Hollywood Has Been Dropping Hints About Harvey Weinstein For Years

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The allegations against former Weinstein Co. executive Harvey Weinstein keep mounting. After The New York Times published an article on Thursday about decades of sexual harassment claims against Weinstein, The New Yorker published the accounts of three women who accused Weinstein of rape.
Plenty of celebrities have spoken out against Weinstein within the past week. And people like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have come forward to share personal stories about their negative experiences with the film mogul.
Another disturbing facet of this story has been slowly coming to light in the wake of the allegations as well, which is that Hollywood has known about Weinstein's reported actions for years. Pop culture sleuths have discovered references to Weinstein in places such as 30 Rock and Seth MacFarlane's reading of the 2013 Oscar nominations.
It's frustrating that these rumors appeared to be so well-known within the industry, yet they still went unaddressed. Here are the ways in which Hollywood demonstrated its complicity while dropping hints about Harvey Weinstein out in the open, for everyone to see.
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30 Rock

As The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff pointed out on Twitter, someone behind the scenes at 30 Rock knew about the rumors. There's a "joke" in which Jenna (Jane Krakowski) says, "I'm not afraid of anyone in show business. I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions — out of five."
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The 2013 Oscar Nominations

While announcing the year's nominees alongside Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane made a "joke" about Weinstein's alleged actions.

After the pair announced the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, MacFarlane said, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein." The remark occurs around 3:27 in the video.
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"American Bitch," Girls

Richard Shepard, who directed the episode of Girls about a famous writer who has sexually assaulted a number of women, pointed out a very interesting tidbit on Twitter. Apparently, the episode's final scene just happened to be shot outside Harvey Weinstein's apartment building.
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Asia Argento

Actress and model Asia Argento shared a clip on Twitter that features a scene from her 1999 film Scarlet Diva. "I wrote and directed this scene in 1999. #Weinstein," she captioned the clip. Argento is one of the three women who have accused Weinstein of rape. The actress alleged that in 1997, he asked her for a massage and forced oral sex on her.

In the Scarlet Diva scene, Argento's character is confronted by a producer who asks for a massage, saying she could get a movie deal if she complied.
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