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Numerous actresses, colleagues and former employees have come forward with sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, whose legal team asserts, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied.” But the disgraced movie mogul has been fired from The Weinstein Company, the Motion Picture Academy and Producers Guild have expelled him, and new stories continue to roll in by the day. Here is an exhaustive list of all those who have accused him.

Ashley Judd

Judd’s recollection of a meeting with Weinstein “two decades ago” was the first account of sexual misconduct revealed in the Oct. 5  The New York Times story. She told of an invitation to Weinstein’s room in the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what she believed was a breakfast meeting, only for him to appear in a bathrobe and ask if she would give him a massage. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” Judd told the Times. “It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.”

Former Weinstein Company employee Emily Nestor

Nestor was a temporary employee in 2014 who had just worked with The Weinstein Company for one day. According to her account in The New York Times, Weinstein offered her a career boost in exchange for accepting his sexual advances and claimed he boasted about his encounters with other actresses.

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Unnamed female assistant

The Times obtained a memo written by a TWC employee named Lauren O’Connor that said in 2015 Weinstein pressured an unnamed female assistant to give him a massage while he was naked, leaving her “crying and distraught.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

The New York Times followed up their initial report on Oct. 10 with additional accounts including Gwyneth Paltrow, who said that shortly after she had been cast in the film “Emma,” Weinstein placed his hands on her and suggested they head to his bedroom for a massage. Paltrow had told her then boyfriend, Brad Pitt, who confronted the producer. Paltrow said that Weinstein later warned her not to tell anyone about his come-on.

Rosanna Arquette

Arquette was asked to Weinstein’s hotel room in the early ’90s, according to the Times. She said that Weinstein asked her to his hotel room to pick up a script. When she arrived, he was in a bathrobe and complained about neck pain. He grabbed her hand and attempted to pull it toward his crotch, which she immediately pulled away.

French actress Judith Godrèche

Weinstein and Miramax acquired the 1994 film “Ridicule” starring Godrèche at the Cannes Film Festival. She said that in his hotel room, Weinstein was “pressing against me and pulling off my sweater.” She told the Times she was later told by a Miramax executive not to say anything.

Angelina Jolie

Jolie told The New York Times in an email that in the late ’90s, “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,” Jolie said. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”

Long Island TV reporter Lauren Sivan

Sivan told The Huffington Post that a decade ago, Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant. She said that he tried to kiss her and when she refused by saying she had a boyfriend, Weinstein responded, “Well, can you just stand there and shut up?” He then exposed himself and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated into a potted plant.

Aspiring actress Tomi-Ann Roberts

Weinstein appeared nude in a bathtub in front of aspiring actress Tomi-Ann Roberts, then a 20-year-old college junior. She recalled to the Times that he asked her to also undress, saying that if she was unable to bare her breasts in private, she wouldn’t be able to do it on film.

Actress Katherine Kendall

Kendall said that Weinstein asked her to his apartment after a screening to pick something up. She said that Weinstein appeared in his robe and asked her for a massage. After she refused, he left the room and returned nude. “He literally chased me,” she told the Times. “He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door,” adding that he tried bargaining with her to show her breasts.

Costume designer and actress Dawn Dunning

Dunning told the Times that in 2003, a bathrobe-clad Weinstein presented her with contracts to appear in his next three films on the condition that she have three-way sex with him. She said that when she laughed, assuming he was joking, he angrily told her, “You’ll never make it in this business.”

Rose McGowan

According to the Times, in 1997, Rose McGowan and Weinstein reached a settlement for $100,000 following an “episode in a hotel room.” McGowan has since come out on Twitter claiming she told Amazon’s Jeff Bezos that Weinstein had raped her.

1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

Actress and director Asia Argento

Italian director and actress Asia Argento told Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker that in 1997, after agreeing to give Weinstein a massage in his hotel room, “he pulled her skirt up, forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop.” She described the incident as a “horrible trauma.”

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Aspiring actress Lucia Stoller (now Lucia Evans)

Evans accused Weinstein in 2004 of forcing her to perform oral sex on him, according to the New Yorker. She described Weinstein’s control and his presence as “intimidating,” offering her compliments and saying she’d be great for “Project Runway,” but only if she lost weight. “He’s a big guy. He overpowered me,” Evans said. “I just sort of gave up. That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.”

Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez

The New Yorker obtained an audio excerpt of Weinstein admitting to groping model Gutierrez. In the clip, he brags about other actresses he has helped and offers Gutierrez a dialect coach to advance her career. When she asks why he groped her breast the day earlier, he says, “I’m used to that.” He also plead with Gutierrez to accompany him to his room, which she said no to more than ten times.

Mira Sorvino

Sorvino said she fought off Weinstein’s advances when he tried to get physical while promoting “Mighty Aphrodite,” which he produced and she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She told the New Yorker she didn’t come forward earlier because she described her account as “mild” compared to other women.

French actress Emma de Caunes

Emma de Caunes said that following a 2010 party she was invited to Weinstein’s room, where he was taking a shower. He then appeared naked in front of her with an erection and demanded she lie on the bed. “It was like a hunter with a wild animal. The fear turns him on,” de Caunes told the New Yorker. She added that she’s heard similar accounts about Weinstein from friends over the years. “I know that everybody — I mean everybody – in Hollywood knows that it’s happening.”

Minka Kelly

Actress Minka Kelly shared her awkward encounter with Weinstein on Instagram, writing that after meeting him at an industry party, they met for lunch. He bragged he could lavish her with gifts and luxurious travel, “IF I would be his girlfriend.” Kelly recalled Weinstein saying, “I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night.”

Actress Angie Everhart

“Last Action Hero” star Angie Everhart said Weinstein once entered her bedroom, dropped his pants, masturbated while blocking the door, and then ejaculated on the carpet. Everhart told a morning radio show on 95.5 KLOS that the incident occurred on a boat at the Venice Film Festival. She told everyone on the boat but said no one wanted to say anything, “because everyone was terrified of Harvey.”

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Sundance Filmmaker Louisette Geiss

Geiss streamed a press conference to Facebook Live from attorney Gloria Allred’s office in Beverly Hills. She said that at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Weinstein grabbed her by the arm and pleaded for her to watch him masturbate.

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Heather Graham

Actress Heather Graham wrote in a guest column for Variety that Weinstein implied she would need to have sex with him if she wanted to star in one of his movies. “He mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town,” Graham wrote. “I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy. There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there.”

Cara Delevingne

Model Cara Delevingne posted on Instagram that she had received a call from Weinstein “asking if I had slept with any of the women I had been seen with in the media.” She described the call as uncomfortable and was told by Weinstein that if she was gay, she would never receive a role as a straight woman in Hollywood.

Lea Seydoux

Seydoux wrote in The Guardian that Weinstein jumped on top of her and attempted to kiss her. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted,” she wrote, adding, “I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with.”

British Lysette Anthony

In the Sunday Times, British actress Lysette Anthony said Weinstein arrived at her home, pushed her inside and “raped me in my own hallway.” Anthony added that she finally reported the rape to police earlier in October.

Former Miramax employee Zelda Perkins

According to colleagues, in 1998 Zelda Perkins, a former assistant, confronted Weinstein about his treatment of herself and other women in the office after being regularly subjected to inappropriate comments and requests in hotel rooms. Perkins declined to comment to The New York Times about her work at Miramax.

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Actress Jessica Barth

Actress Jessica Barth met Weinstein at a Golden Globes party and was asked to his hotel room to “talk career stuff.” She told the New Yorker that once there, Weinstein asked her, “So, what would happen if, say, we’re having some champagne and I take my clothes off and you give me a massage?” After she rejected him, she said that Weinstein told her she needed to lose weight if she were to compete with Mila Kunis.

Actress Romola Garai

Garai was just 18 when she said she had an “audition” for Weinstein that she described as “an abuse of power.” Garai told The Guardian that Weinstein consistently puts women into “humiliating situations” to prove “he had the power to do it.”

Actress Melissa Sagemiller

Sagemiller told the Huffington Post that she had three separate lewd encounters with Weinstein, including being forced to kiss him in order to leave a hotel room where he was blocking the door.

Author Liza Campbell

The British writer told The Sunday Times that in 1995, she was working as a freelance script-reader for Weinstein’s Miramax, when they met at his hotel room and he tried to persuade her to take a bath with him. Campbell said that the producer asked her, “Come on, it’ll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?”

British actress Jessica Hynes

Hynes wrote in Radio Times that she hopes the revelations surfacing about Weinstein are “a watershed” moment. “As a tsunami of sleaze wipes out the career of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, I, for one, am not surprised,” she wrote. “Not surprised to hear that a man who once asked me to audition in a bikini should be exposed as a serial sexual predator.”

Non-profit executive Louise Godbold

The co-director of the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, Echo Parenting & Education, wrote in a blog post that she now knows her encounter with Weinstein was not unique: “The office tour that became an occasion to trap me in an empty meeting room, the begging for a massage, his hands on my shoulders as I attempted to beat a retreat… all while not wanting to alienate the most powerful man in Hollywood.”

Model Zoe Brock

Brock wrote in a blog post on Medium that she was “Harveyed” in 1997, causing her to lock herself in his hotel bathroom after he took off his clothes. “Harvey chased me, dick, balls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out,” she wrote.

Kate Beckinsale

Actress Kate Beckinsale said in a post on Instagram that she was 17 when Weinstein asked if she had any sexual interest in him and offered her alcohol. “I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not,” Beckinsale wrote. “I had what I thought were boundaries – I said no to him professionally many times over the years-some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a c— and making threats.”

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Actress Claire Forlani

Forlani posted a statement on Twitter saying that she had avoided five separate awkward encounters with Weinstein back in 1997. “All I remember is I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over,” she wrote.

Actress Sophie Dix

Dix told the New Yorker she locked herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein, and that he had masturbated in front of her. “She said it was “a classic case” of “someone not understanding the word ‘no.’ … I must have said no a thousand times.”

French actress Florence Darel

Darel met Weinstein in 1994, at which time she said he communicated that he wanted her to “be his mistress a few days a year, so we could work together.” She told Le Parisien, “There are no safeguards because there is this kind of unspoken saying: ‘If you want to do this job, you have to sleep from time to time.'”

Fashion designer Tara Subkoff

Subkoff said she left acting to pursue a career in fashion design following her bad encounter with Harvey Weinstein. She told Variety that Weinstein asked for her to sit on his lap, and he got an erection. After rejecting his advances, she added that a role she was informally offered in one of his films was given to someone else and she was blacklisted from acting.

Actress and comedian Sarah Anne Masse

Masse told Variety she met Weinstein for what she thought was a job interview to be a nanny for the mogul’s three children from his first marriage to Eve Chilton, but was met by him in his boxer shorts and an undershirt. He asked if she would ever flirt to get ahead in the industry and gave her a “really tight, close hug that lasted for quite a long period of time.”

Model Trish Goff

Goff told The New York Times that she received an invitation to meet with Weinstein shortly after a cocktail party at Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s house in 2003. Goff said Weinstein asked inappropriate questions about her relationships, then he began “groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me. I kept saying, ‘Please stop, please stop, but he didn’t until I managed to get back into the public space,” she said.

Canadian actress Mia Kirshner

Kirshner said she was “not protected” from Weinstein after an encounter with him in his hotel room. She wrote for The Globe and Mail that Weinstein, “attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice.”

Eva Green

Actress Eva Green said she met Weinstein for a business meeting and “had to push him off,” leaving her feeling “shocked and disgusted” at the encounter. In a statement acquired by Variety, Green said this behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be eliminated.”

Former production assistant intern Paula Wachowiak

Wachowiak, now 62, told The Buffalo News that she was offered a production assistant job in 1980 on one of Weinstein’s first films. She said she was called to Weinstein’s hotel room, where she found him behind the door barely covered by just a hand towel. He then dropped the towel and asked for her to give him a massage. Later during the filming, she said Weinstein asked her if seeing him naked was “the highlight of your internship?”

Director Lina Esco

In 2010, Esco and Weinstein dined together and kept pressing her for a kiss. “He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along,” Esco said according to the Washington Post. Four years later, Esco gave Weinstein a “very special thanks to” credit on her feminist film “Free the Nipple.”

Actress Chelsea Skidmore

Aspiring actress Chelsea Skidmore told the Washington Post she had four encounters with Weinstein, the first in 2013 when Weinstein exposed himself to her and tried to coerce her to get physical with other women. Skidmore said one of these women told her, “Oh, but he’s helped out so many girls.” After masturbating in front of her, Skidmore said Weinstein then “nonchalantly” said that he’d like her to write a pilot for him.

Lena Headey

“Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey posted in a series of tweets that Weinstein made “some suggestive comment, a gesture.” She “just laughed it off” upon their first meeting at the Venice Film Festival in 2005 for a screening of “The Brothers Grimm,” she said. Years later in Los Angeles, she described an encounter with Weinstein during which “my whole body went into high alert,” telling Weinstein she wasn’t interested in “anything other than work” as he pressed her back, directing her to his hotel room. Headey said Weinstein became “furious,” grabbed her by the arm and told her not to repeat the incident to anyone.

