Surprise Harvey Weinstein statue erected near Oscars

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Located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, the sculpture features the disgraced producer-clothed only in a bathrobe and slippers-reclining on a chaise lounge with an Oscar statuette in hand.

The statue is being called "The Casting Couch".

The piece is part of an art installation by L.A. -based street artist Plastic Jesus, who wrote on Instagram that the statue took two months to create with Joshua "Ginger" Monroe.

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"We picked the Oscar time specifically because there is so much focus on the awards at this time of year".

Harvey Weinstein attends the "Lion" premiere and opening ceremony of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at Kino Corso on September 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. His power and influence was nearly without compare.

Days before Hollywood's biggest night kicks off, Harvey Weinstein and his infamous casting couch have appeared on Hollywood Blvd, kind of. For many years the exploitation of many hopefuls and established names in the industry was brushed under the carpet with their complaints of harassment and sexual abuse being ignore or worse. "Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up its act", Plastic Jesus told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Plastic Jesus, whose real name is unknown, told The Hollywood Reporter that the Weinstein piece, which took two months to make, was meant to be interactive and allow passersby to sit next to Weinstein. Weinstein has since apologized and plans to "do right" by those he has hurt.

Other than that time he was slapped in public (iconic), Harvey Weinstein, whose survivor count is at over 90 women, has been lying low at a "sex addiction" retreat in Arizona - a rehab facility that is also reportedly housing fellow abuser Kevin Spacey. The 65-year-old reportedly sought treatment at a facility in Arizona in the midst of the scandal, but he has profusely denied all allegations regarding his apparent behavior.

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