Meryl Streep condemns 'disgraceful' Harvey Weinstein revelations

  • 10/10/2017
Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep have previously worked together
Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep have previously worked together Photo credit: Getty

Meryl Streep has issued a strongly worded statement condemning Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for allegedly sexually harassing multiple women over several decades.

"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 on Monday.

"The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes."

Streep won an Oscar for The Iron Lady and picked up a nomination for August: Osage County, both of which were distributed by the Weinstein Company.

Streep said she didn't know about "these other offences", financial settlements or the alleged meetings in his hotel room.

"If everybody knew, I don't believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it," she said.

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

On Sunday, the board of the indie studio that Weinstein co-founded voted to terminate him with cause.

He's denied parts of a report published in the New York Times last week that detailed his alleged harassment towards women, including the actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.