Cara Delevigne has joined the list of powerful actresses accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Posting on her Instagram, the actress said the producer once tried to kiss her and also get her to make out with another women in his hotel room.
This allegation, alongside the shocking revelations by top stars – like Angelina Jolie, who recalled her “bad experience” when she was younger, stating that as the reason she choose “never to work with him again“; and Gwyneth Paltrow, who said he sexually harassed her more than 20 years ago – have shed light on sexual assault against women in the industry, a drama that has caught fire, just like it happened in Bill Cosby’s case.
So far, 13 women have spoken up on on the ordeal they endured at the hands of Weinstein, and at least one of them –actress Asia Argento— has accused him of rape.
Reacting to the outrage, Weinstein’s rep denied that the producer ever committed the crimes alleged by these women. He said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
Weinstein has yet to be charged with any crimes.
But will he be charged soon?
Cara Delevigne has always been open about her bisexuality. In her note, she recalled how Weinstein threatened her career, and then attempted to get her into making out with another woman, and when that failed, he tried to kiss her.
“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,” she said.
Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his own company, Weinstein Company, after reports that he had reached eight settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact in the past.
He apologised for his actions, but despite his apology, the movie producer plans to sue The New York Times for $50 million for publishing his story.
We can’t wait to see how this drama pans out.
See Cara Delevinge’s posts:
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. 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. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I 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.
I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this….i actually feel better and I'm proud of the women who are brave enough to speak….this isn't easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem