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The Weinstein allegations

The Weinstein allegations

A list of the accusations made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has denied many of the allegations
Last updated on Friday

OCTOBER 20, 2017

"He tried to encourage me by telling me what a fantastic opportunity it was for me to be part of this project.Paula Wachowiak"
Intern Wachowiak was invited to Weinstein's hotel room where he exposed himself and asked for a massage Source: The Buffalo News

"Mr Weinstein was quite calm about trying to explain to me that if I would at least take my top off, this would demonstrate to him that I wasn’t going to be shy about doing so in front of the cameras."
Tomi-Ann Roberts

Weinstein invited Roberts to his hotel room to discuss a script, but was nude in the bathtub when she arrived. Source: Democracy Now
"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."
Lysette Anthony

Weinstein turned up at Anthony's home, later buying her a coat that she saw as an apology Source: Sunday Times

"He grabbed my hand. I was in a fight-or-flight moment. He made things very difficult for me for years."
Rosanna Arquette
Year: Early 1990s Location: Beverly Hills hotel
Arquette was told to pick up a film script at Weinstein's hotel room. Source: The New Yorker

The details of what I have learned was not unique to me are out there now – the 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.

Louise Godbold

Godbold wrote about her encounter with Weinstein in a blogpost. Source: Aces Connection

"He opened the door in his bathrobe. 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."
Kate Beckinsale
Beckinsale was called to a meeting with Weinstein, which she thought would take place in a conference room. Source: Instagram
Sophie Dix

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.

Sophie Dix

Age 22 Year: 1990 Location: Savoy hotel 

Weinstein told Dix he was having trouble with scenes on a film of his and invited her to his room to watch the dailies. Source: The Guardian

It was so manipulative. You constantly question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?

Laura Madden

Year: 1991 Location: Unspecified hotels in Dublin and London
Weinstein asked Madden, an ex-employee, multiple times to give him massages in his hotel rooms. Source: The New York Times

I was offered a film role at 19, Harvey Weinstein came on board and wanted me to screen test in a bikini. I refused & lost the job.Jessica Hynes

Age 19 Year: 1991 Location: N/A
Hynes recounted her encounter with Weinstein in a post on Twitter. Source: People

My basic response was, 'You know, Harvey, I really don't think you should be pulling that thing out, it's not very pretty'. And then leaving, and then never having another meeting with that guy again.

Sean Young

Year: 1992 Location: On the set of Love Crimes
On a podcast based in Austin, Ms. Young recalled working with Miramax on the set of 1992's Love Crimes and being subject to Weinstein's harassment. Source: Dudley and Bob with Matt Show

"He literally chased me. He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door. I just thought to myself: I can’t believe you’re doing this to me. I’m so offended – we just had a meeting."

Katherine Kendall

Age 23 Year: 1993 Location: Weinstein's apartment after a screening
Weinstein invited Kendall to a screening but then took her to his apartment. Source: The New York Times

"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified. I thought he was going to fire me."

Gwyneth Paltrow

Age 22 Year: 1994 Location: Peninsula Hotel
Paltrow reportedly told her then boyfriend, Brad Pitt, about the encounter, which caused him to confront Weinstein. Source: The New York Times

Basically, it was: ‘If you want to continue in America, you have to go through me.'Florence Darel

Age 26 Year: 1994 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Paris

Darel recalls Weinstein propositioning her while his ex-wife was in the room next door. Source: Le Parisien

He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around. Mira Sorvino

Age 28 Year: 1995 Location: Unspecified hotel at Toronto film festival

Sorvino and Weinstein were in Toronto for the premiere of Mighty Aphrodite. Source: The New Yorker

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.Tara Subkoff

Year: 1990s Location: After-party

Subkoff was up for a role in one of Weinstein's films and met him at a premiere after-party. Source: Variety

‘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.Liza Campbell

Age 35 or 36 Year: 1995 Location: Unspecified hotel in London

Weinstein had invited Campbell to his hotel room to discuss freelance script-editing opportunities. Source: The Times

I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask. It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining. How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?Ashley Judd

Age 29 Year: 1996 Location: Beverly Hills Hotel

Judd was told she and Weinstein were meeting to discuss her career, but when she arrived he greeted her in a bathrobe and asked to give her a massage. Source: The New York Times

The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater. I tried to negotiate the situation over the years, and negotiate with myself and pretend it kind of never happened. I wish I’d had someone to talk to, to say, ‘How do you deal with this?’Judith Godrèche

Age 24 Year: 1996 Location: Unspecified hotel at Cannes film festival

Weinstein had invited Godrèche up to his suite during the film festival. Source: The New York Times

Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not.Rose McGowan

Age 24 Year: 1997 Location: Unspecified hotel at Sundance film festival

After an encounter in a hotel room between McGowan and Weinstein, the two reached a $100,000 settlement that was supposedly 'not to be construed as an admission of guilt'. Source: The New York Times

I said, ‘No, no, no' ... It’s twisted. A big fat man wanting to eat you. It’s a scary fairy tale. Asia Argento

Age 21 Year: 1997 Location: Miramax party at unspecified hotel in France

Weinstein allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on Argento in a hotel room. Source: The New Yorker

I shrugged Harvey’s hands off me, ran into the bathroom and locked the door. Harvey chased me, dick, balls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.Zoë Brock

Age 23 Year: 1997 Location: Hotel Du-Cap

Weinstein invited Brock and others to his hotel room during the Cannes film festival, but when she arrived she was the only other person there. Source: Medium

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.Claire Forlani

Age 25 Year: 1997 Location: Peninsula hotel

In a post on Twitter, Forlani recalls escaping Weinstein's advances on five separate occasions. Source: Twitter

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.Angelina Jolie

Age 23 Year: 1998 Location: During release of Playing by Heart

This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable,' Jolie wrote in an email to the New York Times. Source: The New York Times

This is a system which silences victims of all types of misconduct, protects the powerful and perpetuates abuse.Zelda Perkins

Age 25 Year: 1998 Location: London

Perkins threatened to make public her allegations unless Weinstein changed his behavior. Source: The Daily Mail

What happened to me, even though it was uncomfortable, was much more of a transactional situation. He wanted to barter sex for movie roles. In other cases, he was forcing himself on them. It's so shocking that he got away with it for as long as he did.Marisa Coughlan

Age 25 Year: 1999 Location: Peninsula hotel

Ms. Coughlan met Weinstein at the Peninsula under the pretense that they would discuss movie roles; Weinstein told her he wanted her to play the lead role in Summer Catch, but days after Coughlan rebuffed his advances the role went to someone else. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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.Lauren Holly

Age 30s Year: Late 1990s Location: Unspecified hotel

Ms. Holly and Weinstein met in his hotel room to discuss "scripts in the pipeline" before he excused himself and returned in a bathrobe. Source: The Social

There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there.Heather Graham

Year: Early 2000s Location: Weinstein's offices

Graham was at a meeting with Weinstein discussing potential roles in his films. Source: Variety

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.Romola Garai

Age 18 Year: 2000 Location: Savoy hotel

Garai went to Weinstein's hotel because she had to be 'personally approved' for a role. Source: The Guardian

He said, 'Well, you can’t leave until you kiss me.' He literally would not let me leave. 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.'Melissa Sagemiller

Age 24 Year: 2000 Location: Unspecified hotel in Toronto

Ms. Sagemiller recalls being asked to go to Weinstein's hotel room to look at changes to a script. Source: The Huffington Post

I’ll never know if my refusal to be sexually available for Mr. Weinstein at the moment he fancied his little fix had me blacklisted, or whether I’m inflating my own importance in a much bigger picture.Alice Evans

Age 30 Year: 2002 Location: Unspecified event at Cannes film festival

Weinstein asked Evans to accompany him to a hotel bathroom Source: The Telegraph

I might have told Mr W mid-script ‘meeting’ after he sent his assistant out that I'd punch him if he didn’t take his hands off me.Natalie Mendoza

Age 24 Year: 2002 Location: Unspecified location

During a meeting, Mendoza threatened to punch him after he touched her inappropriately Source: Herald Sun

He just cut right to the chase and said: ‘These are contracts for my next three films. I’ll sign them, but I want you to have a threesome with me and my assistant.’Dawn Dunning

Age 24 Year: 2003 Location: Unspecified hotel in New York

Dunning was meeting with Weinstein to discuss a role in one of his films. Source: NBC News

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.Trish Goff

Age 25 Year: 2003 Location: Tribeca Grill

After a party at Anna Wintour's home, Goff arrived at the restaurant to discover Weinstein had arranged a private room for them. Source: The New York Times

I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t.' He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.Lucia Evans

Year: 2004 Location: Miramax offices in Tribeca

Weinstein allegedly forced Evans to perform oral sex on him at a 'casting meeting'. Source: The New Yorker

I was frozen into immobility like a statue, because a well-known producer with whom I've come to discuss modern Russian writers, was in a bathrobe.Katya Mtsitouridze

Year: 2004 Location: Excelsior hotel at Venice Film Festival

Ms. Mtsitouridze recalls Weinstein approaching her after the Venice Film festival screening of Finding Neverland. She chose a public space for their meeting but Weinstein's assistant instead directed her to his room. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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 like kissing my dad! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.’ I was never in any other Miramax filmLena Headey

Age 31 Year: 2005 Location: Venice Film Festival

Ms. Headey, in a series of Twitter posts, recounted two experiences with Weinstein, one at a hotel and another at the Venice Film Festival. Source: Twitter

When I finished my pitch, he asked me to watch him masturbate. I told him I was leaving. He quickly got out of the hot tub. As I went to get my purse to leave, he grabbed my forearm and pulled me to his bathroom and pleaded with me to watch him masturbate.Louisette Geiss

Year: 2008 Location: Sundance film festival

Geiss was pitching a script she had written to Weinstein before he allegedly asked her to watch him masturbate. Source: Variety

Harvey Weinstein opened the door in his boxer shorts and an undershirt. My first thought was, ‘Oh, this is weird. Maybe he forgot this interview is happening. Maybe he thought I was the mailman.'Sarah Ann Masse

