Tom Hanks and Ryan Gosling break their silence on the Harvey Weinstein scandal BY SAEED NASIR

Hollywood A-listers Tom Hanks and Ryan Gosling slammed disgraced movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, that has been accused of intimate harassment by various Hollywood celebrities.

Actor Tom Hanks arrives to the debut of Springsteen on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in NY.
Hollywood A-listers Tom Hanks and Ryan Gosling slammed disgraced movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, who may have been accused of intimate harassment by various Hollywood stars.

While speaking to a leading US daily, Hanks said that “being wealthy and famous and powerful” was no reason to do anything like this.

He said, “Just because you’re rich and famous and powerful doesn’t suggest you aren’t in a few ways a large fat a**. Excuse me, eliminate ‘excess fat.’ But I’m not, you know, I’m not the first person to state Harvey’s a lttle bit of any a**. Poor Harvey — I’m not heading to say poor Harvey, Jesus. Isn’t it kind of amazing so it took this long. I’m reading it and I’m pondering ‘You can’t do that to Ashley Judd! Hey, I like her. Don’t do this. That ain’t reasonable. Not her, come on. Seriously.”

In a affirmation posted on Tweets, Gosling said, “I wish to add my tone of support for the women, who have possessed the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein. Like the majority of people in Hollywood, I have caused him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself to be so oblivious to these damaging experiences of sexual harassment and maltreatment.”

“He’s emblematic of any systemic problem. Men should stand with women and interact until there is certainly real accountability and change.”

In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein, who is believed to have checked out into treatment in Arizona, has split from his partner Georgina Chapman and been sacked from the Weinstein Company. His actions have also been condemned by big names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.

It’s been confirmed by the authorities in New York and London they are investigating Weinstein for sexual assault.