Harvey Weinstein was like a father to me: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence in a short platinum blonde wig

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"You wouldn't want me to say it to you". "And any time you're in a relationship, their pain is your pain", she told The Hollywood Reporter. When The Times published an audio recording of Harvey trying to lure the model, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, into his hotel room, Lawrence said it made her "sick".

Jennifer Lawrence said she was shocked by the numerous reports of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein that first emerged in October.

Recent months have seen Jennifer Lawrence become a prominent figure in the highlighting of film industry sexism, revealing that she was forced into a "nude line-up" of women during her early career, and felt her job was threatened after she stood up to an abusive director.

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The actress described their relationship in a similar way with THR's Awards Chatter podcast where she said she "had heard that he was a dog", but that he was "always nearly paternal" to her.

At least, that's according to a Hollywood executive, who presented the 27 year old with an award named after her at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Power 100 Women in Entertainment breakfast this week. If I'm on this commission, and [if] I get an email about somebody being treated badly on a set, I can send an email. (Laughter.) I have something to say for all of them.

"My political passion has nearly turned into an obsession", the "mother!" actress said. Previous winners include Barbra Streisand, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters and Tina Fey. As long as Lawrence has been a big star in Hollywood, she's given back to her community and beyond.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein in 2013. The foundation supports organizations like St. Mary's Center, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Kids Cancer Alliance, among others. "We'd be able to pass state-by-state legislation to help [stop] corruption in our government". Addressing the actor's political frustration, Winfrey asked, "How will you show up?" "I don't know how to explain it", she reflected. "And I'm not proud of that, but that's what comes from my heart", she said.

Oprah just released her interview with Lawrence, and it is jam packed. I've got a pretty good speech.

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