Harvey Weinstein has been charged with four sex assault charges in Los Angeles just hours after appearing in a New York City court for an explosive start to his rape trial where the judge warned his lawyer to ‘leave witnesses alone’.
Prosecutors in LA announced Weinstein has been charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint concerning two separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement: ‘We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit crimes against them. I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them.’
Weinstein allegedly went to a hotel on February 18, 2013 and raped a woman after pushing his way inside her room. The next evening, he is accused of sexually assaulting another woman at a hotel suite in Beverly Hills. That woman is expected to testify at Weinstein’s trial in New York.
The Los Angeles district attorney’s task force is still investigating sex crime allegations against Weinstein from three women, Lacey said. Prosecutors declined charges involving three other women because their cases were beyond the statute of limitations.
Lacey said there was no relationship between the timing of the New York trial and the filing of charges in Los Angeles. She said the filing and announcement came on the first business day all the necessary people could be gathered for the charges and announcement.
Weinstein’s arraignment has not yet been scheduled and prosecutors will recommend $5 million bail. He is expected to appear in court in California after his trial in New York is finished, Lacey said.
Lawyers for Weinstein had no immediate response to the new charges. The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment on them.
It comes as the judge presiding over the case in Manhattan was forced to warn the producer’s lawyer to ‘leave witnesses alone’ amid protests outside outside the courthouse led by accusers Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette.
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi immediately set a combative tone to the morning’s proceedings by referring to Weinstein as a ‘predator,’ drawing an objection from the defense table. The lawyers also clashed after prosecutors asked the judge to bar all attorneys in the trial from speaking about the evidence outside court.
In New York the disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces allegations that he raped an unnamed woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006. He smiled as he used a walker to enter the court house.
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct dating back decades but he only faces five criminal counts – two counts of rape, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty.
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Harvey Weinstein was pictured smiling as he arrived at a New York court Monday as his lawyers and a judge handle the final preparation for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault
Prosecutors in LA announced Weinstein has been charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint concerning two separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013. Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is pictured Monday
Harvey Weinstein, left, shuffled into court using a four legged walker with tennis balls on the bottom of two legs. He was wearing a dark suit and stared directly ahead as he walked down the aisle. Weinstein’s lead lawyer, Donna Rotunno, right, said she was hopeful a fair jury could be found that wouldn’t pre-judge the case
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct dating back decades but he only faces five criminal counts. Outside the courthouse, the Silence Breakers, a group of Weinstein accusers held press conference, pictured
Actor Rosanna Arquette speaks at a news conference outside a Manhattan courthouse after the arrival of Harvey Weinstein on Monday
Illuzzi accused Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno of ‘degrading and humiliating and putting down our witnesses’ in statements to the press leading up to the trial. ‘I have not degraded anyone,’ Rotunno responded.
Judge James M. Burke refused to issue a gag order, but told both sides: ‘Leave the witnesses alone, OK? Don’t talk about them in any way.’ The judge also barred the defense from calling detective Nicholas DiGaudio as a witness. DiGaudio was removed the investigation amid allegations he had withheld evidence that could have helped defend Weinstein.
Speaking at the New York courthouse Monday prior to the announcement in LA, Weinstein’s attorneys suggested they knew charges might be coming. They asked the judge for potential jurors to be sequestered partly because of the possibility that charges could be brought elsewhere against Weinstein while the trial was ongoing. The denied that request.
Outside the court actresses and other women who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Weinstein dismissed him as a villain undeserving of anyone’s pity and labeled him a ‘coward’.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? THE CHARGES AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN
Harvey Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women in New York.
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct dating back decades but he only faces five criminal counts – two counts of rape, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault.
He faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault.
Monday’s court proceedings will begin with a pretrial conference in state court in Manhattan, with jury selection starting on Tuesday, according to Danny Frost, a spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, whose office brought the charges.
One of the women Weinstein was charged with assaulting, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi, has said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2006. Prosecutors say Weinstein raped the second woman, who has not been publicly identified, in 2013.
Finding impartial New York City jurors amid the media frenzy surrounding the Weinstein case will be a challenge for both legal teams, experts said.
