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Thursday 20 September 2018

'Ass boil' Weinstein is the worst, says Jen

Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: PA
Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: PA

Jennifer Lawrence had some choice words for Harvey Weinstein after the disgraced producer used the actress's name in an attempt to get a class action lawsuit against him dismissed.

Weinstein's lawyers used favourable quotes about him from Lawrence and Meryl Streep from previous interviews.

He later apologised after being criticised by the Hollywood stars.

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Now, Red Sparrow actress Lawrence has told The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, in the US: "He is just that horrible ass boil that does not go away.

"You pop the ass boil - he's just the worst. When is it going to end?"

Lawrence said that she had to come up with her response to Weinstein's statement "in the middle of the night".

Six women are suing Weinstein and the "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" - which they say includes his brother Bob and their co-founded studio The Weinstein Company - claiming they conspired to conceal the film mogul's alleged widespread sexual harassment.

Weinstein's lawyers had selectively pointed to Lawrence saying in a previous interview that the shamed producer "had only ever been nice to me", although they did not mention her adding: "except for the moments that he wasn't, and then I called him an asshole."

Streep had also fired back at Weinstein after his lawyers cited her as saying that she had never been harassed by him.

She said the action was "pathetic and exploitative".

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Lawrence also revealed she is still in love with ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, whom she dated after filming wrapped for Mother!, the horror in which she starred.

"I was in love with him for, like, two years. I still love him very much," she said.

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