On Thursday, Oct. 5, the New York Times reported that there have been sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that go back decades, including an account from actor Ashley Judd.
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In response, Weinstein released the following statement:
In the statement, Weinstein quotes his producing partner, Jay-Z. “Jay Z wrote in 4:44 ‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children.’ The same is true for me.”
Weinstein and Jay-Z have a personal and professional relationship. In 2016, The Weinstein Co. and Jay-Z signed an exclusive film and TV deal together that would lead Weinstein and Jay to work on a number of projects together.
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But, as Spin first noticed, those lyrics do not appear in the rapper’s song “4:44” or on his album of the same title.
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