As more begin to recognize the creative prowess of “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho — and ultimately join the growing #BongHive — tales about him have made rounds on Twitter to amuse the internet.
Among them is an anecdote involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is currently on trial in New York for five felony charges, including rape, criminal sexual assault and predatory sexual assault, according to The New York Times.
A former assistant of Harvey Weinstein has come forward with more details of her sexual assault allegations against the disgraced film producer.
Rowena Chiu, who first shared her story on NBC’s “Today” last month, was hired to assist the Hollywood producer in London on his European productions at Miramax Films in 1998.
After multiple women accused former Weinstein Company exec Bey Logan of sexual misconduct, he revealed that he has separated from his wife, Hong Kong-based lawyer Elizabeth Yang.
Logan, a former associate of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, posted the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday night following an HK01 report which published sexual assault claims from seven women.
Bey Logan, a Hong Kong-based consulting producer on The Weinstein Company’s “Shanghai”, has been accused of sexual harassment, according to Variety. Although he denies the allegations, he recognizes that he has made “mistakes” and has had a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women”.
In a report conducted by Hong Kong News, a former actress, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that she was sexually assaulted by both Weinstein and Logan. Weinstein and the actress, referred to as “Ms. Z” in the report, were in his hotel room when he asked her to undress and shower so that he could watch. According to the report, she refused his unwanted advances.
Inspired by the viral #MeToo campaign on Twitter, an Asian Australian journalist has sparked a campaign of his own challenging men like him to do better and take responsibility via the #HowIWillChange hashtag.
Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet on Monday called upon women from all over the world to bravely come forward and share their sexual assault experiences via the viral Twitter hashtag #MeToo.
Malaysian actress, Michelle Yeoh, did not pull her punches when she admitted she would have kicked Harvey Weinstein’s behind if the Hollywood mogul tried anything.
Adding her own voice into the whole sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood producer, Weinstein, Yeoh candidly shared in her statement to The Associated Press that she knew the mogul was not an honorable man.
Simone Sheffield, founder CEO of Canyon Entertainment, represented Bachchan in the 2000s. At one point, they were leaving Weinstein’s office after a meeting when he cornered her and asked, “What do I have to do to get her alone?”
As the public eye continuously uncovers more skeletons from Harvey Weinstein’s past, one interesting tidbit of cinema history was also unearthed by some resourceful netizens.
This particular info involved Studio Ghibli’s legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki, getting the best of the 65-year-old disgraced studio executive/outed sexual predator at one point in his career.
A Vietnamese actress took to Facebook to reveal that she’s yet another victim of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual exploitation as she recalls her traumatic experience. In 2008, actress Vu Thu Phuong was asked to meet Weinstein at a hotel in London to discuss about her new movie roles.
However, once the Vietnamese actress was in Weinstein’s room, she instead witnessed the 65-year-old film producer’s abusive sexual advances, according to Saigoneer.
Harvey Weinstein’s abusive history towards women has recently emerged, costing the high-profile film producer his position at his company, his marriage, and his public image. Allegations have come from A-List celebrities, such as Gwenyth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, who have accused Weinstein of unwanted advances and sexual harassment.
“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,” Jolie told NY Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”