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When hosting the Oscars five years ago, Seth MacFarlane made a bold joke about Harvey Weinstein.
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The latest developments in the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as they happen:

Kate Beckinsale comes forward: In an Instagram post published Thursday Kate Beckinsale accuses Weinstein of offering her alcohol during their first meeting at his hotel room when she was just 17. While that encounter didn’t progress to sexual harassment, she writes that she was struck by a later encounter in which he revealed he couldn’t remember what happened.

The Underworld actress said she’d assumed their morning meeting would take place in a hotel conference room, which she says was “very common.” However, when she arrived at London’s Savoy Hotel, the front desk directed her to Weinstein’s room, where he answered the door, she says, clad in a bathrobe. 

“I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older,” unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him,” she wrote in the post. ”After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed.”

She continued, “A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not. I had what I thought were boundaries — I said no to him professionally many times over the years —some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a (expletive) and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people, ‘Oh ‘Kate lives to say no to me.’”

Beckinsale believes denying Weinstein “undoubtedly harmed my career,” and seeks to “create a new paradigm where producers, managers, executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said ‘ well, that’s just Harvey/Mr X/insert name here ‘ will realize that we in numbers can affect real change.”

Scotland Yard, NYPD reviewing at Weinstein reports: On Thursday, Britain’s Guardian reported Scotland Yard’s child abuse and sexual offense unit is investigating a report referred to them by London’s Metropolitan Police have referred a case involving Weinstein.  

Meanwhile, New York Police Department spokesman Peter Donald told the Associated Press that detectives are reviewing police files for cases involving Weinstein. He added that so far, no complaints have been found aside from that of model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, which led to a 2015 investigation.

How McGowan ran afoul of Twitter: Twitter is finally explaining why they temporarily restricted the account of actress Rose McGowan, who has been vocal about the Weinstein scandal, claiming his companies had known about the allegations against the movie producer.

“THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” McGowan captioned an Instagram post featuring a screenshot of a Twitter notice indicating her account violated Twitter rules and has been temporarily limited.

Late Thursday morning, Twitter said they had unlocked her account. “We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service,” the Twitter Safety team said in a post. “The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”

Twitter’s response came after a storm of protest, including celebrities including actress Jessica Chastain, who wanted to know while rule McGowan broke and director Paul Feig, who asked why they were applying the rules to her and not Trump, “who threatened to wipe out another country.”

Gwyneth Paltrow told Letterman, ‘Harvey will coerce you’: In a Nov. 25, 1998, clip from CBS’ Late Show, Gwyneth Paltrow told then-host David Letterman that she felt pressure from Harvey Weinstein to make the appearance so close to Thanksgiving. 

“Are you here of your own free will?” Letterman asked, chuckling in the clip dug up by People and posted Wednesday. “Has someone coerced you into being here? “Do you count Harvey Weinstein as a coercer?”

Paltrow was quick to respond, noting, “Yes, I do all my movies for Harvey Weinstein — that’s Miramax for all of you. And, I’m lucky to do them there, but he will coerce you to do a thing or two.”

On Tuesday, Paltrow joined the band of women accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment. She told The New York Times before filming for Emma began in the mid- 1990s, she was summoned to Weinstein’s hotel suite for a work meeting that ended with Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she recalled in the interview.

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James Van der Beek says he’s been groped by Hollywood execs: A day after Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews said he’d been molested by a “high-level Hollywood executive,” the former Dawson’s Creek star said it’s happened to him as well. “I’ve had my (rear) grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger,” the now 40-year-old actor revealed on Twitter late Wednesday night. “I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”

CBS interviews former Weinstein assistant:  CBS This Morning ran an interview Thursday morning with a source the outlet reports is a former assistant to Weinstein.

The assistant, who CBS reported worked for Weinstein in the early 2000s and who asked not be identified and for his voice to be altered, told Bianna Golodryga “It was no secret that he had scores of women all across the globe.”

However, as Golodryga reported, the assistant “never knowingly helped facilitate Weinstein’s alleged secret meetings” and that Weinstein was “known to be a philanderer and that they all assumed it was consensual.” 

“We would be told at two o’clock so and so was coming to the room. Make yourself scarce,” the assistant said. “And we wouldn’t even be there. We would be gone. And then he would call us an hour or two later and say, ‘OK, come back up.’ And that was it.”

When asked his feelings when learning of reports that paint his former boss as a sexual predator, the assistant said he felt “Sick. Angry. Disgusted.” and “Victimized in our own right. It seems almost like the company was structured from the top to bottom to service whatever it was he was doing,” he alleged. 

The former assistant added, “I hope this is a watershed moment. This is unacceptable. And it should never happen again.”

Seth MacFarlane clarifies his Harvey Weinstein joke: Seth MacFarlane addressed a remark he made while announcing the nominations for best supporting actress for the Oscars held in 2013.

“Congratulations,” MacFarlane said at the time. “You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” 

The Orville creator offered an explanation for his remarks on Twitter Wednesday.

“In 2011, my friend and colleague Jessica Barth, with whom I worked on the Ted films, confided in me regarding her encounter with Harvey Weinstein and his attempted advances,” MacFarlane claimed. “She has since courageously come forward to speak out. It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction.

“Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger,” MacFarlane clarified. “There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this. I respect and applaud my friend Jessica and those sharing their stories for their decision to come forward, and for being champions of the truth.”

Weinstein covers Time: The magazine revealed its latest cover early Thursday morning. Over a black and white photo of the accused reads red text that says “Producer. Predator. Pariah.”

Contributing: Cara Kelly, Jayme Deerwester