Lawyers will likely question potential jurors about their knowledge and opinion of the case, their work history and whether they have been victims of sexual misconduct.
The trial is expected to last for around six weeks.
Weinstein faces up to 28 years in state prison if he is convicted of the charges filed in L.A. of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.
His arraignment has not yet been scheduled and prosecutors will recommend $5 million bail.
Weinstein is expected to appear in court in California after his trial in New York is finished, Lacey said.
In New York lawyers clashed over recent comments by Miss Rotunno about Weinstein accuser, Annabella Sciorra, who starred in The Sopranos and is expected to give evidence at trial.
Miss Rotunno said in an interview over the weekend Miss Sciorra would be an ‘excellent witness’ because she has ‘spent an entire life acting for a living’.
Miss Illuzi, an assistant district attorney, objected to Miss Rotunno’s suggestion that Weinstein had a ‘loving relationship’ with Miss Sciorra.
She said: ‘I assure you that’s not the case.’
Jury selection is scheduled to start this week more than two years after the allegations against him catalyzed the #MeToo movement.
Wearing a dark suit Weinstein smiled as he arrived at court using his walker after undergoing a three-hour back operation in December. He stared directly ahead as he walked down the aisle.
Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein appeared more alert than in previous hearings, though he still used his walker for support as he sat down.
The 67-year-old has pleaded not guilty and says any sexual activity was consensual. If he is convicted of the most serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault, Weinstein faces a mandatory life sentence.
A frail looking Weinstein was pictured leaving the court in an SUV around two hours after his arrival. His ankle monitor was visible as he hobbled down the court stairs.
Outside the courthouse, the Silence Breakers, a group of Weinstein accusers including actresses Rosanna Arquette and Rose McGowan, held a press conference, demanding the former producer be held accountable.
They were joined by writer Sarah Ann Masse, actress Dominique Huett, model Paula Williams, Louise Godbold and the actress and journalist Lauren Sivan.
Arquette has accused Weinstein of derailing her career after she resisted his advances, which he denies. She was pictured outside court on Monday, along with lawyer Gloria Allred.
‘As we stand here at the beginning of a new year and a new decade, time’s up on sexual harassment in all workplaces,’ said Arquette.
She added: ‘And time’s up on the pervasive culture of silence that has enabled abusers like Weinstein.’
Weinstein did not engage with the accusers who shouted at him outside court.
‘He looked cowardly. He wouldn’t look at us. He wouldn’t make eye contact,’ said Masse, a performer and writer who said Weinstein once sexually harassed her in his underwear during a job interview. ‘This trial is a cultural reckoning regardless of its legal outcome,’ she said.
McGowan was dismissive of Weinstein’s feeble appearance. ‘I think he’s taken some good acting tips.’
When asked how his back was outside the courtroom, Weinstein responded with a thin smile and a so-so gesture with his hand.
‘Not so good,’ he said. ‘Better.’
Miss Illuzi, a veteran homicide prosecutor, requested that Miss Rotunno be banned from speaking to the press during the entirety of the case because of the ‘degrading and humiliating’ comments she had made.
There was ‘plenty of emotion’ around this case already and that ‘at every turn’ Miss Rotunno will be making similarly offensive comments, she added.
One of the women Weinstein was charged with assaulting, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi, pictured in 2017, has said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2006
Speaking about the women is ‘not the way this case should be treated’, Miss Illuzi demanded.
‘There were women who came forward and said that Mr Weinstein had either assaulted them or sexually harassed them but didn’t want to go forward and did not feel they wanted to take part in this process. This (their personal information) is not something that the people are going to provide wholesale to somebody who is the predator in this courtroom’.
Judge Burke turned to Miss Rotunno and asked: ‘What did you do?’
Miss Rotunno said that ‘I don’t believe I did anything improper’.
She said: ‘Miss Illuzi stands in court and calls my client and predator and then has the nerve to say I shouldn’t go out there and discuss the case’
Miss Rotunno said that it was ‘abominable’ for Miss Illuzi to say she did anything wrong and that she always acted in an ‘appropriate and professional’ manner.
Judge Burke ruled that she could still speak to the press during the case but told both sides: ‘Leave the witnesses alone, OK? Don’t talk about them in any way.’
