WASHINGTON – He’s been fired by his own company. His wife has left him. He’s under investigation by multiple law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe. He’s been kicked out of the Motion Picture Academy. He was lampooned on “Saturday Night Live,” some believe a week too late. His sexual abuse of more than 50 women over at least 35 years has been denounced by Hillary Clinton – whose career he sponsored – not to mention his own brother, who called him “sick and depraved.” And now he’s in rehab for sex addiction.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s shattered life.
Even so, Weinstein said Tuesday that he will continue making movies, with or without the Weinstein Company. He claims he was illegally fired, according to an Oct. 17 TMZ report, and that he has a right to go back and lead the company because he’s the reason it exists in the first place. Weinstein was reportedly forced to resign from the company board Tuesday.
In yet another plot twist, Weinstein’s brother, Bob Weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment by Amanda Segel, who was executive producer of the Weinstein Company drama “The Mist,” according to Variety. Segel reportedly contacted her lawyer, who helped her work out an agreement with the company where she would not be in the same room with him or speak to him while she was working on the project. Bob Weinstein denied the allegation.
Here for the first time, though, is the complete, up-to-the-minute dossier of the accused offenses and accusations as well as the latest law-enforcement investigations under way that could conceivably put Harvey Weinstein, one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful titans, behind bars.
Several women have accused Weinstein of raping them.
British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. Anthony told the Sunday Times she had reported an attack by Weinstein to the London Metropolitan Police. The actress, who stars in the British TV soap “Hollyoaks,” said she had met the producer when she starred in the 1982 sci-fi film “Krull,” and the alleged assault had come a few years later.
It was a “pathetic, revolting” attack, she said, that had left her “disgusted and embarrassed.”
The Metropolitan Police acknowledged receiving an allegation of sexual assault, but officials didn’t give details.
Separately, an unidentified woman told the U.K. Daily Mail she had been raped by Weinstein in 1992 when she was working at his film company offices in West London.
Meanwhile, in the face of more than 50 accusations, many by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Weinstein, 65, insists sexual relations he had were always consensual.
Police in London, New York, Los Angeles and Italy are investigating various allegations of sexual assault.
Weinstein does have the sympathy of one fellow filmmaker – Woody Allen, whose career was resurrected by Weinstein after his Allen’s ex-wife, Mia Farrow, accused him of having an affair with their adopted daughter.
On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board had “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” to expel Weinstein. The “era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” the Academy said in making the announcement.
But first things first: Who is Harvey Weinstein, and why is this story so big?
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, his brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, said he had no idea that he was the type of sexual predator he apparently is. After all, his movies have received more than 300 Oscar nominations and won 81. The Weinstein Company’s board claims ignorance too, said Bob Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein and his brother own 42 percent of the company, though it is not known what will become of his shares.
“I find myself in a waking nightmare,” Bob Weinstein told the Hollywood Reporter. “My brother has caused unconscionable suffering. As a father of three girls, I say this with every bone in my body – I am heartbroken for the women that he has harmed. I’m a fighter. For my entire adult life, I fought for the films I want to see the light of day. I have fought for my employees, who have dedicated their lives to achieving the vision of this company that me and my brother founded. But I cannot fight what is indefensible.”
He continued: “The members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother’s actions. I know him on a personal level better than anyone. It’s hard to describe how I feel that he took out the emptiness inside of him in so many sick and depraved ways. It’s a sickness but not a sickness that is excusable. It’s a sickness that’s inexcusable. And I, as a brother, understood and was aware as a family member, that my brother needed help and that something was wrong.”
His brother also said he was the object of verbal abuse – and, on one occasion, physical abuse at the hands of the movie titan. He said he begged him to get help.
“I actually was quite aware that Harvey was philandering with every woman he could meet,” Bob Weinstein said. “I was sick and disgusted by his actions. But that’s the extent of what [I knew]. I said, ‘Harvey, you’re just cheating. Why do you constantly cheat?’ I could see it. But I wasn’t in the room with him. I’ll tell you what I did know. Harvey was a bully, Harvey was arrogant, he treated people like sh– all the time. That I knew. And I had to clean up for so many of his employee messes. People that came in crying to my office: ‘Your brother said this, that and the other.’ And I’d feel sick about it.”
The last time Harvey Weinstein was seen in public, outside his daughter’s home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, he told reporters: “Guys, I’m not doing OK but I’m trying. I got to get help. You know what, we all make mistakes.”
