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Meryl Streep Says Harvey Weinstein Is 'Disgraceful'

From TIME - October 9, 2017

Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, a longtime collaborator with producer Harvey Weinstein, called the Hollywood executive "disgraceful" amid numerous accusations of sexual harassment against him.

The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported," Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post. "The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes."

"The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar," she added. "Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.

Weinstein was fired from his company on Sunday following a New York Times report that detailed decades of allegations of sexual harassment from female employees and actors. Those accusations include instances in which he allegedly invited women to his hotel room, asked them for massages and, in one case, asked a woman to watch him shower.

Streep had worked with the producer on a number of films, including 2012's The Iron Lady and 2013's August: Osage County, both of which saw her nominated for an Academy Award. In Streep's acceptance speech for her Iron Lady win, she thanked Weinstein and called him "God."

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