Harvey Weinstein's 'decades of harassment' alleged by Ashley Judd and others in N.Y. Times expose

Jennifer Kline, AOL.com

Ashley Judd has gone on the record to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. 

A New York Times expose published on Thursday alleges "decades of sexual harassment" by The Weinstein Co. mogul. Weinstein "has reached at least eight settlements with women" the paper reported, citing two unnamed sources. 

The Times article, bylined by investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, arrives a day after news broke that the paper, along with The New Yorker magazine, were independently pursuing stories about the personal behavior of Weinstein. 

Weinstein hired multiple attorneys in an effort to combat the story, including celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder, who represented Hulk Hogan in its fight with the now defunct website Gawker. 

Weinstein's statement to the Times read: "I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go."

More to come.