Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and harassment against film executive Harvey Weinstein in the days since The New York Times and The New Yorker first published their bombshell reports.
The accusations recount similar patterns of abuse by the film mogul, including inviting women to private rooms, pleading with them for massages or to watch him masturbate and even forcing them into sex acts.
These are the women who have come forward so far:
In a column for Variety published Tuesday, actress Heather Graham said that Harvey Weinstein once called her into his office and appeared to suggest she have sex with him in exchange for a role in one of his movies in the early 2000s.
Gwyneth Paltrow told The New York Times that she was just 22 when Weinstein scheduled a meeting with her in his hotel room. Weinstein attempted to massage her and invited her into the bedroom, at which point she left. She recalled thinking: "I thought you were my Uncle Harvey," saying she'd formerly seen him as a mentor.
Describing the experience as "humiliating" and "extremely problematic," Romola Garai said that the Hollywood mogul invited her to his hotel room for an audition and answered the door in his bathrobe.
Garai said that she felt "violated" by Weinstein, who was fired from his namesake company on Oct. 8 in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations.
Angelina Jolie told The New York Times that, during the 1999 release of "Playing by Heart," 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," Jolie said in an email to the Times. "This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."
A New Yorker report contains claims that Weinstein "forcibly performed oral sex" on actress and director Asia Argento. The incident reportedly led to a series of complicated sexual encounters, which Argento said brought her "back to the little girl that I was when I was 21." She added: "When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak. ... After the rape, he won."
A New York Times article reported that actress Rose McGowan received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 after "an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival." McGowan declined to comment for the Times' report (some have speculated that she kept mum because her settlementmay have involved a non-disclosure agreement). Talk that she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein has circulated since at least 2016, when McGowan tweeted about being "raped" by a studio executive.
Mira Sorvino, who worked with Weinstein on several films, told The New Yorker that the film executive sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. In 1995, she said, she was in a hotel room with Weinstein when he started chasing her around and trying to massage her. A few weeks later he called her in the middle of the night and said he was coming to her apartment. "I freaked out," she said, and called a male friend to ask him to come over and pose as her boyfriend. Weinstein arrived before the friend. "I opened the door terrified, brandishing my twenty-pound Chihuahua mix in front of me, as though that would do any good." Sorvino said she told Weinstein her "boyfriend" was coming over, at which point he became dispirited and left.
Emma de Caunes
French actress Emma de Caunes reported that Weinstein once asked her to his hotel room on the pretense of looking at a book that was soon to be made into a film, and for which she could potentially be considered for the lead, she told The New Yorker. Weinstein came out of the bathroom naked and with an erection and tried to persuade her to have sex with him. "I was very petrified," de Caunes said. "But I didn't want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited." As she was leaving, she recalled, Weinstein said: "We haven't done anything! It's like being in a Walt Disney movie!" "I looked at him and I said — it took all my courage— but I said, 'I've always hated Walt Disney movies.' And then I left," de Caunes told The New Yorker. "I slammed the door."
Actress and director Rosanna Arquette told The New York Times that Weinstein lured her to his hotel room in the 1990s with the promise of picking up a script for a potential role. Arquette found the film executive in a bathrobe, and Weinstein then asked her for a massage and tried to force her hand on his crotch when she refused. "Rosanna, you're making a big mistake," he told her, Arquette said. She recalled responding: "I'm not that girl. I will never be that girl."
Jessica Barth told The New Yorker that Weinstein invited her to his Beverly Hills hotel room for a business meeting in 2011. He claimed he wanted privacy to "talk career stuff," she recounted. In the room, he demanded a naked massage in bed. "So, what would happen if, say, we're having some champagne and I take my clothes off and you give me a massage?" he asked her, she recounted. She said she told him: "'That's not going to happen."
Journalist Lauren Sivan told HuffPost that she met Weinstein at Cipriani, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan, in 2007 and later rode with him and others to a club in which Weinstein was an investor. He asked her to join him on a tour of its restaurant downstairs, she said, and in an area closed to the public he tried to kiss her. Weinstein then exposed himself to Sivan and began to masturbate, ejaculating into a potted plant, she said.
British writer Liza Campbell told The Sunday Times that Weinstein once invited her to his hotel room for a business meeting. She said there were initially others in the room who then seemed to "vanish" when she arrived. After talking for a few moments, Weinstein reportedly went into the bathroom and started drawing a bath. "What do you say we both jump in the bath? Come on, it'll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?" she says he told her. "'If you come back into this room with no clothes on I'm going to fucking lose my temper,'" she recalled telling him before leaving the hotel.
