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Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

NY police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into allegations of a 2004 sexual assault by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. She said that when she rang the bell of Weinstein's Westport, Connecticut, home she was shocked to see him in nothing but the undergarments when he answered the door.

In a statement Thursday, guild President Beau Willimon and Executive Director Lowell Peterson condemned Harvey Weinstein's "deplorable" behavior and said that "sexual harassment and assault have always been hallmarks of the entertainment industry".

At least one other unnamed woman said she was raped by Weinstein, but the article did not disclose when it where it happened.

The Hollywood mogul and mega-Democratic fundraiser was booted from The Weinstein Co., the film studio he co-founded, on Sunday after a bombshell report from The New York Times disclosing the sexual harassment allegations from several women.

In response to the numerous accusations from actresses and former employees of the Miramax bigwig reported in the New Yorker and The New York Times, Weinsten, 65, said via a spokesperson: 'Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.

'I thought he was going to fire me, ' she told the paper. He then asked whether she felt it was a conflict to be his nanny while pursuing an acting career and smirked when he asked whether she would "flirt" with his friends to get ahead.

While the meeting started uneventfully the film producer ended up putting his hands on her suggesting they head to his bedroom for a massage. Male actors, including James Van Der Beek and Terry Crews, have also tweeted about their experiences and why victims often feel powerless to come forward. "I'm hanging in-I'm trying my best", he says.

Weinstein's lawyer Lisa Bloom announces her resignation, saying she understand that "Mr Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement".

She claimed Weinstein made advances towards her in a hotel room after asking her to kiss another woman.

Boies said that at the time of the contract negotiations, he was aware of three or four settlements with women.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a joke he made about Weinstein's sexual conduct at the 2013 Oscar nominations, saying chose to speak out after a co-star had been harassed by the producer. Before getting into the vehicle, Weinstein says, "You know what, we all make mistakes". Prime Minister Theresa May says a decision about the honour would not lie with Downing Street. Pierre Lescure, president of the Cannes Film Festival, said in a statement: "These actions point to a pattern of behavior that merits only the clearest and most unequivocal condemnation".

"Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter", J. Peter Donald, of the NYPD's DCPI told the outlet.