Third woman contacts Scotland Yard to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault: Officers now investigating five allegations after actress Lysette Anthony claim movie mogul raped her
- UK police are probing more claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein
- On Sunday, a third woman contacted police to accuse Weinstein, 65, of assault
- It comes after officers said they were handed an historical allegation from 1980s
- Earlier, Lysette Anthony said she was the alleged victim of the historic offence
A third woman has today contacted British police with allegations of sexual assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Metropolitan Police are now investigating five allegations involving Weinstein, sources have confirmed, dating back to the late 1980s.
On Sunday, an alleged victim said the American film producer assaulted her in Westminster in 1992.
Earlier, Scotland Yard confirmed three allegations were made relating to sexual assaults in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015.
This followed another claim passed to Scotland Yard detectives by Merseyside Police this week, relating to an alleged sexual assault in the capital in the late 1980s.
Police in London were already probing three more allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein after English actress Lysette Anthony claimed he raped her in the hallway of her home.
British star Lysette Anthony (left in April this year, right in 1983) told police that Harvey Weinstein raped her at her London flat in the late Eighties
Ms Anthony, a mother-of-one, tweeted this image a few days ago before adding in a later message: : ‘Defiled, Harvey Weinstein, how to report a historic rape’
And on Sunday a third woman contacted Scotalnd Yard to accuse the 65-year-old of sexual assault. It is not known who the woman is.
Specialist sexual offence investigators at Scotland Yard said they are looking into allegations which are said to have taken place in London between 2010 and 2015.
‘It is alleged that the man sexually assaulted a woman in Westminster in 2010 and 2011, and in Camden in 2015,’ police said in a statement on Sunday.
‘Officers from the Met’s child abuse and sexual offences command are investigating the allegations. There has been no arrest at this stage.’
The news comes after Ms Anthony, 54, came forward on Saturday night to allege that she had been raped by Weinstein.
The model-turned-actress told police last week that she had been attacked by the movie mogul in London in the late 1980s.
She has now waived her right to anonymity to speak about what happened when she was a fast-rising star who was hailed as the ‘Face of the 80s’ by top photographer David Bailey.
The actress described how the attack happened when Weinstein – who knew Ms Anthony socially – went to her London home one morning and she answered the door in her dressing gown.
She said: ‘He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack in my tiny hall and started fumbling at my gown. He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me. It was disgusting.’
Ms Anthony tried to resist but was unable to fight off heavily-built Weinstein. She said: ‘Finally I just gave up. At least I was able to stop him kissing me.
‘As he ground himself against me and shoved inside me, I kept my eyes shut tight, held my breath and just let him get on with it.’
‘He came over my leg like a dog and then left. It was pathetic, revolting,’ she told The Sunday Times. ‘I remember lying in the bath, crying.’
Her claims emerged as:
- Woody Allen spoke out to defend Weinstein, saying he felt ‘sad for everybody involved’ in the allegations
- Another English actress who worked at Weinstein’s Miramax studio anonymously claimed he abused her
- Courtney Love claimed she warned aspiring actresses never to attend a private meeting with Weinstein in 2005, and was blacklisted as a result
- Italian model Samantha Panagrosso said she was harassed by the mogul on a yacht in 2003
- Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s younger brother, said he was also ‘verbally and physically’ abused by his brother
- Bob’s former wife reiterated her claims that Harvey barged into her room and lay on the bed demanding a massage, saying the new claims make her feel ‘sick’
- The fiancee of Amazon Studios head Roy Price, a close friend of Weinstein who was suspended over sexual abuse allegations, announced the wedding is off
Ms Anthony had met Weinstein in the early 1980s, after which she would see him socially for lunch when he was in London.
She described Weistein as a ‘so-called friend’, adding that they met dozens of times and she never felt as if anything ‘untoward’ were about to happen.
That was until she went for a drink at his rented house in Chelsea on one occasion and he started to undress and ‘grabbed’ her before she fled. Weinstein then began to ‘stalk’ her until the attack.
