7 Crazy Facts You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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(Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York February 10, 2016.

The New York Times ran a news story earlier this month about allegations of sexual misconduct perpetrated by influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Several women, including prominent actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have come forward to accuse Weinstein of harassment and to blame the Hollywood establishment for looking the other way.

A staunch supporter of the Democratic Party, the Weinstein story has sent shockwaves both in the entertainment industry and American politics.

Here are seven crazy facts surrounding the scandal. They include efforts to kill the story, Weinstein's statement on the matter, and indications that others knew long ago about what was happening.

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