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Harvey Weinstein: Apology over 'guess what he'd call restaurant' competition

The Republic of Ireland based restaurant booking and review site Menupages.ie has apologised after it ran a competition based on the revelations surrounding the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Menupages.ie asked its followers to suggest names for a restaurant should Weinstein decide to open one.

They were inundated with angry replies.

"Well that got out of hand," the company said in a Facebook message.

"Didn't mean to offend, just wanted to highlight the pure awfulness of this man VIA a restaurant competition, oops. Apologies for any offence taken."

Later an apology was posted on its website from marketing manager Des Doyle.

"Firstly, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the offence I have caused via the social media post yesterday evening (October 12th 2017) . I take full responsibility for the competition promotion entry.

"I failed to understand the offence this has caused and I sincerely apologise again to anyone has been affected by it. This was by no means my intention."

Film producer Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex as he faces a litany of rape, harassment and assault accusations from a number of women.

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