Ex actress alleges Harvey Weinstein harassed her
- Author: Latoya Cobb Oct 21, 2017,
Oct 21, 2017, 0:16
Weinstein has recently been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and assault spanning decades.
Weinstein's representative Sallie Hofmeister says the Oscar-winner can not address anonymous claims but "unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex".
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model-actress alleged that he raped her at her hotel in 2013. A female producer friend cautioned her to "keep Harvey in your corner". Weinstein invited the actress to his CT house to watch a film with his family. He ordered a vodka and a diet soda and after ordering a juice, he was adamant that she would drink the same.
The British Film Institute says it has stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honor. In an op-ed for The New York Times published yesterday, Nyong'o says Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage and that she gave him one instead. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. "I became a 'movie star.'" As a "movie star" and, soon, Oscar victor, Nyong'o received very different treatment from Weinstein but, keeping a promise she had already made to herself, refused to work with him despite repeated offers. Among those who have come forward are Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino and others. When he stood up to take them off anyway, the actress says she opened the door and said she should return to school.
Before appetisers arrived, she recounted, Weinstein said: "Let's cut to the chase. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him".
From there she refused to work with Harvey Weinstein ever again.
Academy Award victor Lupita Nyong'o shared a harrowing series of encounters with Harvey Weinstein before she was famous, where she says the mogul told her she'd be successful in Hollywood if she slept with him. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.' I was stunned.
Director Quentin Tarantino says he knew about a few instances of improper conduct by producer Harvey Weinstein and wishes he had done more.
"There is going to be - righteously, I think - a pause in the discussion for the women to be heard, meaning that perhaps all men, myself included, should pipe down and not try to explain it, and not try to comment on it, certainly not try to defend it or even try to prosecute it. He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me".
"At an after-party, he found me and evicted whoever was sitting next to me to sit beside me", she wrote. She turned down numerous offers to star in his projects, she said. "You have no idea what you are passing up", he said.
Weinstein allegedly appeared "without warning" in the lobby of her hotel later in the evening and asked to come up to her room.
"Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public", wrote Nyong'o, who is now 34. I did not know that things could change.
"Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power".