Wednesday 20 June 2018

Hollywood monster: litany of sex complaints grows

Harvey Weinstein with Kate Beckinsale in 2004 Picture: BEI/REX/Shutterstock
Harvey Weinstein with Kate Beckinsale in 2004 Picture: BEI/REX/Shutterstock

Rhonda Shafner and Michael Sirolly

1984: Actress Tomi-Ann Roberts (20) meets Weinstein in his New York hotel room to discuss a film. He is nude in the bathtub and asks Roberts to bare her breasts. She leaves.

1988: Lisa Rose (22), an assistant in Miramax's London office, is sent to work for a day at The Savoy hotel and while alone in a suite with Weinstein, he requests a massage, saying others complied. She leaves immediately.

1990: British actress Kate Beckinsale (17) meets Weinstein at The Savoy hotel in London. He opens the door in his bathrobe and offers her alcohol. She tells him she has school in the morning and leaves.

Early 1990s: Actress Rosanna Arquette stops by The Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up a movie script from Weinstein. He asks for a massage.

Early 1990s: Prospective intern Louise Godbold (28) is touring Weinstein's offices when he leads her to an empty meeting room, begs for a massage and puts his hands on her shoulders as she tries to leave.

1991: Laura Madden, then an employee, is asked by Weinstein to give him massages at hotels in Dublin and London.

1993: Actress Katherine Kendall (23) arrives at Weinstein's New York apartment for a business meeting. He returns from the bathroom in his bathrobe, then nude, and chases her around the room asking to see her breasts.

1994: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (22) is summoned to Weinstein's suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a meeting, where she refuses his suggestion of a massage.

1995: Writer Liza Campbell meets with Weinstein at The Savoy hotel in London, but he asks her to join him for a bath. She leaves after hearing him undress.

September 1995: Actress Mira Sorvino (27) meets with Weinstein at his hotel room where he massages her shoulders and chases her around, prompting her to leave.

1996: French actress Judith Godreche (24) attends a meeting with Weinstein and a female Miramax executive on the French Riviera. The female executive leaves, and Godreche joins Weinstein at his suite to discuss a film. After Godreche says no to his suggestion of a massage, he pulls off her sweater and she leaves.

1997: Actress Ashley Judd arrives at a hotel in Beverly Hills for breakfast with Weinstein and learns they will be meeting in his suite. She rejects his suggestions to give him a massage, to give him a shoulder rub, to pick out his clothes and to watch him shower.

1997: Actress Rose McGowan (23) reaches a financial settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. McGowan this week tweeted "HW raped me," apparently in reference to Weinstein.

1997: Asia Argento, an Italian actress (21) arrives at a Miramax party at a hotel room on the French Riviera, but only Weinstein is there. He goes into the bathroom, returns in his bathrobe and asks for a massage. Argento gives him a massage, and Weinstein forces her legs apart and performs oral sex on her despite her protests, she said. They had consensual sexual relations in the years that followed.

1997: Model Zoe Brock (23) is chased by a naked Weinstein but locks herself in the bathroom of his hotel suite on the French Riviera.

Late 1990s: Actress Angelina Jolie rejects unwanted advances from Weinstein in a hotel room.

Late 1990s: Actress Tara Subkoff attends a premiere after-party where Weinstein grabs her to sit on his lap. After Subkoff gets off Weinstein's lap, she says he makes requests that prompt her to laugh in his face and leave the party.

Early 2000s: Actress Heather Graham is told by Weinstein while discussing movie scripts that he has an agreement with his wife allowing him to sleep with anyone he wanted when he is out of town.

Early 2000s: Actress Romola Garai (18), arriving for what she expects to be a job interview, is asked to go to Weinstein's hotel room, where he is waiting in a dressing gown.

2003: Actress Dawn Dunning (24) is invited to a meal at a New York hotel, but on arrival is told to go to Weinstein's suite instead, where he is wearing a bathrobe. He says he has contracts for three films, but she will only be allowed to sign them if they have sex. Dunning leaves.

2004: College student Lucia Evans is approached by Weinstein at a New York club and accepts an invitation to meet with a female Miramax casting executive, but is led to an office where she is alone with Weinstein and he forces her to perform oral sex on him.

After 2004: French actress Lea Seydoux fends off Weinstein's attempt to kiss her in his hotel room after he flirts with her at a fashion show.

2007: TV anchor Lauren Sivan (28) meets with Weinstein and others at a New York restaurant. At a nearby club, during a tour of the club's restaurant, Weinstein tells two kitchen staffers to leave, attempts to kiss Sivan and then exposes himself and masturbates into a plant while blocking her path.

2008: Louisette Geiss, then an actress and screenwriter, is pitching her script to Weinstein at a hotel during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, when Weinstein gets into a hot tub and asks Geiss to watch him masturbate.

2010: French actress Emma de Caunes (34) visits Weinstein's hotel room in Paris to get a movie script. He emerges from the bathroom naked with an erection, and asks her to lie on his bed. She leaves.

December 2014: Emily Nestor, recently hired as a temporary employee, meets Weinstein at a hotel where he promises her career help if she agrees to have sex.

March 2015: Ambra Battilana Gutierrez (22) arrives at Weinstein's office to discuss her career and soon after calls police, claiming Weinstein grabbed her breasts and put his hands up her skirt. The next day, Gutierrez wears a wire from New York City police and meets Weinstein at a bar. The district attorney declines to prosecute.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sexual with any women.

Irish Independent

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