Minnie Driver Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein Scandal (EXCLUSIVE)

Actress Minnie Driver is joining a chorus of major actors and Hollywood players, condemning Harvey Weinstein for allegedly abusing and harassing women over several decades.

“In light of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein in the past few days, I feel it necessary to add my support for the women who have been victimized and have been brave enough to talk about it,” Driver said in a statement released exclusively to Variety. “While I never experienced any abuse while working with Harvey, I think it’s important to add my voice to those of women everywhere who have experienced abuse at the hands of powerful men.”

Driver earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” a hit drama that Weinstein backed during his days running Miramax. She also appeared in Miramax’s “An Ideal Husband” and “Ella Enchanted.”

In explosive reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker, Weinstein has been accused of harassing the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, and raping three women, including actress/director Asia Argento. Weinstein has denied parts of the report, and insists that his sexual relationships were consensual.

On Sunday, the Weinstein Company board fired Weinstein with cause. He co-founded the Weinstein Company in 2005 after leaving Miramax.

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