Harvey Weinstein: The Hollywood stars at the centre of the allegations

A list of just some of the actresses who the film producer is alleged to have sexually harassed or assaulted

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Angelina Jolie

The American actress says she had "a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth", referring to an incident in which Mr Weinstein allegedly made unwanted advances to her in a hotel room in the late 1990s.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Paltrow alleges that when she was 22 the film producer summoned her to his hotel suite where he placed his hands on her and tried to encourage her into his bedroom for massages. The actress says she confided in her then boyfriend, Brad Pitt, who confronted Mr Weinstein and told him never to touch Paltrow again.

Asia Argento

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The Italian actress and director says she was raped by Mr Weinstein 20 years ago and did not speak out before now because she feared the film producer would "crush" her.

Lucia Stoller, now Lucia Evans

In 2004, the Italian actress says she went to Mr Weinstein's office for a meeting where she too was raped by him. After the incident, she says she blamed herself for not fighting back harder and had an "eating problem" for years.

Heather Graham

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Graham says that in the early 2000s Mr Weinstein implied she had to have sex with him in order to get a film role.

Rosanna Arquette

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Arquette is one of a number of actresses who says she suspected Mr Weinstein had her removed from film projects or dissuaded people from hiring her after she rejected his advances.

Ashley Judd

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The actress alleges that Mr Weinstein summoned her to his hotel room 20 years ago where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him in the shower.

Rose McGowan

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In 1997, Mr Weinstein reached a US$100,000 settlement with the American actress after an incident in a hotel room, according to a New York Times report. This week, McGowan accused actor Ben Affleck of lying about his knowledge of Mr Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women.