Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch Statue Erected Near Oscar Venue

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The accusations against Weinstein triggered a flood of allegations of sexual impropriety by other celebrities that have rocked Hollywood and dominated this year's movie awards season.

The life-sized Weinstein sculpture was on display today on Hollywood Boulevard.

Visitors have been posing with the Weinstein statue, which is significant given how the producer has been shunned from the Hollywood community since reports of sexual harassment and abuse emerged previous year.

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"I think the whole character of Harvey and the abuse and sexual abuse that went around him, I think that needs to change".

As Hollywood prepares for the Academy Awards aka Oscars 2018, a massive golden couch has created huge buzz online.

Days before Hollywood's biggest night kicks off, Harvey Weinstein and his infamous casting couch have appeared on Hollywood Blvd, kind of.

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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.

"There's so much about Hollywood that's great and celebrated in the Oscars, but there's also this underbelly of darkness within the industry that we often sweep under the carpet or ignore", Plastic Jesus, formerly a London-based photographer told news agency AP. The project, made of fiberglass and acrylic resin, was in the works for two months.

Visitors stop to snap photos with the Weinstein statue, which has remained in place since its installation.

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Weinstein was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with more than 80 women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Plastic Jesus - the artist who presented the Oscar-snorting statue and Kanye-West-As-Jesus creation - has unveiled his newest piece, which is appropriately revolving for a number of reasons.

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