On another front, "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted that "unless Harvey resigns" she will withdraw from a three-book deal she struck last summer with Weinstein Books."Authors, actors, and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company until he resigns.Not a close call," she tweeted, along with this: "Harvey Weinstein needs to resign from his companies, face his sickness, and go into a long, self-imposed exile."Weinstein has exerted power in Hollywood for three decades, producing films including "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love," for which he won an Oscar.TV anchor Lauren Sivan added to them, detailing an alleged 2007 encounter with Weinstein in a Huff Post report Friday.Sivan, then working at a New York cable channel, Long Island 12, alleged that Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a Manhattan restaurant closed to the public and masturbated in front of her.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent attorney said Saturday she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years, while a TV news anchor lodged another claim of misconduct against the movie mogul and a third board member resigned from Weinstein's company.The developments, along with the departure of yet another lawyer for Weinstein, are the latest fallout from allegations against the Oscar-winning producer that The New York Times detailed in an expose Thursday."My understanding is that Mr.board member Marc Lasry, charirman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, which was confirmed Saturday by a Lasry spokesman, Todd Fogarty.Lasry joined an exodus from the nine-member board, with billionaire Dirk Ziff and, according to reports, Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff also leaving.
The report made an enormous impact felt throughout the movie industry and elsewhere."This abuse of power must be called out, however powerful the abuser, and we must publicly stand with those brave enough to come forward," wrote actress America Ferrera on Twitter.
“He violated my cardinal rule, which is he asked me about my mom within the first minute of talking to me.” Watch the clip above. “I remember that something that I did made him shut down. But as Cohen noted, it was all for the best, and the two men are now best buds, even going on tour together.
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Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper could have been a happy couple if not for the “Watch What Happens Live” host’s one tiny faux pas.
During a joint appearance on the “Tonight Show” Friday, Cooper told host Jimmy Fallon that the pair had been set up on a blind date but that Cohen blew it by breaking a cardinal Cooper dating rule while they were discussing the logistics over the phone.