Harvey Weinstein allegations open floodgates for harassment stories

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What began as a New York Times investigative report into harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein has spiralled into further accusations and a larger debate about workplace harassment.

A Fox News reporter is the latest woman accusing the renowned film producer of sexual misconduct. Lauren Sivan told the Huffington Post Friday that Weinstein cornered her at a restaurant a decade ago — when she was a local journalist in New York — exposing and subsequently gratifying himself in front of her.


Television reporter Lauren Sivan attends the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 26, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The fallout has prompted U.S. morning show TV host Mika Brzezinski to say she “can’t go forward” with a lucrative Weinstein book deal unless the mogul resigns.