Ms Anthony (pictured left in soap opera Hollyoaks) said she went to Weinstein’s home for drinks when he ‘grabbed’ her but she managed to flee
Ms Anthony (pictured in Woody Allen film Husbands and Wives in 1992) said Weinstein later called at her home, barged his way in, then attacked her in the hallway
Her traumatic account comes as the Metropolitan Police said they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s in London, following a complaint made by a woman to Merseyside Police.
Ms Anthony lives in Liverpool, near the studios where the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks is filmed. The actress currently stars in show.
On Thursday she went to a police station in London to give evidence. Although too terrified for decades to tell the authorities of the attack, she came forward after several other women, including actress Asia Argento, revealed how they had been raped by Weinstein.
‘I can’t stand by and see all these women tell the truth and not stand alongside them,’ she said.
A few days ago, Ms Anthony tweeted: ‘Have just reported an historic crime to @MerseyPolice… feel sick… so sad.’ Beneath she posted a photo of a heart-shaped pink note with a ‘crime number’ written on it.
She also tweeted what appeared to be a series of three search terms: ‘Defiled, Harvey Weinstein, how to report a historic rape.’
On Tuesday she retweeted a statement by Ronan Farrow, the New Yorker magazine journalist who broke the story that Weinstein had been accused of rape.
‘Face of the 80s’: Anthony’s career
Anthony (pictured as Miss Scarlet in series Cluedo) began acting aged 10 and was the youngest ever member of the National Youth Theatre when she joined at 14
Lysette Anthony was born Lysette Chodzko in Fulham, west London, in 1963 to a pair of impoverished actors who later divorced.
After the split Anthony lived with her mother, who took a service job in Harrods to make ends meed, recalling ‘we were broke most of the time.’
She made her first appearance on stage aged 10 at the Cambridge Theatre, in London, and became the youngest ever member of the National Youth Theatre aged 14.
Two years later she was spotted by top photographer David Bailey who declared her the ‘face of the Eighties’.
In 1983 she landed her first film role in Krull, a sci-fi adventure about the race to save a princess from a creature named only as ‘The Beast’. The film starred a young Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane.
The previous year she had appeared on television in an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe.
In 1988 she starred alongside Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley in Without a Clue, before appearing with Hugh Grant in The Lady And The Highwayman the following year.
By the time the 90s rolled around she had made the leap to America, starring in Switch in 1991 with Blake Edwards and Look Who’s Talking Now in 1993 with John Travolta.
One of her most high profile roles came in 1992 Woody Allen film Husbands and Wives.
Anthony began her career on the stage before moving to Hollywood in the late 80s and 90s where she worked with the likes of Hugh Grant and John Travolta (pictured here in Natural Affection in London in 2014)
She stopped appearing in films around 2002, when she says Harvey ‘finally let go of me.’
In 1990 she married Dutch artist and entrepreneur Luc Leestemaker, before later marrying American film director David Price.
She was in a relationship with composer Simon Boswell until 2010, and the pair have a son, James, who was born in 2004.
Ms Anthony currently stars as Marnie Nightingale, a scheming matriarch in British soap opera Hollyoaks.
Farrow had written: ‘While Weinstein and his representatives have said that the incidents were consensual, and were not widespread or severe, the women I spoke to tell a very different story.’
Ms Anthony got her big break in the 1992 film Husbands And Wives – directed by Ronan Farrow’s father, Woody Allen.
Allen spoke out on Sunday to defend Weinstein, saying he feels ‘sad’ that the studio boss’s life ‘is so messed up’.
He told the BBC: ‘There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.’
Born Lysette Chodzko, she is the only daughter of two actors – her mother Bernadette Milnes suffered from schizophrenia and manic depression.
Ms Anthony starred in the BBC comedy Three Up, Two Down, and although not a Hollywood A-lister, she has appeared in various TV programmes and movies, including Look Who’s Talking Now, alongside John Travolta.
In 2014, the mother of one revealed that a toxic divorce battle had left her with mounting debts as she survived on £70 a week. But her role as ‘ice queen’ Marnie Nightingale in Hollyoaks has given her career a new lease of life.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘The Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation of sexual assault by Merseyside Police on Wednesday, October 11.
‘The allegation has been assessed and will be investigated by officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.
‘The allegation relates to an offence dating back to the late 1980s in the London area.’
Harvey Weinstein’s spokesman issued a statement saying: ‘Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.’
Weinstein (pictured left 1999, right last week) has lost his lifetime membership of the Hollywood Academy after dozens of women came forward to say he attacked them
Ms Anthony spoke out as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Weinstein, who had possessed a lifetime membership.
The 54-member board of governors, which administers the professional group that hands out Oscars every year, voted to oust the disgraced movie mogul at an emergency meeting on Saturday.
Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are among the Hollywood power players who hold seats on the board.
Following the meeting, the Academy issued a statement saying the board had voted ‘to immediately expel him from the Academy,’ noting that the vote was ‘well in excess of the required two-thirds majority’.
It went on: ‘We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.’
The claims of Weinstein’s attack in London emerged as staff at the city’s famous Savoy hotel claimed he auditioned women in his suite there, then abused female members of staff if they rebuffed his advances.
‘He abused me too’: Harvey’s brother speaks out
Bob Weinstein, the brother of embattled Harvey, has lashed out against his ‘liar’ older sibling.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, 62-year-old Bob said Harvey has promised to get help for years for his ‘sex addiction.’
But Bob said he failed to do so because ‘he feels no remorse’ for his alleged actions.
He also revealed he witnessed his brother’s dark side first hand, with Harvey becoming physically abusive on one occasion and verbally abusive on numerous others.
Bob Weinstein attends the premier of The Road with older brother Harvey in 2009
‘Harvey has no remorse whatsoever. I have spoken to him two times [since the news broke], hoping to hear ‘Oh my God, what have I done?’ I didn’t hear that. I don’t feel he feels anything to this day. I don’t,’ Bob said.
‘I was also the object of a lot of his verbal abuse — at one time physical abuse. And I am not looking for one bit of sympathy from anyone. I do not put myself in the category at all of those women that he hurt. But it’s a complicated situation when it’s your brother doing the abusing to you as well’.
Bob said until recently he had not spoken to his brother in five years after becoming alienated with his ‘dishonest’ character.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, a butler – who wished to remain anonymous – said: ‘He would use the room to audition girls. He always requested the most expensive room that overlooked the river.
‘When work wasn’t going the way he wanted, he would be in a foul mood and take it out on the female staff. He went up to the girls’ faces and told them they were useless and incompetent.
‘He called a couple of them ugly and really put them down.’
The butler also told how a member of staff once tried to help a female assistant of Weinstein’s after he found her crying in the hallway, but was accused of ‘interfering’ by the Hollywood boss.
Kate Beckinsale and Sophie Dix, fellow British stars, have also told of how Weinstein attacked them at the hotel.
Dix said she was 22 and had just been cast in a film with Colin Firth when Weinstein invited her to the Savoy in order to practice scenes.
Once she was alone with him, she claims there was ‘talk of a massage’ which she thought was ‘pretty gross’.
He then showed her ‘his big back’ – something she found ‘pretty horrid’, she said.
She alleges that the evening then took a dramatic turn, explaining: ‘Before I knew it, he started trying to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept saying ‘No, no, no’. But he was really forceful.
‘I remember him pulling at my trousers and stuff and looming over me and I just sort of – I am a big strong girl and I bolted … ran for the bathroom and locked the door.’
She added: ‘After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door I just ran.’
Beckinsale said in an Instagram post that Weinstein tried to assault her during a hotel room meeting early on in her career.
‘I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common. When I arrived, reception told me to go to his room,’ she wrote.
‘He opened the door in his bathrobe. I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed.’
‘He just ripped my clothes away’: Harvey Weinstein’s former employee says he raped her in the basement of his London office
A British former Miramax employee has claimed Harvey Weinstein raped her at the studio’s flat in West London in 1992
A British woman who worked for ‘sexual predator’ Harvey Weinstein has broken a 25-year silence to tell how the film mogul raped her in the basement of his London offices.
The former Miramax employee was left so traumatised by the horrific attack that it was only last week that she was able to confide in her husband and tell him what had happened.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, she explained her silence, saying: ‘I just felt mortified and ashamed – and that no one would believe me.
‘He was incredibly well-connected, powerful and important – and I was just a nobody.’
‘Sarah Smith’ – her name has been changed for legal reasons – is the first British woman to publicly allege rape against Weinstein.
She said she had been working at Miramax for three years when the attack took place in 1992 in the firm’s mansion flat in Fulham, West London.
The petite, 7st executive had become used to burly Weinstein’s bullying manner, especially with ‘delicate women’, which left her alternately terrified and elated.
Recalling the day of the alleged rape, Ms Smith, now in her 50s, said: ‘I was there on my own when he came to the office.
‘He went down to the basement [containing a bedroom for visiting employees from the US] and he called my name. I went down – he was standing there with nothing on. I started to back away.
‘He grabbed me and he was so big and powerful. He just ripped my clothes away and pushed me, threw me down.
‘Then… I kept shouting, ‘No! Stop!’ and tried to push him off. But he forced himself on me.
‘And I remember, this is the one thing I remember most clearly: I thought, I have to keep saying ‘No!’ I was very aware that if a woman says no, it means no.
‘And that was the one thing going through my mind throughout, ‘No, no, no, no!’ It was over very quickly and then he just said, ‘Get out!’
‘I remember walking home that night and it was cold and sodden. I was mortified and ashamed. I didn’t tell anyone.
‘We live in more enlightened times now, but back then I just thought no one would believe me.’
From A-list stars to budding actresses: The women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual harassment during his two decade reign of terror in Hollywood
Many were young, powerless and afraid to speak out in case their careers were ruined.
For nearly three decades their accusations remained bottled up, some suppressed by pay-offs.
More than 30 women have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the man once described as ‘God’ of the film industry.
The accusations, including from some of the world’s most famous actresses, range from inappropriate massages to rape.
Here is a list of those who have come forward so far.
Kate Beckinsale In an Instagram post the Underworld star said Weinstein made a move on her when she was just 17.
‘When I arrived reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe. I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting.I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.’
Teen assault: Kate Beckinsale says Weinstein tried to ply her with alcohol and met her in his bathrobe when she was just 17
The star said that when she was 22, Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in a hotel bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 Jane Austen adaptation Emma. She told the New York Times: ‘I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified’.
Paltrow (pictured with Weinstein in 2002) told the New York Times that when she was 22 Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom
She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul. She said Weinstein then told her not to tell anyone and she feared getting fired.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, is an American actress, singer, and food writer who made her name starring in Seven (1995) and Emma (1996).
The actress told the New York Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998 and chose never to work with him again. She said she warned other women about him.
She said: ‘I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.’
Angelina Jolie, 42, is cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. She made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982).
Jolie (pictured speaking ahead of a screening of her new film In the Land of Blood and Honey) told the New York Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998
The model wrote on her Instagram page about a meeting with Weinstein in which he ‘asked her to kiss another woman.’
She wrote: ‘As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room.
‘At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave.He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room’.
Cara Delevigne, 25, is an English fashion model and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.
Green’s mother says Weinstein sexually harassed her during a meeting at his suite in Paris.
The Bond Girl, 37, managed to escape however after being summoned to the movie mogul’s hotel room, her mother Marlene Jobert said in a radio interview on Friday.
‘He operated with her the exact same way he acted with all the others, under the pretext of a professional meeting, of a script that had to get to her with a nice part into the bargain,’ said Jobert.
‘Since his office was also in his hotel suite, she [Eva] followed him, and the exact same thing happened to her as to the others. She managed to escape, but he threatened to destroy her professionally.’
Jobert added: ‘[It was] the usual scenario, the same pattern he used for all the other victims.’
Weinstein allegedly harassed French actress Eva Green in his suite in Paris
The French actress accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her.
She wrote in The Guardian: ‘We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. He tried more than once. This was never going to be about work. He had other intentions – I could see that very clearly. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat.
The French actress (pictured in Spectre) accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her
‘It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer. We are in the same industry, so its impossible to avoid him. I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with. That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.’
Lea Seydoux, 35, starred in Bond film Spectre and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012).
The Friday Night Lights star said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career.
Kelly said that she agreed to the meeting but refused to go to Weinstein’s room, and instead met him at the restaurant inside his hotel with an assistant.
