Furious Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan SLAMS the movie mogul’s ‘friend’ James Corden for string of tasteless Harvey sexual assault jokes supporting rape culture at Hollywood gala
- James Corden hosted the amFAR gala in Los Angeles on Friday night
- He made multiple jokes about alleged sexual harassment committed by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
- ‘Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest,’ one joke went
- Rose McGowan, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997, took to Twitter to slam him as a ‘motherf****** piglet’
- Corden is being condemned on social media for his jokes making light of victims of Weinstein’s harassment
His three jokes making light of victims of Weinstein’s harassment are being widely condemned on social media as tasteless.
McGowan’s forceful condemnation of Corden comes after the English comedian hosted the amfAR Gala in Los Angeles on Friday night. The audience reacted to his jokes with a mixture of groans and applause.
‘YOU MOTHERF****** PIGLET,’ she wrote on Twitter. She proceeded to list out three points.
‘1) James Corden is a close friend of [Harvey Weinstein’s]…2) Hearing the audience’s vile roars & laughs show EXACTLY what kind of HOLLYWOOD you really are… 3) @CBS DONATE TO @ELAWC OR YOU TOO SUPPORT RAPE CULTURE.’
CBS broadcasts The Late Late Show with James Corden, his late-night talk show. ELAWC is the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, which ‘provides crisis intervention and services to women in Los Angeles impacted by sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and HIV,’ according to its Twitter profile.
The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival.
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James Corden hosted the amFAR gala in Los Angeles on Friday night and made multiple jokes about the sexual harassment allegations swirling around former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
Rose McGowan called Corden a ‘motherf****** piglet’ on Twitter after he made the jokes
One of Rose McGowan’s allegations in her tweet storm was that Corden and Weinstein are friends. The pair is pictured together at the Royal Opera House in London in September 2012
McGowan reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
‘This is a beautiful room, it’s a beautiful night here in L.A,’ Corden told the assembled crowd of A-listers in his opening monologue. ‘It’s so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.’
To the consequent mixture of applause and groans, he said: ‘If you don’t like that joke, you should probably leave now.’
‘It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath,’ he continued.
‘Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest.’
His jokes could have been referencing a number of alleged incidents. Women ranging from A-list actresses to relative unknowns have made allegations, for example, that Weinstein would ask them for massages.
One accuser, Zoë Brock, wrote on Medium: ‘Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe.’
Another woman, Lauren Sivan, has claimed that the influential producer once trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant during a private event and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated into a potted plant.
In a tweet storm calling out Corden for his jokes, McGowan also commented on ‘the audience’s vile roars and laughs.’ Video reveals a mixture of groans and applause from the audience. She also implores CBS, which screens Corden’s late-night talk show, to donate to the East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Other Tweeters have further condemned Corden for his jokes.
One wrote: ‘What utter disrespect you show to all those women. Jokes perpetuate widespread denial of what happened.’
Another chimed in: ‘Hollywood men: well sexual assault is terrible I have a daughter so rape is defo bad. Also Hollywood men: I have some jokes. Wanna hear them?’
Sarah Sahim added: ‘The patriarchy is Ruth Jones singlehandedly making Gavin and Stacey iconic while James Corden later became a Hollywood star.’
The backlash against Corden came after English actress Lysette Anthony accused Weinstein of raping her in the hallway of her London home in the late 1980s.
Lysette outed herself as the woman who passed an historic complaint about the studio boss to police last week.
She said she had been friends with Weinstein for years before the attack, and never felt anything ‘untoward’ would happen between them until he ‘grabbed’ at her during a meeting at his Chelsea home.
She managed to flee on that occasion, she said, but he later called at her flat at 10am, and when she answered in her dressing gown he forced himself inside.
She claims he pinned her against a coat rack in the hallway, raped her, then left.
Corden, an English comedian, is being called out on social media for his jokes that made light of victims of Harvey Weinstein’s harassment
Scotland Yard detectives confirmed they are investigating one historic allegation of sexual assault, and on Sunday revealed they are also probing three more allegations against a second London victim.
