Street Artists Create Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' Statue Near Academy Awards Venue

03 March, 2018, 06:39 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Oscars Weinstein Statue

Weinstein has kept a low profile since October, when the floodgates burst, thanks to exposés in the New York Times and New Yorker, and more than 100 women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault, rape and harassment.

A golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein took up temporary sidewalk residence close to the site of Sunday's Academy Awards.

Weinstein's right hand is clutching an Oscar (The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday).

The disgraced movie mogul is featured wearing a robe, pajama trousers and slippers as he is seated on a gold couch on a black and red podium that read "Casting Couch".

"While many thought the "casting couch" was a thing of the past, it was clearly still a part of the Hollywood culture", Plastic Jesus said on his Facebook page.

More news: PNB scam: ED attaches 41 properties of Mehul Choksi

The sculpture, titled Casting Couch, is a collaborative effort between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and the artist Joshua "Ginger" Monroe. "Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up it's act".

He's denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, but has apologised for what he called "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past". "His power and influence was nearly without compare", he tweeted.

Still, Weinstein was sacked from the company that bears his name, banned from the Producer's Guild of America and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The stunt follows another action by fellow street artist Sabo, who covered three LA billboards with tarpaulins this week that accused the film industry of covering up child abuse.

Plastic Jesus said he and Monroe first considered a standing Weinstein statue but quickly made a decision to incorporate a chaise lounge. It was paid for by donations through their websites.



How important is it West Ham avoid defeat at Swansea this weekend?
Last season West Ham beat Swansea 4-1 away, with striker Andre Ayew getting on the Hammers scoresheet. "We have to keep going". I suppose he doesn't have to do it, but he's willing to do it for the team.

Dublin and Cork airports officially close their doors as Storm Emma beckons
WINTER weather across the north of Europe is hitting flights hard in both the United Kingdom and Spain. Other London airports, including Gatwick , have also seen dozens of flights cancelled.

Ankara kills 2222 terrorists in Afrin operation
Turkey considers the PYD a terrorist group associated with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting within the country's borders. At the time, around 1,000 YPG fighters wounded in the battle against IS were treated in state-run Turkish hospitals.

Sacred Jerusalem church closes for second day
They fear that the law would make it harder for them to find buyers for their land and enable the expropriation of church land. Old Town, Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre), Anastasia Rotunda.

ASUS announces the ZenFone 5 series with an iPhone X lookalike flagship
Jargon aside, it essentially ensures the battery doesn't overcharge and based on your sleeping schedule, tops it up in sessions. One aspect which Asus has left alone is Apple's advanced 3D TrueDepth Camera system which powers Animoji and Face Time.

Apple Prepping Huge 6.5-inch iPhone X, Cheaper Model
For the cheaper LCD iPhone, the report stated that it would look similar to the iPhone X including the Face ID and shrunk bezels. With the eSIM tech, smartphones can connect to the cellular data networks without inserting a traditional SIM card.

N to elect Shahbaz Sharif as its interim president today
Then the party's general council is required to elect a president within 45 days. In 2006, he was again elected as the party president.

Vivo's Apex concept phone gives you a peek into the future
Flip over the front-facing camera and in 0.8 seconds an 8-megapixel lens rises up from the phone's top edge. A limitation that requires users to place their fingers over an on-screen icon in order to use the feature.

Japanese police find missing woman's head in American sightseer's suitcase
Before the woman vanished, she had written on Instagram that she was going to meet a man named "Jay". Security footage showed the man walking into the apartment building with the woman on 16 February.

Parents allege 105 missing Nigerian schoolgirls could be in Boko Haram's captivity
Four days after an attack on a girls' school in Dapchi , Yobe State, President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken publicly about it. However, the group continues to launch attacks in the country's northeast, and its leader remains at large.