Last week, The New York Times revealed an exhaustive exposé on decadeslong sexual harassment allegations in opposition to film mogul Harvey Weinstein. At the time, the publication detailed how the disgraced movie government had paid off at the least eight ladies. And within the time since, much more ladies have come ahead with stunning tales of abuse.
Weinstein’s victims run the gamut from fleeting assistants to fashions to high Hollywood expertise — all sharing the same narrative of the methods Weinstein pressured himself upon them or tried to coerce them into sexual acts.
As the story continues to unfold, one other sample emerges: that of an especially highly effective, rich man utilizing his affect and means to silence any girl who would dare converse out in opposition to him. Only now, emboldened by the Times exposé, these ladies are coming ahead.
Slowly however absolutely, the tales are starting to floor with growing frequency. Below are the accounts of all the ladies who had been allegedly subjected to his sexually deviant habits.
1. Ashley Judd
The Times exposé opened with a strong story about Ashley Judd when, 20 years in the past, she was allegedly invited to Weinstein’s Peninsula Beverly Hills lodge room. A younger actor on the time, she assumed it was for a enterprise breakfast assembly. However, when she arrived, she claims she discovered Weinstein ready in a bathrobe. He requested her for a therapeutic massage or if she might watch him bathe. “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Judd advised the Times she remembers pondering.
Thank you, Jake. https://t.co/bG2Itzes0a
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) October 9, 2017
For Variety‘s Women in Power Issue in 2015, Judd beforehand shared the story of her encounter, albeit with out mentioning Weinstein by identify. In element, the actor described how one of many trade’s most well-known film moguls had lured her into his lodge room and made sexual advances on her. At the time, she advised Variety, “This will be familiar to all the women to whom this has happened. I have a feeling we are a legion.”
2. Rose McGowan
The Times piece additionally recognized Rose McGowan, who starred within the Weinstein-distributed 1996 movie Scream, as a sufferer. A authorized doc reviewed by the Times revealed that the then-23-year-old actor had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein over an incident in a lodge room through the Sundance Film Festival. The authorized doc reportedly underscored that it was “not to be construed as an admission” by Weinstein however supposed to “avoid litigation and buy peace.”
In October of 2016, McGowan alluded to her abuse, tweeting, “Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport.” Although McGowan does not particularly reference Weinstein by identify, her movie Planet Terror was distributed by Weinstein in 2007. And on the time she made the film, she was courting filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.
In a Twitter thread directed at Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, on Oct. 13, McGowan lastly publicly named Weinstein as her rapist.
“I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,” she wrote. “I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.”
1) @jeffbezos I advised the pinnacle of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I stated it. He stated it hadn’t been confirmed. I stated I used to be the proof.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
McGowan, who has for years been vocal in regards to the issues within the trade, has turn out to be the voice of the Weinstein resistance because the Times piece went reside. In addition to calling for the dissolution of The Weinstein Company’s whole board for what she says is its complicity in protecting up Weinstein’s habits, McGowan continues to convey to mild her story in addition to the tales of different ladies who had been victimized by Weinstein.
Women battle on. And to the boys on the market, get up. We want you as allies. #bebrave
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 5, 2017
3. Asia Argento
In an investigative piece by Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, Italian actor and director Asia Argento revealed that Weinstein pressured oral intercourse on her. At the time, she was engaged on the movie B. Monkey, which was launched in 1999 within the U.S. by Miramax. She was 21 and a rising actor when she was invited to what she was led to imagine was a Miramax celebration at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. However, when she arrived, there was no celebration — simply Weinstein. At 1 level, Weinstein left the room and returned in a bathrobe with a bottle of lotion, asking Argento for a therapeutic massage. At first, she resisted, she stated, however finally reluctantly agreed. It was then that Weinstein allegedly pushed her skirt up, pressured her legs aside and carried out oral intercourse on her as she pleaded for him to cease.
I wrote and directed this scene in 1999. #Weinstein pic.twitter.com/VFRJQM0O4M
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) October 10, 2017
On Twitter this week, Argento shared a clip of a movie she directed in 1999 that mirrored her expertise with Weinstein. Also supporting her story is Argento’s boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, who’s presently dragging Weinstein and anybody complicit in Weinstein’s historical past of harassment/assault.
