‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey joined the growing number of women accusing disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature.
In the two weeks since the New York Times and The New Yorker published separate investigative reports documenting allegations of rape and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein dating back decades, the disgraced movie mogul continues to be in the news.
Here’s the latest fallout from the Weinstein scandal.
The Academy sent internal memo about Weinstein
In an internal memo for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey shared a message about “our intention to be a strong voice in changing the culture of sexual exploitation in the movie business, already common well before the founding of the Academy 90 years ago.”
In the email, which USA TODAY obtained after it leaked with the subject line “In the Matter of H. Weinstein … and Beyond,” Bailey wrote, “It is up to all of us Academy members to more clearly define for ourselves the parameters of proper conduct, of sexual equality, and respect for our fellow artists throughout our industry. The Academy cannot, and will not, be an inquisitorial court, but we can be part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior, and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers.”
Lena Headey shares Weinstein story
In the latest batch of boldfaced names describing revolting or criminal encounters with Harvey Weinstein, British actress Lena Headey — Cersei in Game of Thrones — posted a series of tweets Tuesday describing meetings in which she felt menaced by the fallen movie mogul.
Headey, 44, who plays the bloodthirsty, power-mad, incestuous Queen Cersei in the always-menacing HBO series, added…