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Jennifer Lawrence says she was “deeply disturbed” to learn about the allegations of sexual misconduct that surround Harvey Weinstein, and described the producer’s behavior as “inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.”
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence said she had worked with Weinstein on Silver Linings Playbook, a film that led to her winning an Oscar, but denied that she had been harassed personally or had knowledge of other people being harassed. “I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations,” she said.
Lawrence added: “My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”
Lawrence joins a growing list of female stars condemning Weinstein’s behavior. The likes of Jessica Chastain, Judi Dench, Glenn Close and Meryl Streep have released statements expressing their shock and anger over the revelations.
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