The woman, who has not been identified, claimed to have been assaulted twice in Westminster in 2010 and 2011, and a third time in the borough of Camden in 2015.
They join a list of women who claimed to have been attacked in London, which already included Rosie Dix and Kate Beckinsale, who said they were harassed by Weinstein in his suite at the Savoy.
Images of Weinstein also emerged dating from 2003, when he was still married to his first wife, which showed him arguing with a blonde woman outside a restaurant on the streets of London.
He was also seen pressing a wad of money into the hand of a watching photographer, unaware that a second snapper had captured the whole event.
Witnesses said the woman appeared ‘visibly distressed’ during the conversation.
Meanwhile Woody Allen spoke out to defend his former collaborator, saying he feels ‘sad for everybody involved’.
Allen, whose own son Dylan was instrumental in exposing the allegations, said he now fears a ‘witch hunt’ against ‘any man in an office who winks at a woman.’
The amfAR Gala raised money for AIDS research. Celebrities in attendance included Tom Hanks, Sean Penn and Kate Hudson.
A lunch with Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Ryan Murphy, Hanks, Penn and Corden had an auction price of $110,000, Variety reports.
Roberts received amfAR’s Award of Courage from Hanks at the eighth annual gala.
In a surprise tribute, Coldplay’s Chris Martin took the stage to sing several songs in honor of the star.
The following night, Saturday Night Live finally got around to addressing the Harvey Weinstein scandal a week after it broke and seemed to atone by spending ample time on it.
The show attracted criticism for not referencing the brewing controversy in its October 7 show, but its jokes from last night have not attracted criticism in the same way that Corden’s have. The SNL jokes about Weinstein appear to have come from a place of moral outrage, rather than using the scandal as fodder for punchlines.
Colin Jost hit hardest during his Weekend Update segment with Michael Che. Jost got right in with the rumors of Weinstein going to rehab, and said that it would not help.
Corden performed with Chris Martin of Coldplay fame at the gala, which raised money for AIDS research
Corden is pictured with Goldie Hawn at left and Melanie Griffith at right. Actress Julia Roberts received amfAR’s Award of Courage
‘He has been accused of multiple acts of sex assault. He doesn’t need sex rehab- he needs a specific facility where no one could see him where there are metal bars… and it’s a prison.’
Che added: ‘He looks like rolled bubble gum, chewed in cat hair.’ The comedian also noted the difficulty of making jokes about sexual assault.
He says women are going to use his name as a saying now: ‘If he tries to Weinstein me I’m gonna cut off his Harvey.’
Before the Weekend Update, a skit featuring women in the SNL cast playing Marion Cotillard, Viola Davis and a fictional character called Debette Goldry had a panel on sexual assault in the entertainment industry.
Kate McKinnon played a fictional Hollywood star called Debette Goldry on Saturday Night Live. In a skit, Goldry recalled the sexual harassment she faced from Weinstein
Goldry, played by Kate McKinnon, tells a fictional tale of Weinstein harassing her.
‘I had one meeting with him and when I arrived he was naked hanging upside down from monkey bars.’
‘He was trying to make me believe his genitals were his face, it almost worked. The similarity is uncanny.’
The Goldry character says in her Hollywood heyday women would have a secret code to warn other women about men who were jerks.
‘The code was “he raped me.” If any men were listening they’d tune us right out.’
The fictional Goldry wrapped up the skit on a serious note. ‘Violence against women is everywhere damn it, not just women in Hollywood. Pandora’s Box is open now, and Pandora is pissed.’
More than 30 women have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the man once described as ‘God’ of the film industry.
From A-list stars to budding actresses: The women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual harassment during his two decade reign of terror in Hollywood
Many were young, powerless and afraid to speak out in case their careers were ruined.
For nearly three decades their accusations remained bottled up, some suppressed by pay-offs.
More than 30 women have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the man once described as ‘God’ of the film industry.
The accusations, including from some of the world’s most famous actresses, range from inappropriate massages to rape.
