a statement to People.
‘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 behaviour.’
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story revealing both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie were subjected to unwanted advances by the Hollywood bigwig.
The newspaper first published a story last week saying the producer reached at least eight settlements with women including one who said she was coerced into giving him a massage while he was naked.
Thirteen women have said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1990 and 2015, according to the New Yorker.