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'I WAS RAPED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN': Asia Argento discusses alleged assault in Cannes speech

Asia Argento condemned Harvey Weinstein in a scathing speech at the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony on Saturday.

While presenting the Best Actress award, the 42-year-old Italian star stood next to director Ava DuVernay as she lambasted the disgraced film producer, who she has alleged sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. 267 more words

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French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations - The Local

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said on Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. 653 more words

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Santa Fe, TX Mean Girl got students killed

Sixteen deadly school shootings and counting this year, according to The Washington Post. America cries, as more children are slaughtered. A frustrated nation looks for solutions. 1,262 more words

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Actress Asia Argento brands Cannes Harvey Weinstein's 'hunting ground' and insists he'll never be welcomed back

Asia Argento used her Cannes speech to slam Harvey Weinstein and warn other predators that their identies are known.

The Italian actress, who was one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, told the crowd at the closing ceremony that Weinstein would never be welcomed back to the festival, and that those who have yet to confess to misconduct will not be allowed to ‘get away with it any longer.’ 240 more words

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'We know who you are': Asia Argento slams Weinstein, sexual predators in Cannes speech

Italian actress Asia Argento, who has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, told the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival there were abusers in the audience who had yet to be outed. 362 more words

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Japan's 'Shoplifters' Takes Palme d'Or at Cannes

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for Shoplifters, a critically acclaimed family drama with
unguessable plot twists.

The award, to a director who has won prizes at the festival before, defied speculation that the Palme might go to a female director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sex scandal was the talk of the town.

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Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento delivered a rousing indictment of Harvey Weinstein and, by extension, the Cannes Film Festival during the Cannes awards ceremony Saturday night.

“In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” she began during the presentation of the best actress award alongside Ava DuVernay. 332 more words

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