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Weinstein 'Casting Couch' statue unveiled in time for Oscars

Weinstein 'Casting Couch' statue unveiled in time for Oscars

Over 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, with accounts ranging from unwanted advances to rape.

Disgraced Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is keeping a low profile these days, but a satin-robed sculpture of him seated a golden "casting couch" is making an appearance at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.

"We picked the Oscar time specifically because there is so much focus on the awards at this time of year".

Plastic Jesus, whose real name is unknown, told The Hollywood Reporter that the Weinstein piece, which took two months to make, was meant to be interactive and allow passersby to sit next to Weinstein.

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His representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the installation.

It depicts the disgraced media titan sitting on a "casting couch", wearing a silk robe and holding an Oscar, a scene reminiscent from so numerous allegation against him. "Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up its act".

The phrase "casting couch", used to describe the demand of sexual favours for work, may seem a relic of a bygone era but is "still very much a part of the Hollywood culture", he added.

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Weinstein was one of the movie industry's most influential men, powering independent movies such as The King's Speech and Shakespeare in Love to Oscar best picture wins. The company said on Sunday it planned to file for bankruptcy.

On his Facebook page, Plastic Jesus said it took two months to complete the statue, with a little help from a friend who had a similar build to Weinstein.

The statue is being called "The Casting Couch". It was paid for by donations through their websites.

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