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Harvey Weinstein rape allegation: Catherine Zeta-Jones slams ‘big old dinosaur,’ proud of women who came forward

In A Move Virtually Unprecedented, Harvey Weinstein's Membership In The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Was Revoked By Its Board.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 18 Oct 2017, 01:01:21 PM

New Delhi:

Hollywood superstar Catherine Zeta-Jones has severely criticized producer Harvey Weinstein over the sexual harassment outrage.

Zeta-Jones said she was ‘shocked and disgusted’ by Weinstein's behaviour and felt ‘profoundly proud’ of the women who came forward as reported by Page Six.

"That big old dinosaur of people who think a man is able to get away with that behaviour and has been getting away with it for years is extinct, as of now," Zeta-Jones said during a Women in Hollywood lunch in Cannes, France.

"It's hard to think that in 2017 we are still talking about this and that it's the lead story on international news. You're never too big to fail. I really believe that if this is not the tipping point, it's at least some kind of turning point," she said. 

In a move virtually unprecedented, Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked by its board.

The New York Times and The New Yorker had reported about sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going back decades which he denied.

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First Published : 18 Oct 2017, 01:00:10 PM