I'll say I am very grateful I was warned. I had multiple women protecting me with stories. There were several years of Harvey propositioning me, combined with requests for meetings about scripts, and talk of what directors he could introduce me to. Thank goodness I heard enough not to go. Grabbing my arm at crowded parties and telling me my fiancé wasn't invited to be at Cannes when we were there promoting Rigby. Being told he wouldn't be able to get into events if he came. The accounts I've heard of what happened to others are devastating. In a time when the press killed stories and DAs ignored evidence, there was an underground network of women protecting women. And Im just so grateful to the women who warned and protected me.
The Blade Runner actress appeared on the Dudley and Bob With Matt Show podcast and shared her own personal experience while working on the 1992 film Love Crimes.
"I personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants in order to shock me," she told the hosts. "My basic response was, 'You know, Harvey, I really don't think you should be pulling that thing out, it's not very pretty.'"
She never worked with him again.
During a news conference conducted with attorney Gloria Allred, Variety reports that actress Heather Kerr says Weinstein exposed himself to her during a private meeting.
"He asked me if I was good," Kerr said. "I started to tell him about my training and acting experience and he said, 'No. I need to know if you're good.' He said if he was going to introduce me around town, he needed to know if I was 'good.' He kept repeating that word."
He then forced her to touch his penis, holding her hand on it. "He said this is how things work in Hollywood and all actresses who'd made it did it this way."
She quit acting shortly following the incident.
In a recent interview on the Sirius XM show Just Jenny, Juliana Margulies recounted a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in 1996. Promised a screen test if she took the meeting, Margulies was also promised that the woman accompanying her to the meeting would be in the room with them.
"She knocked on the door, and she was standing behind me," Margulies told the radio show host. "And he opened the door in a bathrobe. I could see that there were candles lit in the room, and there was a dinner for two. And I saw him stare at her, daggers," she recalled. Margulies explains that when she turned to the woman standing behind her, "I caught her in a shrug – like, 'What could I do?' And he looked at me, furious, and took the door and he said, 'Just wanted to say good audition.' And he slammed the door."
A woman who has only been identified as "Jane Doe" in court documents has teamed up with feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to go after Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. for sexual battery and assault after alleging that the Hollywood producer raped her in 2016, Deadline reports. They filed the suit on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
According to the lawsuit, Weinstein assaulted the anonymous woman on two separate occasions. Both encounters allegedly took place after Weinstein floated around the idea that she could have a role in Marco Polo.
The first time she met with Weinstein at his Beverly Hills hotel room in late 2015, Deadline reports that he gripped "her wrist with one hand while using the other to masturbate in front of her until completion." Months after the original meeting, Weinstein reportedly invited her back to the same hotel to "celebrate" her casting.
Shortly after she arrived at the room the woman claimed Weinstein yanked her pants down and proceeded to "orally copulate" her without her consent, BuzzFeed reports. Instead of honoring her wishes and stopping, BuzzFeed writes that the lawsuit states "Weinstein then used his massive weight and strength to force himself on her, pushing his penis inside of her vagina without a condom." Once again, the lawsuit claimed that Weinstein held onto her wrist while he began to masturbate with his free hand. She was reportedly able to escape, but she never got the Marco Polo role or was considered for any other upcoming projects.
In the lawsuit, the woman also claims she believes TWC knew about Weinstein's behavior with women like her and failed to act.
According to BuzzFeed, a representative for Weinstein issued a statement claiming that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." The rep added that "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances."