Seth Rogen praises women for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein

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      Vancouver's Seth Rogen has become one of the first major Hollywood stars to raise his voice on behalf of women who've alleged they were sexually harassed by a major movie mogul.

      Rogen has written and starred in such films as The Interview, Superbad, and Pineapple Express.

      This weekend, he declared that he believes the women who've spoken out against Harvey Weinstein.

      "It takes bravery to do so," Rogen stated on Twitter.

      The tweet generated more than 67,000 likes.

      On October 5, the New York Times reported that Weinstein has paid off women who had alleged sexual harassment. Actor Ashley Judd was quoted in the story.

      After the story broke, the company stated that he was taking an "indefinite leave of absence" and the next steps "will depend on Harvey's therapeutic progress". 

      Today, Weinstein was fired by the directors of the Weinstein Company, which he cofounded in 2005 after heading Miramax for several years.

      Weinstein has threatened to sue the New York Times over its story. 

      In the past, he's been associated with films that have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.

      The Weinstein Company's films include Lion, Carol, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Imitation Game, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, among many others.