The accused star cannot be named for legal reasons. Picture: iStock
The accused star cannot be named for legal reasons. Picture: iStock

Oscar-winning actor accused of assault

AN Oscar-winning actor has become embroiled in the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal.

The Hollywood A-lister was accused by a top US broadcaster of assaulting a loved one, reports The Sun.

In a reference to Weinstein, she said on social media it was "time the dominoes fell". We are not naming the star or his accuser for legal reasons.

But an insider said: "Rumours about this actor have circulated for years.

"Lots of people are making allegations after what's happened with Weinstein. But no alleged victim of this particular man has spoken publicly as yet."

The A-lister's outing came as it emerged yesterday:

• British actress Andrea Riseborough said she experienced "sexually inappropriate behaviour" every week;

• Ex-Pussycat Dolls member, Kaya Jones, compared the band to a "prostitution ring";

• NYPD revealed they are now probing two new allegations against Weinstein;

• Scotland Yard is investigating five sexual assault claims against him from three British women;

• British TV star Jessica Hynes accused Weinstein of forcing her to audition in a bikini aged 19.

The Weinstein Company, which is mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale.
The Weinstein Company, which is mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale.

Hollywood has been rocked by a series of allegations of sexual assault levelled at Weinstein.

The prolific producer was until recently considered one of the most powerful figures in Tinseltown.

But he now faces investigation after dozens of women - many of them actresses - claimed Weinstein acted inappropriately with them.

Several women have claimed they were raped by the 65-year-old.

Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale have alleged they were the victims of Weinstein's sexual advances.

Yesterday, Kate Winslet revealed how she refused to thank the movie mogul in her 2009 Oscars acceptance speech.

She told the LA Times: "He was bullying and nasty. The fact that I'm never going to have to deal with Harvey Weinstein again as long as I live is one of the best things that's ever happened and I'm sure the feeling is universal."

 

This article was originally published on The Sun


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