Nicole Kidman has joined the chorus of outrage against Harvey Weinstein on the day an article in The New Yorker alleged rape and sexual assault.
“As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power – be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce,” Kidman said in a statement issued on Tuesday morning. “We need to eradicate this behavior.”
Kidman earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination this year for Lion, which The Weinstein Company distributed in the US, and recently won an Emmy for her role as an abused wife in Big Little Lies.
Earlier in the day The New Yorker published its anticipated report following last week’s exposé in The New York Times.
The new article alleges Weinstein raped three women, among them the actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, and contains complaints by a further four claiming “unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault”.
A spokesperson for Weinstein issued a statement denying the claims.
Kidman is the latest in a line of celebrities to come forward condemning alleged despicable behaviour by the former film mogul. They include Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and Kevin Smith.