UPDATED: The New Yorker published an expose on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday that alleges the producer raped three women. The report follows an Oct. 5 New York Times investigation documenting three decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.
Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker article contains on-the-record accounts from actresses who reported Weinstein forcibly received or performed sexual acts on women. More women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, came forward on Tuesday to detail their accounts with the New York Times. Since, dozens of women have shared claims of sexual assault or harassment by Weinstein.
Here are the women who have gone on the record with their stories:
Paula Wachowiak (1980)
Wachowiak, who is now 62, alleges Weinstein exposed himself to her when she was his intern in 1980. According to the Buffalo News, Wachowiak was working as a production assistant on Weinstein’s first film, “The Burning.” One day, Wachowiak was asked to take a bunch of checks in a manila folder to Weinstein’s hotel room to get them signed. He answered the door with a hand towel around his waist. Wachowiak said Weinstein then dropped the towel after taking the manila folder from her. “He sat on the bed with the folder over his groin and pointed to checks and asked me why we were paying for this or that,” she said. Eventually, Weinstein asked her to massage a kink in his shoulder. She told him, “that’s not in my job description.” He eventually signed the checks, and when Wachowiak left, she said she burst into tears. She said she reported the incident to the accountant and production supervisor but continued her internship until it ended. She ran into Weinstein only once more during her tenure, and he asked her, “So, was seeing me naked the highlight of your internship?” she said. Wachowiak responded, “Actually, Harvey, I think you’re disgusting,” to which he laughed and walked away.
Lysette Anthony (1982)
The British actress claimed Weinstein raped her in her London home in the 1982, while he was doing publicity for the movie “Krull.” She described the attack as “pathetic and revolting” and said it left her feeling “disgusted and embarrassed.” Anthony told the Sunday Times, via her friend Charlotte Metcalf, “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,” 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, just let him get on with it. He came over my leg like a dog and then left. It was pathetic, revolting. I remember lying in the bath later and crying. There hadn’t been a knife. He wasn’t a stranger. I was disgusted and embarrassed, but I was at home. I thought I should just forget the whole disgusting incident. I blamed myself. I’d been an idiot to think he and I were just friends.”
Tomi-Ann Roberts (1984)
When Roberts was a 20-year-old junior in college, she waited tables in New York and hoped to start a career acting. One of her customers, Weinstein, urged her to audition for a movie. He sent her scripts and asked her to meet him where he was staying to discuss the film. When she got there, he was naked in the bathtub. He told her she would give a better audition if she were comfortable “getting naked in front of him,” as well, for the character she might play. Roberts left, telling Weinstein she was too prudish to go along.
Heather Kerr (1989)
The actress said Weinstein exposed himself to her and forced himself on her in a meeting in 1989. “He asked me if I was good. I started to tell him about my training and acting experience and he said, ‘No. I need to know if you’re good.’ He said if he was going to introduce me around town, he needed to know if I was ‘good.’ He kept repeating that word,” she recounted during a news conference. Kerr said while she was sitting on a couch with Weinstein, he unzipped his pants, pulled out his penis, and forced it onto her hands. “He said this is how things work in Hollywood and all actresses who’d made it, did it this way,” she said. Kerr said she was “terrified” and quit pursuing a career as an actress shortly after the incident.
Paula Williams (1990)
Williams alleged Weinstein exposed himself to her in 1990. “The reason why I didn’t like talking about it and the reason why I would never come public with it before is, it was a deep shame,” Williams told ABC’s 20/20. “[When] Gwyneth [Paltrow] said something in the press about it, and she had experiences as well. And all of a sudden I just felt it lifted.”
Rosanna Arquette (early 1990s)
Arquette took a business meeting with Weinstein that escalated into being sexually propositioned. In the New Yorker article, Arquette said Weinstein opened the door of his hotel room wearing a white bathrobe. There, he tried to initiate a neck massage. “Then he grabbed my hand,” she said. He put her hand on his neck, and when she pulled away, he grabbed her hand again and pulled it toward his penis. “My heart was really racing. I was in a fight-or-flight moment,” she recalled. She told Weinstein, “I will never do that.”
Ashley Judd (1990s)
Judd was among the first to go on record in the Times expose. In 2015, the actress shared her story with Variety, though she declined to name Weinstein. She said she was in her twenties when she was summoned to Weinstein’s hotel room under the pretenses of talking about roles in his movies. Instead, Weinstein asked her for a massage, and after she declined, he asked her to watch him shower. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” she told the Times.
Louise Godbold (1990s)
Godbold, co-executive director of the non-profit Echo Parenting & Education in Los Angeles, penned a blog post where she described an encounter with Weinstein in the ’90s. She wrote she had taken an “office tour that became an occasion to trap me in an empty meeting room, the begging for a massage, his hands on my shoulders as I attempted to beat a retreat … all while not wanting to alienate the most powerful man in Hollywood.” According to Godbold, Weinstein later contacted the friend who introduced them to make sure Gobold wouldn’t “make a complaint about his behavior.”
Tara Subkoff (1990s)
The actress alleged Weinstein sexually harassed her in the 1990s when she was up for a part in one of his movies. “That night I was offered the role, and I went out to a premiere after party that Harvey Weinstein was also at,” she told Variety. “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. But then I could feel that he had an erection. I got quiet, but got off his lap quickly. He then asked me to come outside with him and other things I don’t want to share, but 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. I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.” In 2015, Subkoff stepped back into entertainment and made her directorial debut with the feature film “#Horror.” “The Weinstein company executives snuck into a cast and crew screening of my film and told me they loved it,” she recalled. “Then they took it to Harvey, who then refused to watch it but then bad-mouthed it to everyone all over Cannes.”
Lauren Holly (1990s)
Holly shared encounter she had in the late 1990s when she was in her 30s. She previously worked with Weinstein on “Beautiful Girls” and interacted with him in social settings before a meeting was set up at a hotel room to talk about her future with his company. After some small talk, Holly said Weinstein asked to be excused and wearing a hotel bathrobe, which she thought was odd, she recalled on Canadian talk show “The Social.” He began discussing business before dropping his robe and going to the bathroom. “He keeps the conversation going, he finishes, he turns on the shower, he gets in the shower. He’s continually talking to me, he’s in the shower washing himself. Leaning out, asking me for responses. My head is going crazy at this point. He’s acting like the situation is normal. He’s acting like we’re having a normal encounter. I’m thinking to myself, ‘Am I just a prude? Am I supposed to be more open minded?’ I didn’t quite know how to handle myself at that moment,” she said. After, Weinstein got out of the shower, dried off, and began approaching her while still naked. “The adrenaline rush I felt, I wanted to flee, I was scared. He told me that I looked stressed and he thought maybe I could use a massage, maybe I could give him a massage. I began just sort of babbling like I was a child, I think it was just the fear.” When she denied, Holly said Weinstein began to threaten her, stating that she needed to “keep him as [her] ally” and that it would be a “bad decision” if she left the room. At that point, Holly said, she “pushed him and ran.”
Laura Madden (1991)
Madden, a former employee of Weinstein’s, said starting in 1991, Weinstein would ask her to give him massages in hotel rooms. She said he was manipulative, and once she even locked herself in his hotel bathroom while she was crying. She said, “You constantly question yourself — am I the one who is the problem?”
Sean Young (1992)
The “Blade Runner” star alleges Weinstein exposed himself to her while working on the 1992 film “Love Crimes,” which was produced by Weinstein’s former company, Miramax. Young recounted the experience on the Dudley and Bob With Matt Show podcast in Austin, Texas, and said on set, she “personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants in order to shock me.” “My basic response was, ‘You know, Harvey, I don’t really think you should be pulling that thing out, it’s not very pretty,'” Young recalled. “And then leaving, and then never having another meeting with that guy again, because it was like, ‘What on earth?'” She said she got a bad reputation for saying no. “The minute you actually stand up for yourself in Hollywood, you’re the crazy one,” she said.
Katherine Kendall (1993)
During a meeting in 1993, Kendall said Weinstein gave her scripts and invited her to a screening, which turned out to be a solo trip with Weinstein. After, he asked if they could stop by his apartment to pick something up. Kendall said she was nervous, but he kept it professional. Then, he went to the bathroom, came back in a robe, and asked her to give him a massage, saying, “Everybody does it.” When she refused, she said, “He literally chased me. He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door.” Weinstein asked if he would show her breasts, if nothing else, though she still denied.
Mira Sorvino (1995)
Sorvino won an Oscar for “Mighty Aphrodite,” which was produced by Weinstein’s company Miramax. Sorvino said Weinstein “harassed her” and pressured her to have a sexual relationship while she acted in Miramax films. She claims Weinstein came by her apartment at night after making advances weeks before at the Toronto Film Festival in 1995. In Toronto, Sorvino said Weinstein “… started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around.”
Liza Campbell (1995)
The British artist and writer started working with the Weinstein Co. in 1995 as a freelance script writer after receiving a call out of the blue from Weinstein. The two initially met in the 1980s after sharing a cab in London by chance. “He offered me freelance script-reading for Miramax, his company,” she said. “It sounded like a godsend. Soon I was sent the script of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ to summarize and critique, followed by ‘The Usual Suspects.’ And then the scripts stopped coming. I rang the Miramax offices, but nothing happened.” A few months later, Weinstein called and asked how work was going. When she explained, he invited her to his hotel room, where assistants left upon her arrival. They spoke for a few minutes before he went to the bathroom. “I could hear him moving around and suddenly the sound of bath taps running. ‘What do you say we both jump in the bath?’ he hollered. I could hear the thump of shoes being taken off and felt shocked that the meeting had turned sleazy.” Before she responded, he said, “Come on, it’ll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?” She countered saying, “If you come back into this room with no clothes on I’m going to f—ing lose my temper.” Campbell tried to leave but the doors were locked. She said it took her “days to calm down from the anger [she] felt and the crushing realization that there never was a job; only a hidden hook.”
Florence Darel (1995)
Darel alleges Weinstein pursued her after his company bought the 1993 film she starred in, “Fausto.” She said Weinstein asked her to meet him at a suite in The Ritz in 1995, where he propositioned her, despite Weinstein’s wife being in the room next door. “He started to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations with me,” Darel told People. “I told him I was very in love with my companion. He replied that [it] didn’t bother him at all, and offered to have me be his mistress a few days a year. That way we could continue to work together. Basically, it was ‘If you want to continue in America, you have to go through me.'” She added, “What could I do? Could I go to the police and say, ‘This disgusting man made me an indecent proposal in his hotel room at The Ritz?’ They would have laughed at me. Even when you are raped it is difficult to prove, and society, in many cases, puts the burden of proof on women.”
Gwyneth Paltrow (1996)
One of Paltrow’s first big roles was on “Emma,” the 1996 adaption of Jane Austen’s novel. Before shooting, she told the New York Times, he met with her for what she thought was a work meeting at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. The interaction ended with Weinstein suggesting they head to his bedroom for massages. She refused his come-on, and confided in her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt. Pitt confronted Weinstein, who warned Pitt not to tell anyone about his advances. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” said Paltrow, who was 22 at the time. “I thought he was going to fire me.”
Judith Godreche (1996)
Godreche didn’t know who Weinstein was when he invited her to breakfast at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. He just acquired her movie “Ridicule,” and he wanted to discuss it. They had breakfast with a female Miramax executive. When the executive left, Weinstein invited Godreche up to his suite to see the view and discuss the film’s marketing campaign. In his hotel room, he asked to give her a massage. When she said no, he told the French actress that casual massages were an American custom. “The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” she recalled. She pulled away and left. Godreche later called the female Miramax executive, who told her not to say anything.
Rose McGowan (1997)
The initial Times bombshell revealed McGowan had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room during Sundance Film Festival in 1997. Later, the actress revealed Weinstein raped her. On Twitter she wrote the she told the head of Amazon Studios, who didn’t believe her. “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me,” she tweeted. “Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”
Asia Argento (1997-1999)
Argento was 21 when she met Weinstein, whose company Miramax was distributing her film “B. Monkey.” The Italian actress said she entered a “consensual” relationship in fear that their rapport would worsen if she refused. She told Farrow about the first assault, where Weinstein began praising her work. He left the room, and then returned in a bathrobe, holding a bottle of lotion and asked for a massage. After she reluctantly agreed, he forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop. Weinstein “terrified me, and he was so big,” she said. “It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.” Argento said she stopped saying no and pretended to enjoy it in hopes that the assault would end. Her 2000 movie “Scarlet Diva” depicted a similar scene, and she said many women asked if the character was based on Weinstein. Weinstein saw the movie and thought it was funny but was “sorry for whatever happened,” she recalled.
Angelina Jolie (1998)
Jolie said she was propositioned in a hotel room during the release of 1998’s “Playing by Heart.” Weinstein made sexual advances that Jolie rejected. “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,” Jolie said in an email to the Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Zelda Perkins (1998)
Weinstein’s London assistant confronted her boss in 1998. According to former colleagues, she and her co-workers had been regularly subjected to inappropriate comments or requests in hotel rooms. Concerned abut the treatment of another female in the office, Perkins told Weinstein she would go public or initiate legal action unless he changed his behavior. She later broke a non-disclosure agreement when she came forward with more information during an interview with the Financial Times. Perkins said Weinstein would disrobe in front of her on a regular basis, asking that she give him a massage and watch him take a bath. “This was his behavior on every occasion I was alone with him. I often had to wake him up in the hotel in the mornings and he would try to pull me into bed,” she said. Perkins took a stand against Weinstein when he allegedly assaulted her friend. “She was white as a sheet and shaking and in a very bad emotional state,” Perkins said of her friend. “She told me something terrible had happened. She was in shock and crying and finding it very hard to talk. I was furious, deeply upset and very shocked. I said: ‘We need to go to the police’ but she was too distressed. Neither of us knew what to do in a foreign environment.”
Heather Graham (early 2000s)
Graham told Variety that in the early 2000s, she was indirectly propositioned by Weinstein. He called her into his office and said he wanted to put her in one of his movies. Later in the conversation, he mentioned an agreement he had with his wife where he could sleep with whomever he wanted while he was out of town. While he never explicitly mentioned she needed to sleep with him to star in his film, Graham said the subtext was there. She later canceled a follow-up meeting they had scheduled, and was never hired for one of his movies. “My hope is that this moment starts a dialogue on redefining sexual harassment in the workplace and empowers women to speak out when they feel uncomfortable in a situation,” she wrote.
Romola Garai (2000)
The British actress claimed Weinstein had her privately audition for him in a hotel room while he was wearing a bathrobe. “Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein, where I’d actually already had the audition but you had to be personally approved by him,” Garai said. “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, it has stayed very clearly in my memory.”
Melissa Sagemiller (2000)
While she was filming “Get Over It,” distributed by Miramax in 2000, Sagemiller said Weinstein invited her to his hotel room, asked for a massage, and refused to let her leave the room until she kissed him. “I remember that’s when it turned from ‘Oh, ha ha, I can handle this guy’ to ‘Well, O.K., he’s blocking the door, sort of’ — ‘he’d walked over and put his hand on the door,” she told the Huffington Post. “He just wouldn’t stop. It was relentless… I said fine and kissed him on the lips. He sort of held my head and made me kiss him, and then he’s like, ‘O.K., you can go now. That’s all I wanted. Just do what I say and you can get your way.'”
Dawn Dunning (2003)
Dunning met Weinstein in 2003 when she was waitressing in a nightclub. She said Weinstein was friendly, professional, and supportive. He offered her to a screen test at Miramax, invited her to lunch and dinner to talk about her films, and gave her and her boyfriend tickets to see “The Producers” on Broadway. Then, his assistant invited her to a meal with Weinstein at his hotel in Manhattan. She was told Weinstein was running late, so she should head up to his suite. When she arrived, he was sitting in a bathrobe behind a coffee table covered with papers. He told her they were contracts for his next three films, but she could only sign them if she would have three-way sex with him. Dunning said she assumed he was joking, and when she laughed, he told her, “You’ll never make it in this business. This is how the business works.”
Lucia Evans (2004)
Evans was intending to meet with a female executive the summer before her senior year of college, but the meeting turned out to be with Weinstein alone, she told Farrow. During the meeting, he told her she could be good on “Project Runway” if she lost weight. “At that point, after that, is when he assaulted me,” Evans recalled. “He forced me to perform oral sex on him.” She tried to resist but was overpowered. “I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him,” she said. “He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.” She added, “I just sort of gave up. That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.”
Mimi Haleyi (2006)
Haleyi, who formerly worked as a production assistant on a Weinstein Company television series, said the mogul forced himself onto her in 2006, while she was on her period. Haleyi disclosed the graphic details of her interactions with Weinstein during a New York press conference. She met Weinstein in 2004 during a movie premiere and saw him a second time at Cannes Film Festival. Haleyi said she was planning to spend time in New York, so she asked Weinstein if she could help on any of his productions there. Similar to accounts from other women, she met Weinstein for a meeting in his hotel room, where he asked her for a massage. She declined, but agreed to meet with him again, hoping to form a business connection with Weinstein since she was eager to break into the entertainment industry. After more interactions, Haleyi met with him again at his home in SoHo for business purposes. When she got there, they watched TV before Weinstein started to make sexual advances and force himself onto her. “Then I said, ‘I am on my period. There is no way this is going to happen.’ He wouldn’t take no for an answer and took me into a bedroom…that looked like a kids bedroom with drawings on the wall,” Haleyi shared. “He was extremely persistent and physically overpowering. He then orally forced himself on me, while I was on my period. He even pulled my tampon out. I was mortified. I was in disbelief and disgusted. I would not have wanted anyone to do that to me, even if that person had been a romantic partner.” She continued, “I remember Harvey rolling over and saying, ‘Don’t you feel like we’re so much closer now?'”
Lauren Sivan (2007)
Weinstein trapped the journalist in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public. After rejecting a kiss, Sivan recalled, “That’s when he blocked the entrance and said, ‘Just stand there and be quiet.'” Weinstein then masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated. “I could not believe what I was witnessing. It was disgusting and kind of pathetic, really,” she said. “But more than the disgusting act itself, which of course was gross, the demeaning part of it all — that just 20 minutes earlier, he was having this great conversation with me, and I felt so great and flattered by it.”
Sarah Ann Masse (2008)
Masse was working as a nanny when she met Weinstein. She said her agency notified her of a job to babysit Weinstein’s three children. “I first had a few pre-interviews with his assistants, who were nice young women,” Masse said. “It was on my resume that I was an actor. I was open about that from the beginning. But I also told them that I don’t use my nanny work as an opportunity to try to advance my acting career. I keep them separate.” After numerous pre-interviews, Masse interviewed with Weinstein at his house in Connecticut. When she got there, he opened the door in his boxers. “My first thought was, ‘Oh, this is weird. Maybe he forgot this interview is happening. Maybe he thought I was the mailman. I’m sure he’ll be embarrassed and excuse himself and get changed.’ But he didn’t.” Weinstein conducted the rest of the interview in his underwear. At one point, two of his children ran into the room to see who was visiting, and he screamed at them to leave. He addressed her pursuit of an acting career, and Masse said it wouldn’t conflict with her nanny job. After the interview was over, Masse said Weinstein instead grabbed her and “gave me this really tight, close hug that lasted for quite a long period of time. He was still in his underwear. Then he told me he loved me. I left right after that.” Masse said she left feeling uncomfortable. “I thought, ‘Gosh, maybe this is just how they treat everyone … Maybe it’s just that Hollywood schmooze thing.’ But I just didn’t feel right about it.” A couple days later, Weinstein’s assistant notified Masse she didn’t get the job because she was an actress.
Louisette Geiss (2008)
During a press conference alongside attorney Gloria Allred, Geiss recalled meeting Weinstein at Sundance Film Festival in 2008. There, he set up a meeting to discuss a script she was pitching. He moved the meeting to his hotel room, and Geiss said the meeting went well until he excused himself and returned wearing a bathrobe. She said he promised to help her career if she watched him masturbate, so she left.
Emma de Caunes (2010)
At Cannes Film Festival, Weinstein told the French actress she would be perfect for an adaptation of a book he had in his hotel room. As she recounted to Farrow, she received a phone call, and Weinstein went into the bathroom. “When I hung up the phone, I heard the shower go on in the bathroom,” she said. “I was, like, What the f—, is he taking a shower?” He walked out naked and she asked, “What are you doing?” Weinstein demanded that she lie on the bed and told her that many other women had done the same. She left “petrified,” and said Weinstein insisted nothing happened and showered her with gifts.
Juls Bindi (2010)
Bindi alleged Weinstein masturbated in front of her and groped her chest in 2010. “I’m like, ‘Please, this is not appropriate, I do not feel comfortable. No. Do not do this in front of me. This is not OK. This is not professional behavior,'” Bindi said on ABC’s 20/20. “He continued to do it, and I tried to get by him. He grabbed me, started groping on my chest, and he kept going, and I pushed him away.”
Jessica Barth (2011)
Barth also met with Weinstein in his hotel room for what she thought was a business meeting. Instead, the meeting “alternat[ed] between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed.” When she tried to leave, he told her she needed to lose weight to “compete with Mila Kunis.” He then promised her a meeting with one of his female executives. “He gave me her number, and I walked out and I started bawling,” she said.
Lea Seydoux (2012)
The French actress said Weinstein assaulted her in his hotel room in Paris during Paris Fashion Week. When his assistant left the room, she said Weinstein started “losing control.” “We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself,” she said. “He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn’t afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along.” Seydoux said she had seen Weinstein hit on female guests at a number of industry events in London and New York before her incident occurred. “I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening,” Seydoux wrote. “The way he tests women to see what he can get away with … I’ve been at dinners with him where he’s bragged openly about Hollywood actresses he has had sex with. He’s also said misogynistic things to me over the years. ‘You’d be better if you lost weight,’ he said. That comment shocked me.”
Emily Nestor (2014)
Nestor, an assistant at Weinstein Co., was also cited in the New York Times article, and said she was warned off the bat that she was Weinstein’s “type.” Weinstein asked her to get drinks and offered to relocate her to the London office so she could be his girlfriend. Instead, the two got coffee, which Nestor said was “the most excruciating and uncomfortable hour of my life.” She said she was left feeling embarrassed and shaken.
Brit Marling (2014)
The “OA” actress recounted her story to the Atlantic and detailed a meeting Weinstein requested with her in 2014. Like many Weinstein accusers, Marling said her meeting with the producer was relocated to his hotel suite. “I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together. What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me?,” she wrote. It was clear Weinstein was looking for “sex or some version of an erotic exchange,” Marling recalled. “I was able to gather myself together — a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat — and leave the room.” After leaving his hotel room, she cried. “I wept because I had gone up the elevator when I knew better,” she said. “I wept because I had let him touch my shoulders. I wept because at other times in my life, under other circumstances, I had not been able to leave.”
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez (2015)
Gutierrez filed sexual assault charges in 2015 after Weinstein grabbed her breast during one of their meetings. The charges were dropped by NYPD, but initially, Gutierrez worked with the police to try and catch Weinstein confessing to the crime on tape the next day. After boasting actresses whose career he helped and offering to get Gutierrez a dialect coach, he pressured her to shower with him. She repeatedly said no. During the recording, Gutierrez asked him why he groped her breasts the day before. Weinstein responded saying, “Oh, please, I’m sorry, just come on in. I’m used to that. Come on. Please.”
On Instagram, Delevingne recalled an instance where Weinstein made an advance on her and tried to get her to kiss another actress in front of him. “When I first started to work as an actress, I was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call … I answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that if I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.” She continued, “A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. 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. The actress said she felt “very powerless.” “When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe,” she said. “He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction.” Delevingne said she tried to avert the conversation by offering to sing to make the situation more professional. After singing, she said she 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. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out … I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.”
When Beckinsale was 17 years old, she was called to meet with Weinstein. “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.” However, she said it “did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him.” Beckinsale mentioned she declined alcohol. “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,” she said. She also “said no to him professionally many times over the years.” She said he screamed at her, called her a c—, made “threats,” and he joked about her consistent rejection.
The actress appeared in “Boys and Girls,” a 2000 film distributed by Weinstein’s company Miramax. “You see, nothing happened to me with Harvey — by that I mean, I escaped 5 times,” she wrote on Twitter. “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. You see, I always thought I was a pro at handling these guys, 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.”
Green tweeted her experience with sexual harassment by Weinstein, writing, “I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted. I have not discussed this before because I wanted to maintain my privacy, but I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women’s experiences.”
The actress and swimsuit model told TMZ that Weinstein broke into her room and blocked the door as he masturbated in front of her. “I was on a friend’s boat. Harvey walked in, walked in front of me, took his pants down, did his thing, exited on the floor, if you know what I mean, pulled his pants back up, said ‘You’re a really nice girl. Don’t tell anybody about this,’ and left. She said when she told people, they were cavalier about the situation. “I told people on the boat. I told people at the dinner I was at. Everybody was like, ‘Oh, that’s just Harvey.'”
The Canadian actress told CBC about three meetings with Weinstein where the producer “behaved inappropriately.” She said he asked her to give him a massage after she rejected his sexual advances in a hotel room both in his office and at the Toronto International Film Festival. “He asks me to come to the washroom with him while he gets ready… and I flat out say I’m not staying while you take a shower,” she said. “He was pissed that I was trying to back out of it… I follow him to the opened door of the bathroom and the toilet seat has been broken like a giant smashed it… He grabs me by — he holds me by the back of the neck and faces me to the mirror, and very quietly tells me that he just wants to look at me. And he starts to masturbate standing behind me. And I stood there, and I did nothing. I think I was just too shocked to move or say anything . . . He really took something from me.”
Kelly posted on Instagram describing a general meeting she had scheduled with Weinstein. “The location was set for his hotel room,” she wrote. “I wasn’t comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. He bullsh– me for five minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us. 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.”
The British actress was 22 when she said Weinstein invited her to his room to watch footage from a film in which she was appearing. “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,” she told the Guardian. “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.” She continued, “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.”
Headey described an instance that took place at the Venice Film Festival. “At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked,” she recalled on Twitter. “I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. ‘Oh come on mate?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad!! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.’ I was never in any other Miramax film.” Another encounter with Weinstein took place years later in Los Angeles. The two met for what Headey thought would be a meeting to discuss potential work, she said. “He asked me a few questions about the state of my love life,” she said. “I shifted the conversation back to something less personal. Then he went to the loo. He came back and said, ‘Let’s go up to the room, I want to give you a script.’ We walked to the lift and the energy shifted, my whole body went into high alert, the lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen.’ I don’t know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a strong sense of don’t come near me.” After, she said Weinstein furiously marched her out of the hotel and told her not to tell anyone about their exchange. “I felt completely powerless,” she wrote, concluding, “I got into my car and I cried.”
The model shared her story on British daytime show “This Morning.” Brock said she went to his hotel room with a group of people after an evening out. Everyone left the room after a few minutes, and once it was just the two of them alone, Weinstein left and returned without clothing on. “He chased me naked,” she said. Brock said she hid in the bathroom and locked the door. When she went to leave, she said she found Weinstein sitting on the bed “sobbing and apologizing.”
Esco said Weinstein propositioned her and suggested they kiss during a business dinner. “He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along,” she told the Washington Post.
Kirshner wrote for Globe and Mail, “I could waste this precious space on Harvey Weinstein by describing my own ordeal with him. An ordeal in a hotel room where he attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice. But I’m not giving that man, a newly crowned figurehead of sexual abuse, the privilege of more ink. There are broader and more urgent issues to address. And if we don’t address them now, I fear that when the headlines about Harvey Weinstein fade, what will remain is a disease in my own industry.”
Skidmore told the Washington Post that Weinstein masturbated in front of her and exposed himself to her on multiple occasions. “He had just a very forceful way of going about things,” she said. “He forces himself on you, talks you into it and doesn’t leave you with an option.”
Nyong’o penned an New York Times op-ed detailing her experiences with Weinstein starting when she was a student at the Yale School of Drama. One of the first instances of predatory behavior was during a meal where Weinstein tried to force Nyong’o to drink alcohol. Following dinner, she went to Weinstein’s house to screen a film with his family. Before the movie ended, Weinstein asked her to accompany him outside the room. “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” she wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.” At the time, she said, “I reasoned that it had been inappropriate and uncalled-for, but not overtly sexual. I was entering into a business where the intimate is often professional and so the lines are blurred.” Nyong’o’s experiences with Weinstein culminated during a dinner in New York. She alleges Weinstein propositioned her, and when she turned him down, he threatened the future of her career.
In a column for Variety, Neilsen recounted working on the Weinstein-produced “The Great Raid.” She said she warned a young co-star not to take Weinstein up on drinks unless the whole group was there. “I had no issues on the film, nor when I met Harvey at social events around the world,” she wrote, clarifying that his actions were simply well known within the industry. “It was therefore a real shock when Harvey proceeded to put his hand on my thigh at dinner during the opening night of “Great Raid,” at which both my boyfriend and my brother were present,” Neilsen wrote. “I grabbed his hand and squeezed it violently to hurt him and proceeded to hold it in place on his own thigh. I steered clear of him as soon as I could for the rest of the evening but soon forgot about it, until the New York Times and New Yorker pieces set off a landslide.”