Ryan Gosling is the latest star to respond to Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations. The Blade Runner star shared a statement on Twitter today, where he showed his support for the women who have spoken out against the film producer.
"I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein," the actor wrote.
Gosling—who previously starred in The Weinstein Company-produced film Blue Valentine (2010)—added that he's "deeply disappointed" in himself for "being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse."
Weinstein "is emblematic of a systematic problem," Gosling continued. "Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change."
Gosling's remarks arrive two days after The New York Times published accounts from actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment. The New Yorker also shared similar stories from the producer's accusers on the same day.
A spokesperson for the film producer issued a statement in response to the New Yorker story, which reads: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance."
The Times first broke news of Weinstein's decades-long history of alleged sexual harassment last Thursday. Since then, Hollywood A-listers including Brie Larson, George Clooney, and Meryl Streep have spoken out to condemn Weinstein's alleged behaviour and show support for those who've stepped forward.
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