Oscars Academy Meets to Discuss Disgraced Award Winner Harvey Weinstein's Future

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The contracts for Harvey Weinstein and other top executives also came with a new clause: They would face costly fines if the company ever had to pay a settlement for their misconduct.

Jane Fonda was told of sexual harassment allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein previous year, the Hollywood actress has revealed.

Seth MacFarlane has also come out to explain the story behind a joke he made at Weinstein's expense during the announcement of Academy Award nominations.

Among the accusations are that he forced women to massage him and watch him naked.

Weinstein issues an apology acknowledging he "has caused a lot of pain" - but disputes claims he harassed female employees over almost three decades.

But with investigations into Weinstein's behavior brewing in NY, he may be better off staying in the US for the time being. Last Friday, the four who remained - Bob Weinstein, Ben Ammar, Koenigsberg and Maerov - announced that Harvey Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the complaints.

Samantha Bee has a message for all the "creeps" in Hollywood: "We know who you are".

Rose McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. He would not specify which ones, and would not say who within the company or the board was told of them or how the information was communicated.

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"I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now", Lohan told her followers from a hotel in Dubai, according to The Independent.

"The behavior is inexcusable", wrote Streep, "but the abuse of power familiar".

After listing the nominees for supporting actress, MacFarlane said: "Congratulations". A third woman withholds her name from the article, the result of a 10-month investigation by the magazine.

"We really did what I think the law obligates us to do - focus on the evidence and the facts that we had", Vance said Wednesday.

"Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

In addition, Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have been among the more high-profile celebrities to go on the record about their alleged encounters.

NY police investigated him in 2015 when a 22-year-old Italian actress and model reported he had groped her, and she was sent into a meeting with him wearing a wire that picked up the now-infamous snippet of conversation from a hotel hallway.

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