The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle continues. This time its Harvey’s accusations making the headlines, accusing ‘Bridget Jones’ actress Renee Zellweger of swapping sexual favours for film roles. The 48-year-old actress was named in a class-action suit filed earlier by six women against the Hollywood producer.
In a joint statement, the six plaintiffs said: “We are but six women representing hundreds. Dozens have come forward so far, and many more remain in the shadows, still trying to find their courage.”
In it, one woman, named as actress Melissa Sagemiller in the document – claimed Weinstein, tried to talk her into having sex with him, allegedly trying to convince her he could further her career in a similar way like he had Zellweger.
According to Sagemiller, he then asked: “Don’t you want your career to be more than just this little teen film?”
In a statement to Fox News, a rep for 48-year-old Zellweger denied the claims, saying: “If Harvey said that, he’s full of s**t.”
Zellweger first worked with Harvey on the 1998 film ‘A Price Above Rubies’ and the two went on to collaborate on successful Hollywood films such as ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘Cold Mountain’ for which she won an Oscar in 2004.