After Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to authorities in New York City on Friday, some of his accusers were quick to share their reactions. The movie producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, though the arrest was related to charges involving two women. Weinstein was charged with “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct,” according to GMA. He was released on a $1 million cash bail after the arrest, though he does wear a tracking device now and must stay in New York and Connecticut.
While the arrest was about two specific women, many others, including powerful Hollywood figures, have shared their opinions about the arrest. Actress Rose McGowan, who has claimed that Weinstein raped her and reached a settlement with her in 1997, talked about Weinstein’s arrest during an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today. “We got you,” McGowan said on the show, addressing Weinstein. She also said it was a “very good feeling” to see Weinstein in handcuffs.
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) May 25, 2018
We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 25, 2018
Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell. We, the women, finally have real hope for justice. https://t.co/or8qGaNO93
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) May 25, 2018
Actress and Weinstein accuser Mira Sorvino tweeted a CNN article about the arrest, writing #Justice in her tweet.
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) May 25, 2018
Rosanna Arquette, one of Weinstein’s accusers, shared a message of gratitude for all of the other women who have come forward.
Gratitude to our courageous tribe ..love you all
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) May 25, 2018
Actress Heather Graham, who has spoken out about her own experience with Weinstein, tweeted that his arrest is “just the beginning.”
It’s about time: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in this morning and is in police custody. Today, instead of focusing on him, I will be celebrating all of the powerful women out there. This is just the beginning #TheFutureIsFemalehttps://t.co/OexdY6U809
— Heather Graham (@imheathergraham) May 25, 2018
Another one of Weinstein’s accusers, Louisette Geiss, tweeted, “It’s about time,” along with a report about Weinstein’s arrest.
It’s about time. Elated and so proud to stand next to the brave women & men who are creating a new normal. #BeTheChange @ClassActionLaw @bethfeganJD #silencebreakers #Weinstein https://t.co/E7RglFWZiH
— Louisette Geiss (@louisettegeiss) May 25, 2018
Ashley Judd, who has sued Weinstein for damaging her career, also wrote a lengthy caption in her Instagram post about Weinstein’s arrest. Quoting from her upcoming op-ed, which will be published by Time, Judd wrote in the caption that Weinstein’s arrest was a “watershed event, an irreversible pivot away from tacit and explicit license to exploit to a ground of firmer boundaries and clarity about unacceptable behavior no longer being tolerated.”
My statement about this momentous day. Look for my upcoming OpEd in @time. “That Harvey Weinstein, a powerful man who thrived and flourished as he shattered and abused women in a culture of impunity was arrested and charged is resoundingly significant. It is a watershed event, an irreversible pivot away from tacit and explicit license to exploit to a ground of firmer boundaries and clarity about unacceptable behavior no longer being tolerated. These images of Harvey in handcuffs are possible because of the voices, backbone, determination, in spite of the unknown and retaliation, demonstrated by survivors, and the journalists who reported our stories.” #harveyweinstein #metoo @timesupnow
A post shared by Ashley Judd (@ashley_judd) on May 25, 2018 at 8:16pm PDT
Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, shared an Instagram post about Weinstein’s arrest, posting a message from the #TimesUp initiative.
A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) on May 25, 2018 at 6:04am PDT
Lauren Sivan, a reporter who has claimed Weinstein masturbated in front of her, called the detectives involved in the case “heroes.”
These detectives are heroes! Great work. We are all grateful https://t.co/G4JEBW1iFG
— Lauren Sivan (@LaurenSivan) May 25, 2018
Weinstein accuser Sarah Ann Masse tweeted that the arrest is “one step in the right direction.”
I'm crying. This is one step in the right direction, there is still a long road ahead, but for every person who has been abused, for those of us who have spoken either publicly or privately to bring these abusers down, this is a victory.
✊❤ #metoo https://t.co/SdmKwjmG63
— Sarah Ann Masse (@SarahAnnMasse) May 25, 2018
Some of Weinstein’s other high-profile accusers, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, didn’t share public reactions to his arrest.
The criminal sex charge included in Weinstein’s Friday arrest is related to an allegation from Lucia Evans. Evans told the New Yorker that Weinstein made her perform oral sex on him. The second woman involved in the case leading to the charges hasn’t been identified to the public. Weinstein’s attorney, meanwhile, has said that Weinstein will plead not guilty.