Surprise Harvey Weinstein statue erected near Oscars

Oscars Weinstein Statue

Monroe told The Hollywood Reporter that the Weinstein statue's couch suggests a "visual representation of the practices and methods that are used in Hollywood with these big powerful people".

It was placed on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday, four days before the Oscars.

Harvey Weinstein "Casting Couch" Oscars on Hollywood Blvd by artist Plastic Jesus.

"Casting Couch" is a collaborative work between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, designer of 2016's nude Donald Trump statues placed in major U.S. cities.

A golden statue of Harvey Weinstein sitting on his infamous casting couch has popped up near the Hollywood Walk of Fame ahead of the 90th Annual Academy Awards.




"With the Oscars on Sunday, you know there's going to be people arriving at the awards ceremony that may have covered up Harvey's deeds". "For many years the exploitation of many hopefuls and established names in the industry was brushed under the carpet with their complaints of harassment and sexual abuse being ignore (sic) or worse". The movie producer is also wearing an open robe and slippers as he holds an Oscar trophy before his crotch.

Plastic Jesus said the Weinstein statue - a collaboration with artist Joshua "Ginger" Monroe - took two months to produce.

The real Weinstein was felled in the wake of explosive October reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker detailing complaints that he had sexually harassed and assaulted dozens of women.

He's denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, but has apologised for what he called "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past".

Plastic Jesus has created a series of Oscar-timed statues, including one a year ago of Kanye West in a crucified pose and titled "False Idol".

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