‘He bulls*** me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us,’ said Weinstein.
‘As she walked away, he said, ‘I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night’ and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc.
‘IF I would be his girlfriend.’
Kelly posted a photo of a cross stitch alongside her post that read: ‘Boys will be Boys.’
The second ‘boys’ was crossed out at the bottom however, and stitched in was ‘held accountable for their f***ing actions.’
Kelly claimed the alleged encounter was the day-to-day b***shit of being an actress.’
Minka Kelly said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career
The actress claims Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was up for a part in one of his movies in the 1990s.
She told Variety: ‘That night I was offered the role, and I went out to a premiere after party that was also at.
‘He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward.’
She said he could then feel him getting an erection.
‘It was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered,’ she added.
‘I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.’
After denying his advances, Subkoff claims she was stripped of the part.
Tara Subkoff claims Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was up for a part in one of her movies in the 1990s. She is pictured in 2017
The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21.
She told the New Yorker: ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.’ She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.
Asia Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director, best known for the role of Yelena in the action film xXx (2002).
Asia Argento (left with Weinstein during 2004 Cannes Film Festival) accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21
Model Zoë Brock was 23 when she allegedly had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein’s advances.
She wrote on Medium: ‘Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe.
Model Zoë Brock was 23 when she allegedly had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein’s advances
‘I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me, d**k, b**ls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.’
Zoe Brock is a model and actress who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and raised in Australia.
‘Ducked and dived’: Claire Forlani said she refused Weinstein on multiple occasions
The Meet Joe Black actress appeared in the 2000 Miramax film Boys and Girls. She says she escaped Harvey’s advances five times.
‘I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit.
‘Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don’t really remember the time period, I was 25.
‘I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them.’
I wasn’t drinking the cool aid [sic], I knew Harvey was a master manipulator.
‘He also announced to me at the last dinner I had with him at Dominic’s that his pilot knew to be on standby because he could never get me to sleep with him, to which I did what I always did, make light of the situation, a joke here or there and moved on.’
‘I’d had a fair amount of experience. Sometimes I got angry, really angry. I wondered why I had Prey stamped on my forehead but this I kept to myself.’
The actress said she was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would green light her script if she watched him masterbate. She left the meeting.
Geiss made her accusations in a press conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred on October 10.
The star was born in Miami, Florida. She is an actress and producer, best known for Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001).
Geiss was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe
The French actress says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996, the NYT reported.
Judith Godrèche, 45, is a French actress and author. She has appeared in more than 30 films and will soon star in an HBO comedy about a French woman moving to Los Angeles.
Judith Godreche (pictured at the premiere of Nasty Baby in 2015) says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996
The actress says she was called to a meeting about future film projects in 2003 aged 24. When she arrived she says Weinstein presented her with three scripts for his next three movies which he would let her star in, only if she had three-way sex with him. She fled the hotel, she told the NYT.
Dunning is a former actress turned costume designer best known for her role in Alias: The Roughest Cut (2006).
The aspiring actress was 24 when she met Weinstein while serving tables as a college junior in 1984. She says he told her to meet him at his home. When she arrived, she says, he was naked in the bath and told her she would give a better audition if she was nude. She says she refused and left, reports the NYT.
Tomi-Ann Roberts was 24 when she met Weinstein while serving tables
The Swingers actress was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993.
He changed into a bathrobe and told her to massage her, she said. When she resisted she said the mogul returned naked and chased her, reports the NYT.
Kendall, 48, is an American actress from Tennessee. She made her name in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996).
Kendall, 48, was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993
The actress, formerly known as Lucia Stoller claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Speaking to the New Yorker, she said that she suffered years of trauma after the incident which occurred in a ‘casting meeting’ in a Miramax office in Manhattan. He reportedly called her late at night after the incident.
The Mighty Aphrodite actress told the New Yorker that Weinstein tried to massage her in a hotel room at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.
He then went to her home in the middle of the night but she called a male friend to protect her, she claimed. She said turning down the mogul adversely affected her career.
Sorovino, 50, is an American actress who came to prominence after winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a hooker with a heart of gold in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
Mira Sorvino (pictured starring in Intruders in 2014) said Weinstein tried to massage her in a hotel room
The actress also said her career suffered after she rebuffed Weinstein’s advances in the early 1990s. At a hotel meeting he tried to put her hand on his erect penis, she claims in the New Yorker.
Rosanna Arquette, 58, is an American actress, film director, and producer. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the 1982 TV film The Executioner’s Song.
The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival.
She signed a non-disclosure agreement at the close of the suit and has only referred to him obliquely in social media since. On Sunday she referred to being abused by a ‘monster’ and has previously referred to being raped by a studio head.
Producer Harvey Weinstein (left) and actress Rose McGowan arrive to the premiere of ‘Grindhouse’ at the Orpheum Theatre on March 26, 2007 in Los Angeles
Judd says that during filming for 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower.
She was one of the women who spoke out to The New York Times this week, saying: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’
Judd says that during filming for 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower
Emma De Caunes
French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010. Soon after he told her he had a script he was producing based on a book with a strong female character. Weinstein offered to show her the script, and asked her up to his room at the Ritz in Paris, where he began to take a shower.
He then emerged naked and with an erection, asking her to lay down with him on the bed and telling her that many had done so before, she told the New Yorker. ‘I was very petrified,’ said de Caunes. ‘But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.’
French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010 and he invited her to his room
The British actress was 22 when she was invited up to his room at The Savoy after being cast in The Advocate alongside Colin Firth. Weinstein tried to massage her and started pulling at her trousers before he started masturbating.
Harvey Weinstein is accused of accosting Sophie Dix in a hotel room
‘As soon as I was in there, I realized it was a terrible mistake. I got to the hotel room, I remember talk of a massage and I thought that was pretty gross. I think he showed me his big back and I found that pretty horrid.
‘Then before I knew it, he started trying to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept saying, ‘No, no, no.’ But he was really forceful. I remember him pulling at my trousers and stuff and looming over me and I just sort of – I am a big, strong girl and I bolted … ran for the bathroom and locked the door.’
‘I was in there for a while, I think. He went very quiet. After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door, masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door, I just ran.’
She said the incident left her bed bound with depression for six months and she decided to end her movie career.
‘I decided if this what being an actress is like, I don’t want it.’
The former creative executive at The Weinstein Company, told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’ after one of her colleagues told her that Weinstein had pressured her into massaging him while he was naked, the NYT reported.
A former creative executive at The Weinstein Company told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’
The Italian actress and model, 24, told the NYT that in March 2015 Weinstein invited her to his New York office. There, she said, he asked if her breasts were real before grabbing them and putting his hands up her skirt. She reported the alleged incident to police, but they did not press charges. According to the NYT, Weinstein later paid her off.
Italian actress and model Ambra Battilana, 24, alleges that Weinstein grabbed her breasts and put his hand up her skirt
Weinstein reportedly pressured Jessica Barth (pictured) to give him a naked massage
Weinstein reportedly pressured the actress to give him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel in 2011.
Jessica Barth, 39, is an American stage and film actress, known for portraying Tami-Lynn McCaferty in the film Ted and its sequel.
A former production assistant and the Weinstein company, she told the NYT that Weinstein had asked her to give him massages from 1991 onwards, while they were both in London and Dublin. ‘It was so manipulative,’ she told the NYT. ‘You constantly question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?’ Weinstein denied knowledge.
Nestor was a temporary employee of the Weinstein Company for just one day in 2014 when Weinstein approached her and offered to boost her career in exchange for sex, the NYT reported.
Perkins was an assistant of Weinstein’s based in London. Aged 25 in 1998, she reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court.
She said she was subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms.
Zelda Perkins reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court
Produced Karlsen told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday that almost 30 years ago an unnamed young female executive who had worked at Miramax with Weinstein had found him naked in her bedroom one night. The exec was in a house rented by Miramax at the time to cut its overheads.
Karlsen, 57, is the Oscar-nominated British producer of Carol and The Crying Game.
A freelance script reader, she told the UK’s Sunday Times that Weinstein had summoned her to his hotel room in London before telling her to get in the bath with him.
Campbell, 58, is an artist, calligrapher, columnist and writer, born in the north of Scotland and currently living in London, England.
