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The representative of Renée Zellweger is responding to an accusation that the actress gave her Harvey Weinstein "sexual favors" "
Weinstein was named defendant in a new class action lawsuit, filed earlier this week by six women. In the documents, obtained by E! News, states that Weinstein told one of the plaintiffs, that he was working on a film in 2000 distributed by his company Miramax, that "Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and other actresses gave sexual favors". The lawsuit alleges, "Weinstein asked," Do not you want your career to be more than just this little movie for teenagers? "
In response to the lawsuit, the Zellweger representative tells E! News, "If Harvey said that, he's full of s ̵
"The women who have talked about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I did not have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, unfortunately I can not say that I am surprised," he wrote to his followers. "This culture has always existed, not only in Hollywood but throughout the world, and many men in positions of power have gotten away with it for too long, we can not blame the victims here, many of these women are young, and only beginning in their respective fields, and they have absolutely no way to confront a man with so much influence, much greater than his … If they speak, they close, and that could be the end of his career " He continued," This is all a positive step to change that culture, and these young women need to know that they have a support system if something like this happens to them, and I want everyone to know that I support them. "
In response to the article NYT one of Weinstein's lawyers Charles J. Harder told E! News in October that the article was " saturated with false and defamatory statements ."
E! News has contacted Weinstein to comment on the class action lawsuit.