Gold Weinstein statue erected in Hollywood

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However, this wouldn't be the first time Weinstein was turned into a sculpture. "Casting Couch" follows conservative street artist Sabo's contributions earlier in the week: three billboards saying, "And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to..."; "We all knew and still no arrests" and "Name names on stage or shut the hell up!"

Harvey Weinstein's "Casting Couch", a new sculpture in Hollywood.

Plastic Jesus says it aims to spotlight the entertainment industry's sexual misconduct crisis and the disgraced studio mogul's role in it.

The phrase "casting couch" used to describe the demand of sexual favors for work, may seem a relic of a bygone era but is "still alive and well", he said.

Weinstein's right hand is clutching an Oscar (The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday).

Plastic Jesus, whose real name is unknown, told The Hollywood Reporter that the Weinstein piece, which took two months to make, was meant to be interactive and allow passersby to sit next to Weinstein.

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"There's so much about Hollywood that's great and celebrated in the Oscars, but there's also this underbelly of darkness within the industry that we often sweep under the carpet or ignore", said Plastic Jesus, formerly a London-based photographer.

It will be on display this weekend, weather permitting.

Over 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, with accounts ranging from unwanted advances to rape.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex that have been made against him.

Plastic Jesus, meanwhile, is known for creating buzz worthy pieces that feature some of Hollywood's most talked about figures, like a statue depicting the crucifixion of Kanye West, and a larger-than-life installation that featured the Oscar statue snorting lines of cocaine.