Campbell, 58, (pictured in 2004) said that Weinstein had summoned her to his hotel room in London
The former Fox news host said that Weinstein trapped her in a closed restaurant and masturbated in front of her to completion in 2007.
He allegedly took her to a closed restaurant beneath a club she had visited and attempted to kiss her, then when she refused he cornered her and made her watch him touch himself, according to The Huffington Post.
Sivan is now a TV reporter in Los Angeles and was a local journalist in New York 10 years ago when her encounter with Weinstein allegedly occurred.
Former Fox news host Lauren Sivan said that Weinstein trapped her in a closed restaurant and masturbated in front of her to completion in 2007
Hynes said she was invited to audition for Weinstein when she was 19 – in a bikini. She said she refused to wear the skimpy item – and lost the job.
British actress Hynes, 44, formally known as Jessica Stevenson, is best known for her roles in the Bridget Jones movies and for co-creating and co-writing the sitcom Spaced.
Jessica Hynes said she was invited to audition for Weinstein when she was 19 – in a bikini. She said she refused to wear the skimpy item – and lost the job
British actress Romola Garai said she felt ‘violated’ following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18 in which he was in a bathrobe.
Garai, best known for her role in Atonement, said she had already been hired for a part but was told to audition privately with the Hollywood mogul because ‘you had to be personally approved by him’.
‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein,’ she told The Guardian. ‘So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it’.
Garai, 35, is an English actress, writer, and director. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39.
British actress Romola Garai said she felt ‘violated’ following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18
French actress Florence Darel has claimed that she was harassed by the producer in 1993.
Darel, 49, who first came to notice in Eric Rohmer’s ‘A Tale of Springtime’ in 1990, told French media that Weinstein had promised to help make her big in America if she became his ‘part-time’ mistress.
She said she first had to beat off his advances after Weinstein’s company Miramax bought the 1993 fashion industry comedy ‘A la mode’ in which she appeared.
The following year, pushed by her agent, she agreed to meet Weinstein in a Paris hotel, where he he asked her to be his mistress ‘a few days a year’.
Actress Florence Darel, 49, revealed on Thursday to French media that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had promised to help make her big in America if she became his ‘part-time’ mistress
Weinstein allegedly behaved inappropriately toward a woman employed as his assistant in 1990. The case was settled out of court.
Another unnamed assistant
In 2015, Weinstein reportedly pressured another assistant into giving him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel, where he is also said to have pressured Barth.
Unnamed Miramax employee
At one point in the early 1990s, a young woman is alleged to have suddenly left the company after an encounter with Weinstein. She also settled out of court.
A woman who did not wish to be named because she feared Weinstein’s connections told The New York Times that the producer had summoned her to his hotel at an unknown date and raped her.
What the stars are saying about the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
Emma Thompson: ‘I don’t know about those things but they don’t surprise me at all and they’re endemic to the system anyway.
‘I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict,’ he’s a predator’
Emma Thompson blasted the idea Weinstein is a ‘sex addict’ and insisted ‘he’s a predator’
Jane Fonda: ‘I found out about Harvey about a year ago. I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then. I guess it hadn’t happened to me, and so I didn’t feel that it was my place. Let’s not think this is some unique, horrific [incident]. This goes on all the time. It’s this male entitlement – in Hollywood, and everywhere. In offices and businesses all over the world, in bars, and restaurants and stores, women are assaulted, abused, harassed and seen for just being sexual objects, there for a man’s desire, instead of as whole human beings.’
‘I’m ashamed I didn’t say anything’, Jane Fonda said
Tom Hanks: ‘Look, I don’t want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore. …’ I did, too. So I think it’s like, well, what do you want from this position of power? I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can.’
Ewan McGregor: ‘It’s about time this came to light and he is getting [his] just desserts. Heard rumours over the years but this is awful. Bye Bully!’
Matt Damon: ‘As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now. We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue.’
Jennifer Lawrence stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein’s inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer
Ryan Gosling: ‘I want to add my voice of support for the women who have had the courage to speak out against Harvey Weinstein. Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. He is emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.’
