A-list actor accused of assaulting a partner by US broadcaster amid Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal
A top US broadcaster has accused an Oscar-winning actor of assaulting a partner.
It comes as more and more women have spoken out to accuse shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.
The broadcaster named the A-list star in her social media post and added that it was “time the dominoes fell”.
The actor and his accuser have not been named for legal reasons.
An insider told The Sun: “Rumours about this actor have circulated for years.
“Lots of people are making allegations after what’s happened with Weinstein. But no alleged victim of this particular man has spoken publicly as yet.”
Meanwhile, up to three movie makers involved in some of the biggest blockbuster films of the past decade are being implicated in claims of sexual assault and harassment.
And several major players have contacted lawyers over concerns their names will be made public as allegations against the film mogul mount.
Some actresses who signed confidentiality agreements for big payoffs are considering breaking their silence to reveal Weinstein is not alone.
On top of that, several up-and-coming gay actors have spoken to lawyers about studio executives who offer “lay for pay” deals – sex in return for the promise of a future role.
An insider said: “Harvey’s misdemeanours are just the tip of the iceberg. This could be the first of many Hollywood scandals.
“It’s certainly got studios fearing the worst. They now believe anyone is fair game considering even the biggest producer in town isn’t bulletproof.
“Their fears have been worsened by the fact that they’ve learned several leading actresses have contacted legal representatives to see if they should talk about their experiences of sexual assault and harassment from producers and directors.
“Many feel that the current climate has allowed them to finally speak out.
“However, some are concerned that if they do they will never work in Hollywood again.”
Thanks to: mirror – US gossip