The day after Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o penned a powerful New York Times op-ed, accusing ‘harassment by Harvey Weinstein,’ the disgraced mogul has responded.
Weinstein denied the claims in a statement through a representative: “Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry. Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.”
A rep for the Nyong’o says the actress has ‘no further comment.’
While a student at the Yale School of Drama, Nyong’o says she was invited to a private screening at Weinstein’s home, where he proceeded to ask to give her a massage. Feeling “unsafe,” she “panicked” and offered to give him one instead, until he attempted to remove his pants. Nyong’o left, but a few months later, the two met again and Weinstein allegedly propositioned her at a restaurant, an offer she declined, which quickly ended the meeting.
Just over two weeks ago a bombshell New York Times exposé reported “decades” of alleged sexual harassment by Weinstein. Since then high-profile actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Heather Graham, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, and Mira Sorvino have come forward with claims of harassment and/or assault. Last week in a statement through a representative, Weinstein denied claims of sexual assault: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
“I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then, I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein,” Nyong’o wrote in the Times. “I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness. Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power. And we hopefully ensure that this kind of rampant predatory behaviour as an accepted feature of our industry dies here and now.”
French Montana Doing More Charity Work In Africa
The popular rapper French Montana is looking out for the next generation as he takes his good works home.
French Montana takes up more charity work as he takes the good work to his home country Morocco by footing the bill for 2 preschool classrooms. The rapper who is working with the Sabae School of Fida-Mers Sultan district reportedly makes the donations that will be able to provide supplies and sustain the classrooms for at least a few years.
French grew up in Morocco before moving to the United States when he was 13. In June 2018, he became a legal citizen of the United States but his loyalty hasn’t shifted from home.
As reported by TMZ, “French’s investment in education comes on the heels of the $500k he raised to help build a hospital in Uganda. The hospital opened in March and it’s now servicing more than 300,000 women in 40 villages.”
Keep up the good work French!
Tyler Perry Says Its Time To Kill Madea
American actor and movie producer Tyler Perry says it is time to kill the movie character Madea.
Come next year Madea will be no more as Tyler Perry recently reveals it’s time to say goodbye to the character and he plans to do so in his next Madea film expected to be released in 2019. Speaking on a radio program, Tyler says; “This is it… It’s time for me to kill that old b***h. I’m tired!… We’re gonna say goodbye in ‘19. I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”
The producer says the last of Madea will be seen as the movie character takes a final bow in his upcoming film, “Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral,” – to be released in March 2019. This film in the works will be the 8th Madea film and the 11th film in which Tyler will play this character. The movie producer also plans a farewell stage play tour for the character.
We are getting ready to see the last of the very mad, insightful, gangster and motherly Madea. It was indeed a good run.
Kizz Daniel And Davido Set To Drop New Song One Ticket
Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has announced that a new record titled One Ticket off Kizz Daniel’s album would be dropping on Friday 2nd of November, 2018.
Davido made these known via his official Instagram account on Wednesday 31st of October 2018, posting a picture of himself and Kizz Daniel in a private jet.
He wrote “New single this Friday !! OBO X @iamkizzdaniel !! ONE TICKET… get ready to dance and sing your hearts out!!”
The song One Ticket is expected to be the rollout song for Kizz Daniel’s second studio album titled ‘No Bad Songz’.
Recall that Kizz Daniel had earlier revealed that he would be dropping his second musical project titled‘NBS’ in September or October 2018, but the project has been delayed.
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