British actress Lysette Anthony has claimed Harvey Weinstein raped her. She reported the alleged assault to London’s Metropolitan Police on Wednesday.
Anthony, who stars in the British soap opera “Hollyoaks,” said the rape took place in her home in London in the 1980s. She described the attack as “pathetic and revolting” and said it left her feeling “disgusted and embarrassed.”
When Variety contacted Weinstein’s representatives about Anthony’s allegation, they responded: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday newspaper, a former Miramax employee claimed Weinstein, the former boss of Miramax, raped her in the basement of his London office 25 years ago.
The unnamed British woman explained why she didn’t report the assault at the time. “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.”
On Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said it was investigating three further allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein. The same woman was the victim of the assaults that allegedly took place in 2010, 2011 and 2015.