Actress and model Cara Delevingne shared her Weinstein story on Instagram on Wednesday. "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," Delevingne, who has been open about being bisexual, said. A year or two after that call, she said, she met with Weinstein about a film role in a hotel and he invited her up to his room, she said. "When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe," she said. "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." After attempting to use singing as a distraction, she said she had to leave. Weinstein allegedly walked her to the door and "tried to kiss me on the lips."
Ashley Judd told The New York Timesthat Weinstein lured her to his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, where she found him dressed in a bathrobe. Weinstein then reportedly asked if he could massage her or whether she would agree to watch him shower. "How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?" she recalled thinking.
Actress Lea Seydoux said that she and Weinstein were both in Paris attending a fashion show when he insisted they meet in his hotel room. "We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me," Seydoux told The Guardian. "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."
Louisette Geiss, a former actress who once met with Harvey Weinstein to discuss her screenwriting, said at a news conference in Los Angeles that the film producer assaulted her in 2008. Geiss said she was at the Sundance Film Festival when Weinstein approached her about a film she was pitching. Weinstein invited her to his office, she said, then went into the bathroom and emerged in a bathrobe. Geiss said Weinstein had his penis out, went into a hot tub and began masturbating. "I was obviously nervous and he just kept asking me to watch him masturbate," she said. "He quickly got out of tub and grabbed my forearm as I tried to grab my purse, leading me to the bathroom and pleading with me to just watch him masturbate." Weinstein allegedly said if she stayed and watched, he would greenlight her pitched script. "I pulled it together and quickly exited," she said.
Actress Katherine Kendall told The New York Times that in 1993 Weinstein asked if they could go by his apartment after a meeting. After an hour of chatting, Kendall said, Weinstein went into the bathroom and came out wearing a robe and asked for a massage. "Everybody does it," he said, according to Kendall. When she refused, Kendall said, he took off the robe and proceeded to chase her around the apartment. "He literally chased me. He wouldn't let me pass him to get to the door." Weinstein asked her to show him her breasts, which she refused to do, she said.
French actress Judith Godrèche told The New York Times that Weinstein invited her to breakfast at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The film executive then invited Godrèche, who was 24 at the time, up to his room to discuss a film she had starred in and which Weinstein had just acquired, she said. "I was so naïve and unprepared," she said. Weinstein tried to give her a massage, saying it was an American custom. "The next thing I know, he's pressing against me and pulling off my sweater." She said she managed to get away and left the room.
Dawn Dunning said she was invited to a Manhattan hotel for a business meeting with Weinstein in 2003. Dunning was an aspiring actress at the time and said Weinstein's assistant told her the film executive was running late and that she could wait in his suite. But when she got upstairs, Dunning told The New York Times, Weinstein was in a bathrobe and said she could be in his films only if she had three-way sex with him. "You'll never make it in this business," she said he told her. "This is how the business works." Dunning decided not to pursue acting and became a costume designer.
Zoe Brock, a model from New Zealand, wrote a blog post that she once had to lock herself in a bathroom as Weinstein tried to force himself on her. Brock said she met the film executive at the Cannes Film Festival and unwittingly found herself alone in a hotel suite with him after attending several parties as part of a large group. (Brock said she had been told others would be arriving, but they never did.) Weinstein reportedly advanced, naked, on Brock and tried to give her a massage, at which point she retreated to the bathroom. She wrote: "I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered. 'Are you serious?' I yelled."
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
The New Yorker reported that Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a Filipina-Italian model, went to Weinstein's office in Tribeca in 2015 to show him her modeling portfolio. Weinstein reportedly asked her if her breasts were real and then, she later told officers of the New York Police Department Special Victims Division, the film executive jumped toward her, groped her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. Gutierrez filed a report with the NYPD, which led to a sting operation inr which she wore a wire in an "attempt to extract a confession or incriminating statement" from Weinstein. The resulting audio can be heard on HuffPost.
In a lengthy Instagram post Thursday, actress Kate Beckinsale detailed an alleged interaction with Weinstein when she was 17 that echoes the stories of many other women. Beckinsale said she was told to go to the producer's hotel room, where he greeted her in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol before she left.
"I said no to him professionally many times over the years," she wrote, "some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people, 'Oh, Kate lives to say no to me.'"