Meanwhile, Weinstein’s spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister was still insisting last week: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
“Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual,” her statement added.
Things began to unravel for Weinstein Oct. 5 when the New York Times dropped the story of decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. At that time, eight women shared their stories in the exposé, which claimed Weinstein made settlements with numerous people, including actress Rose McGowan. Weinstein responded with a statement, explaining his behavior was the product of having come of age in the 1960s and 1970s.
Then, on Oct. 10, the Times followed up its original story with new allegations, including those from powerful A-list stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. That same day, the New Yorker published a damning report of its own, this one including three allegations of sexual assault and a 2015 audio clip in which Weinstein is heard admitting to groping Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez.
Weinstein has threatened to sue the New York Times. He has also parted ways with some of his media and legal advisers, including top Democratic Party lawyer Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton. Following the Times report, Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, said she is leaving him.
For decades, Weinstein had cultivated an image as a liberal power broker, raising money for Hillary Clinton, briefly employing Malia Obama as an intern and calling himself an advocate for women.
Hillary Clinton has said she was shocked and appalled by the revelations about the sexual predatory activities of the Hollywood mogul and Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein. Clinton called for an end to tolerance of such sexist activities.
Clinton was challenged as to why in her book she had dismissed the three women brought by the Trump campaign to the presidential TV debates who have alleged sexual assault by her husband, Bill. She said: “That had all been litigated. That had been the subject of a huge investigation in the late 90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past, but it is something that has to be taken seriously and not just in entertainment.”
Besides the latest allegations, the following is the most thorough list of sexual harassment and assault accusations against Weinstein:
Ashley Judd was the most high-profile star to participate in the first New York Times’ exposé. She said during production on “Kiss the Girls” 20 years ago, that Weinstein invited her to breakfast. Upon arriving at his hotel, she was directed to his suite rather than the restaurant. In in the room, she said, he asked her to give him a massage, then to help him pick out what to wear that day, then if she would 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,” Judd said. She claims she escaped by telling him she would only let him touch her if she won an Oscar for appearing in one of his films.
Gwyneth Paltrow, the onetime Miramax star who took home an Oscar in 1999 for her performance in the Weinstein production “Shakespeare in Love,” claimed in the New York Times follow-up that she had been sexually harassed. Before she began work on his film “Emma,” Paltrow, then 22, alleges he invited her to his hotel suite for a work meeting, during which he touched her and suggested massages.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she told the Times. She confided in her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt, who confronted the producer. Paltrow says Weinstein then “screamed at me” and, she claims, warned her not to mention the incident to anyone else.
Angelina Jolie claims she also rejected Weinstein’s advances in a hotel room in the late 1990s.
“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 alleged in the second New York Times exposé on the producer. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Rose McGowan: The New York Times reported that, 20 years ago, Weinstein reached a settlement for $100,000 with McGowan, then 23, following an undisclosed incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival.
The New York Times noted the settlement was “not to be construed as an admission,” per Weinstein, but rather a way to avoid going to court.
McGowan did not comment for the Times exposé, but did tweet following its publication: “Women fight on. And to the men out there, stand up. We need you as allies.”
A week after the first report, amid the barrage of new allegations, McGowan went further, claiming “HW raped me” in a series of tweets addressed to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
Cara Delevingne spoke out on social media following the press exposés.
“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,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “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.”
Later, Delevingne claims, during a meeting with Weinstein, before she was cast in the Weinstein release Tulip Fever, the producer “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.”
Delevingne wrote that Weinstein “invited me to his room” and claims that when she arrived, there was a woman inside. She says Weinstein directed that the two women should kiss and then tried to kiss her when Delevingne went 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.”
Kate Beckinsale: Two days after the second round of reports, Beckinsale joined the list of actresses sharing their stories, posting a photograph of herself as a teenager to her Instagram account with a lengthy caption alleging the details of her first encounter with Weinstein in his hotel room when she was 17.
“He opened the door in his bathrobe,” the actress writes. “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.”
She claims to have rejected him multiple times in the years after, and believes that doing so hurt her career. She also alleges that a male friend of hers once warned another young actress about Weinstein, only to receive a call the following day informing him that he would never work on a Miramax project again.
Asia Argento: The actress and filmmaker, who worked with Weinstein for the release of the 1997 film “B. Monkey,” claimed to the New Yorker that Weinstein raped her by forcibly performing oral sex on her.
