Actor Jennifer Lawrence. Picture: Chris Donovan/The Canadian Press via AP

Jennifer Lawrence has hit out at Harvey Weinstein, likening him to "an a** boil that does not go away".

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

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

"This awfulness is still happening."

Jennifer, 27, 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.