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Here Are The Women Who Harvey Weinstein Has Allegedly Sexually Harassed Or Assaulted
Uma Thurman, Lupita Nyong'o, Lena Headey, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and more have come forward.
These are the people Harvey Weinstein allegedly harassed or assaulted:
2.Paz de la Huerta
Ashley Matthau told the New York Times that she met Weinstein in 2004 while she was performing Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights in Puerto Rico.
Matthau, a dancer who was then engaged to her now-husband Charles Matthau, said she refused Weinstein's persistent requests to come to his hotel room for a private meeting after he saw her on the sets.
Matthau told the Times that none of the production members offered to help her after she told them she was afraid that Weinstein was being pushy during the crew's lunch break.
Upon returning to the sets, Matthau recalled that Weinstein told her get into a car, saying, "Don't worry. Nothing is going to happen. We're just going to discuss future projects."
In his hotel room, Weinstein told her that she should consider sleeping with him as he had helped launch the careers of high-profile actresses who had done the same, Matthau said.
When she refused, Matthau said Weinstein pushed her onto the bed and fondled her breasts. He then stripped, straddled, and masturbated on top of her, despite her repeatedly asking him to stop and telling him she was engaged, Matthau told the Times.
"It's just a little cuddling. It's not a problem," Matthau said Weinstein told her. "It's not like we're having sex."
After the encounter, Matthau hired a lawyer from Gloria Allred's firm and met with Weinstein and his lawyer, Daniel M. Petrocelli, who warned her that he would tarnish her reputation by citing her attendance at Playboy Mansion parties.
Matthau said she agreed to a more than $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in exchange for a legally binding promise not to speak out about the allegations.
She said that she was now willing to break the clause despite the threat of legal damages.
"I want to do my part to help bring this to light so it doesn’t happen with other people in Hollywood or anywhere else," she told the Times.
Cynthia Burr, an actress who appeared in films like Scarface and Lethal Weapon, told the New York Times that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in the hallway of a building in New York City in the late 1970s.
Burr, who was then an actress in her early 20s, was told by her manager to meet Weinstein, who she described as a "real up-and-comer" in his mid-20s.
She said that after Weinstein greeted her in the lobby of an old building, he tried to kiss her in the elevator. He then unzipped his fly and forced her to perform oral sex on him, she alleged.
"It was just him and me alone,” Burr told the Times. "I was fearful I didn't have the wherewithal to get away."
Burr said that she felt ashamed after the experience and thought that no one would believe her.
"I’m really sad for everybody, but I’m really glad it’s out in the open," Burr told the Times. "I finally felt like I had a voice."
5.Hope Exiner d’Amore
Hope Exiner d'Amore told the New York Times that Weinstein raped her in his hotel room in the late 70s while she was an employee at his concert promotion company.
Weinstein invited her to come to New York City to meet people in the film industry, according to Exiner d'Amore. She said that he told her they would have to share a room due to a mistake in the hotel reservations.
She agreed, thinking it was harmless. But at night, Weinstein — who was naked — slipped into her bed, she said.
"I told him no," Exiner D'Amore told the Times. "I kept pushing him away. He just wouldn’t listen. He just forced himself on me."
She alleged that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex and intercourse on her.
Exiner D'Amore added that after declining Weinstein's offers to take her out and give her credit cards for shopping, she was fired within three or four weeks of the trip.
"This has haunted me my entire life,” Exiner d’Amore, now 62, told the Times.
Lacy Dorn told the New York Times that she was first introduced to Weinstein at a New York Film Festival party for The Artist in 2011.
Dorn, who was 22 at the time, then met Weinstein a few weeks later at a Halloween party at Rose Bar in Gramercy Park Hotel. He asked her for her email and told her he wanted to discuss her career over lunch, she said.
That night, he sent her a a blank email with the subject line: Great meeting you," she told the Times.
Dorn said that when she said goodbye to Weinstein while leaving the party, he grabbed her between the legs, touched her buttocks and her crotch through her clothing while her back was turned to him.
"I was so naïve, I didn’t say anything," Dorn told the Times. "And he didn’t say anything either. I just got out of the party as fast as possible."
Dorn said that she never heard from Weinstein again and that many of her friends shrugged off her encounter with him as a "rite of passage" in the entertainment industry.
