Harvey Weinstein Scandal – level 3
The Weinstein Company has fired Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of the company, which has released many films including Django Unchained, The King’s Speech, and The Imitation Game. The company fired him because its board was following numerous allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against him.
The number of women who are coming forward about him are mostly actresses but also models, directors and designers. Actresses Rose McGowan, Asia Argento and Lucia Evans have accused Weinstein of rape, and many actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow were asked to touch him in hotel suites. Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez even recorded him on a New York Police wiretap.
Angelina Jolie said that he told people to avoid him after meeting him, and actress Jessica Hynes says that she lost a job after refusing to audition in a bikini. She also added that, ‘What goes around comes around.’ Donald Trump said that he was ’not at all surprised’ to see Harvey Weinstein caught up in a sex scandal.
Difficult words: co-founder (someone who co-founded – started a company with someone else), board (bosses), allegation (saying that somebody did something illegal), suite (a hotel apartment), wiretap (something which is used to record criminals); what goes around comes around (if you do bad things, bad things will happen to you in the end).
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