The judge also quickly rejected an attempt by Weinstein’s lawyers to have the jury sequestered.
Rotunno, said she was hopeful a fair jury could be found that wouldn’t pre-judge the case. ‘In this great country, you are innocent until proven guilty,’ she told reporters outside the courthouse.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein leans on his walker in Criminal Court on the first day of his sexual assault trial
Judge James Burke presides over the trial on film producer Harvey Weinstein. The judge issued a strong warning to Harvey Weinstein’s legal team to ‘leave witnesses alone’
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi arrives at State Supreme Court for the Harvey Weinstein trial on Monday
Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves federal court wearing an ankle monitor, Monday, in New York. He faces allegations of rape and sexual assault. Jury selection begins this week
Weinstein’s trial begins Monday, more than two years after a torrent of women began accusing him of misconduct. The 67-year-old has pleaded not guilty and says any sexual activity was consensual. If he’s convicted of the most serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault. Weinstein, pictured leaving court, faces a mandatory life sentence
She added: ‘Miss Illuzi is attempting to silence us from speaking to you. She stands up in court and calls my client a predator…I think she believes he has been convicted already. That’s not how this works.’
Miss Rotunno said that the separate investigation in Los Angeles into Weinstein made it a ‘safer bet’ that the jury was sequestered in case he was charged with new crimes during the trial.
Douglas Wigdor, an attorney representing three of Weinstein’s accusers, including one who will give evidence at the trial, said: ‘Today we are beginning the process of holding Harvey Weinstein accountable for his actions.
‘So much has changed in the past decade. We are no longer strapped with the rape myths that people aren’t necessarily raped in dark alleys at gunpoint or knifepoint.
‘That women know their perpetrator, that women often speak to the perpetrator after the crime has been committted, that women don’t tell their lives ones immediately after sexual assault has taken place.
‘This trial will not just be about Harvey Weinstein but about how far we have come as a society’.
Gloria Allred, who represents other Weinstein accusers said that Miss Rotunno was trying to ‘impact the jury pool’ with her comments about the women.
She said her goal was to persuade people that the women ‘should be believed’ and that this was ‘unfair’ to them.
Paula Williams, left, hugs Rose McGowan, right, outside New York Criminal Court
Some of those who accused Weinstein called a news conference outside the courthouse
Actresses, from left to right, Ellen Barkin, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette and Lauren Sivan, who have all accused Weinstein of sexual assault, walk together to a press conference outside New York State Supreme Court on the first day of Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York
Prosecutors must demonstrate Weinstein had a habit of violating women. To that end, they plan to call actress Annabella Sciorra, who says Weinstein forced himself inside her Manhattan apartment in 1993 or 1994 and raped her after she starred in a film for his movie studio.
They also want jurors to hear from some of the more than 75 women who have come forward publicly to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault.
Production assistant Haleyi accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her in his child’s bedroom at his former New York home. She tried to deter him by revealing she was menstruating but she claims he did not stop and even removed her tampon.
‘I was mortified. I was in disbelief and I was disgusted,’ Haleyi said. ‘I would not have had anyone do that to me even if that person was a romantic partner.’
Weinstein, flanked by his team, leaves court Monday. Weinstein appeared more alert than in previous hearings though even when he sat down in the public gallery he used his walker for support
Wearing a dark suit Weinstein smiled as he arrived at court using his walker after undergoing a three-hour back operation in December. He stared directly ahead as he walked down the aisle
Harvey Weinstein and his legal team arrive to court for the first day of trial. Weinstein’s walker is pictured in the back of the car along with a spare white shirt and a child’s car seat
The first allegations were brought to light by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October 2017.
Within days, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which selects Oscar winners, had expelled Weinstein. On Oct. 15, Alyssa Milano tweeted: ‘If you’ve ever been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.’
#MeToo became one of the most used widely used hashtags. In 2019 it was viewed 42 billion times, according to data from Brandwatch, a research firm.
The trial will hang over the Hollywood awards season, which began with Sunday’s Golden Globes. Weinstein was once a fixture at the industry’s glitzy ceremonies, with numerous critically acclaimed small-budget films such as Shakespeare in Love, which won the Oscar for best picture in 1999.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, has argued the case is weak and said she plans to aggressively cross-examine the accusers.