“The thing with being a victim is, I feel responsible,” Argento said. “If I were a strong woman, I would have kicked him in the balls and run away. But I didn’t. And so I felt responsible.”
Afterward, Argento developed a complicated relationship with Weinstein, and she admitted to “consensual sexual relations with him multiple times over the course of the next five years,” the New Yorker reported. Said the actress: “When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak. After the rape, he won.” Weinstein, through a representative, denied the sexual assault claims: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
Lucia Evans: Evans told the New Yorker that Weinstein “assaulted” her during an incident in 2004.
“He forced me to perform oral sex on him,” she alleged. “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t.’ … I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him,” she claimed.
“He’s a big guy. He overpowered me. … 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.”
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez: The Italian model met Harvey Weinstein in 2015 when she was 22. Following their initial meeting, Weinstein allegedly contacted her to set up another discussion, where she claims he groped her and tried to reach up her skirt.
Gutierrez immediately went to the police, who gave her a wire to wear the next time she saw him. The recording of her next meeting with Weinstein – during which he tried to convince her to enter his hotel room, and then explains his previous behavior by saying, “I’m used to that” – was made public for the first time by the New Yorker.
After a two-week investigation, the district attorney’s office opted not to file charges. According to the publication’s unidentified source, Gutierrez, who did not comment for any of the new reports, signed a nondisclosure agreement that included an affidavit stating that the behavior discussed in the recording never happened.
Heather Graham: In the wake of the press reports, Graham wrote an essay published by Variety that claims in the early 2000s Weinstein met with her, offered to give her a role, and informed her that his wife allowed him to “sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town.”
While he didn’t explicitly proposition her, Graham claims the implication left her feeling “uneasy.” She never met with him alone again after that, and she never appeared in one of his films.
Eva Green: In an interview with French radio, the former James Bond actress’ mother relayed claims about an alleged meeting her daughter had with Weinstein. Green later elaborated on her mother’s allegations in a statement to Variety.
“I wish to address comments made by my mother in a recent interview regarding Harvey Weinstein. 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.”
Green, who starred in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” which was released by the Weinstein Company, said she hadn’t gone public with the allegations because of a wish to “maintain my privacy.” The actress said she changed course as other women came forward with similar allegations.
“I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women’s experiences. Women are often condemned when they speak out and their personal reputations tarnished by association. I salute the great bravery of the women who have come forward. We should recognize that this sort of behavior exists everywhere and is not unique to the entertainment industry. The exploitation of power is ubiquitous. This behavior is unacceptable and needs to be eliminated.”
Léa Seydoux: After the exposés, the French actress claimed she met Weinstein a few years ago at Paris Fashion Week. Following their introduction, Weinstein allegedly invited her to have a meeting at his hotel to discuss her career.
Once there, she claims he quickly dropped that subject and “suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me.” Seydoux told the Guardian: “He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him.”
Rosanna Arquette says Weinstein told her to stop by his hotel for a script in the early 1990s, at which point she was already an established actress.
Reception directed Arquette to Weinstein’s room, where she claims he greeted her in a bathrobe, asked for a massage, and grabbed her hand and tried to put it on his crotch.
She says she pulled away and he started listing a bunch of famous actresses, claiming them as his former sexual partners. “I’m not that girl,” she remembers telling him. “I’ll never be that girl.” She left.
Mira Sorvino: In 1995, Sorvino starred in the Weinstein-produced “Mighty Aphrodite,” for which the actress won an Oscar.
Promoting the film at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, Sorvino was in a hotel room with Weinstein when he allegedly started massaging her shoulders “and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around.”
Tomi-Ann Roberts: In 1984, at the age of 20, Roberts was pursuing an acting career in New York when she says she met Weinstein, who allegedly invited her to audition for a film of his.
According to Roberts, Weinstein set a meeting in his hotel room, where she found him naked in the bathtub when she arrived. He suggested she take off her clothes, too, since the role she was auditioning for included a topless scene.
Roberts left the hotel room and eventually left the industry. She is now a psychology professor at Colorado College – where she researches sexual objectification.
Katherine Kendall: The “Swingers” actress told the New York Times, in its second report, about an experience with Weinstein in which the producer allegedly “undressed and chased her around a living room.”
At the time, she believed that if she told other people about the incident, “I’ll never work again and no one is going to care or believe me.”
