This past Thursday, October 19th, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o joined the ranks of women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
To say her story is deeply unsettling would be an understatement:
On Friday, Weinstein's spokesperson gave a comment denying crucial parts of Nyong'o's story:
The world collectively reacted:
Weinstein himself even made a statement:
Twitter was not having it:
NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU, HARVEY. DON'T YOU DARE TRY TO DISGRACE OUR FAVE GIRL.— Chrissa 👻 (@chrissahardy) October 20, 2017
And many theorized why Weinstein would weigh in this time when he hadn't before...
He probably didn’t like how her account showed her ways to remove his power over a situation. I’m sure her being a woc affects it too.— Tim, Durdle Supreme (@timswar) October 20, 2017
This is just the latest in a longstanding pattern:
The masses stand with Nyong'o:
Weinstein has been fired from his job at the Weinstein company, expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and is now being investigated for sexual assault by the LA Police Department.