The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault allegations have unleashed a dizzying, eight-day whirlwind through Hollywood, one that has seen a steady onslaught of new accusers and inflicted collateral damage on multiple parties, among them NBC News, Twitter and attorney Lisa Bloom. Even before the New York Times story first hit, there were reports that Weinstein, the high-profile producer and executive, had put together a legal and publicity team to battle coming stories about him in the Times and the New Yorker. The explosive start The Times piece detailed allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact with women going back decades, and at least eight separate settlements.
The NHS has been praised for its response to a racist comment on Twitter regarding black blood donors. NHS Blood and Transplant tweeted an appeal for more black donors to help black people with sickle cell disease. A user replied "If we deport all blacks, this will stop being an issue". The NHS responded: "OR.. we could just deport you.". An NHS spokesman said: "There is no place for any kind of racism within our online communities". The offending tweet has since been removed. Hundreds of people have tweeted in support of the organisation's response, with many saying it has encouraged them to give blood. Bec Awuor tweeted: "Going to sign up now, this has definitely given me the push to do so
Fox and ESPN will not be airing the national anthem live during this weekend's NFL games. Fox said the network won't be showing the anthem live, but that the cameras "are always rolling so if something happens, we will be sure to cover it." ESPN also said it would not air the anthem live Monday night. CBS declined to comment and NBC did not respond. The anthem is not usually aired live apart from major events, but networks broadcast them last month after President Trump publicly fumed about NFL players who took a knee during the "Star Spangled Banner" to protest treatment of black Americans, particularly by police. The networks moved off the anthem broadcasts last weekend, but Vice President
Harvey Weinstein's brother, Bob, has denied media reports that the film production company they co-founded could be closed or sold. "Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company," he said in a statement. "Business is continuing as usual." The company fired Harvey Weinstein on Sunday amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations. The claims have prompted police investigations in both the US and UK. On Friday, the scandal surrounding Weinstein - who produced films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - deepened when he was accused of rape by US actress Rose McGowan. He was already facing claims of rape, sexual assault, groping
(CNN)Heidi Klum says it's not just Harvey Weinstein. The "Project Runway" host released a statement to People this week about the scandal that has besieged Weinstein, whose former company has co-produced her show. "I wish I could say that the horrible stories I read about Harvey Weinstein are a rare occurrence in our society, but that is simply not the case," Klum said. "We would be naive to think that this behavior only happens in Hollywood. This is one example of the more pervasive problem of the mistreatment of women around the world." Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal that has grown to include allegations of rape from four
With the blessing of his family and bandmates, Apple Music has released the episode of "Carpool Karaoke" they filmed with Linkin Park six days before lead singer Chester Bennington took his own life.