Picking a jury for Weinstein´s trial could take a while, in part because immense media attention on the case could mean some potential jurors already have their minds made up.
Weinstein’s lawyers tried to get the trial moved out of Manhattan, but a court rejected that.
Accuser Ashley Judd says Weinstein will never take responsibility for his actions
Harvey Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd has said the disgraced movie mogul will never take responsibility for his actions as his trial on rape and sexual assault charges kicks off this week in
Judd, one of Weinstein’s earliest accusers who claims he harassed her in a Los Angeles hotel room in 1997 and went on to ‘destroy’ her career when she rebuffed his advances, spoke to
Asked whether she thinks Weinstein will take responsibility, the 51-year-old actress replied: ‘His defiance and lack of humility remain intractable at this stage.
‘I would welcome someone who has aggressed who wants to learn and make it right.’
She suggested that Weinstein could redeem himself if he made an effort, but said she doesn’t think he will try.
Harvey Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd says she doesn’t believe the disgraced movie mogul will ever take responsibility for his actions
Judd claims Weinstein harassed her in a Los Angeles hotel room in 1997 and went on to ‘destroy’ her career when she rebuffed his advances. The pair are pictured together in 1997
Judd filed suit against Weinstein in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2018 alleging that he torpedoed her career because she rejected him.
Her claim is backed up by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s admission that he passed her over for a role after Weinstein said she was a ‘nightmare’ to work with.
The lawsuit accuses Weinstein of defamation and of interfering with economic relations and engaging in unfair competition, citing employment law governing sexual harassment.
A judge ruled last January that the law didn’t apply to the producer-actress relationship, but Judd is appealing that ruling.
The case is on hold pending criminal proceedings.
Judd and 20 other Weinstein accusers met up in New York and Los Angeles last month to do a group photo for the Cut piece.
She said the public exposure they’ve endured after coming forward has created a strong bond between the women, who stay in touch via email.
‘It’s essential and tender and powerful,’ Judd said of the bond.
Reporting by Megan Sheets for DailyMail.com
Lawyer Gloria Allred arrives at New York Criminal Court on Monday
Reporters line up outside New York Criminal Court in Manhattan on Monday
The women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual harassment
Weinstein faces allegations that he raped one woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006.
It is the only criminal case to arise from dozens of allegations against the Oscar-winning film producer.
Other accusations, including from some of the world’s most famous actresses, range from inappropriate massages to rape.
Here is a list of some of the women who have come forward so far.
The production assistant has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her in his child’s bedroom at his former New York home. She tried to deter him by revealing she was menstruating but she claims he did not stop and even removed her tampon.
‘I was mortified. I was in disbelief and I was disgusted,’ Haleyi said. ‘I would not have had anyone do that to me even if that person was a romantic partner.’
Dominique Huett: The actress claims the mogul sexually abused her in 2010 after luring her to his Beverly Hills hotel room. He demanded she give him a massage and he perform oral sex on her.
‘He would not take ‘no’ for an answer’, her legal complaint says.
Mimi Haleyi, pictured, accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her
The Norweigan actress claims Weinstein raped her in a London hotel room after the 2008 Baftas.
The Elektra star said the mogul turned up at her hotel room and started banging on the door.
When she let him in he ‘pushed her back and forced himself’ on her without using a condom.
‘I was completely grossed out. I believe that I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me. I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I was like a dead person. Afterwards I lay there in complete disgust,’ she said.
Actress Natassia Malthe is one of nine women accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape
English actress Lysette Anthony claimed he raped her in the hallway of her London home in the 1980s. ‘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,’ she said.
Ms Anthony tried to resist but was unable to fight off heavily-built Weinstein. She said: ‘Finally I just gave up. At least I was able to stop him kissing me.
‘As he ground himself against me and shoved inside me, I kept my eyes shut tight, held my breath and just let him get on with it.’
‘He came over my leg like a dog and then left. It was pathetic, revolting,’ she told The Sunday Times. ‘I remember lying in the bath, crying.’
