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All the women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault

11 October 2017 11:05 PM
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All the women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault

A SERIES of bombshell investigations have seen more and more women come forward with shocking stories about Harvey Weinstein. Here are all the accusations.

The New York Times first blew the lid off the decades-old secret last week, while The New Yorker released their own damning investigation just days later.

Across three decades, there are currently at least 28 accusations against the former chief executive of The Weinstein Company.

1984: Weinstein invited college student Tomi-Ann Roberts to his New York hotel room for a meeting, supposedly to discuss a role in a new movie. It’s alleged he invited her into the bathtub, where he was nude, and tried to pressure her to take off her clothes.

1990: Weinstein allegedly reached a settlement with an unnamed assistant in New York after allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

1991: Weinstein allegedly pestered ex-staffer Laura Madden for massages during hotel stays in Dublin and London.

Early 1990s: He is again forced to pay a settlement to a former female staffer following an interaction between the pair.

Early 1990s: Weinstein allegedly badgered Rosanna Arquette for a massage and tried to put her hand on his penis, telling her when she rejected him that she was “making a big mistake.”

Arquette struggled to maintain a career in the industry, and told The New Yorker that the movie mogul “made things very difficult for me for years.”

1993: Weinstein allegedly exposed himself and chased Katherine Kendall around a room in his apartment. The Swingers actress claims the experience turned her off the entertainment industry.

Mid-to-late 1990s: British writer Liza Campbell claims Weinstein helped her land a job as a freelance script reader, and then asked her to bathe with him in his London hotel room.

1994: Weinstein allegedly harassed actress Mira Sorvino during the Toronto International Film Festival. She claims he later arrived at her apartment in the middle of the night insisting upon a “marketing meeting”, and only left when she lied that her new boyfriend was on his way there.

1996: Ashley Judd claims she was forced to reject Weinstein after he propositioned her in his hotel suite.

1996: French actress Judith Godrèche alleges that Weinstein harassed her while in Cannes, and when she called a female executive who had been present at an earlier meeting, was told not to speak out — as it might hurt the success of her soon-to-be-released movie.

1996: Gwyneth Paltrow, just 22 at the time, was asked by Weinstein to attend a meeting in his hotel suite about Emma, the movie she had just been cast in. She claimed the meeting “ended with Mr Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages.”

According to the actress, she refused his advances, immediately left, and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who she said confronted Weinstein.

1997: Rose McGowan is paid a $US100,000 settlement from Weinstein after an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival.

1997: Italian actress Asia Argento claims Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her after she was tricked into attending his hotel thinking she was attending a Miramax party.

Argento claims she later had a relationship with Weinstein and agreed to have sex with him because she felt “obliged.”

1997: Kiwi model and actress Zoe Brock claimed she was tricked into going back to Weinstein’s hotel room after a night out during the Cannes Film Festival.

According to the star, Weinstein surprised her by emerging naked from another part of the suite and asking her for a massage She claimed she fled to the bathroom, where he banged on the door with his fists before putting on a dressing gown and starting to cry.

1998: London assistant Zelda Perkins receives a settlement from Weinstein after threatening to take legal action over the movie boss’ inappropriate exchanges with female colleagues.

2001: British actress Romola Garai claims Weinstein wore only a bathrobe for their meeting at the Savoy Hotel in London, where they were discussing a role in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. She appeared in the film, but admits the episode left her feeling “violated.”

2003: Weinstein allegedly offered actress Dawn Dunning movie roles in exchange for a threesome. When she refused, she claims he told her: “You’ll never make it in this business.”

2004: Aspiring actress Lucia Stoller was allegedly forced to perform oral sex on Weinstein during a meeting at Miramax’s office in New York.

2007: After journalist Lauren Sivan rejected a kiss from Weinstein, he allegedly masturbated in front of her at the Cafe Socialista restaurant.

2008: Weinstein allegedly exposed himself to screenwriter and actress Louisette Geiss during a meeting in his hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival, and asked her to watch him masturbate in a nearby hot tub.

2010: French actress Emma de Caunes claims Weinstein revealed himself and demanded sex from her after a lunch meeting.

2011: Weinstein allegedly tried to pressure actress Jessica Barth to give him a naked massage at his hotel.

Early-to-mid 2010s: Following a meeting about an upcoming movie role, bisexual actress Cara Delevingne claims Weinstein asked her to kiss a woman in his hotel room. When she left, he tried to kiss Delevingne himself.

2014: Weinstein allegedly propositioned temporary assistant Emily Nestor repeatedly during her second day of work.

2015: During a supposed business meeting at his office, Weinstein allegedly groped Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.

She reported the assault to the New York Police Department and recorded Weinstein admitting to the incident during a sting operation. Authorities ultimately decided not to file charges, but Weinstein later reached a settlement with her.

2015: Lauren O’Connor released a memo to company executives about Weinstein’s actions, claiming he had created a “toxic environment for women” and left her feeling “sexualised and diminished.”

Unknown date: The New Yorker described an alleged rape during which an unnamed woman who worked with Weinstein claimed she was summoned to his hotel room where he greeted her wearing only a bathrobe, and forced himself on to her.

Source: news.com.au

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