Harvey Weinstein 'casting couch' statue appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

Harvey Weinstein 'casting couch' statue appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

Ahead of the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. this Sunday, a golden statue of the industry pariah has emerged not far from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, where the Academy Awards will be held.

The statue is the product of LA street artist Plastic Jesus, in collaboration with Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, the former of whom was previously responsible for similar Oscars-disrupting statues like the Crucifixion of Kanye West statue from a year ago, as well as an installation that depicted an Oscars statuette snorting cocaine.

Brafman told The Times his client's behaviour was reflective of the broader culture in the industry: "The casting couch in Hollywood was not invented by Harvey Weinstein".

Meanwhile, Weinstein Companywhich the Hollywood producer co-owned with his brother Bob Weinstein was sold to a female-led group, reported The BBC.

This marks the second piece of anarchist artwork to show up in Hollywood in advance of the Oscars.

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Weinstein, 65, has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, including rape. "It's clearly been going on", he said.

"While many thought the "casting couch" was a thing of the past, it was clearly still a part of the Hollywood culture", Plastic Jesus said on his Facebook page. "That's how you take these powerful people down". He's holding an Oscar statuette right next to his crotch and has casually draped an arm along the backside of a chaise lounge while waiting for someone to join him.

Though the pair initially meant to create a standing sculpture of Weinstein, they ultimately decided that incorporating a chaise lounge was best. The project, made of fiberglass and acrylic resin, was in the works for two months. Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" all claims, but is being investigated by police over the allegations.

The exhibit, created by Plastic Jesus and Joshua Monroe, features the disgraced producer using the famed Oscar statue as an extension of his penis.

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