Judith Godrèche: The French actress recalled meeting with Weinstein at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where her film “Ridicule,” which Miramax had acquired, premiered.
After a breakfast with a female executive, Weinstein allegedly invited Godrèche up to his suite alone, where he asked for a massage, explaining that it’s a typical American custom.
“The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” Godrèche told the New York Times. When the actress asked the female Miramax executive what to do about it, she claims she was advised to remain silent.
Dawn Dunning: In 2002, at age 24, Dunning was waitressing and acting as she attended design school. Dunning alleged to the New York Times that Weinstein invited her to screen test for Miramax and to have a meal with him at his hotel.
She claims that when she arrived, she was told to go to his room rather than the restaurant, where a bathrobe-clad Weinstein offered her jobs on his next three movies on the condition that she participate in a threesome with him. Dunning left, and he allegedly told her, “You’ll never make it in this business.” She is now a costume designer.
Emma De Caunes: The French actress met Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, a few months after which he allegedly asked her to a lunch meeting in Paris, where he told her he was producing a film that was based on a book, but he couldn’t remember the title.
She claims he asked her up to his room under the pretense of showing her the book there, but once upstairs, he went into the bathroom, emerged completely naked, and told her to lie down on the bed.
“It was like a hunter with a wild animal,” de Caunes told the New Yorker. “The fear turns him on.” She left.
Lauren Sivan: TV journalist Lauren Sivan told the Huffington Post and appeared on “Megyn Kelly TODAY” with the story of her first encounter with Weinstein.
She first met the mogul 10 years ago at a restaurant with some friends, she claims, before a group of them relocated to a bar owned by the producer, where he offered to show her around the adjacent restaurant’s kitchen.
“That’s where he cornered me,” Sivan claims, elaborating that he tried to kiss her and then, when she rebuffed him, told her to “stand there and be quiet” as he masturbated.
Sophie Dix: The English actress claimed in an interview with the Guardian that Weinstein invited her to his hotel room in 1990 and, she says, proceeded to sexually harass her.
“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 claims in the interview. “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.”
Romola Garai: In the wake of the first New York Times exposé, Garai told the Guardian she had an “audition” for Weinstein in his hotel room when she was 18. Weinstein, she says, was wearing a bathrobe.
“The transaction was just that I was there,” says the actress, who “felt violated” by the encounter. “The point was that he could get a young woman to do that, that I didn’t have a choice, that it was humiliating for me and that he had the power. It was an abuse of power.”
Louisette Geiss: The actress and screenwriter spoke at a press conference alongside attorney Gloria Allred following the early reports. She alleges she met Weinstein at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where he set up a meeting to discuss a script she was pitching at the festival, then moved the meeting from a hotel restaurant to his hotel room.
Geiss recalls the meeting going very well until he excused himself and then returned wearing an open bathrobe with nothing underneath.
She claims he climbed into a hot tub and asked her to watch him masturbate, promising to help her career if she did. She claims he promised she “could get a three-picture deal and he would green-light my script. But I had to watch him masturbate.” She left.
Sarah Ann Masse: The day after the New Yorker article and the second New York Times report, the actress, comedian and writer shared her own story about Weinstein. In 2008, she worked as a nanny while pursuing acting, and got an interview with Weinstein to look after his children.
She told Variety that Weinstein invited her out to his home in Connecticut to conduct the interview, during which he allegedly wore only boxer shorts and an undershirt. Masse recalls being surprised that he yelled at his children to stay out of the room rather than introduce them to her to see how they got along, and claims he asked whether her acting career would present a conflict or lead her to “flirt with my friends or anyone to get ahead.” She assured him it wouldn’t.
At the end of the interview, she alleges he hugged her for “quite a long period of time” and then told her that he loved her. She claims Weinstein’s assistant called her a few days later and said she didn’t get the job because she was an actress.
Liza Campbell: The artist and writer recalled getting a call from the producer offering her a job. She worked as a freelance script reader for Miramax for a few months before they stopped sending her scripts, at which point, Campbell claimed, Weinstein called her again to see how things were going; when he found out she needed more work, she says he told her to “come to my hotel and we’ll sort this out.”
Though there were multiple people in the room when she arrived, Campbell alleged, they all “vanished,” leaving her alone with the producer. After a few minutes, she said Weinstein left the room, turned on the bath, and invited her to join him there. She left.
Jessica Barth: After meeting the actress at a Golden Globes party in 2011, Weinstein allegedly invited her to come to his hotel, calling her up to his room rather than the restaurant when she arrived.
Once there, Barth found he had ordered champagne and sushi. She recalled to the New Yorker that he kept changing the subject between talking about her career and asking for a massage. She declined and excused herself, and Weinstein allegedly told her to lose weight as she left.
According to Barth, Weinstein gave her the number of one of his female executives for her to meet with, but that meeting appeared to Barth to be little more than a formality. “I just knew it was bullsh–,” she said to the New Yorker.
Claire Forlani: She was brought into Harvey Weinstein’s orbit when she appeared in the 2000 film “Boys and Girls,” which Miramax distributed.
In a lengthy post shared on Twitter, Forlani recalled the following: “Nothing happened to me with Harvey. By that I mean I escaped five times.”
Forlani alleged hotel meetings, massage requests, and recitations of the list of actresses Weinstein claimed he had slept with. “I ducked, dived, and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over – well, just a bit,” she wrote.
Zoë Brock: The model appeared on the British daytime show “This Morning” with her recollection of going to his hotel room after an evening out with a group of people, all of whom left the room after a few minutes.
Once the two of them were alone in the room, Brock claims, Weinstein left and returned without any clothes on.
“He chased me naked,” she alleges, which led her to hide in the bathroom and lock the door. Brock says she scolded him through the door, and eventually emerged to find him sitting on the bed, “sobbing and apologizing.”
Louise Godbold: The co-executive director of the L.A. nonprofit Echo Parenting & Education, wrote a blog post in the wake of the first New York Times report, detailing another incident of alleged harassment from Weinstein.
Most of her piece focuses on the culture that allows predatory behavior to go unchecked, but she briefly describes her own experience with Weinstein as an “office tour that became an occasion to trap me in an empty meeting room,” where he was allegedly “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.”
Laura Madden: The former employee at Weinstein’s Miramax, she claimed Weinstein “prodded her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London beginning in 1991,” the New York Times reported in its initial exposé.
“It was so manipulative,” Madden alleges. Weinstein told the paper he didn’t know anything about Madden’s claims.
Melissa Sagemiller: She alleges Weinstein sexually harassed her during production on “Get Over It,” a 2001 teen comedy released by Weinstein’s Miramax.
Sagemiller claims Weinstein invited her to his hotel room to look at script changes.
“Immediately he had drinks. The script was on the kitchen counter. He was in his robe. He’s like, ‘Would you give me a massage?’ The whole thing. I said, ‘Harvey, I’m here to discuss the script. I’m not going to give you a massage or any of that.’ And the banter went back and forth.”
Sagemiller alleged Weinstein stood in front of the door when she went to leave and, she says, demanded a kiss.
“He literally would not let me leave,” Sagemiller claimed. “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, ‘OK, you can go now. That’s all I wanted. Just do what I say and you can get your way.'”
Angie Everhart: In an interview with TMZ, the actress alleged that Weinstein masturbated in front of her at the Cannes Film Festival more than a decade ago.
“I was at the Cannes Film Festival, 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.”
Juls Bindi: Speaking to ABC’s “20/20,” she alleged Weinstein masturbated in front of her and claims the disgraced mogul groped her chest during an incident 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, who was a massage therapist at the time, said to ABC. “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.”
Florence Darel: In an interview with People, the French actress alleged sexual harassment by Weinstein, who she claims propositioned her in the 1990s.
“I was in shock. I was in shock,” Darel said. “I was astonished. When you have someone so physically disgusting in front of you, continuing and continuing as though this was all perfectly normal … What happened to me may not be illegal but it was inappropriate. Very inappropriate.”
Paula Williams: In an interview with ABC’s “20/20,” Williams alleged Weinstein exposed himself to her during a 1990 encounter.
“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 said.
“[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.”
Emily Nestor: In 2014, Weinstein allegedly invited Emily Nestor to his hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel, the same hotel where Ashley Judd claims Weinstein harassed her. Nestor, a law and business student, had been working as a temporary employee for only one day at the Weinstein Company.
Nestor says Weinstein boasted of sleeping with leading actresses and promised he would help her advance in her career if she accepted his sexual advances, the New York Times reported.
“She said he was very persistent and focused though she kept saying no for over an hour,” an internal document states, according to the Times. “She was disappointed that he met with her and did not seem to be interested in her resume or skill set.”
Lauren O’Connor wrote an internal memo in 2015 to several executives about the Weinstein Company’s “toxic environment” created by Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and misconduct, the New York Times reported.
