Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and more women in Hollywood have gone on the record (some in publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker, others via social media) to accuse film industry titan Harvey Weinstein of varying forms of sexual misconduct, ranging from unwanted advances to rape.
See what these current and former actresses have had to say regarding alleged incidents with Weinstein.
In a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday, Dec. 12, Salma Hayek wrote that her refusal of Weinstein’s sexual advances made for nightmarish working conditions on the set of the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic, “Frida.” Hayek, who regularly stared in Weinstein films, explains that he would make outrageous demands as payback for her refusal including a demand that she perform a sex scene with full frontal nudity. In order to finish the film, Hayek reluctantly agreed but wrote that her “body wouldn't stop crying and convulsing” during filming.
In a New York Times op-ed published online Thursday, Oct. 19, "Queen of Katwe" actress Lupita Nyong’o recounted her interactions with Weinstein, including one in 2011, when Nyong’o was attending Yale School of Drama. She writes that the movie mogul invited her to his Connecticut home for a film screening, where he proceeded to call her to his bedroom and ask that they massage each other. She says she half-obliged by massaging him, rationalizing that body work was part of her drama school curriculum, but that when Weinstein talked about wanting to remove his clothing, she left.
Kate Beckinsale wrote Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, on Instagram that Weinstein called her to a hotel meeting when she was 17, where he answered the door in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol. The actress writes that when she later "said no to him professionally many times over the years," Weinstein lashed out, calling her names and "making threats."
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times in an article published online Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, that before filming began on "Emma," the 1996 movie that made her a major Hollywood star, Weinstein suggested they go to his bedroom for massages during a meeting in his hotel room, a gesture she said made her feel "petrified."
Rosanna Arquette told The New Yorker in an article published online Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, that in the early 1990s, she and Weinstein had arranged for her to pick up a script over dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but instead she was summoned to his room, where he made sexual advances on her, which Arquette said sent her into "a fight-or-flight moment." Arquette later appeared in "Pulp Fiction," executive-produced by Weinstein, but told The New Yorker she believes she lost at least one role for rejecting his advances.
The New York Times reported Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, that "Scream" and "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan was paid a $100,000 settlement in 1997 by Weinstein after an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival when she was 23. McGowan declined to comment for the Times' story, but took to Twitter a week later to publicly accuse Weinstein of raping her.
Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar for 1995's "Mighty Aphrodite," distributed by Weinstein's production company Miramax, recounted two Weinstein incidents in The New Yorker's Oct. 10 story. She says the first occurred in 1995 in Weinstein’s hotel room, where he started to massage her, making her “very uncomfortable.” She said he tried to get more physical, “sort of chasing [her] around” before she left. Sorvino says weeks later, Weinstein showed up uninvited to her New York City apartment, bypassing her doorman and leaving her "terrified."
Angelina Jolie told the New York Times in its Oct. 10 story that she "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."
Italian actress Asia Argento, who starred in the film "B. Monkey," released in the United States by Miramax in 1999, says in The New Yorker's Oct. 10 story that two years earlier, she was invited to what she thought was a party, but instead was led by one of Weinstein's producers to a hotel room where Weinstein was waiting, alone. Argento says he then raped her, though she later had consensual, but one-sided sex, with him over the next five years, and the two developed a friendship. Argento told The New Yorker she was left feeling guilty, "responsible" and "damaged."
Heather Graham wrote in an article for Variety published online Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, that Weinstein called her to a meeting in his office in the early 2000s, where he offered to let her choose a role in one of his scripts, while implying she’d have to have sex with him. Graham writes that she was asked to a follow-up meeting a few weeks later at a hotel, but ultimately never went nor appeared in his films.
During a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, former actress and screenwriter Louisette Geiss said Harvey Weinstein offered to support her script if she'd watch him masturbate. She said she left the room.
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French actress Emma de Caunes told The New Yorker in its Oct. 10 story that in 2010, she went to Weinstein’s hotel room to discuss a potential movie role. She said instead, he came out of the bathroom naked and demanded she get on the bed. De Caunes told The New Yorker she was "very petrified," and left the room shaking. She described the incident as "a hunter with a wild animal. The fear turns him on.”
On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, Cara Delevingne wrote on Instagram that Weinsten once called to advise her against ever going public with a same-sex relationship, and that, a year later, he brought her to a hotel room where she claims he asked her to kiss another woman and tried to kiss the actress himself. Delevingne writes that while she "stopped him and managed to get out of the room," she feels she got a part in one of his movies "because of what happened."
Actress Katherine Kendall (of "Swingers," distributed by Miramax) told The New York Times in its Oct. 10 article that Weinstein invited her to his apartment in 1993 and chased her around the room while he was naked, not letting her pass him to get to a door. While she's acted on and off in the years since, Kendall said the encounter turned her off from the movie business.
Jessica Barth told The New Yorker in its Oct. 10 story that Weinstein invited her to his hotel room to "talk career stuff," but ended up offering her a film role while demanding a "naked massage." Barth said when she attempted to leave, Weinstein berated her, saying she needed to lose weight “to compete with Mila Kunis."
British actress Romola Garai told The Guardian in its story published Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, that when she was 18 she was asked to a meeting with Weinstein in his hotel room, where he answered the door in a bathrobe, an incident Garai described as an "abuse of power" that she said left her feeling "violated."
Judith Godreche told the New York Times in its Oct. 10 story that in 1996 when she was 24, Weinstein invited her up to his hotel suite to discuss her film, "Ridicule," which Weinstein had recently acquired. Godreche said after she refused to give him a massage, he pressed up against her and removed her sweater before she managed to pull away and leave. The actress said she reported the incident to a female Miramax executive, who told her to keep quiet.
Former actress Dawn Dunning told The New York Times in its Oct. 10 story that Weinstein offered her film contracts in exchange for three-way sex. She said when she declined the offer, he told her, “You'll never make it in this business."