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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had no shortage of harsh words Tuesday for embattled producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, including high-profile actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
The mayor took pains to note that Hollywood's lackluster record on its treatment of women extends beyond the current scandal, which the New York Times and the New Yorker ignited with explosive stories about Weinstein's alleged misconduct.
In a sign that the controversy over the producer Harvey Weinstein could engulf other people in the film industry, the actress Rose McGowan accused Ben Affleck of lying on Tuesday about his knowledge of Mr. Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women.
Ms. McGowan, in a tweet and a subsequent email exchange with The Times Tuesday night, said she had told Mr. Affleck that Mr. Weinstein had behaved inappropriately with her.
Days after a series of sexual harassment allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein were made public in a report in The New York Times on Thursday, women are still coming forward to tell their stories.
“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Ms. Jolie, 42, said in an email. Angelina Jolie, an actress known for films including “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “A Mighty Heart” and “Maleficent,” as well as her work as a humanitarian and a director, did not go into detail but said Mr. Weinstein made unwanted advances on her during the late 1990s around the release of “Playing by Heart.”