O’Connor wrote: “I am a 28 year old woman trying to make a living and a career. Harvey Weinstein is a 64 year old, world famous man and this is his company. The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.”
Weinstein told the Times the allegations in O’Connor’s memo were “off base” and the two parted ways on good terms.
Sarah Smith: An ex-Miramax employee in London using the alias Sarah Smith says Weinstein raped her in the basement of his office there in 1992, according to the London Daily Mail.
“I remember, this is one thing I remember most clearly: I thought, I have to keep saying ‘No!'” she said. “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.”
She said she was so traumatized, it was a full week before she could tell her husband what had happened.
“I just felt mortified and ashamed – and that no one would believe me,” said Smith, who was an employee at Miramax for three years. “He was just incredibly well-connected, powerful and important – and I was just a nobody.”
Zelda Perkins: In 1998, a former assistant of Weinstein’s, Zelda Perkins, then 25, reportedly confronted him over his behavior toward female employees, the New York Times reported.
“According to former colleagues, she and several co-workers had been regularly subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms, and she was particularly concerned about the treatment of another woman in the office,” the Times reported. “She told Mr. Weinstein that he had to stop, according to the former colleagues, and that she would go public or initiate legal action unless he changed his behavior.
“Steve Hutensky, one of Miramax’s entertainment lawyers, was dispatched to London to negotiate a settlement with Ms. Perkins and her lawyer.”
Lena Headey: “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey claims Weinstein tried to get her to his hotel room and later warned her, “Don’t tell anyone.”
“The first time I met Harvey Weinstein was at The Venice Film Festival,” she wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. “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. I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke. I said something like, ‘Oh, come on, mate?!?? It’d be kissing my dad!!”
Headey claims her response caused her to never be cast in a Weinstein film ever again.
Years later, she said, he approached her about potential work.
“I believed that he respected my boundary,” she said. But apparently, she was mistaken.
After they discussed films, Weinstein allegedly began asking Headey questions about her love life. Afterward, Weinstein walked to the hotel elevator and claimed he wanted to give her a script.
“The energy shifted,” she said. “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 said. 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.”
Headey claims Weinstein went “silent” and was “furious.”
“His hand was on my back, he was marching me forward, not a word. I felt completely powerless,” she wrote.
And when his key card didn’t work, Weinstein “got really angry,” she said. Headey claims he gripped her arm tightly, paid for her car and “whispered in my ear: ‘Don’t tell anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent.'”
“I got into my car and I cried,” she said.
Lauren Holly: “Dumb and Dumber” actress Lauren Holly, who was married to actor Jim Carrey until 1999, claims Weinstein showered and used the toilet in front of her before he requested a massage while he was naked.
When she met with the producer, she said, he was “the most powerful person in Hollywood.” He had invited her to his hotel room in the late 1990s, the London Daily Mail reported. But she said when she arrived, he brought out champagne and greeted her in a bathrobe. Holly claims Weinstein told her to follow him into his suite.
“He dropped his robe, went into the bathroom in front of me, and began using the toilet,” she said, “all the time talking.”
Weinstein continued the conversation as he took a shower, she says. Then he got out and approached her naked.
“I wanted to flee. I was scared,” she said. “He told me I looked stressed. He said that he thought maybe I could use a massage, maybe I could give him a massage.”
Holly said she suggested he bring a masseuse to the room.
“I began to get really afraid, to be honest,” she said. “I had to get out of there.”
That’s when, she claims, Weinstein told her she’d be making a “bad decision” if she left his room, but she ignored him and left anyway.
“I pushed him and ran,” she said. “I was scared.”
Holly said the whole situation made her break into hives and tears as she ran to a dinner party. When she arrived, guests asked her what had happened.
When she explained, Holly claims, the guests said, “You need to keep your mouth shut because it’s Harvey Weinstein.”
Vu Thu Phuong: Vietnamese model and actress Vi Thu Phuong accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct in a post she made on Facebook.
“I believe that I can’t be silent anymore,” she wrote. “It’s time that I liberate myself. It’s time that I can explain about the ‘Shanghai’ failure and why I shelved my ‘American dream’ as well as the contract with Weinstein’s film company.”
