Weinstein statue appears in HW ahead of Oscars

Weinstein statue appears in HW ahead of Oscars

"Hopefully now, in the light of recent allegations against many leading figures in Hollywood, the industry will clean up its act", he added.

The statue can be found in the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, by the Dolby Theater, which is also the same place where the 90th Academy Awards will be held.

"Whilst many thought the "casting couch" was a thing of the past it was clearly still a part of the Hollywood culture", Plastic Jesus said in a statement on his Facebook page.

Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus on Thursday unveiled a statue called "Casting Couch", depicting a life-size Weinstein, clothed in a bathrobe, sitting on a golden coloured couch and holding an Oscar.

Looks like Harvey Weinstein will be in town for the Oscars after all - just maybe not like you'd expect.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Ginger, who has said, "The whole couch and the entire image it gives off was to me a visual representation of the practices and methods that are used in Hollywood with these big powerful people".

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"Harvey Weinstein became an icon in the entertainment industry", Plastic Jesus wrote on Instagram. "His power and influence was nearly without compare", he wrote.

The sculpture, which is life-sized, took two months to create.

Ginger-the artist behind the naked Donald Trump statues that made waves in 2016-then explained where the idea of posing Weinstein on the couch came from. Clenched in Weinstein's right hand is an Oscar sculpture, intentionally placed near his groin.

Over 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, with accounts ranging from unwanted advances to rape.

Some of those dark corners include allegations of sexual misconduct in Tinseltown, which served as the catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

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