Martin Clunes criticises actresses for flirting with Harvey Weinstein: 'It's a form of prostitution'

Martin Clunes has become the latest star to speak out amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, however, the 55-year-old actor has sparked outrage after criticising the way that some actresses behaved with the movie mogul.

Clunes worked with Weinstein for the 1998 film Shakespeare In Love, and seemingly spoke in his defence at a charity bash last night.

Clunes seemingly defended Harvey Weinstein. Copyright: [PA]

Speaking to The Sun, the Doc Martin actor explained: “Some of these actresses, there are some draped over him in a club.

“If I did that to them I’d be…. I don’t know.

“It’s not news that these predators allowed some people to… Of course it’s absolutely ghastly.”

He added: “It’s a form of prostitution, the oldest game in the book.”

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape and serious sexual assault. Copyright: [Getty]

Clunes’ comments come after over 50 actresses and models came forward to accuse Weinstein of serious sexual assault and harassment – with some accusing the high-powered film producer of rape.

Weinstein, 65, has insisted that all sexual conduct has been consensual, with his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister saying earlier this month: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”

Fans have spoken out against the Doc Martin actor. Copyright: [Rex]

After Clunes’ comments broke, many fans took to social media to slam his remarks, with one writing: “What a repellent human being!”

Others added:

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