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Harvey Weinstein’s surprise visit to a Manhattan variety show bombed last week, as the disgraced Hollywood producer was repeatedly heckled and called a rapist. Sitting with a small entourage at a prime booth, Weinstein got through the first few acts unmentioned before comedian Kelly Bachman said, “It’s our job to name the elephant in the room. It’s a Freddy Krueger in the room.” When Bachman joked she didn’t realize women “needed to bring our own Mace and rape whistles” to the event, several male audience members booed. One attendee, Zoe Stuckless, confronted Weinstein at his table, screaming that he’s a “f---ing rapist” before being escorted out of the small club. Weinstein’s spokesperson called the hecklers “downright rude” and complained that their hostile comments serve as “an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public.”
Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos said last week that new evidence corroborates her sexual assault claims against President Trump. Zervos accused Trump during his 2016 campaign of unwanted groping and kissing in 2007 and is now suing him for defamation after he called her a liar. In response to her lawsuit, Zervos says the Trump Organization was forced to turn over Trump’s schedule, and that it confirms he was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles for two nights at the time Zervos previously said Trump assaulted her there. The documents also confirm Trump was scheduled to visit his nearby golf club the next day; Zervos had claimed Trump invited her to visit him there after he allegedly assaulted her at the hotel.
Hours after posting online about his progress recovering from alcoholism, Ben Affleck was seen stumbling outside a Halloween party in West Hollywood last week. “It happens,” Affleck, 47, said the next morning. “It was a slip, but I’m not going to let it derail me.” Dressed in a dark suit and a skull mask, Affleck was videoed as he appeared to lose his balance while leaving the UNICEF masquerade ball and needed to lean against an SUV to steady himself. He’s been in recovery for over a year and has entered rehab several times. ■