Actress Lauren Holly

Actress Lauren Holly said she had meeting with Weinstein in the late 1990s that was very professional up until when he excused himself and returned to his hotel room in a bathrobe. Holly then said Weinstein dropped his robe and asked if she wanted a massage. “He told me I would make a bad decision if I got out of there, that it would be bad for me, bad for my career, that I needed to keep him as my ally,” Holly told the daytime talk show “The Social.” “I pushed him and ran.”

A Short History of Harvey Weinstein's Oscar Campaigns (Photos)

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    Indie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was fired Sunday from his position of co-CEO of The Weinstein Company, revolutionized the Oscar race both at TWC and his previous company, Miramax.

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    Harvey Weinstein first got into the Oscar race in a big way in 1990 with a "guerilla" campaign for the art-house drama "My Left Foot" by setting up meet-and-greets between Academy members and film talent. The result? Oscar wins for stars Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker.

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    In 1995, Weinstein mounted a surprisingly aggressive campaign for upstart director Quentin Tarantino's ultraviolent "Pulp Fiction" -- helping to redefine what sorts of movies could appeal to the Academy. Tarantino shared a screenplay Oscar with Roger Avary.

  • The English Patient

    Miramax snagged its first Best Picture victory for 1996's "The English Patient" -- which earned a total of nine awards, including for director Anthony Minghella and lead actress Juliette Binoche.

  • Weinstein built an awareness campaign for the then-unknown Billy Bob Thornton for 1996's "Sling Blade" -- which yielded an Oscar for his adapted screenplay and a nomination for Best Actor.

  • Miramax pulled off a double coup with 1997's "Good Will Hunting," delivering Robin Williams his long-awaited first Oscar and a rare screenplay prize for two twentysomething newbies, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

  • Roberto Benigni

    One year later, Miramax pulled out all the stops after landing two Best Picture nominations, including for the Italian-language drama "Life Is Beautiful." According to Peter Biskind's book "Down and Dirty Pictures," star-auteur Roberto Begnini "moved into L.A. for a month during the peak of the voting period." The film came away with three Oscars, including Best Actor.

  • That year, Miramax pulled off a bigger upset when "Shakespeare in Love" seized Best Picture over Steven Spielberg's heavily favored "Saving Private Ryan." "Shakespeare" won a total of seven Academy Awards, including for actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi Dench.

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    Miramax surprised many by landing yet another Best Picture nomination for the 2000 Juliette Binoche-Johnny Depp bonbon "Chocolat."

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    In 2003, the Weinsteins had a hand in four of the five Best Picture nominees: "Chicago," "The Hours," "Gangs of New York" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (on which they had producer credits). "Chicago" won the top prize -- as well as five others.

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    In 2004, Miramax took advantage of a careful reading of Academy rules and scored four nominations for the Brazilian inner-city drama "City of God" -- even though the film had failed to land a Best Foreign Language film nomination the previous year.

  • The Weinsteins exited Disney-owned Miramax and founded their own company in 2005 -- and got right back in the Oscar race with two nominations for one of their first releases, the Felicity Huffman vehicle "Transamerica."

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    By 2009, The Weinstein Company landed its first Best Picture contender with "The Reader" -- and also snagged Kate Winslet her first Oscar as Best Actress in a role that many thought was more of a supporting part.

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    Two years later, TWC scored its first Best Picture win for "The King's Speech" -- as well as three other awards, including Best Actor for Colin Firth.

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    The following year, Weinstein pulled off another coup: landing five Oscars, including Best Picture for the mostly silent, black-and-white ode to Old Hollywood, "The Artist."

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    In 2013, TWC again had two horses in the Best Picture race: Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook" -- which landed Jennifer Lawrence the prize for Best Actress.

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    Last year, Weinstein successfully landed six nominations -- including Best Picture -- for Garth Davis' tear-jerker "Lion." But just as Open Road won the top prize in 2016 for "Spotlight," another upstart, A24, used a lot of Harvey touches to score the indie "Moonlight" a Best Picture win.

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The disgraced mogul challenged the major studios and changed the game at the Academy

Indie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was fired Sunday from his position of co-CEO of The Weinstein Company, revolutionized the Oscar race both at TWC and his previous company, Miramax.

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