Cara Delevingne joins Harvey Weinstein accusers

Cara Delevingne joins Harvey Weinstein accusers
From BBC - October 12, 2017

Cara Delevingne is the latest actress to come forward with allegations about sexual advances from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The British model and actress issued a statement in which she said Weinstein had made advances to her in a hotel room, in the presence of another woman, after they had discussed a film role.

A string of actresses have come forward over the last week to accuse the movie mogul of sexual harassment or assault.

Together, the claims build up a picture of one of the most powerful men in the industry exerting pressure on younger women at the start of their careers, often in hotel rooms and offices.

He has admitted his behaviour has "caused a lot of pain" but has described many of the allegations against him as "patently false".

His spokesperson has said "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied" and there were "never any acts of retaliation" against women who turned him down.

Here are some of those who have made allegations against him.

Cara Delevingne

In an Instagram post, Delevingne wrote how uncomfortable she felt during an encounter with Weinstein in a hotel room and describes what allegedly happened when she told him she wanted 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," she said.

"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 did not deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out. I did not want to hurt his family."

The French actress La Seydoux has written an article detailing her experience with Weinstein who she met at a fashion show.

She wrote in The Guardian about how he invited her to come to his hotel room for a drink.

"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.

"I was not afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along."

Gwyneth Paltrow

In a statement to the New York Times, Paltrow says after Weinstein cast her in the leading role of Jane Austen adaptation Emma in 1996, she was summoned to his hotel suite.

It was here that she says, as a 22-year-old, he placed his hands on her and suggested massages.

"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she told the newspaper.

She said she told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident, who confronted the producer.

"I thought he [Weinstein] was going to fire me," she said.

Angelina Jolie

Jolie says she was propositioned by Weinstein in a hotel room during the release of Playing by Heart in 1998.

Jolie said in an email to the New York Times: "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.

"This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."

Heather Graham

The Boogie Nights actress told Variety she was once propositioned by Weinstein in the early 2000s when she met him to discuss being cast in one of his movies.

She alleges he tried to force himself on her and told her his wife would have been fine with it.

"He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy.

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

Zoe Brock

Model and actress Zoe Brock says she was brought back to Weinstein's hotel room under false pretences in the south of France in 1997.

He emerged naked from another part of the suite and asked for a massage, she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"I did not want to do that and he asked if he could give me a massage... I did not know what to do and I felt that letting him maybe touch me a little bit might placate him enough to get me out of there somehow."

Before long, she "bolted" into the bathroom. He banged on the door with his fists before eventually retreating, putting on a dressing gown and starting to cry.

Asia Argento

Italian actress and director Asia Argento's first dealing with Weinstein's company Miramax was when she appeared in their crime drama B Monkey.

Lucia Stoller

Mira Sorvino

Louisette Geiss

Roseanna Arquette

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