British actress Sophie Dix told The Guardian that Weinstein once invited her to his room at the Savoy hotel "to watch some rushes" — a term used for unprocessed footage from a day's filming. Dix, who was 22 at the time and had recently landed some major roles, said she agreed. But when she arrived, she said, "all the alarm bells started ringing."
"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," she said. "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."
Florence Darel, a French actress, spoke about an alleged experience with Weinstein in an interview with French outlet Le Parisien. In 1995, Darel said, her agent persuaded her to go to a meeting with Weinstein at his suite at The Ritz in Paris. When she got there, Darel said, Weinstein began propositioning her even though his wife was apparently next door.
"He started to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations with me. I told him I was very in love with my companion. He replied that didn't bother him at all and offered to have me be his mistress a few days a year. That way we could continue to work together. Basically, it was, 'If you want to continue in America, you have to go through me,'" Darel said. She says she left quickly and told Weinstein: "I'm sorry, I have to leave."
Claire Forlani wrote on Twitter that she repeatedly dodged Weinstein's advances when she was in her 20s. "I escaped five times," she alleged. "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." She added: "Yes, massage was suggested."
She also said she had three dinners with Weinstein during which he allegedly boasted about the actresses he'd slept with and joked that a pilot "was on standby because he could never get me to sleep with him."
Actress Melissa Sagemiller told HuffPost she experienced Weinstein's misbehavior on three occasions. Once, at lunch with the producer, she said he asked what kind of men she liked to date. Then, in his hotel room, while wearing only a bathrobe, Weinstein allegedly asked for a massage and would not let Sagemiller leave until she kissed him.
Finally, the producer would not allow the actress to board her flight to New York, insisting she ride in his private plane. Weinstein allegedly ordered airport personnel to remove Sagemiller's bags from her flight from Toronto and deliver her to the runway where his plane was awaiting takeoff.
"If my manager called me tomorrow and said, 'Actually, I remember there was this movie you were up for, and now that I'm thinking back on it, maybe [rebuffing Weinstein is] why you didn't get it,' I wouldn't be surprised at all," the actress said.
Actress and fashion designer Tara Subkoff told Variety that Weinstein had informally offered her a role in one of his films when he sexually harassed her in the 1990s.
"That night... I went out to a premiere after party that Harvey Weinstein was also at. He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap," she said. "I was so surprised and shocked I couldn't stop laughing because it was so awkward. But then I could feel that he had an erection. I got quiet, but got off his lap quickly. He then asked me to come outside with him and other things I don't want to share, but 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. I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that."
Subkoff said the offer for the role was rescinded and she felt that her reputation was "ruined by false gossip."
"I was called 'too difficult to work with. It became impossible for me to get work as an actress after this."
Actress Minka Kelly posted on Instagram that Weinstein requested a meeting with her in his hotel room after seeing her at an industry party. Kelly refused, and the two met at a hotel restaurant. "He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us," Kelly wrote. "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. Or, 'We could just keep this professional.'" When Kelly asked that they keep things professional, Weinstein allegedly responded: "Fine. I trust you won't tell anyone about this."
Actress and former model Angie Everhart told KLOS morning show "Frosty, Heidi & Frank" that Weinstein masturbated in front of her while they were staying on the same boat at the Venice Film Festival. Everhart said she was sleeping, and when she woke up she saw Weinstein standing over her bed. "All of the sudden he takes his pants down and starts doing his stuff. He's blocking the door. I can't get out and he — I don't know how to say this on the radio, but he finishes on the carpet of the floor." Everhart said Weinstein then told her, "You're a really nice girl. You shouldn't tell anybody about this." The actress said she did tell several people who were also staying on the boat, but nothing happened. "Nobody wanted to do anything about it because everyone was terrified of Harvey," she said.
Sarah Ann Masse
Actress Sarah Ann Masse told Variety that she was working as a nanny and hoping to launch an acting career in New York City in 2008. She received a call from her agency about a job babysitting Weinstein's three children. When she went to his home for an interview, the film executive was in his boxers and stayed that way throughout the meeting. After the interview, Masse said, Weinstein grabbed her. He "gave me this really tight, close hug that lasted for quite a long period of time. He was still in his underwear. Then he told me he loved me. I left right after that." Masse was later informed she hadn't gotten the job. "It felt like I dodged a bullet," she said.Suggest a correction