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Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood accusers share reactions to his arrest

Tanya Edwards
Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino (Photo: Getty Images)

After Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to authorities in New York City on Friday, some of his accusers were quick to share their reactions. The movie producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, though the arrest was related to charges involving two women. Weinstein was charged with “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct,” according to GMA. He was released on a $1 million cash bail after the arrest, though he does wear a tracking device now and must stay in New York and Connecticut.

While the arrest was about two specific women, many others, including powerful Hollywood figures, have shared their opinions about the arrest. Actress Rose McGowan, who has claimed that Weinstein raped her and reached a settlement with her in 1997, talked about Weinstein’s arrest during an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today. We got you,” McGowan said on the show, addressing Weinstein. She also said it was a “very good feeling” to see Weinstein in handcuffs.



 

Asia Argento, another actress who has accused Weinstein of rape, tweeted that the arrest is the producer’s “first step on his inevitable descent to hell.”


Actress and Weinstein accuser Mira Sorvino tweeted a CNN article about the arrest, writing #Justice in her tweet.


Rosanna Arquette, one of Weinstein’s accusers, shared a message of gratitude for all of the other women who have come forward.


 

Actress Heather Graham, who has spoken out about her own experience with Weinstein, tweeted that his arrest is “just the beginning.”


 

Another one of Weinstein’s accusers, Louisette Geiss, tweeted, “It’s about time,” along with a report about Weinstein’s arrest.


Ashley Judd, who has sued Weinstein for damaging her career, also wrote a lengthy caption in her Instagram post about Weinstein’s arrest. Quoting from her upcoming op-ed, which will be published by Time, Judd wrote in the caption that Weinstein’s arrest was a “watershed event, an irreversible pivot away from tacit and explicit license to exploit to a ground of firmer boundaries and clarity about unacceptable behavior no longer being tolerated.”


 

Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, shared an Instagram post about Weinstein’s arrest, posting a message from the #TimesUp initiative.


 

Lauren Sivan, a reporter who has claimed Weinstein masturbated in front of her, called the detectives involved in the case “heroes.”


 

Weinstein accuser Sarah Ann Masse tweeted that the arrest is “one step in the right direction.”


 

Some of Weinstein’s other high-profile accusers, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, didn’t share public reactions to his arrest.

The criminal sex charge included in Weinstein’s Friday arrest is related to an allegation from Lucia Evans. Evans told the New Yorker that Weinstein made her perform oral sex on him. The second woman involved in the case leading to the charges hasn’t been identified to the public. Weinstein’s attorney, meanwhile, has said that Weinstein will plead not guilty.

 

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