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More than a dozen high-profile actresses have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of decades of sexual harassment and assault.

The New York Times first published ($) allegations against Weinstein last week, describing how lawyers and PR representatives of production companies Miramax and The Weinstein Company coerced, threatened and paid off women who complained about Weinstein’s unwanted sexual advances. A follow-up story published yesterday ($) included testimonies from Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and others, detailing a pattern of sexual predation enabled by Weinstein’s executives and the Hollywood community.

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