Gold Weinstein statue erected in Hollywood

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A life-size installation of film mogul Harvey Weinstein erected on Hollywood Boulevard, a few meters away from the Oscars venue.

JOHANNESBURG - A Los Angeles street artist called Plastic Jesus has created a life-size golden statue of the infamous film producer Harvey Weinstein on Hollywood Boulevard.

The movie mogul is depicted in a silk robe, sitting on a couch and holding an Oscar award in a suggestive way on his lap. 

The work is titled "Casting Couch".

On his Facebook page, Plastic Jesus said it took two months to complete the statue, with a little help from a friend who had a similar build to Weinstein.

The aim of the installation was to place the spotlight on the crisis of sexual abuse in the Hollywood entertainment industry and on the disgraced film producer.

According to reports, Weinstein will not be attending this year&39;s Oscars due to the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by more than 70 women.