Anthony began her career on the stage before moving to Hollywood. She claims she was raped by Weinstein
The Oscar-winning actress says Weinstein got her to massage him while his children were downstairs
Lupita Nyong’o claims Weinstein once told her that to be in the business she had to be ‘willing to do this kind of thing’. She is pictured at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2017
At a private screening at his home, Weinstein interrupted the film after just 15 minutes and lead her to his bedroom, announcing that he wanted to give her a massage.
‘I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe,’ she wrote.
The actress says she panicked and offered him one instead – writing that this would allow her to be physically in control of the situation and where he placed his hands.
But when the producer announced that he was going to remove his pants she decided she had to leave.
On a separate occasion he tried to entice up to his hotel room and told her: ‘If you want to be an actress, then you have to be willing to do this sort of thing’
Heather Graham is another actress who says she refused Weinstein’s advances
According to the Boogie Nights actress, Weinstein implied he would put her into a movie if she slept with him. He then tried to get the star alone in his hotel room but she dodged the meeting. She never starred in one of his movies
The Blade Runner actress claims Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to her while she filmed 1992 Miramax movie Love Crimes
The Game of Thrones star has revealed Weinstein became furious with her when she spurned his advances as he led her to his hotel room.
‘We walked to the lift and the energy shifted,’ Headey described. ‘My whole body went into high alert, the lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen,’ I said. I don’t know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a strong sense of don’t come near me.’
‘He was silent after I spoke, furious. We got out of the lift and walked to his room. His hand was on my back, he was marching me forward, not a word, I felt completely powerless, he tried his key card and it didn’t work, then he got really angry.
‘He walked me back to the lift, through the hotel to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm.’
‘He paid for my car and whispered in my ear: ‘Don’t tell anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent.’ I got into my car and cried.’
Teen assault: Kate Beckinsale says Weinstein tried to ply her with alcohol and met her in his bathrobe when she was just 17
In an Instagram post the Underworld star said Weinstein made a move on her when she was just 17.
‘When I arrived reception told me to go to his room. 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. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting.I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.’
Paltrow (pictured with Weinstein in 2002) told the New York Times that when she was 22 Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom
The star said that when she was 22, Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in a hotel bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 Jane Austen adaptation Emma. She told the
She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul. She said Weinstein then told her not to tell anyone and she feared getting fired.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, is an American actress, singer, and food writer who made her name starring in Seven (1995) and Emma (1996).
Jolie (pictured speaking ahead of a screening of her new film In the Land of Blood and Honey) told the New York Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998
The actress told the
She said: ‘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, 42, is cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. She made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982).
The model wrote on her
She wrote: ‘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’.
Cara Delevigne, 25, is an English fashion model and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.
Green’s mother says Weinstein sexually harassed her during a meeting at his suite in Paris.
The Bond Girl, 37, managed to escape however after being summoned to the movie mogul’s hotel room, her mother Marlene Jobert said in a radio interview on Friday.
‘He operated with her the exact same way he acted with all the others, under the pretext of a professional meeting, of a script that had to get to her with a nice part into the bargain,’ said Jobert.
‘Since his office was also in his hotel suite, she [Eva] followed him, and the exact same thing happened to her as to the others. She managed to escape, but he threatened to destroy her professionally.’
Jobert added: ‘[It was] the usual scenario, the same pattern he used for all the other victims.’
The French actress accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her.
She wrote in
The French actress (pictured in Spectre) accused the mogul of jumping on her and trying to kiss her
‘It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer. We are in the same industry, so its impossible to avoid him. I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with. That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.’
Lea Seydoux, 35, starred in Bond film Spectre and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012).
The Friday Night Lights star said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career.
Kelly said that she agreed to the meeting but refused to go to Weinstein’s room, and instead met him at the restaurant inside his hotel with an assistant.
Minka Kelly said she met Weinstein at an event and soon after was asked by her agent if she would be willing to meet him at his hotel room to discuss her career
‘He bulls*** me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us,’ said Weinstein.
‘As she walked away, he said, “I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night” and 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.’
Kelly posted a photo of a cross stitch alongside her post that read: ‘Boys will be Boys.’
The second ‘boys’ was crossed out at the bottom however, and stitched in was ‘held accountable for their f***ing actions.’
Kelly claimed the alleged encounter was the day-to-day b***shit of being an actress.’
