'It's horrible, it's awful' – Chris Hemsworth addresses Harvey Weinstein scandal

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Australian born Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth has spoken out about the Harvey Weinstein scandal while attending the premiere of his new film Thor: Ragnarok.

The list of stars accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment or other offences now includes Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Source: Associated Press

When asked for his thoughts on accusations about sexual abuse by leading actresses against Mr Weinstein, the Thor actor replied.

"It's horrible, it's awful, my heart goes out to anyone who suffered through that kind of abuse and experience," he said.

"I hope it sheds a light on the issue and people don't continue to abuse their positions of power, and people aren't manipulated into situations they don't want to be a part of."

Mr Weinstein was fired from his own company this week, with his wife announcing she was leaving him today.

The list of actresses alleging inappropriate sexual advances, if not outright rape, against him continues to grow.

The allegations first emerged after a New York Times piece was published detailing several incidents involving actresses like Ashley Judd.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have today joined the group of women accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment.

The allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned three decades. His downfall came in three days.
Source: Associated Press

Mr Weinstein is a famed producer, having co-founded the Miramax company with his brother Bob and then creating the Weinstein Company in 2005.

He has been the executive producer of several many films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The English Patient, Scream, Good will Hunting, The Cider House Rules, Inglourious Basterds, The King's Speech, The Artist and dozens more.

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