An investigation by The New York Times claimed on Thursday that Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed a number of female employees and movie stars over the course of his three-decade career as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated studio heads.
The shocking Times report alleged that Weinstein once asked Ashley Judd if she would like to watch him shower during a meeting in his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills and paid $100,000 to Rose McGowan for an unknown incident shortly after she filmed her breakthrough role in the film ‘Scream.’
That settlement is one of eight that Weinstein has reportedly paid out over the past 30 years, with Italian model Ambra Battilana also getting an undisclosed sum in 2015 after accusing the Hollywood executive of groping her and putting his hand under her skirt. But since the allegations made national headlines, these A-listers have kept quiet.
Actress Rene Zellweger is pictured with Weinstein (left). Top row, left to right: Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Watson. Bottom row, left to right: Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dame Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley.