Oscar-Winner Julianne Moore Condemns “Egregious and Shocking” Harvey Weinstein Claims

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Julianne Moore has joined the growing list of Hollywood actresses to condemn Harvey Weinstein, calling the continuous accusations against the movie mogul “egregious and shocking.” Echoing the words of many of her peers, Moore says she was “shocked” to hear the stories from the women who have come forward in both The New York Times and The New Yorker.

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“I have never had a personal experience like this. I haven’t,” she said about her own history with Hollywood men during a Tuesday night appearance on MSNBC. Turning to Weinstein, she added, “I’m shocked. I think no one was aware that he had settled with eight different women and as we know, cases keep coming forward so this, to me, is completely egregious and shocking.”

 

The 65-year-old film mogul now stands accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by multiple women, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Asia Argento, among others.

“Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so,” Moore had tweeted Monday as reactions from recognizable voices in Hollywood were only still trickling in. The floodgates of Hollywood stars reacting has since opened, though that comes after several calls to action from actresses like Rose McGowan (who was mentioned in the Times piece), Jessica Chastain and Lena Dunham for more stars, specifically the male ones, to speak up. “But through their bravery, we move forward as a culture and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan and others,” she had continued in her Twitter post.

 

“I think it’s important in any kind of situation to speak up, just the way we kind of speak up about gun violence and gun safety, too, because the more people talk, the more people come forward,” said the activist who is currently starring in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Wonderstuck. “We are social animals, we all want to feel included and to be heard and to know that people have our backs, so, yes, absolutely, it’s really, really important because it is a scary thing and it’s important that we rectify the situation.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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