Since The New York Times published its first explosive report about Harvey Weinstein, 63 women and counting have stepped forward with allegations about his sexual misconduct. Many of their allegations are similar: they say that Weinstein invited them to a private room, where he either asked for a naked massage or sexually assaulted them. The majority of the time, Weinstein’s alleged targets were young, aspiring actresses—whom he reportedly preyed upon using his colleagues and his powerful title to cushion against any blowback.
From Angelina Jolie to Rose McGowan to Cara Delevingne to Kate Beckinsale, here are the women who have told their stories thus far. This list will be updated if and when more women come forward.
In the late 1970s, Exiner d’Amore was working for Weinstein’s Buffalo-based pre-Miramax concert promotion company when she went with Weinstein on a business trip to New York City. There, she says, Weinstein forced sex and oral sex on her: “I told him no. I kept pushing him away. He just wouldn’t listen. He just forced himself on me.” Following the alleged incident, she says, Weinstein kept pursing her; when she declined his offers, she says, she was fired.
The actress told The New York Times that in the late 1970s, her manager set up a meeting between her and Weinstein; they met in an elevator, says Burr, where she says Weinstein tried to kiss her and forced her to perform oral sex on him. “The way he forced me made me feel really bad about myself,” she told the Times. “What are you going to do when you are a girl just trying to make it as an actress? Nobody would have believed me.”
The dancer says that she met Weinstein in 2004, when he visited the set of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and began pressuring her to take a private meeting with him. Eventually, she relented, and went with him to his hotel room, where Weinstein allegedly bragged about other actresses he had supposedly slept with before groping her and masturbating on top of her. “I kept telling him, ‘Stop, I’m engaged,’ but he kept saying: ‘It’s just a little cuddling. It’s not a problem. It’s not like we’re having sex,’” she told the Times. Matthau subsequently retained a lawyer—but when they met with Weinstein and one of his lawyers, Matthau says, she was told her name would be smeared if she tried to bring action against Weinstein. Matthau then agreed to enter into a settlement for more than $100,000.
Dorn told the Times that after meeting Weinstein at a party in 2011, the producer asked for her e-mail address, then groped her. “I was so naïve, I didn’t say anything. And he didn’t say anything either,” she said. “I just got out of the party as fast as possible.”
Hannah told The New Yorker that she had several encounters with Weinstein: two in which he pounded incessantly on her hotel-room door until she left the room by a back entrance (the first time) or barricaded the door (the second); another in which he barged into her hotel room “like a raging bull. And I know with every fibre of my being that if my male makeup artist was not in that room, things would not have gone well. It was scary.” Weinstein allegedly then told Hannah to attend a party downstairs; when she arrived at the room he had mentioned, she says, it was empty save Weinstein. When Hannah asked for an explanation, she says Weinstein replied, “Are your tits real?” before asking if he could touch them.
The Sopranos actress told The New Yorker that Weinstein violently raped her in her apartment in the early 90s, then harassed her repeatedly for the next several years. Initially, she had been reluctant to discuss the alleged assault with writer Ronan Farrow: “I was so scared. I was looking out the window of my living room, and I faced the water of the East River. I really wanted to tell you. I was like, ‘This is the moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life.’” Sciorra says she felt enormous guilt following the alleged incident: “Like most of these women, I was so ashamed of what happened. And I fought. I fought. But still I was like, Why did I open that door? Who opens the door at that time of night? I was definitely embarrassed by it. I felt disgusting. I felt like I had fucked up.” Years later, she says, Weinstein came to her hotel room at the Cannes Film Festival, “in his underwear, holding a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a tape, a movie, in the other.” Sciorra says that time, she ran.
In a press conference with Gloria Allred, the actress accused Weinstein of raping her in 2008. She said he went into her London hotel room and began masturbating, then allegedly forced himself on her. “It was not consensual. He did not use a condom,” she said, later adding, “I believe I disassociated during that time that he was having sex with me . . . I played dead.”
