The movie mogul is fired, Rose McGowan calls on the entire Weinstein Company board to resign and Meryl Streep issues scathing statement.
The fallout in Hollywood continues as The Weinstein Company deals with the aftermath of the exposure of Harvey Weinstein's decades long history of sexual harassment and misconduct with multiple women.
The Hollywood mogul was ousted from the studio he co-founded on Sunday, as actors and actresses now are just beginning to speak out on Weinstein's behavior after relative silence from A-listers since Friday when the explosive New York Times report was published.
Here are the 9 newest developments:
Kate Winslet, Judi Dench and Glenn Close Speak Out
Three more actresses have released statements condemning Weinstein.
In a statement to the New York Times, Glenn Close said that while she hasn't had an uncomfortable situation with the Hollywood mogul herself, she felt "angry and darkly sad" when she heard the news.
"I'm sitting here, deeply upset, acknowledging to myself that, yes, for many years, I have been aware of the vague rumors that Harvey Weinstein had a pattern of behaving inappropriately around women. Harvey has always been decent to me, but now that the rumors are being substantiated, I feel angry and darkly sad," Close said. "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 it the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation ut on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job."
Winslet, who won an Oscar in 2008 for her role in "The Reader," believes Weinstein's behavior is "disgraceful and appalling."
"I have no doubt that for these women this time has been, and continues to be extremely traumatic," she told Variety. "I fully embrace and salute their profound courage, and I unequivocally support this level of very necessary exposure of someone who has behaved in reprehensible and disgusting ways. His behavior 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 naive. And it makes me so angry. There must be 'no tolerance' of this degrading, vile treatment of women in ANY workplace anywhere in the world."
Judi Dench credited the Hollywood mogul for launching her career, but stressed to Newsweek that she had no idea this was occurring and finds it "horrifying" now that the news is out.
"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 offenses which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out."
Harvey Weinstein Tried to Disrupt Company's Harassment Probe
According to Variety, Weinstein tried to intimidate his employees into ignoring the allegations against him.
Harvey's attempt to cover up the allegations was reportedly a factor in the board of directors firing the Hollywood mogul.
Harvey Weinstein Was "Desperate" to Save His Job
Weinstein sent an email to several Hollywood CEOs just hours before the board of his own company decided to ultimately fire the Hollywood mogul. Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, tweeted the body of his email on Monday afternoon.
"My board is thinking of firing me. All I'm asking, is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling. Whether it be in a facility or somewhere else, allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance. A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counseling as other people have done, I think I'd be able to get there. I could really use your support or just your honesty if you can't support me," he wrote.
"But if you can, I need you to send a letter to my private gmail address. The letter would only go to the board and no one else. We believe what the board is trying to do is not only wrong but might be illegal and would destroy the company. If you could write this letter backing me, getting me the help and time away I need, and also stating your opposition to the board firing me, it would help me a lot. I am desperate for your help. Just give me the time to have therapy. Do not let me be fired. If the industry supports me, that is all I need. With all due respect, I need the letter today."
## Kevin Smith Breaks His Silence on the Scandal Director and actor Kevin Smith said he's "ashamed" that Weinstein financed his work amid sexual harassment claims.
JUST IN: Weinstein's desperate email to Hwood CEOs, moguls hours before his firing. Read to me by a disgusted (male) recipient pic.twitter.com/wQA64WcKf7— Janice Min (@janicemin) October 9, 2017
## The Weinstein Company Is Wiping His Credits Off TV In wake of the sexual harassment scandal, the Weinstein Company will no longer give the producer credit on TV shows that are still on the air or will be on the air soon. According to **The Hollywood Reporter**, the company has already contacted numerous networks to approve the removal of his name. The first program to wipe out Harvey's name will be Wednesday's episode of "Project Runway." History Channel's "Six," Paramount's "Waco" and "The Romanoffs," starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, will do the same. MTV's "Scream" is also planning to remove Harvey's name when the program returns for Season 3. ## Harvey Weinstein Fired from The Weinstein Company The Weinstein Company fired Harvey from his own company on Sunday. "In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately," the company said in a statement. The company is looking to change its name in light of the scandal, according to a report from **The Wrap**. ## Meryl Streep Slams Weinstein **Meryl Streep**, who has starred in Weinstein productions including "August: Osage County" and "The Iron Lady," released a scathing statement Monday to the **Huffington Post** after Harvey was ousted from the company. "The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes," she said. "One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn't know about these other offenses: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts," she continued. "And If everybody knew, I don't believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it." "The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game," she added. ## Rose McGowan Calls for More to Exit the Company **Rose McGowan** was one of the actresses named in the NYT piece. According to the report, the "Scream" star received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 after an incident in a hotel room. While she hasn't commented on what exactly happened -- and likely can't because of the settlement -- McGowan spoke out about how Hollywood needs to get its act together, fast. "Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP," McGowan told **The Hollywood Reporter**. "Hollywood's power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not. It is so not a good look. In the way cooler than Hollywood world I live and work in, I am actually embarrassed to be associated with it." "The men of Hollywood need to know they own no woman. The days of Entourage-like behavior and thinking is as dated as your largely bro nature," she added. "I'm calling on the board to resign effective immediately. And for other men to stop other men when they are being disgusting." ## Accuser Lauren Sivan Speaks Out
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. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017
I believe all the women coming forward about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment. It takes bravery to do so.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 7, 2017
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.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 8, 2017
And fuck you to anyone who knew about it and let him get away with it. The enabling also needs to end.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 9, 2017
Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 9, 2017
Shout out to my girl @jodikantor for putting in the hard work for women everywhere.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 9, 2017
What a dizzying month. I will sleep well tonight.
And for my sweet @rosemcgowan who I’ve been texting, blessing and holding in my heart this week.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 9, 2017
I see you. We all do.
H Weinstein -yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is "leader of the free world" btw— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) October 9, 2017
Huge respect for @AshleyJudd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) October 7, 2017
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What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims? https://t.co/fh9TKUp0mA— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 8, 2017