On Monday morning, Meryl Streep issued a strongly worded statement condemning Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for allegedly sexually harassing multiple women over several decades.
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported,” Streep said. “The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.”
Streep won an Oscar for “The Iron Lady” and picked up a nomination for “August: Osage County,” both of which were distributed by the Weinstein Company. She also played a supporting role in “The Giver.”
On Sunday, the board of the indie studio that Weinstein co-founded voted to terminate him with cause. He’s denied parts of a bombshell report published in the New York Times last week that detailed his alleged harassment towards women, including the actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.
Here’s the full statement from Streep, which was first published by the Huffington Post: