Street Artists Create Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' Statue Near Academy Awards Venue

Laura Christensen
March 3, 2018

The statue followed the appearance in Los Angeles on Wednesday of billboards designed by street artist Sabo that accused the entertainment industry of staying silent about sexual misconduct.

Last year, the artist put up a golden Kanye West life-size crucifixion statue on Hollywood Boulevard that was titled "False Idol" ahead of the Oscars.

"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.

The movie mogul is depicted in a silk robe, sitting on a couch and holding an Oscar award in a suggestive way on his lap.

A collaboration between "Stop Making Stupid People Famous" Plastic Jesus and naked Trump statue artist, Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, a shiny Weinstein dons a satin rob, grasps an oscar statuette and sits, legs splayed, proudly abusing his power.

The statue is being called
Weinstein 'Casting Couch' statue unveiled in time for Oscars

Other than that time he was slapped in public (iconic), Harvey Weinstein, whose survivor count is at over 90 women, has been lying low at a "sex addiction" retreat in Arizona - a rehab facility that is also reportedly housing fellow abuser Kevin Spacey.

"With the Oscars on Sunday, you know there's going to be people arriving at the awards ceremony that may have covered up Harvey's deeds. But as everybody knows, Hollywood, like so many other industries, has this dark underbelly which often goes ignored, or in this case has even been covered up and worse", he said.

It will be on display this weekend, weather permitting.

Numerous allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment have surfaced against Weinstein, following the New York Times piece in October that detailed several accusations against him. He has denied allegations of non-consensual sexual contact.

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