Harvey Weinstein to Take Leave Amid Sexual Harassment Report

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times on Thursday.

The article includes first person accounts of Weinstein’s alleged conduct, including from Judd, who recounts an incident from two decades ago in which she said she was asked to meet Weinstein in his hotel room. Weinstein greeted her wearing a bathrobe and asked her if she would give him a massage or watch him shower, the paper reported.

Image: Harvey Weinstein At Awards Dinner

Harvey Weinstein attends the annual Appeal of Conscience awards dinner at the New York Hilton on September 18, 2017 in New York.