Former news anchor Lauren Sivan told the Huff Post about an alleged incident, where Harvey Weinstein forced her to watch him masturbate in a restaurant until he ejaculated into a potted plant in the hall.
"We've known each other for a really long time and she's just one of my favorite people of all time", Jones said.
Mr. Michaels was unavailable for comment on Sunday night.
But she reaffirmed the HuffPost report on Twitter. "Luckily I didn't need a job or favour from him [plus] didn't have to be polite". Waxman claims that her then-editor, the now-Bloomberg editor-at-large Jon Landman, ultimately shot down the damning piece and opted to run a story with no such allegations.
Later, she adds, "When you consider the nearly identical stories coming out about him now, it seems likely to me that he has been at it for more than 20 years". Imbalances in pay between actors and actresses and the continued paucity of women directors behind the camera for the biggest productions have been ongoing issues in Hollywood. 'Yeah, it's your fault, you're fired!' he told the assistant before yelling at the assistant's managers.
Weinstein had announced he was taking a leave of absence.
In another blow, Lanny Davis, a lawyer and longtime Democratic Party operative, resigned Saturday from the elite legal team that Weinstein had assembled to advise him during the burgeoning crisis over accusations that he has been mistreating actresses and female employees for three decades.
A spokesperson for The Weinstein Co declined to provide details on Weinstein's firing.
The board used to have more than four members.
Serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein told former President Bill Clinton "I always learn incredible things from you", in a 2012 CNN interview, according to a GotNews review of CNN's published transcripts. "I'm not at all surprised to see it".
"That's locker room", he said, echoing his characterisation of the remarks after the audio was revealed during last year's presidential campaign. In addition to the Times report, Ronan Farrow has also reportedly been working "for approximately a year" on an article on Weinstein for The New Yorker.
Following the report, Weinstein suddenly found that "few in Hollywood want to be on his side", the Los Angeles Times wrote earlier Sunday.