In 2008, Phuong said, she was cast in the film “Shanghai,” which was produced by TWC Asian Film Fund, which was started by the Weinstein Company in 2007. She said he supporting role ended up being only a brief cameo, and she agreed to meet with Weinstein to discuss future film opportunities. But, Phuong claims, the meeting turned sexual very quickly.
“Everything suddenly turned dark when I saw Mr. Harvey Weinstein standing before me with only a towel around his waist, smiling,” she wrote.
Phuong claimed Weinstein told her he wanted her to act in sex scenes in a future film and told her: “I can teach you, don’t worry. Many stars have also been through this. Just treat this as necessary experiences so that you’ll have a stronger foundation in the future.”
She said she rebuffed Weinstein’s advances: “I was thinking at the moment that if he were to rape me or kill me, would anybody find out and stop him? It was an extremely horrifying feeling.”
Phuong said the encounter was one of the reasons she quit show business. “I didn’t want to sell myself” to be a film star, she said.
Chelsea Skidmore: Actress and comedian Chelsea Skidmore told the Washington Post there were at least four cases where Weinstein asked her for massages, masturbated in front of her, exposed himself and pressured her to be sexual with other women in front of him.
“He had just a very forceful way of going about things,” Skidmore said. “He forces himself on you, talks you into it and doesn’t leave you with an option.”
Another woman pushed Skidmore to join a sexual encounter, with Weinstein’s prompting, saying, “Oh, but he’s helped out so many girls.”
Lina Esco: Actress and director Lina Esco claims Weinstein propositioned her during a dinner in 2010.
“I think we should see a movie in the theater, like back in the day, and we should kiss,” Esco claims Weinstein said.
She told the Washington Post, “He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along.”
Trish Goff: Weinstein got physical with model Trish Goff after the two had lunch in 2003, she claims.
“Then he started asking me if I had a boyfriend, and if we had an open relationship. I said I wasn’t interested in an open relationship, but he was relentless, and I kept trying to shut that down and move on,” she told the New York Times.
“Then he started putting his hands on my legs, and I said, ‘Can you stop doing that?’
“When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me. I kept saying, ‘Please stop, please stop,’ but he didn’t until I managed to get back into the public space. The horrible thing is, as a model, it wasn’t that unusual to be in a weird situation where a photographer or someone feels they have a right to your body.”
Mia Kirshner: Canadian actress Mia Kirshner alleged in the Globe and Mail that she experienced an “ordeal” in a hotel room with Weinstein.
“I could waste this precious space on Harvey Weinstein by describing my own ordeal with him,” she said. “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.”
Lysette Anthony: British actress Lysette Anthony claims Weinstein raped her in 1982 in London when he was promoting his film “Krull.”
She told the Sunday Times: “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. … 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.”
Paula Wachowiak was Weinstein’s production assistant on his very first movie, “The Burning,” in 1980. She says she was told to deliver checks to Weinstein’s hotel room so he could sign them.
“He let me in, but he was behind the door when it opened,” Wachowiak told the Buffalo News. “When I got into the room, I realized that he was holding a hand towel around his waist.
That’s when Weinstein dropped the towel and asked Wachowiak to give him a massage, she said.
“He tried to encourage me by telling me what a fantastic opportunity it was for me to be part of this project. I told him that I was happy to be part of the project but I would not touch him. He finally gave up and signed all the checks.”
Wachowiak claims Weinstein later came up to her on the set of a film and asked: “So, was seeing me naked the highlight of your internship?”
Erika Rosenbaum told the CBC she had three encounters with Weinstein during which he “behaved inappropriately.” First, the Canadian actress claims he requested a massage after she rebuffed his sexual advances in a hotel room. The second time, she says, Weinstein tried to become intimate with her in his office. And third, Rosenbaum said, Weinstein assaulted her 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 pi–ed 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 … 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.”
Tara Subkoff: Weinstein sexually harassed actress Tara Subkoff at a premiere party in the 1990s, she claims.
“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.”
Subkoff said he reaction resulted in her being blacklisted by the industry.
“My reputation was ruined by false gossip, and I was called ‘too difficult to work with,'” she said. “It became impossible for me to get work as an actress after this.”
Minka Kelly: The actress says Weinstein had a meeting with her in which he “regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend,” She said in a post on Instagram.
Kelly says she declined his offer.
Anonymous accusers: Several other unnamed women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, according to the New Yorker. They say they will not reveal their true identities because they fear retaliation.
“He drags your name through the mud, and he’ll come after you hard with his legal team,” said one woman who claims he raped her.