Madonna says Weinstein ‘crossed boundaries’

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Madonna is the most recent star to accuse disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of constructing undesirable sexual advances.

Hollywood was rocked final yr by allegations of sexual assault made in opposition to Weinstein, which he denies.

The singer instructed The New York Occasions that Weinstein “crossed strains and bounds” after they labored on her 1991 documentary, Fact or Dare.

Weinstein denied the allegations, saying the pop star had mischaracterised their relationship.

Madonna mentioned Weinstein had been “extremely sexually flirtatious and ahead with me once we had been working collectively.”

“He was married on the time, and I actually wasn’t ,” she added. Fact or Dare was distributed by the movie mogul’s Weinstein Firm, which filed for chapter final yr, having fired him as chairman in 2017.

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Madonna instructed the newspaper: “I used to be conscious that he did the identical with a number of different girls that I knew within the enterprise.

“We had been all ‘Harvey will get to do this as a result of he is obtained a lot energy and he is so profitable and his motion pictures accomplish that nicely and everyone desires to work with him, so you need to put up with it’.”

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Weinstein dismissed the allegations in a press release to the BBC, which included a number of references to her hit songs.

“Madonna is such a maverick it’s shocking that she conformed to what’s in Vogue. This new narrative was not the character of my relationship together with her, and I can’t Justify My terrific emotions for her. It was important, Materials and enjoyable.

“She was that Ray of Gentle whom I’ll at all times Cherish. Anybody who knew her nicely again in these days, appreciates that she knew Specific herself, she was enjoyable, flirtatious and genuinely partaking, but when getting on this bandwagon helps her promote data, Flip Up the Radio,” he mentioned.

Final month, Weinstein and his former studio’s board members reached a tentative cope with a girls who accused him of sexual misconduct, in response to US studies.

Attorneys mentioned the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was value about $44m (£34.7m).

Nevertheless, he’s nonetheless dealing with legal costs regarding different counts of sexual abuse, together with rape, in addition to civil circumstances – together with one introduced by the actress Ashley Judd.

Within the prolonged article, Madonna – who lately carried out at Eurovision in Israel – appeared relieved that the authorities had been now concerned.

“So when it occurred, I used to be actually like, ‘Lastly,'” she went on.

“I wasn’t cheering from the rafters as a result of I am by no means going to cheer for somebody’s demise.

“I do not assume that is good karma anyway.”

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