Watching the media tiptoe round its a long time lengthy silence on #Weinstein makes me miss David Carr much more ferociously
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 8, 2017
4. Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino, who starred in a number of Weinstein movies, advised Farrow that she additionally discovered herself alone in a lodge room with Weinstein throughout her early profession. The 12 months was 1995 through the Toronto International Film Festival. They had been there to advertise the movie Mighty Aphrodite when Weinstein invited Sorvino to his room, presumably to debate the movie. “He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around,” she stated.
Sorvino managed to get out of the room that evening, however weeks later, Weinstein known as her again in NYC to request one other assembly. After calling a buddy to return over and pose as her boyfriend, Sorvino “freaked out” when Weinstein arrived at her house sooner than anticipated. “I opened the door terrified, brandishing my twenty-pound Chihuahua combine in entrance of me, as if that may do any good,” she stated. When she defined to Weinstein her boyfriend was on his means over, the movie exec angrily left.
5. Emma de Caunes
French actor Emma de Caunes met Weinstein in 2010 at a celebration throughout Cannes Film Festival. Months later, he reached out to her about assembly in Paris beneath the guise of needing a powerful feminine lead for a movie he was producing. Weinstein claimed the film was an adaptation of a ebook, however he could not keep in mind the title. “But I am going to give it to you. I’ve it in my room,” he reportedly advised de Caunes.
Once within the room, de Caunes took a cellphone name, at which level Weinstein disappeared into the toilet. Moments later, he walked out bare and with an erection. He then allegedly advised de Caunes to lie on the mattress and advised her that “many different ladies had completed so earlier than her.” De Caunes told Farrow she was petrified but afraid to show it. “It was like a hunter with a wild animal. The concern turns him on.” She instantly left.
6. Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette agreed to fulfill up with Weinstein within the early ’90s to choose up a script for a brand new movie. When Arquette arrived on the room, Weinstein allegedly answered the door in a white bathrobe. He stated his neck was sore and requested for a therapeutic massage. When Arquette advised him she might refer a very good masseuse, the film mogul pressured her hand onto his neck. When she jerked away, he then tried to put it on his penis, which was reportedly seen and erect. “My coronary heart was actually racing. I used to be in a fight-or-flight second,” she advised Farrow for The New Yorker. After telling Weinstein she would by no means try this, the movie exec advised her she was making an enormous mistake by rejecting him. And, says Arquette, “He made issues very tough for me for years.”
7. Angelina Jolie
During the ’90s when Angelina Jolie was engaged on the movie Playing by Heart, she endured an encounter with Weinstein throughout which he allegedly made undesirable advances on her in a lodge room. “I had a foul expertise with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and because of this, selected to by no means work with him once more and warn others once they did,” she advised the Times in an electronic mail. “This habits towards ladies in any discipline, any nation is unacceptable.”
8. Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
One of the latest victims to return ahead, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez — a Miss Italy contestant finalist — met Weinstein in 2015 on the reception for a present he was producing at Radio City Music Hall. Gutierrez, 22, recalled to Farrow that Weinstein repeatedly remarked how a lot she regarded like actor Mila Kunis. He quickly after requested a gathering, to which Gutierrez introduced her modeling portfolio beneath the idea it will be a enterprise assembly. But shortly into the assembly, Weinstein requested if Gutierrez’s breasts had been actual earlier than lunging at and groping them. He additionally tried to power his hand up her skirt, says Gutierrez. When she continued to protest, Weinstein backed off, gave her tickets to his Broadway manufacturing of Finding Neverland and advised her he’d meet her there that evening.
Instead, Gutierrez went to the NYPD and reported the assault. When she failed to look on the present, an irate Weinstein known as her. The police noticed a chance, convincing Gutierrez to put on a wire and meet up with the film mogul. The tapes, which have now been launched, reveal a tense dialog throughout which Weinstein admits to groping the younger mannequin.
