More than 90 women have come forward to accuse former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and/or harassment. Some of the women are Hollywood A-listers, such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. The first actress to boldly speak out against Weinstein was Ashley Judd. She told the New York Times that the producer asked her to watch him shower. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask.”
Rose McGowan had dropped hints on Twitter for a while about her alleged rapist. The New York Times obtained legal documents that showed Weinstein had settled with the actress to “avoid litigation” over the alleged assault. Mira Sorvino also accused him and said that denying his advances hurt her career. Director Peter Jackson confirmed that Weinstein demanded he not work with Sorvino.
Salma Hayek wrote an essay for the New York Times alleging Weinstein had been her “monster” for years and that she had repeatedly said no to him. “No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage,” she said. “No, no, no, no, no.”