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Patricia Arquette Says ‘Sexual Impropriety Is Everywhere’ As She Becomes Latest Star To Speak Out About Abuse And Harassment

'What I am demonstrating is the craggy and uncertain terrain women negotiate in Entertainment and all businesses.'

14/10/2017 10:44 BST | Updated 14/10/2017 11:28 BST

Patricia Arquette has become the latest Hollywood star to speak about sexual harassment, as allegations against Harvey Weinstein - and other Hollywood personalities - continue to emerge.

Taking to Twitter to share her views, the Oscar-winning actress has suggested an encounter with filmmaker Oliver Stone once made her feel “weird”.

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Patricia Arquette 

She then reminded her followers that stories like this are not reserved for the entertainment industry, stating: “Sexual impropriety is everywhere.”

In a series of tweets, Patricia claims that “years ago” Oliver wanted to do a movie, containing “very sexual” material with her.

He then allegedly sent the actress roses and invited her to a ‘Natural Born Killers’ screening, and after feeling “weird” she decided to take her boyfriend along.

Her tweets read:

Oliver is yet to respond to Patricia’s tweets and his agent is yet to respond to a request for comment sent by HuffPost UK.

Patricia’s tweets come just days after the filmmaker was forced to clarify his stance on the allegations Harvey Weinstein is facing.

When asked about recent reports on Weinstein earlier this week, Oliver said (via Variety): “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s [Weinstein] going through either.”

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Oliver Stone 

However, after facing a backlash over the comments, he took to Facebook to explain himself, writing: “I’ve been travelling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times.

“After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape.

“I’ll therefore recuse myself from the “Guantanamo” series as long as the Weinstein Company is involved.”