This is what a strong, skilled predator feels like in motion : https://t.co/0vDC5PW6Gh
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 10, 2017
9. Jessica Barth
Actor Jessica Barth (Next, Ted, Ted 2) advised Farrow she met Weinstein at a Golden Globes celebration in 2011. When the film exec requested Barth to fulfill him on the Peninsula, she agreed. When she arrived, although, she was requested to return to his room. At the time, Weinstein assured her it was “no massive deal” and that he just wanted privacy to “discuss profession stuff.” In the room, Barth claims she discovered Weinstein with a bottle of Champagne and sushi. He then reportedly proceeded to alternate between offering her movie roles and sexually harassing her. “‘So, what would occur if, say, we’re having some champagne and I take my garments off and also you give me a therapeutic massage?'” Barth recounted Weinstein asking. “And I am like, ‘That’s not going to occur.'”
When Barth received as much as depart, Weinstein reacted harshly, telling her out of spite that she must shed some pounds to “compete with Mila Kunis.” Barth advised Farrow she burst into tears upon leaving, however that she did share the harrowing expertise with 2 folks — whom Farrow contacted and who corroborated Barth’s account.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow
When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22, she was forged to play the lead within the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. Because the movie was being produced by Weinstein, the younger actor did not discover it out of the unusual when he requested a gathering on the Peninsula Beverly Hills lodge. And whereas it started innocently sufficient, Paltrow advised the Times it ended with Weinstein making undesirable sexual advances — together with touching her and suggesting they offer one another massages within the bed room. “I used to be a child, I used to be signed up, I used to be petrified,” Paltrow revealed. Although she refused Weinstein’s advances, she admitted, “I believed he was going to fireside me.”
Paltrow additionally divulged that she advised her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, in regards to the change. Pitt then reportedly confronted Weinstein at a film premiere, telling him that he would not do something like that to Paltrow once more… or else (else, on this case, was reportedly a “Missouri whooping”). A consultant of Pitt’s has since confirmed this narrative of occasions to the Times.
11. Romola Garai
British actor Romola Garai (Vanity Fair, Atonement, Suffragette) was solely 18 when Weinstein known as her in for an “audition” that ultimately proved to be much more sinister in nature. “Like each different girl within the trade, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein, the place I might truly already had the audition however you needed to be personally permitted by him,” she advised The Guardian. “So I needed to go to his lodge room within the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I used to be solely 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my reminiscence.”
12. Katherine Kendall
In 1993, when Swingers‘ Katherine Kendall was 23, Weinstein arrange a gathering with the younger actor by means of her agent. After sending her a number of scripts, he invited Kendall to a screening in a cinema close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan. And after the screening, he stated he wanted to drop by his house to choose one thing up, Kendall advised the Times. Once within the house, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Weinstein went into the toilet and allegedly emerged sporting solely a gown and asking for a therapeutic massage. “‘Everybody does it,'” Weinstein said, according to Kendall. Her refusal only seemed to excite Weinstein more, as he left the room and returned in the nude. “He actually chased me,” she said. “He would not let me move him to get to the door.”
13. Heather Graham
In an unique interview with Variety, Heather Graham recalled her personal disturbing expertise with Weinstein within the early 2000s. It began when Weinstein invited the star into his workplace to debate a pile of potential scripts. While that appeared easy sufficient, Weinstein then pivoted the dialog problematically.
“Later within the dialog, he talked about that he had an settlement together with his spouse. He might sleep with whomever he needed when he was out of city,” Graham advised Variety. “I walked out of the assembly feeling uneasy. There was no express point out that to star in a kind of movies I needed to sleep with him, however the subtext was there.”
14. Cara Delevingne
In a prolonged Instagram submit on Oct. 11, Delevingne detailed a pair of uncomfortable interactions she had had with Weinstein early in her profession.
“When I first began to work as an actress, i used to be engaged on a movie and I acquired a name from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the ladies I used to be seen out with within the media. It was a really odd and uncomfortable name,” she wrote. “I answered none of his questions and hurried off the cellphone however earlier than I hung up, he stated to me that If I used to be homosexual or determined to be with a girl particularly in public that I might by no means get the function of a straight girl or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”
The 2d interplay Delevingne recounts is much more harrowing.
“A 12 months or 2 later, I went to a gathering with him within the foyer of a lodge with a director about an upcoming movie,” she wrote. “The director left the assembly and Harvey requested me to remain and chat with him. As quickly as we had been alone he started to brag about all of the actresses he had slept with and the way he had made their careers and spoke about different inappropriate issues of a sexual nature.”
Delevingne continued, “He then invited me to his room. I rapidly declined and requested his assistant if my automobile was exterior. She stated it wasn’t and would not be for a bit and I ought to go to his room. At that second I felt very powerless and scared however did not wish to act that means hoping that I used to be incorrect in regards to the state of affairs.”
When Delevingne arrived in Weinstein’s lodge room, she stated one other girl was there, and he or she instantly felt safer. But that did not final.
“He requested us to kiss and he or she started some kind of advances upon his route,” she wrote. “I swiftly received up and requested him if he knew that I might sing. And I started to sing….i believed it will make the state of affairs higher….extra skilled….like an audition….i used to be so nervous. After singing I stated once more that I needed to depart. He walked me to the door and stood in entrance of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I ended him and managed to get out of the room.”
Delevingne stated Weinstein nonetheless provided her an element within the film he was casting, however that she at all times felt like he could have solely given it to her due to that encounter in his lodge room.
“I used to be so hesitant about talking out,” she wrote. “I did not wish to damage his household. I felt responsible as if I did one thing incorrect. I used to be additionally terrified that this kind of factor had occurred to so many ladies I do know however nobody had stated something due to concern.”
15. Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux — recognized for her roles in Blue Is the Warmest Color and Spectre — is the newest girl to return ahead claiming Harvey Weinstein sexually attacked her.
In an op-ed for the Guardian, Seydoux (who labored with Weinstein on Inglorious Bastards) stated she met Weinstein and his feminine assistant within the foyer of a lodge. “All all through the night, he flirted and stared at me as if I used to be a chunk of meat,” she explained. “He acted as if he had been contemplating me for a task. But I knew that was bullshit. I knew it, as a result of I might see it in his eyes. He had a lecherous look. He was utilizing his energy to get intercourse.”
But issues escalated when his assistant left. “We had been speaking on the couch when he instantly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I needed to defend myself,” she said. “He’s massive and fats, so I needed to be forceful to withstand him. I left his room, completely disgusted. I wasn’t afraid of him, although. Because I knew what sort of man he was all alongside.”
16. Kate Beckinsale
I used to be known as to fulfill Harvey Weinstein on the Savoy Hotel after I was 17. I assumed it will be in a convention room which was quite common.When I arrived ,reception advised me to go to his room . He opened the door in his bathrobe . I used to be extremely naive and younger and it didn’t cross my thoughts that this older ,unattractive man would count on me to have any sexual curiosity in him .After declining alcohol and asserting that I had faculty within the morning I left ,uneasy however unscathed.A number of years later he requested me if he had tried something with me in that first assembly .I spotted he could not keep in mind if he had assaulted me or not .I had what I believed had been boundaries – I stated no to him professionally many occasions over the years-some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, a few of which made him laughingly inform folks oh “Kate lives to say no to me .” It speaks to the status quo in this business that I was aware that standing up for myself and saying no to things,while it did allow me to feel uncompromised in myself,undoubtedly harmed my career and was never something I felt supported by anyone other than my family.I would like to applaud the women who have come forward , and to pledge that we can from this create a new paradigm where producers,managers,executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said ” effectively, that is simply Harvey /Mr X/insert identify right here ” will understand that we in numbers can have an effect on actual change.For each second like this there have been hundreds the place a weak particular person has confided outrageous unprofessional habits and located they haven’t any recourse, as a result of an environment of concern that it appears nearly everybody has been dwelling in .I had a male buddy who, based mostly on my expertise,warned a younger actress who stated she was going to dinner with Harvey to watch out. He acquired a cellphone name the following day saying he would by no means work in one other Miramax movie ;the lady was already sleeping with Harvey and had advised him that my buddy had warned her off.Let’s cease permitting our younger ladies to be sexual cannon fodder,and let’s keep in mind that Harvey is an emblem of a system that’s sick,and that we have now work to do.
