Leonardo DiCaprio joins the chorus of disapproval surrounding Harvey Weinstein


Leonardo DiCaprio has added his voice to those condemning Harvey Weinstein for decades of sexual harassment and alleged abuse.

The movie star, who worked with the producer on films like Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Django Unchained, has released a statement slamming the 65-year-old at the centre of multiple sexual harassment allegations.

The 42-year-old actor took to Facebook on Tuesday (10Oct17), writing: “There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault – no matter who you are and no matter what profession.”

DiCaprio also applauded the “strength and courage” of the women who have come forward “and made their voices heard” in recent New York Times and New Yorker exposes.

The women include Ashley Judd and Italian actress Asia Argento, who has accused Weinstein of forcing himself on her during a meeting in a French hotel room 20 years ago.

George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and Mark Ruffalo are among the Hollywood men who have also condemned Weinstein since the first expose was published last week (05Oct17).

DiCaprio’s statement landed shortly after Weinstein’s wife, designer Georgina Chapman, announced she is leaving the movie mogul.