Harvey Weinstein 'casting couch' statue erected in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

Updated:9 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): Days before the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, a silk robe-swaddled golden statue of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, holding an Oscar and sitting on a golden chaise couch was erected on Thursday. The statue, called ‘Casting Couch,’ is located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is collaboration between street artists Plastic Jesus, popularly known for his yearly Oscar season installations that take aim at the dark side of show business, and Joshua ‘Ginger’ Monroe, the artist behind the well-known naked Donald Trump statues. The sculpture was deliberately made to allow passersby to sit beside Weinstein and take memorable pictures with him. Clenched in Weinstein's right hand is an Oscar sculpture, intentionally placed near his groin. According to the artists, the Weinstein sculpture took almost two months to be crafted. Jesus explained on social media the impetus behind the sculpture. Weinstein has been accused by number of women of sexual misconduct, including rape. He was fired from the company that bears his name, banned from the Producer's Guild of America and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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