These Celebrities Are Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein

"His behaviour is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong," Kate Winslet said.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, the New York Times published a story about Harvey Weinstein, a longtime Hollywood producer, alleging he's been sexually harassing women for decades.

And on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the New Yorker published an article detailing multiple allegations of rape and additional alleged instances of sexual harassment. A representative for Weinstein said he "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex; he also said he had never retaliated against a woman for declining his advances. The same day, the New York Times followed up its story with more allegations as well, including some from A-list actors.

Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company, which he cofounded, and his wife announced she's separating from him.

The news has sparked a lot of conversation about who knew about Weinstein's reported behavior and about sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Here's a running list of celebrities who have strongly spoken out about the allegations against Weinstein, as well as the celebrities who've worked with him and spoken publicly:

1. Quentin Tarantino

2. Holly Hunter

3. Oprah Winfrey

4. Ryan Gosling

5. Julia Roberts

6. Penélope Cruz

7. Robert Rodriguez

8. Tamron Hall

9. David Thewlis

10. Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane, who famously made a joke about Harvey Weinstein at the 2013 Oscar nominations, tweeted his response to the allegations on Wednesday, Oct. 11. He said that his friend Jessica Barth confided in him regularly about his behavior.

"It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction," MacFarlane wrote. "Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger."

11. Blake Lively

12. Chloë Sevigny

13. Cate Blanchett

14. Ryan Coogler

15. John Madden

16. Leonardo DiCaprio

17. Viola Davis

18. Jeffrey Katzenberg

19. Colin Firth

20. Rebecca Hall

21. Benedict Cumberbatch

22. Charlize Theron

23. Mark Ruffalo

24. Jeff Bridges

25. Minnie Driver

26. Nicole Kidman

27. Gretchen Mol

28. Ben Affleck‏

After The New Yorker published its story on Weinstein on Oct. 10 and revealed that multiple women allege he sexually assaulted them, Ben Affleck, who famously worked with Weinstein on Good Will Hunting, tweeted: "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable."

29. James Gunn

30. Stephen Colbert

31. Jennifer Lawrence

32. George Clooney

33. Lin-Manuel Miranda

I'm as appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart. And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out.

34. Christian Slater

It reads, in full:

Women who come forward to speak out against abusers do so at great cost and risk to themselves and it’s hard to believe that they are met with shaming statements, disbelief, and blame. Industries and workplaces are often complicit in the protection of abusers. Confronting a painful truth is easily passed over in favor of excuses and denial. The brave actions of the women who went on the record and the journalists that shared their truth have powerfully challenged that paradigm. No woman should fear for her safety in the workplace. No man should feel immune from the consequences of his actions. Accountability is essential to destroy the dangerous and persistent idea that some people are above the law.

It can sometimes be easy for a man to live without challenging his entitled and distorted ideas about right and wrong, especially when he experiences success. it’s worth it to become educated and informed (it’s a lifelong process). Most people don’t have a choice when it comes to following the law. Having a society and a justice system that discriminate based on skin color, gender, power, and socioeconomic status isn’t a free pass for those on the easier end of it. It’s a challenge to recognize our privilege and use our platform to even the playing field.

35. Meryl Streep

36. Judi Dench

37. Kate Winslet

38. Glenn Close

39. Alyssa Milano

40. Lena Dunham

41. Emma Thompson

This post will be continuously updated as more celebrities come forward.

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