Glenn Close and other prominent celebrities are expressing anger and disgust at Harvey Weinstein's behavior in the days following The New York Times' bombshell report detailing decades of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

“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 told The New York Times.

“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 in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job,” the actress continued.

Julianne Moore Urged People To Stand With Ashley Judd And Rose McGowan Julianne Moore urged people to stand with Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan (photo: Splash News).

“Ours is an industry in which very few actors are indispensable and women are cast in far fewer roles than men, so the stakes are higher for women and make them more vulnerable to the manipulations of a predator. I applaud the monumental courage of the women who have spoken up. I hope that their stories and the reportage that gave them their voices represents a tipping point, that more stories will be told and that change will follow,” she said.

“The changes must be both institutional and personal. Men and women, in positions of power, must create a work environment in which people, whose jobs depend on them, feel safe to report threatening and inappropriate behavior, like that reported in the Times,” Close added. “No one should be coerced into trading personal dignity for professional success. I feel the time is long and tragically overdue for all of us in the industry, women and men, to unite — calmly and dispassionately — and create a new culture of respect, equality and empowerment, where bullies and their enablers are no longer allowed to prosper.”

Michael Keaton Called Harvey Weinstein's Actions Disgusting Michael Keaton called Harvey Weinstein's actions disgusting (photo: Ciao Hollywood / Splash News).

Close is far from the only one to come forward. Julianne Moore took to Twitter to voice her support for the victims. Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo tweeted that they were disgusted by Weinstein's behavior. And Jessica Chastain admitted she was warned from the beginning.









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