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BBC has announced to make a comprehensive documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandals. The feature-length BBC Two film will be directed by Ursula Macfarlane.

The documentary aims to dig deep into multiple scandals reported against the disgraced mogul of Hollywood. It will offer a deep insight into the various aspects associated with the scandals.

While UK Police is still investigating the accusations against him the New York Police says they have got conclusive evidence against him.

It promises interviews with the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories plus reporters and other Hollywood insiders.

It will also explore how Weinstein was able to abuse his power and how he managed to remain unquestionable for years. The documentary will unearth that invisible culture of exploitation that exists in the Hollywood industry.

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BBC commissioner Tom McDonald said it would “ask difficult and challenging questions about complicity, the price of silence and the corrosive effects of power”. He said: “This film promises to be the definitive take on the Weinstein scandal.

“As well as revealing the inside story of the past few months in minute detail, it will also look to the past to tell the story of abuses of power within Hollywood since its very origins and chart the rise of Harvey Weinstein himself over many decades.”

BBC has announced to make a comprehensive documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandals. The feature-length BBC Two film will be directed by Ursula Macfarlane.

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said: “The breaking of silence over Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment for the creative industries and for wider society.”

“Ursula is a brilliant film-maker and is perfectly placed to make the definitive documentary, piecing together the story of just how he abused his power and position.”

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The Hollywood producer has repeatedly denied all the allegations and accusations levelled against him. He has rather said that, he never faced retaliation from any women in his advances and that all of his relationships were consensual.

While UK Police is still investigating the accusations against him the New York Police says they have got conclusive evidence against him.

The efforts of BBC will definitely bring into question the power structure in the Hollywood film industry, and will also initiate a transformation towards a much safer environment for the women everywhere.


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