The Underworld star got here ahead on Thursday, Oct. 12 together with her personal private account of what she says occurred between her and Weinstein when she was simply 17 years outdated — which might make Beckinsale one in all Weinstein’s youngest alleged victims to return ahead. In an in depth Instagram caption, with an image presumably taken across the time this alleged incident occurred, Beckinsale bravely detailed her aspect of the story.
“I used to be known as to fulfill Harvey Weinstein on the Savoy Hotel after I was 17. I assumed it will be in a convention room which was quite common. When I arrived, reception advised me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe. I used to be extremely naive and younger and it didn’t cross my thoughts that this older, unattractive man would count on me to have any sexual curiosity in him. After declining alcohol and asserting that I had faculty within the morning I left, uneasy however unscathed. A number of years later he requested me if he had tried something with me in that first assembly. I spotted he could not keep in mind if he had assaulted me or not. I had what I believed had been boundaries – I stated no to him professionally many occasions over time a few of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, a few of which made him laughingly inform folks oh ‘Kate lives to say no to me.’ It speaks to the established order on this enterprise that I used to be conscious that standing up for myself and saying no to issues, whereas it did permit me to really feel uncompromised in myself, undoubtedly harmed my profession and was by no means one thing I felt supported by anybody apart from my household. I want to applaud the ladies who’ve come ahead, and to pledge that we are able to from this create a brand new paradigm the place producers, managers, executives and assistants and everybody who has previously shrugged and stated ‘effectively, that is simply Harvey /Mr. X/insert identify right here’ will understand that we in numbers can have an effect on actual change. For each second like this, there have been hundreds the place a weak particular person has confided outrageous unprofessional habits and located they haven’t any recourse, as a result of an environment of concern that it appears nearly everybody has been dwelling in. I had a male buddy who, based mostly on my expertise, warned a younger actress who stated she was going to dinner with Harvey to watch out. He acquired a cellphone name the following day saying he would by no means work in one other Miramax movie; the lady was already sleeping with Harvey and had advised him that my buddy had warned her off. Let’s cease permitting our younger ladies to be sexual cannon fodder, and let’s keep in mind that Harvey is an emblem of a system that’s sick and that we have now work to do.”
17. Claire Forlani
Yet one other girl has accused Harvey Weinstein of tried sexual assault. This time, Claire Forlani, star of Mallrats and Meet Joe Black, tweeted accounts of escaping from Weinstein a number of occasions as a younger actor.
“You see, nothing occurred to me with Harvey — by that I imply, I escaped 5 occasions,” she wrote. “I had 2 Peninsula Hotel conferences within the night with Harvey and all I keep in mind was I ducked, dived and in the end received out of there with out getting slobbered over, effectively only a bit. Yes, therapeutic massage was instructed. The 3 dinners with Harvey I don’t actually keep in mind the time interval, I used to be 25. I keep in mind him telling me all of the actresses who had slept with him and what he had completed for them. I wasn’t consuming the cool support [sic], I knew Harvey was a grasp manipulator.”
#HarveyWeinstein #ClaireForlani #MyStory pic.twitter.com/gEVDkbP5ec
— Claire Forlani (@ClaireAForlani) October 12, 2017
She additionally wrote about her reluctance to talk out though she was “in awe” of ladies who did as a result of she knew those that sought justice could be ostracized.
“For us it was one thing you were not imagined to make an enormous deal out of; it was sadly our regular,” she wrote.
Now, she’s hopeful that the times of Hollywood being overrun with sexism and harassment could possibly be coming to an finish.
“I really feel excited, I actually do, that this could possibly be a factor of the previous, that these males will not really feel they’ve carte blanche to intimidate, sexualize, bully and in the end damage ladies or women,” she wrote. “I am not naïve sufficient to imagine it may be eradicated however it may be a unique time and that in any case this ache, struggling and concern, it may be a brand new time on this enterprise. I’m pleased with my group. I really like what I do. There are so many lovely folks on this enterprise. So could the dangerous seeds please depart the stage?”
If you are experiencing sexual harassment within the office and are uncertain what to do, name the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800-669-4000 for assist.