Ever since the New York Times has released the bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein, more and more women are coming forward with their jaw-dropping allegations of serial sexual harassment and intimidation by the Weinstein Company’s cofounder Harvey Weinstein. So, here we present a list of Top 10 famous Hollywood women who have decided to tell their stories of sexual harassment and rape at the hands of this dishonored Hollywood mogul.
1. Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd was one of the first famous women to come out and reveal her story about Weinstein. Ashley recollected her memory about the first encounter of this nasty act, she told Hollywood producer had invited her to the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel for a meeting, and when she arrived there, she was sent up to his private room, in the room he stood in a bathrobe, and asked her for a body massage, and later asked if she would watch him shower, The New York Times reported.
“I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask”
2. Cara Delevingne
Cara shared her experience on her Instagram account; she wrote that film producer sexually harassed her during a meeting about a movie part in a hotel lobby. She wrote on her account-
“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.”
“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. 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.”
3. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is one another big name on this list; she told The New York Times that during the release of ‘Playing by Heart,’ Harvey Weinstein made unwanted sexual advances on her in a hotel room, which she rejected.
“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 behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow told The New York Times that she was only 22 when Weinstein arranged a meeting with her in a hotel room, all this happened the time she played Jane Austen in Emma. Weinstein attempted to massage her and invited her into the bedroom, but she analyzed the situation and left the room quickly. She said, “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,”
5. Rose McGowan
As per the New York Times article report, actress Rose McGowan received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 after a gross incidence in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. Rose McGowan declined to comment on the matter, may be because of settlement and contracts. Rumors that she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein have circulated since 2016, when she tweeted about being “raped” by a studio executive.
“Women fight on. And to the men out there, stand up. We need you as allies. #bebrave,” – she wrote on Twitter
6. Louisette Geiss
Former actress Louisette Geiss recently came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey. She said Weinstein tried to force her into watching him masturbate at Sundance Film Festival. Geiss said in a statement-
“We went to his office and had a great conversation about his current film and about the film I was pitching,”
“He seemed genuinely interested in the script I had co-written. After 30 minutes he excused himself to go to the bathroom.”
“He returned in a robe with the front open. He told me to keep talking about my film and that he was going to get into his hot tub which was in the room adjacent to his office, steps away. I kept talking as he got into the hot tub. When I finished my pitch, he asked me to watch him masturbate.”
7. Romola Garai
Famous British Actress revealed her humiliating encounter With Weinstein she described the experience as “humiliating” and “extremely problematic,” .Romola said that the Weinstein invited her to his hotel room for an audition and there he was in his bathrobe.
8. Lea Seydoux
Actress Lea Seydoux said that Weinstein harassed her when both were in Paris to attending a fashion show. She recalled, Weinstein insisted her to meet in his hotel room. Seydoux told The Guardian.
“We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,”
“All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer.”
Today whole world is speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and the nasty behavior of “Sexual Harassment”.
What prominent personalities said:
Former and beloved President of the USA said-
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,”
“We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture, including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect, so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”