The actress claims Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was up for a part in one of his movies in the 1990s.
‘He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward.’
She said he could then feel him getting an erection.
‘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,’ she added.
‘I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.’
After denying his advances, Subkoff claims she was stripped of the part.
The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21.
She told the
Asia Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director, best known for the role of Yelena in the action film xXx (2002).
Asia Argento (left with Weinstein during 2004 Cannes Film Festival) accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21
Model Zoë Brock was 23 when she allegedly had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape Weinstein’s advances.
She wrote on
‘I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me, d**k, b**ls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.’
Zoe Brock is a model and actress who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and raised in Australia.
The Meet Joe Black actress appeared in the 2000 Miramax film Boys and Girls. She says she escaped Harvey’s advances five times.
‘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 without getting slobbered over, well just a bit.
‘Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don’t really remember the time period, I was 25.
‘I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them.’
I wasn’t drinking the cool aid [sic], I knew Harvey was a master manipulator.
‘He also announced to me at the last dinner I had with him at Dominic’s that his pilot knew to be on standby because he could never get me to sleep with him, to which I did what I always did, make light of the situation, a joke here or there and moved on.’
‘I’d had a fair amount of experience. Sometimes I got angry, really angry. I wondered why I had Prey stamped on my forehead but this I kept to myself.’
The actress said she was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would green light her script if she watched him masterbate. She left the meeting.
Geiss made her accusations in a press conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred on October 10.
The star was born in Miami, Florida. She is an actress and producer, best known for Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001).
The French actress says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996, the NYT reported.
Judith Godrèche, 45, is a French actress and author. She has appeared in more than 30 films and will soon star in an HBO comedy about a French woman moving to Los Angeles.
The actress says she was called to a meeting about future film projects in 2003 aged 24. When she arrived she says Weinstein presented her with three scripts for his next three movies which he would let her star in, only if she had three-way sex with him. She fled the hotel, she told the
Dunning is a former actress turned costume designer best known for her role in Alias: The Roughest Cut (2006).
The aspiring actress was 24 when she met Weinstein while serving tables as a college junior in 1984. She says he told her to meet him at his home. When she arrived, she says, he was naked in the bath and told her she would give a better audition if she was nude. She says she refused and left, reports the
The Swingers actress was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993.
He changed into a bathrobe and told her to massage her, she said. When she resisted she said the mogul returned naked and chased her, reports the
Kendall, 48, is an American actress from Tennessee. She made her name in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996).
The actress, formerly known as Lucia Stoller claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Speaking to the
The Mighty Aphrodite actress told the
He then went to her home in the middle of the night but she called a male friend to protect her, she claimed. She said turning down the mogul adversely affected her career.
Sorovino, 50, is an American actress who came to prominence after winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a hooker with a heart of gold in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
The actress also said her career suffered after she rebuffed Weinstein’s advances in the early 1990s. At a hotel meeting he tried to put her hand on his erect penis, she claims in the
Rosanna Arquette, 58, is an American actress, film director, and producer. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the 1982 TV film The Executioner’s Song.
The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream,
She signed a non-disclosure agreement at the close of the suit and has only referred to him obliquely in social media since. She referred to being abused by a ‘monster’ and has previously referred to being raped by a studio head.
Judd says that during filming for 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower.
She was one of the women who spoke out to
Emma De Caunes
French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010. Soon after he told her he had a script he was producing based on a book with a strong female character. Weinstein offered to show her the script, and asked her up to his room at the Ritz in Paris, where he began to take a shower.
He then emerged naked and with an erection, asking her to lay down with him on the bed and telling her that many had done so before, she told the
The British actress was 22 when she was invited up to his room at The Savoy after being cast in The Advocate alongside Colin Firth. Weinstein tried to massage her and started pulling at her trousers before he started masturbating.
Harvey Weinstein is accused of accosting Sophie Dix in a hotel room
‘As soon as I was in there, I realized it was a terrible mistake. I got to the hotel room, I remember talk of a massage and I thought that was pretty gross. I think he showed me his big back and I found that pretty horrid.
‘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 and I just sort of – I am a big, strong girl and I bolted … ran for the bathroom and locked the door.’