On Oct. 23, the Financial Times published an interview with Perkins in which she described her time working as Weinstein’s assistant in the '90s. The first time he sexually harassed her, she said, he appeared in a room wearing only underwear, asked her to massage him, and then asked if he could massage her. She declined. She said this type of behavior was the norm with him: He often walked around naked and asked her to be present while he was bathing, or, if she had to wake him up in the morning, he would try to pull her into bed with him. She said she left Miramax and sought advice from an attorney after her colleague told her Weinstein had sexually assaulted her at the Venice Film Festival in September of 1998. (Through a representative, Weinstein denied ever having non-consensual sex with any woman.)
Perkins said she sought legal help in 1998 not to get a monetary settlement but “to stop him by exposing his behavior” and “to create safeguards to protect future employees.” Some safeguards were written into the non-disclosure agreement she signed: According to the contract, Miramax was to implement a stronger system for reporting harassment, and Weinstein was supposed to go to therapy. According to the NDA, if a complaint made within two years of the contract resulted in a settlement of at least £35,000 or six months’ salary, the incident either had to be reported to Miramax’s parent company Disney, or Weinstein had to be fired.
Perkins was mentioned in the New York Times’ Oct. 5 article detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against the producer, but she had signed such a contract barring her from telling her story. She told the Financial Times, “I want to publicly break my non-disclosure agreement.” She said she was doing so to expose the exploitative nature of such agreements. “Unless somebody does this there won’t be a debate about how egregious these agreements are and the amount of duress that victims are put under. My entire world fell in because I thought the law was there to protect those who abided by it. I discovered that it had nothing to do with right and wrong and everything to do with money and power.”
Erika Rosenbaum told CBC’s The Current that she first met Weinstein when she was in her twenties, at a party shortly after she moved to Los Angeles. She agreed to meet with him in a hotel room, thinking he could help her fledgling acting career, she said. When his assistant left the room, she recalled, “He put an arm around me and started, as if he was a boyfriend all of a sudden, started trying to be intimate with me. ... I just remember that feeling of having to fight off an invader, but I had to do it in a friendly way because I was terrified to anger this man.” Rosenbaum said she massaged his shoulders as a compromise “in order to get out.” She added, “I thought that something I had done had provoked this behaviour in him and so I was deeply guilty for whatever I had done to allow this to happen.”
Rosenbaum, who is now 37, said a few years later she met with him again, after meeting with Weinstein’s female casting agent. She said he made advances again in his office, and she kept her voice quiet so that his employees wouldn’t know what was happening. “I'm like covering for him even as he's doing it,” she said. At a later meeting in a hotel suite, she said he tried to make her watch him shower, and then grabbed her. “He 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,” she said. She hoped the stories becoming public would help others.
23.Vu Thu Phuong
In an article published by Buffalo News on Oct. 15, Paula Wachowiak described an encounter she had with Weinstein in 1980 while working as a production assistant on The Burning, a slasher film Weinstein has both a story by and production credit on. She said she was asked by her supervisor to deliver some checks to Weinstein in his hotel room so he could sign them; when Weinstein answered the door, she said, he was in a towel, which he quickly dropped. After talking with her about the checks, he asked her for a massage, she said; she declined. “He tried to encourage me by telling me what a fantastic opportunity it was for me to be part of this project," Wachowiak told Buffalo News. "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." Later in the production, she recalled Weinstein asking her if seeing him naked was "the highlight of your internship."
Bindi, a massage therapist, told ABC’s 20/20 that in 2010, she was booked for a session in Weinstein’s suite at the Montage Hotel. In the interview that aired Oct. 13, she said Weinstein told her she should write a book about what he called her “artform” of massage, and after the session, he began texting her about a book deal. “Who would not be flattered?” Bindi said. But at their second appointment, she said, he stopped the massage, stood up, and asked her about the size of his penis. She said he followed her into the bathroom, shut the door behind him, and began to masturbate. She recalled that she expressed her discomfort and told him to stop, and then “he grabbed me and started groping on my chest, and I pushed him away. … What do you do in a situation like that?” Weinstein’s employees followed up with her in emails — reviewed by ABC — about a book deal, which she interpreted as a form of payment for her silence. She did not pursue the book deal, and she said she was scared to pursue legal action against him.
Williams told 20/20 that she met Weinstein in 1990. She said after a dinner party, he sent her a car to take her to what the then 20-year-old model thought was a party; when she arrived at the Hollywood Hills home, she recalled, there was no party, just her and Weinstein. “He immediately starts massaging my neck as I walk in so I know right away that this … is going to be uncomfortable.” Williams said she excused herself for a cigarette, came back inside and found Weinstein with a bottle of champagne. She said he quickly exposed himself, and she fled the house on foot. She had not told her story publicly before because of “deep shame,” but 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.”
Dix told the Guardian that when she was a 22-year-old actor, Weinstein invited her to his hotel room to watch some film footage. Once in the room, she said, he asked her for a massage. In the Oct. 12 article, she said Weinstein pushed her onto the bed and tugged at her clothes. She recalled that she ran to the bathroom and locked the door, and when she decided to try to escape the hotel room, she opened the door and found him masturbating. Months later, he called her and apologized, she recalled, asking her if he could do something for her; she declined, feeling retraumatized by the call. “You think you go into the film business because you think it is this free-thinking, liberal-minded industry, but actually it could not be more opposite. It is as antiquated, as sexist and rigged as they come.” The interaction with Weinstein was, she said, “the single most damaging thing that’s happened in my life.”
Roberts told the New York Times that in 1984, when she was 20, she met Weinstein when she was waiting tables in New York. He invited her to his hotel room for what she thought was an audition; she said he was nude in the tub when she arrived, and he pressured her to remove her clothes, too. Roberts, who is now a professor, said she declined his advances and left; she felt manipulated, she said.
According to the New Yorker, Weinstein approached aspiring actor Lucia Evans, then Stoller, at a club in New York in 2004, shortly before she began her senior year of college. She told the New Yorker that "she had heard rumors about Weinstein [but] she let him have her number." Evans said she initially declined his late-night calls asking to meet, but agreed to a daytime meeting at the Miramax office with Weinstein and a female casting executive. After allegedly telling her she'd “be great in Project Runway” if she lost weight, Weinstein “forced [her] to perform oral sex on him.” She said she objected, but "Weinstein took his penis out of his pants and pulled her head down onto it," according to the New Yorker. Afterwards, Evans said she lived with guilt for not fighting Weinstein harder. "My roommates told me to go to a therapist because they thought I was going to kill myself," she told the New Yorker.
In Dec. 2014, 25-year-old Nestor started working as a temporary front desk assistant at the Weinstein Company. As Nestor told the New Yorker, she was told on her first day that she was Weinstein's "type," and he referred to her as "the pretty girl.” Nestor said Weinstein asked how old she was, made her write down her telephone number, and told her to meet him for drinks that night.
She said she made up an excuse, and suggested an early-morning coffee the next day instead, assuming he would say no. Nestor said Weinstein told her to meet him at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills, where he was staying. After being warned about Weinstein’s reputation, Nestor told the New Yorker she intentionally “dressed very frumpy.”
She called their meeting the “most excruciating and uncomfortable hour of my life.” She said he offered her career help, and then boasted about his sexual experiences, including those with famous actresses. “He said, ‘You know, we could have a lot of fun,’” Nestor recalled. “I could put you in my London office, and you could work there and you could be my girlfriend.” After she declined, Nestor recalled Weinstein saying, “Oh, the girls always say ‘no.’ You know, ‘No, no.’ And then they have a beer or two and then they’re throwing themselves at me.” She said Weinstein told her “that he’d never had to do anything like Bill Cosby.”
According to Nestor, she refused his advances at least a dozen times. “‘No’ did not mean ‘no’ to him,” she told the New Yorker. “I felt trapped ... I was very afraid of him. And I knew how well connected he was. And how if I pissed him off then I could never have a career in that industry.” Nestor said her male colleague who referred her reported the incident to HR and she talked to company officials about it, but didn’t pursue it further. Nestor completed her temporary placement and then, she told the New Yorker, she "decided not to go into entertainment because of this incident.”
51.Emma de Caunes
The actor told the New Yorker she met Weinstein at a Golden Globes party in Jan. 2011, after which he invited her to a business meeting at the Peninsula. According to Barth, he told her to come up to his room, where he, according to the New Yorker, "alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed." When she moved toward the door to leave, Barth said Weinstein lashed out and told her she needed to lose weight “to compete with Mila Kunis." She alleged he then promised her a meeting with one of his female executives, which she said "seemed to be purely a formality."
55.Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
Madden, a former employee of Weinstein's, told the New York Times that, starting in 1991, Weinstein would ask her to massage him in hotel rooms. At one point, she said, she locked herself in his hotel bathroom, crying. She described his behavior as "manipulative," and said, “You constantly question yourself — am I the one who is the problem?”
59.Jennifer Siebel Newsom
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