Harvey Weinstein defenders claim anti-semitism is driving sex assault storm

Weinstein's wife has left him, although he denies the allegations he faces

Harvey Weinstein has been the subject of several sex assault allegations

Monday, October 16, 2017

A week into the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal, the storm surrounding the Hollywood producer shows no sign of abating.

But some have defended the Miramax founder by claiming coverage of the scandal is being fuelled by anti-semitism.

A number of Hollywood A-listers have come out and made against accusations against Weinstein following the publication of an investigative article by the New York Times on October 5.

Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne are among those to have made allegations about Weinstein's behaviour, while actress Alice Evans has told talkRADIO that Weinstein asked to touch her breasts - and she refused.

Weinstein has denied the allegations, although he has been fired by his company and his wife, Briton Georgina Chapman, has left him.

Despite the number of accusations against Weinstein, a number of people have used Twitter to decry the coverage of the scandal, claiming it is laced with prejudice against Jews.

Read some of the responses below: