His trial is scheduled for this summer.” /> Weinstein pled not guilty. In total, dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, and two of those allegations have led to criminal charges.
In the story, Paltrow talks about Weinstein’s bullying ways and how she had to stand up to him. And in 2017, in an interview with the New York Times, Paltrow joined dozens of women who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The profile centers on Paltrow in the 20 years since winning the Academy Award for best actress for “Shakespeare in Love,” which Weinstein produced.
“Gwyneth Paltrow is an excellent actor and a fantastic person, who does so well when on the right project,” Weinstein wrote in a statement sent through his publicist. “The only other contenders for the role of Will Shakespeare were Russell Crowe and Ethan Hawke, no one else. Ben Affleck did a terrific job as Ned Alleyn, which is the role he was considered for." But Weinstein decided to issue a statement, denying that he ever thought of Affleck for the role.
You have to have an English person.’” Weinstein eventually conceded, and Affleck joined the cast as Ned Alleyn. “I said, ‘No, you can’t do that. (The film’s director, John Madden, and producer, Donna Gigliotti, both confirmed that Weinstein suggested Affleck to portray Will.) “At the last minute, Harvey wanted Ben Affleck to take over and play Shakespeare,” Paltrow told Variety.
Weinstein hasn’t commented on that allegation, and he's kept out of spotlight on a $1 million bail. But quite strangely, he decided to weigh in on an anecdote from Paltrow about the casting of Joseph Fiennes as the lead of “Shakespeare in Love.”
“When will the media go around about shit about Harvey fade out and when will actual reporting and investigating become something revered again? “Just to ask – why wouldn’t you ask us anything here,” Engelmayer wrote. Just as a good movie is a good movie, if someone is a good actor, you can’t keep her or him down. Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein's current rep, prefaced the quote with a lengthy rant to Variety. If someone is a box office draw, a good agency and good actor will get chosen for a role – blacklisting someone is just a bullshit idea convenient to beat the drum against Weinstein with." When Paltrow says, 'A movie is not going to be successful if it’s not a good movie, not like that,' you take it as gospel, but when someone accuses Harvey of shenanigans the same sentiment is ignored in place of something more sinister, why is that?
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul arrested on rape charges last May, took time on Tuesday morning to respond to a Variety cover story on Gwyneth Paltrow.

When he did his interview, Klein was “exceedingly laid back and cool” and took time to ask him about his life. He got a glimpse into the notoriously private designer, and notes that his house is just as minimalistic as someone might think. Not mentioned in the musical is Raftery’s actual experience of working for Klein as an assistant, which lasted a day (“It clearly wasn't a job for an actor,” he says).
"At first she was kind of like, "OK, I'll tolerate this.' But then I think she actually really liked it. “Gwyneth Paltrow came to the show, and she came backstage. It was a scene from 'Great Expectations.'" She was like, ‘I wore Calvin for you,’ and she wore a Calvin Klein coat, and she really liked it,” says Raftery, who even acted out one of Paltrow’s scenes in front of her.
With such an off-the-wall plot, it’s surprising to learn that many top executives at Klein’s brand have seen and liked the show when it played in New York, as Raftery says. Karan’s camp, on the other hand? Not so much.
“[They] didn't like it, and thought it was disrespectful,” says Raftery. “Some people have better senses of humor than others.”
But fashion, comedy, and high-stakes drama are at the center of “The Obsession of Calvin Klein,” Ryan Raftery’s musical about the designer. He wanted to put one on for an icon who changed the face of fashion — the first to take on underwear, denim, and television ads, and the sartorialist who “objectified” men in the same way as women, Raftery says. It’s his follow-up to previous productions about Martha Stewart, Anna Wintour, and Andy Cohen.
He says her support was “major,” because the star has been dressed by Klein, Lauren, and Karan. Celebrity fans of his work have included Gayle King, whom he dubs his “fairy godmother," and Gwyneth Paltrow, a subject in his Klein musical.
The next star Raftery will take to the stage is Meghan Markle, whose journey from “Suits” actress to a duchess is, as he calls it, “the ultimate Cinderella story.” It will debut at the end of the year, and even though he hasn’t finished writing yet, Raftery plans on starting the musical on the soundstage of “Deal or No Deal,” where Markle appeared as a briefcase holder in one of her earliest TV appearances. Expect the production to touch on drama with Markle’s father and sister talking to the tabloids, her allegedly causing rifts in the palace, and her relationship with William and Kate.
“The Obsession of Calvin Klein” is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Feb. 17 and 18.” />
Raftery also thought it was fascinating that Klein and Ralph Lauren had risen from the same neighborhood in the Bronx to become the fashion icons they are today, and decided to marry this tale with the 2010 film “Black Swan,” in which Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis portray rivals in a prestigious ballet company.
Your brain might not immediately jump to subterfuge, paranoia, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” or even a Haitian witch doctor. When one thinks of Calvin Klein, perhaps what comes to mind are clean lines, simple silhouettes, and maybe that memorable (for better or for worse) Justin Bieber underwear ad.
Every question students ask is about Lauren, and the production grows more and more twisted as the audience gets a glimpse into the world of artistic perfection and cutthroat competition. Raftery’s musical begins with Klein giving his career talk at Harvard, which he actually gave in 2015. Raftery says in one scene, to sabotage Lauren, Klein enlists Donna Karan “to go to Haiti to meet with the witch doctor to get a spell that they perform together, set to Fleetwood Mac's song ‘Rhiannon,’ which I rewrote as ‘Ralph Lauren.’”


Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would be the headline the next day," he wrote. "My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates," Crews wrote. He went on to write that he leapt away from the man and considered fighting back physically, but thought better of it. "'240 lbs.


Terry Crews took to Twitter Tuesday to express solidarity with victims of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assault and to share his own story of being the target of an entertainment executive.


The Times piece documented multiple stories of other women including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, as well as former junior female employees of the Weinstein Company and Weinstein's previous company, Miramax, who were allegedly harassed or pressured by Weinstein. In subsequent pieces in the Times and the New Yorker, and in their own separate statement on social media, many more women have come forward alleging to have been victims of sexual harassment or assault at the hands of Weinstein, among them Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Rosanna Arquette.
See the tweets from Crews below:
The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star wrote in a series of posts on Twitter that he was groped by an unnamed executive at an industry event a year ago.


"I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go," Crews wrote, adding, "Who’s going 2 believe you? ( few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? Crews then voiced support for women who allege being harassed or assaulted by Weinstein since the publication of a New York Times article last week alleging a long history of abusive behavior on the part of the former CEO of the Weinstein Co. (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No)."


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