‘I was in there for a while, I think. He went very quiet. After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door, masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door, I just ran.’
She said the incident left her bed bound with depression for six months and she decided to end her movie career.
‘I decided if this what being an actress is like, I don’t want it.’
The former creative executive at The Weinstein Company, told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’ after one of her colleagues told her that Weinstein had pressured her into massaging him while he was naked, the NYT reported.
A former creative executive at The Weinstein Company told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’
The Italian actress and model, 24, told the NYT that in March 2015 Weinstein invited her to his New York office. There, she said, he asked if her breasts were real before grabbing them and putting his hands up her skirt. She reported the alleged incident to police, but they did not press charges. According to the NYT, Weinstein later paid her off.
Weinstein reportedly pressured Jessica Barth (pictured) to give him a naked massage
Weinstein reportedly pressured the actress to give him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel in 2011.
Jessica Barth, 39, is an American stage and film actress, known for portraying Tami-Lynn McCaferty in the film Ted and its sequel.
A former production assistant and the Weinstein company, she told the NYT that Weinstein had asked her to give him massages from 1991 onwards, while they were both in London and Dublin. ‘It was so manipulative,’ she told the NYT. ‘You constantly question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?’ Weinstein denied knowledge.
Nestor was a temporary employee of the Weinstein Company for just one day in 2014 when Weinstein approached her and offered to boost her career in exchange for sex, the NYT reported.
Perkins was an assistant of Weinstein’s based in London. Aged 25 in 1998, she reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court.
She said she was subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms.
Zelda Perkins reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court
Produced Karlsen told
Karlsen, 57, is the Oscar-nominated British producer of Carol and The Crying Game.
A freelance script reader, she told the UK’s
Campbell, 58, (pictured in 2004) said that Weinstein had summoned her to his hotel room in London
Campbell, 58, is an artist, calligrapher, columnist and writer, born in the north of Scotland and currently living in London, England.
The former Fox news host said that Weinstein trapped her in a closed restaurant and masturbated in front of her to completion in 2007.
He allegedly took her to a closed restaurant beneath a club she had visited and attempted to kiss her, then when she refused he cornered her and made her watch him touch himself, according to
Sivan is now a TV reporter in Los Angeles and was a local journalist in New York 10 years ago when her encounter with Weinstein allegedly occurred.
Hynes said she was invited to audition for Weinstein when she was 19 – in a bikini. She said she refused to wear the skimpy item – and lost the job.
British actress Hynes, 44, formally known as Jessica Stevenson, is best known for her roles in the Bridget Jones movies and for co-creating and co-writing the sitcom Spaced.
British actress Romola Garai said she felt ‘violated’ following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18 in which he was in a bathrobe.
Garai, best known for her role in Atonement, said she had already been hired for a part but was told to audition privately with the Hollywood mogul because ‘you had to be personally approved by him’.
‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein,’ she told The Guardian. ‘So 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’.
Garai, 35, is an English actress, writer, and director. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39.
French actress Florence Darel has claimed that she was harassed by the producer in 1993.
Darel, 49, who first came to notice in Eric Rohmer’s ‘A Tale of Springtime’ in 1990, told French media that Weinstein had promised to help make her big in America if she became his ‘part-time’ mistress.
She said she first had to beat off his advances after Weinstein’s company Miramax bought the 1993 fashion industry comedy ‘A la mode’ in which she appeared.
The following year, pushed by her agent, she agreed to meet Weinstein in a Paris hotel, where he he asked her to be his mistress ‘a few days a year’.
Actress Florence Darel, 49, revealed on Thursday to French media that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had promised to help make her big in America if she became his ‘part-time’ mistress
Weinstein allegedly behaved inappropriately toward a woman employed as his assistant in 1990. The case was settled out of court.
Another unnamed assistant
In 2015, Weinstein reportedly pressured another assistant into giving him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel, where he is also said to have pressured Barth.
Unnamed Miramax employee
At one point in the early 1990s, a young woman is alleged to have suddenly left the company after an encounter with Weinstein. She also settled out of court.
A woman who did not wish to be named because she feared Weinstein’s connections told The New York Times that the producer had summoned her to his hotel at an unknown date and raped her.