Year: 2008 Location: Weinstein's home in Connecticut

Masse was interviewing for a position as a nanny for Weinstein. Source: Variety

I sat there waiting [for him] alone with a heavy heart because I didn’t know what the new movie would be like. Everything suddenly turned dark when I saw Mr. Harvey Weinstein standing before me with only a towel around his waist, smiling.Vu Thu Phuong

Age 22 Year: 2008

Ms. Phuong, a Vietnamese actor and model, worked with Weinstein on the film Shanghai but was cut from much of the movie, which Weinstein attributed to her English-speaking abilities. Source: Facebook

When I hung up the phone, I heard the shower go on in the bathroom. I was, like, 'What the fuck, is he taking a shower?'Emma De Caunes

Age Early 30s Year: 2010 Location: Unspecified hotel in Paris

Weinstein invited De Caunes to his hotel room to show her a script and later emerged naked from the bathroom, she said. Source: The New Yorker

Then his PA came over with a confidentiality contract. I just thought, ‘Oh my God, your poor wife.’ I don’t want to be a marriage-wrecker.Myleene Klass

Age 32 Year: 2010 Location: Cannes film festival

Klass, a British TV personality, had interviewed Weinstein just one day earlier. She spoke about the experience in 2011 on The Alan Titchmarsh Show without naming Weinstein. Source: The Sun

I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.Eva Green

Age 30 or 31 Year: 2010 or 2011 Location: Unspecified location in Paris

During a business meeting, Green had to push off Weinstein after he made an advance Source: Variety

So, what would happen if, say, we’re having some champagne and I take my clothes off and you give me a massage?' And I’m like, ‘That’s not going to happen.'Jessica Barth

Age 30 Year: 2011 Location: Peninsula hotel

Weinstein invited Barth to his hotel room under the pretense of discussing film opportunities. Source: CNN

I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that.Lupita Nyong'o

Age 28 Year: 2011 Location: Weinstein's home in Connecticut

In an article for the New York Times, Ms. Nyong'o wrote about several encounters with Weinstein, including one that took place while screening a film at the producer's home in Westport. Source: The New York Times

"We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted."
Léa Seydoux

Year: 2012 Location: Unspecified hotel
Seydoux, who wrote about her experience for the Guardian, was invited to Weinstein's hotel room. Source: The Guardian

"It’s a pretty clear case of sexual harassment when your superior, the CEO, asks one of their inferiors, a temp, to have sex with them, essentially in exchange for mentorship."

Emily Nestor

Age 25 Year: 2014 Location: Beverly Hills hotel
Nestor was a temporary front-desk assistant at the Weinstein company at the time. Source: The New York Times

Ambra Battilana Gutierrez

Age 21 Year: 2015 Location: Miramax offices in Tribeca and the Tribeca Grand hotel

In audio recorded by the NYPD, Gutierrez can be heard telling Weinstein multiple times that she does not want to enter his hotel room. Source: The New Yorker

"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 he gave it to me because of what happened."
Cara Delevingne

Location: Unspecified hotel, prior to production on Tulip Fever
Weinstein allegedly asked Delevingne and another woman to kiss in front of him. Source: Instagram

He immediately exposed himself and began pleasuring himself, and I just stood there dumbfounded. 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.Lauren Sivan

Age 27 Location: Cafe Socialista in Manhattan

After having dinner with Sivan and several others, Weinstein asked to give Sivan a tour of the restuarant's kitchen, where he allegedly cornered her in the vestibule and ejaculated into a potted plant. Source: NBC News

All of the sudden he takes his pants down and starts doing his stuff. He's blocking the door. I can't get out and he – I don't know how to say this on the radio, but he finishes on the carpet of the floor.Angie Everhart

Location: Venice film festival

While staying on the same boat during the Venice film festival, Everhart recalls waking up to see Weinstein standing above her bed. Source: Frosty, Heidi and Frank

He attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orificeMia Kirshner

Location: Unpsecified hotel

Ms. Kirshner, a Canadian actor, wrote in The Globe and Mail about her experience with Mr. Weinstein, calling his actions "a disease in my own industry." Source: The Globe and Mail

He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, 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.Minka Kelly

Location: Unspecified hotel

Ms. Kelly wrote about her experience with Mr. Weinstein, who she met at an industry party, on her Instagram. Source: Instagram

I was naive, new to the industry, and didn’t know how to deal with his aggressive advances ― an invitation to meet with him about a role in The Peninsula Hotel, where staff were present and then all of a sudden disappeared like clockwork, leaving me alone with this extremely powerful and intimidating Hollywood legend.Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Location: Peninsula hotel

In an article for The Huffington Post, Ms. Newsom recounted her experience with Mr. Weinstein and wrote that she is "dumbfounded by the culture of silence." Source: The Huffington Post

He had this sleazy smile on his face. Because he was sitting so close on this couch I started to get a sick feeling in my stomach. The next thing I knew he unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis.Heather Kerr

Location: Unspecified private meeting

Appearing at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, Ms. Kerr recalled Weinstein forcing her to touch his genitals; shortly after, she quit acting. Source: The Hollywood Reporter




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