The Weinstein Company fired co-founder and CEO Harvey Weinstein on Sunday following allegations of sexual misconduct, leading to a wide array of reactions from Hollywood and media notables.
Rose McGowan, James Gunn, Jon Cryer and “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady were among those taking to social media to offer their thoughts on TWC’s board announcing that Weinstein had been let go “in light of new information about misconduct.”
“If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f–ing riddance,” wrote Gunn. “That s–‘s gotta stop.”
McGowan tweeted, “What about Bob?” in an apparent reference to Harvey’s brother and fellow TWC co-founder Bob Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein had been under fire since a New York Times report Thursday citing alleged inappropriate behavior toward numerous women, including McGowan and Ashley Judd.
Among the more recent claims include former Miramax freelance script-reader Liza Campbell, who wrote in an essay in the Sunday Times that Weinstein asked her to join him in the bath after she met him in his hotel room to discuss a job.
An assortment of Twitter reactions are below.
what about Bob? pic.twitter.com/2qll2RjDcE
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 8, 2017
If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good fucking riddance. That shit’s gotta stop.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 9, 2017
This is the correct response to sexual abuse. Not correct? Election to the office of President. https://t.co/sPtBS5pgyq
— Bill Prady (@billprady) October 8, 2017
PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! ugh. Who are the other Harveys? Who are their enablers? Lets stop celebrating ruthless capitalism & sociopathy, fam ✊????????????????
— Livia Scott ???? (@LiviaLove) October 8, 2017
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) October 8, 2017
Watching the media tiptoe around its decades long silence on #Weinstein makes me miss David Carr even more ferociously
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 8, 2017
Who wants to get together and commemorate Harvey's wonderful career by watching my three favorite movies: Big Eyes, Nine, and The Mist
— Jordan Firstman (@JTfirstman) October 8, 2017
Trump's turn. pic.twitter.com/6LXs8IE9eU
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 8, 2017
Anybody want to guess how big a golden parachute Harvey will get from TWC? He was even better at contracts than spotting award winners.
— Lou Lumenick (@LouLumenick) October 8, 2017
This is how I picture Harvey being told he was being removed from the company. https://t.co/IgacldEBwC
— Joe Flint (@JBFlint) October 8, 2017