Here is a list of those who have come forward so far.
Kate Beckinsale In an Instagram post the Underworld star said Weinstein made a move on her when she was just 17.
‘When I arrived reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe. I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting.I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.’
Teen assault: Kate Beckinsale says Weinstein tried to ply her with alcohol and met her in his bathrobe when she was just 17
The star said that when she was 22, Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in a hotel bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 Jane Austen adaptation Emma. She told the New York Times: ‘I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified’.
Paltrow (pictured with Weinstein in 2002) told the New York Times that when she was 22 Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom
She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul. She said Weinstein then told her not to tell anyone and she feared getting fired.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, is an American actress, singer, and food writer who made her name starring in Seven (1995) and Emma (1996).
The actress told the New York Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998 and chose never to work with him again. She said she warned other women about him.
She said: ‘I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.’
Angelina Jolie, 42, is cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. She made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982).
Jolie (pictured speaking ahead of a screening of her new film In the Land of Blood and Honey) told the New York Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998
The model wrote on her Instagram page about a meeting with Weinstein in which he ‘asked her to kiss another woman.’
She wrote: ‘As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room.
Delevigne wrote on her Instagram page about a meeting with Weinstein in which he ‘asked her to kiss another woman.’
‘At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave.He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room’.
Cara Delevigne, 25, is an English fashion model and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.
Green’s mother says Weinstein sexually harassed her during a meeting at his suite in Paris.
The Bond Girl, 37, managed to escape however after being summoned to the movie mogul’s hotel room, her mother Marlene Jobert said in a radio interview on Friday.
‘He operated with her the exact same way he acted with all the others, under the pretext of a professional meeting, of a script that had to get to her with a nice part into the bargain,’ said Jobert.
‘Since his office was also in his hotel suite, she [Eva] followed him, and the exact same thing happened to her as to the others. She managed to escape, but he threatened to destroy her professionally.’
Jobert added: ‘[It was] the usual scenario, the same pattern he used for all the other victims.’
Weinstein allegedly harassed French actress Eva Green in his suite in Paris
The French actress accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her.
She wrote in The Guardian: ‘We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. He tried more than once. This was never going to be about work. He had other intentions – I could see that very clearly. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat.
The French actress (pictured in Spectre) accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her
‘It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer. We are in the same industry, so its impossible to avoid him. I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with. That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.’
Lea Seydoux, 35, starred in Bond film Spectre and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012).
The Friday Night Lights star said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career.
Kelly said that she agreed to the meeting but refused to go to Weinstein’s room, and instead met him at the restaurant inside his hotel with an assistant.
‘He bulls*** me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us,’ said Weinstein.
‘As she walked away, he said, “I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night” and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc.
‘IF I would be his girlfriend.’
Kelly posted a photo of a cross stitch alongside her post that read: ‘Boys will be Boys.’
The second ‘boys’ was crossed out at the bottom however, and stitched in was ‘held accountable for their f***ing actions.’
Kelly claimed the alleged encounter was the day-to-day b***shit of being an actress.’
Minka Kelly said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career
The actress claims Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was up for a part in one of his movies in the 1990s.
She told Variety: ‘That night I was offered the role, and I went out to a premiere after party that was also at.
‘He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward.’
She said he could then feel him getting an erection.
‘It was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered,’ she added.
‘I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.’
After denying his advances, Subkoff claims she was stripped of the part.
Tara Subkoff claims Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was up for a part in one of her movies in the 1990s. She is pictured in 2017
The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21.
She told the New Yorker: ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.’ She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.
Asia Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director, best known for the role of Yelena in the action film xXx (2002).
Asia Argento (left with Weinstein during 2004 Cannes Film Festival) accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21
Model Zoë Brock was 23 when she allegedly had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein’s advances.
She wrote on Medium: ‘Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe.
Model Zoë Brock was 23 when she allegedly had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein’s advances
‘I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me, d**k, b**ls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.’
Zoe Brock is a model and actress who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and raised in Australia.