“Great I look forward to your monologues next week. You’re probably due for a change if only for a moment or two,” Trump Jr replied to Kimmel’s sarcastic reply.
But his goading didn’t go down well. Kimmel hit back with a link to the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump bragged that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... grab ’em by the pussy”.
Hollywood heavyweights have begun to speak out against movie mogul Weinstein after days of silence.
The most prominent was actress Meryl Streep, who has starred in a host of Weinstein movies and once jokingly referred to him as a “god”.
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes,” Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post.
She continued: “One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offences: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts.
“And if everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.
The behaviour is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”
Dame Judi Dench — who’s said she had Weinstein’s initials tattooed on her rear for launching her Hollywood career — can’t turn the other cheek when it comes to his alleged sex harassment.
“Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past twenty years, I was completely unaware of these offenses, which are, of course horrifying and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out,” the 82-year-old said in a statement, first reported by Newsweek.
Other Hollywood heavyweights who have condemned Weinstein’s alleged behaviour include Michael Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Chastain and Patricia Arquette.
H Weinstein -yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is "leader of the free world" btw