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Anne Heche Says She Was Fired From A Movie For Refusing To Give Harvey Weinstein Oral Sex!

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Anne Heche is the latest actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

On Tuesday, the Six Days, Seven Knights actress appeared on the Allegedly podcast where she says she was fired from a Miramax movie after she refused to perform oral sex on the producer.

While it is unclear which film she is referring to, the 48-year-old last acted in the company's 2001 feature Prozac Nation.

Related: Anne Heche Glitters In Gold!

When asked why some alleged victims didn't come forward sooner, Ellen DeGeneres' ex responded:

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Peter Jackson Confirms Mira Sorvino & Ashley Judd Were Blacklisted From Being In Lord Of The Rings — See Their Responses!

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Ever wonder why some of your favorite actresses' careers seem to fizzle for no reason?

Sadly, it seems the answer is probably Harvey Weinstein and his complicit brother Bob Weinstein.

Related: Salma Hayek Says Harvey Threatened To Kill Her After She Refused His Advances

Award-winning actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd were two of the many women who have spoken out about the movie mogul's sexual assault and harassment, and their subsequent blacklisting. And now we have corroboration from a major film director around the time.

Peter Jackson has told New Zealand magazine Stuff that when he was casting the future megahit Lord Of The Rings trilogy, he was indeed warned off from hiring both stars:

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Harvey Weinstein Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Accused Racketeering To Cover Up Sexual Assaults With The Help Of 'The Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

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Harvey Weinstein went through great lengths to cover up his decades of sexual misconduct — so great, some alleged victims believe it amounts to civil racketeering.

The disgraced movie mogul and The Weinstein Company have been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed by six women who say Weinstein sexually assaulted them when they auditioned for him or met him at company sponsored events.

The plaintiffs seek to be certified as a class to sue on grounds of racketeering, civil battery, assault, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Related: Taylor Swift, Rose McGowan, & Terry Crews Talk Sexual Assault!

The lawsuit, which aims to represent a class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of Weinstein's alleged victims, claims the indie film producer was aided by a coalition of companies and individuals that worked with the producer to cover up his widespread sexual misconduct.

Entities of this so-called "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" included Weinstein's staff, board members, hired operatives, attorneys, and National Enquirer writers — all of whom allegedly violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

The lawsuit claims:

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Ben Affleck Wants You To Know He's Also Donating Residuals From His Harvey Weinstein Films To Charity!

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Ben Affleck is staying true to his word.

Just a week after vowing to be "part of the solution" regarding Hollywood's sexual harassment problem, the actor revealed he will be donating any future earnings from a Harvey Weinstein or Miramax film to charity.

Related: Kevin Spacey Checks Into The Same Sex Rehab As Harvey!

In an interview promoting Justice League, Affleck was asked about Kevin Smith's decision to donate the residuals from his Weinstein-produced films to nonprofit Women in Film — and wouldn't you know it, good ol' Benny boy decided to the same thing!

He said to Fox 5 DC:

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Toronto Actress Launches Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein — As Well As DISNEY!

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Looks like Harvey Weinstein has dragged Disney into his drama.

This week, it was revealed that an anonymous Toronto-based actress is heading to court over two alleged sexual assaults she suffered at the hands of the indie movie mogul in 2000. Disney has been listed as a co-defendant in this case as they owned Weinstein's Miramax at the time of the alleged incident.

Related: Author Claims Dustin Hoffman Sexually Harassed Her

According to the Toronto Sun, the unnamed accuser has taken the first step in launching a lawsuit as she has filed a statement of claim. It appears the woman is seeking $4 million in damages.

Per the report, Jane Doe claims to have suffered from emotional distress over her unsavory interactions with the disgraced producer. The supposed victim was introduced to Harvey while working on

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Harvey Weinstein's Former Assistant Breaks NDA To Speak Out On His Network Of Lawyers & Years Of Harassment: 'He Would Try To Pull Me Into Bed'

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Many questions have come up amid the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations made against Harvey Weinstein: how many Harvey Weinsteins are lurking in the entertainment industry? Who in Hollywood was privy to this abuse? How big of a role did his assistants play?

While the first two questions have already been answered (quite a few, and basically everyone) one of Weinstein's former assistants is finally speaking out about what it was like to work for such a manipulative, powerful predator.

Related: Brit Marling Says Harvey Tried To Get Her To Shower With Him

Zelda Perkins, who worked for the movie mogul during his stint running Miramax, became the first former staffer to publicly denounce an NDA — revealing how Weinstein's network of lawyers helped protect his subordinates from speaking out about his wrongdoings.

In a bombshell interview with Financial Times, Perkins says breaking her NDA is a necessary step to shed light on how egregious the tightly-wound legal bindings are, explaining:

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Scream Star Skeet Ulrich Says 'Most People Knew' About Harvey Weinstein But Couldn't Do Anything About It!

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As more allegations come out about Harvey Weinstein, more actors are starting to admit they were privy to Hollywood's disgusting "open secret."

One of those actors is Skeet Ulrich, who admitted to being aware of the harassment and assault accusations made against the disgraced film producer over the years.

Related: Lena Headey Details Violent Encounter With Harvey

Over two decades ago, the Riverdale actor starred in 1996's Scream, which was released by Dimension Films — a division of Miramax, the studio that later became The Weinstein Company.

In a new interview with Cosmo, Ulrich says he knew about Harvey's reputation back in the '90s, but maintains he couldn't do or say anything about it.

Now that the secret's out to the public, the 47-year-old reflected on how helpless he — let alone the victims — were in the decades leading up to Weinstein's exposure. He explained:

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