Lena Dunham blasted for tweet about Harvey Weinstein accusations

Former President Obama says he and wife Michelle are'disgusted by Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse

"I don't think it's right what's going on".

Weinstein donated to Clinton's presidential campaign past year and contributed to her two Senate runs in 2006 and 2000, respectively, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Weinstein's spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister issued a statement in response to the article. She claims she was forced into a sexual act by the producer.

Firth, who worked with Weinstein in 2011 on "The King's Speech" and won an Oscar for his performance, told the Guardian newspaper that the producer "was a powerful and frightening man to stand up to".

Streep, who in 2012 called Weinstein "God" in a Golden Globe acceptance speech and appeared in numerous films produced by him, said the "disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed".

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein", she said.

In her apology, Dunham said she "missed the mark".

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Less than a week after the New York Times article, the New Yorkeron Tuesday published the results of its own investigation into Weinstein's decades long history of sexual harassment. Her unlikely Instagram story is an unexpected reaction of sympathy as opposed to other actors, actresses and Hollywood figures who have passionately spoken out against Weinstein since the New York Times and The New Yorker published stories about his alleged sexual misconduct. She told the magazine that Weinstein had tried to pressure her into a relationship.

According to the New Yorker, Gutierrez says Weinstein "lunged at her, groping her breasts and attempting to put a hand up her skirt" at a meeting in his offices in Tribeca.

"Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying", the statement said.

"Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. I have chosen to leave my husband", Chapman said in a statement to People magazine.

Asked about the knowing Weinstein for a "long time" remark, Sanders said, "I think that statement speaks for itself".

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest women to come forward.

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