Game of Thrones actress the latest to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

2017-10-18 08:42
 

Cape Town – Lena Headey has joined the list of women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.

The disgraced producer has been accused of sexual harassment and rape by a number of stars. (Read more here

And now the Game of Thrones actress has come forward with her own accounts. 

Headey shared the two alleged incidents on Twitter on Tuesday.

According to her posts the first one took place when she met Weinstein for the first time at the Venice Film Festival in 2005.

"The first time I met Harvery Weinstein was at The Venice Film Festival. The Brothers Grimm was showing there."

She continues: "At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water. I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked. I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke. I said something like… 'Oh come on mate?! It’d be like kissing my dad! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.'"

She went on to say that after that she was never in another Miramax film. 

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The next time she met him was years later at a hotel in Los Angeles where he invited her to have breakfast with him. 

They started talking about work until things turned personal with Weinstein asking her questions about her love life. 

After they ate Weinstein suggested they go up to his room to get a script he wanted to give her.

"We walked to the lift and the energy shifted. 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.'"

She continues: "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."

Thereafter he walked her back to the lift through the valet and paid for her car. 

"He whispered in my ear: 'Don’t tell anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent.' I got into my car and cried."

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