Emma Watson: ‘I stand with all the women who have been sexually harassed, and am awestruck by their bravery. This mistreatment of women has to stop.’
Olivia Wilde: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did to those women was nothing short of abuse. I am disturbed, and disgusted. It’s appalling. Though I never witnessed it, I stand in solidarity with his victims, and hope their bravery sends a loud message to all abusers of power. The victim blaming needs to stop. As does the shaming of women who didn’t come forward earlier. They spoke, and we are here to listen.’
Blake Lively: ‘That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever.
‘I think that if people heard these stories… I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued. I never heard any stories like this – I never heard anything specific – but it’s devastating to hear.’
Jessica Chastain, pictured left with Weinstein and actress Jess Weixler said: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again’
Ben Affleck: ‘I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades’
Supportive: Emma Watson said she stands behind Weinstein’s accusers
Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession. I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.’
Cate Blanchett: ‘Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have.’
Charlize Theron: ‘The women who have spoken about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I didn’t have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, I unfortunately cannot say I’m surprised period. This culture always existed, not just in Hollywood but across the world. And many men in positions of power have gotten away with it for far too long. We cannot blame the victims here. A lot of these women are young, just starting out in their respective fields, and have absolutely no way to stand up to a man with some much influence, greater than theirs.’
Bye bully! Ewan McGregor said the mogul was getting what was owed to him after years of rumors
Nicole Kidman: ‘As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this behavior.’
George Clooney: ‘I suppose the argument would be that it’s not just about Hollywood, but about all of us—that every time you see someone using their power and influence to take advantage of someone without power and influence and you don’t speak up, you’re complicit.’
Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.’
Kate Winslet: ‘His behaviour is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong. I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumours, maybe we have all been naïve.’
Meryl Streep: ‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.’
Kate Winslet said Weinstein’s behavior was appalling and very wrong
Glenn Close: ‘I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job.’
Judi Dench: ‘Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.’
Mark Ruffalo said it was a ‘disgusting abuse of power’
Romola Garai: ‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it.’
Ashley Judd: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’
Mark Ruffalo: ‘To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.’
James Gunn: ‘If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f***ing riddance. That s***’s gotta stop.’
Lena Dunham: ‘Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew.’
Susan Sarandon: ‘Huge respect for Ashley Judd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.’
Julianne Moore: ‘Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture, and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others.’
Jessica Chastain: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again.’
Jeff Bridges: ‘I wish him the best struggling with his demons, but his behavior was terrible. And I wish him – just as being a fellow human being – we are all struggling with different things. And he can struggle with his and come out the other side.’
‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed,’ Streep said
Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I am utterly disgusted by the continuing revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s horrifying and unforgivable actions. We need to collectively stand up and support victims of abuse such as the brave and inspiring women who have spoken out against him and say we hear you and believe you.’
Kevin Smith: ‘He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed.’
Paul Feig: ‘There is no excuse for monsters like Harvey Weinstein. It’s up to all of us, men and women, to speak up against sexual harassment and abuse.’
Michael Keaton: ‘H Weinstein -yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is ‘leader of the free world’, by the way.’
Emmy Rossum: The ‘old dinosaur’ explanation doesn’t cut it. Decades of using power to intimidate women for sexual gain is reprehensible and inexcusable.’
Heather Graham: ‘Women speak out about sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein gets fired. This is the best and most inspiring news story I have seen in a while.’
Judd Apatow: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims?’
Amber Tamblyn: ‘Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To. Lose. By. Coming. Forward.’
Scott Derrickson: ‘I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero f***s about any repercussions for condemning him.’
Brooklyn Decker: ‘We condemn ‘grab them by the p***y’ and we condone this.’
Patricia Arquette: ‘If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It’s an epidemic.’
Ryan Murphy: ‘In this society, most women have a Harvey Weinstein in their life. There is always a minefield you navigate when you’re a woman and go through the system of Hollywood. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have champions or people who aren’t interested in taking advantage of you, and sometimes you do not. I know my way around an Oscar-winning lady or two, and whenever he would come up in conversation, there was always this ‘ick’ or ‘ugh’ type of reaction. All of the women I spoke to would say that. All of them. I wondered what was up with that.’
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