Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie break silence over Harvey Weinstein

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The New Yorker is reporting that Harvey Weinstein has previously raped three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul.

The expose revealed decades of accusations of assault against women, including actress Ashleigh Judd.
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A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine.

The accusation comes as actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow break their silence over Weinstein's harassment.

"I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did," Ms. Jolie said in an email.

"This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."

Speaking to the New York Times, both women say the director made unwanted advances towards them while they both worked for him.

The expose, published today by the New Yorker, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape.

Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third woman spoke anonymously.

Attorneys for Weinstein did not immediately return messages today.

The New Yorker quoted Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister responding that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

The article also cited a 2015 audio recording made by the New York Police department wherein Weinstein admits to groping a model named Ambra Battilana Guiterrez.

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