Jennifer Lawrence says Harvey Weinstein is like an 'ass boil'

The Academy Award-winning actress has slammed the disgraced Hollywood producer.

US actress Jennifer Lawrence. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Academy Award-winning star Jennifer Lawrence has hit out at Harvey Weinstein, likening him to "an ass boil that does not go away".

The Academy Award-winning actress has slammed the disgraced Hollywood producer, whose lawyers have previously cited Lawrence as someone with whom he supposedly had a healthy professional relationship.

Lawrence has now rubbished those suggestions, telling The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: "He's an ass boil that does not go away ... he's just the worst, when is it going to end? This awfulness is still happening."

The 27-year-old has also spoken out in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo campaigns, which were created in response to the Hollywood sex scandal.

The actress claimed that the move to fight sexual harassment could mark a turning point in history.

She told ITV's Lorraine: "I'm so happy to be alive right now during this movement. I just think that the Time's Up movement, the #MeToo, we're going to make a world so different for the women coming after us. We have to reshape the way that we're treated.

"The things that were normalised before aren't going to be normal anymore. I completely support it."

Weinstein, 65, has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than 50 women since October last year.

The world-famous producer is currently under investigation by police in the US and the UK.

However, no charges have yet been brought.

Weinstein has previously admitted to having "caused a lot of pain", but he's also denied many of the accusations he's now facing.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that The Weinstein Company is headed for bankruptcy.

The film studio - which was co-founded by the producer - is set to file for bankruptcy after negotiations to sell its assets to an investor group collapsed.

The board had been trying to sell to a consortium headed by Maria Conteras-Sweet in a deal worth around $500 million, which would have seen a new, largely-female board take control.

However, negotiations collapsed when the New York attorney general's office filed a civil rights lawsuit against the firm and its co-founders over the allegations of sexual misconduct.