Madonna says Weinstein ‘crossed boundaries’


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Madonna is the newest star to accuse disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of creating undesirable sexual advances.

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

The singer advised The New York Occasions that Weinstein “crossed traces and limits” once they labored on her 1991 documentary, Reality 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 after we have been working collectively.”

“He was married on the time, and I actually wasn’t ,” she added. Reality 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 advised the newspaper: “I used to be conscious that he did the identical with a whole lot of different girls that I knew within the enterprise.

“We have been all ‘Harvey will get to try this as a result of he is received a lot energy and he is so profitable and his films achieve this properly and all people desires to work with him, so you must 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 stunning 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 vital, Materials and enjoyable.

“She was that Ray of Mild whom I’ll all the time Cherish. Anybody who knew her properly again in these days, appreciates that she knew methods to Specific herself, she was enjoyable, flirtatious and genuinely participating, 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 take care of a girls who accused him of sexual misconduct, in accordance with US stories.

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

Nonetheless, he’s nonetheless dealing with prison expenses 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 have 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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