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Hollywood Weighs In On Twitter About Harvey Weinstein Harassment Accusations

Weinstein at his company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in 2017. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
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The New York Times ran an exposé on Thursday detailing "decades of sexual harassment accusations" against producer Harvey Weinstein. Moments after the story's publication, Hollywood insiders took to Twitter to discuss Weinstein's allegedly predatory behavior, which has long been an open secret in the entertainment industry.

Actress Amber Tamblyn—who recently went public about her own history of sexual harassment in Hollywood—praised the women harassed by Weinstein for speaking out, as did Girls creator Lena Dunham:

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper referenced the entertainment industry's allegedly widespread knowledge of Weinstein's misconduct, even prior to the NY Times story:

Comedian Aparna Nancherla pointed out the lack of consequences around many recent revelations of similar sexual misconduct among other men in power:

Actress Rose McGowan directly addressed those doing business with Weinstein:

Writers Roxane Gay and Ann Friedman noted that the phenomenon of men in power sexually harassing their employees is not limited to Hollywood:

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