Emma Watson has broken her silence on the Harvey Weinstein affair as the disgraced Hollywood mogul was today accused of rape.
The Miramax co-founder was sacked from his position on Sunday after numerous women - including actresses Ashley Judd and AmbraBattilana - went public about his alleged behaviour.
The producer who has ties to almost every big name in Hollywood worked with Emma Watson in 2011 when she starred in his film My Week With Marilyn.
The 27-year-old actress and campaigner for equal rights tweeted this afternoon in support of the women who had come forward.
Posting to Twitter, she wrote: 'I stand with all the women who have been sexually harassed, and am awestruck by their bravery. This mistreatment of women has to stop. '
Watson worked with Weinstein when she was 19 on a film his company was producing.
They were pictured together shortly after partying in Central London after a night at the BAFTAs.
In images taken at the time, a young Watson can be seen leaving Mahikinighclub in London as the then 58-year-old producer grabbed her from behind.
In recent years Watson has become a leading figure in the fight for gender equality after taking up her position as Women Goodwill Ambassador for the UN in 2014.
She joins one of few high-profile actors to speak out about the allegations as Weinstein's former contemporaries GwenythPaltrowand Julia Roberts remain quiet.
Watson's comments today came just hours after the latest allegation against Weinstein emerged.
Italian actress Asia Argento has come forward accusing Weinstein of raping her.
An investigation by The New York Times claimed on Thursday that Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed a number of female employees and movie stars over the course of his three-decade career as one of Hollywood's most celebrated studio heads.
Weinstein was fired on Sunday by The Weinstein Company just days after the Times published their findings.