In a press conference with Allred, former production assistant Haleyi accused Weinstein of performing oral sex on her without her consent. She first met him at the European premiere of The Aviator, then later worked on a Weinstein television project. Haleyi claims that in 2006, Weinstein backed her into a room, physically overpowered her, and performed oral sex on her. She was on her period at the time, she said, noting that Weinstein pulled out her tampon before the alleged act. “I was mortified,” she said.
In an essay for The Atlantic, Marling wrote that Weinstein requested a meeting with her in 2014. Her story resembles so many others: “I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar. I, too, met a young, female assistant there who said the meeting had been moved upstairs to his suite because he was a very busy man. I, too, felt my guard go up but was calmed by the presence of another woman my age beside me. I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, Champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together. What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me? It was clear that there was only one direction he wanted this encounter to go in, and that was sex or some version of an erotic exchange,” she wrote. “I was able to gather myself together—a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat—and leave the room.”
In an essay for The Telegraph, the British actress recounted hearing “endless stories about massages and hand-jobs in hotel rooms” with regard to Weinstein—but not suspecting that Weinstein would try anything similar with her when, she said, he approached her at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Evans said that Weinstein asked her to come to the bathroom with him, allegedly saying, “Just go. I’m right behind you. I want to touch your tits. Kiss you a little.” Evans said she declined—and in the essay, wondered if that decision had a negative effect on her career, and that of her husband, Ioan Gruffudd.
In an essay for The New York Times, the actress and director said that when she was 19 and filming a Miramax movie, she was brought to Weinstein’s office. There, she said, “Mr. Weinstein wasted no time. He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now. Because of his ‘very close relationship’ with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. If he and I had that kind of ‘close relationship,’ I could have a similar career. ‘That’s how it works,’ I remember him telling me. The implication wasn’t subtle. I replied that I wasn’t very ambitious or interested in acting, which was true.”
The actress wrote on Instagram that she was 20 years old when Weinstein allegedly coerced her into a private meeting, “indicating I could not take anyone along with me and dismissing staff who were present.” She said that he then propositioned her, proposing that they enter into “a ‘personal’ relationship to further my career whilst bragging about other actresses he had ‘helped’ in a similar way.” Anderson said that Weinstein tried to place her hand on his lap, which is when she left the room.
The actress told The Hollywood Reporter that in 1999, after she had shot the Miramax film Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Weinstein asked her to meet him at the Peninsula hotel, where “he told me that he has a lot of ‘special friends’ and they give each other massages. It was a full-court press. He wanted me to be one of his ‘special friends’ and go into the bedroom. I told him that I had a serious boyfriend and reminded him that he was married and that we should keep this professional. I was so blindsided. Not one ounce of me anticipated it. It was the weirdest meeting I’ve ever had in my life.” Ultimately, said Coughlan, she left the room, and later allegedly rejected another advance after another meeting.
The Russian TV hostess told The Hollywood Reporter that she scheduled a meeting with Weinstein at the cafe of the Excelsior hotel in Venice. Upon arriving, she was told by an assistant to meet Weinstein in his room instead, where, she said, she found Weinstein wearing nothing but a bathrobe; he then allegedly told her, “I waited for the masseuse, but she’s late. We can have fun without her. Let’s relax.” Mtsitouridze said that when a waiter entered the room, she took the opportunity to turn and run.
At a press conference, the actress said that Weinstein exposed himself to her and assaulted her during a private meeting in an unspecified year. “He asked me if I was good,” Kerr said. “He kept repeating that word. I offered to provide him with a reel. He had this sleazy smile on his face. Because he was sitting so close on this couch I started to get a sick feeling in my stomach. The next thing I knew, he unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis.” Kerr said that Weinstein then “grabbed her hand and forced it onto penis and held it there,” before telling her that “this is how things work in Hollywood and all actresses who’d made it did it this way.” She said she left the industry shortly afterwards.
The star of Blade Runner and Wall Street told the Dudley and Bob with Matt Showpodcast that while working on the 1992 film Love Crimes, she “personally experienced” Weinstein “pulling his you-know-what out of his pants in order to shock me. And my basic response was, ‘You know, Harvey, I don’t really think you should be pulling that thing out, it’s not very pretty,’” Young said. “And then leaving, and then never having another meeting with that guy again, because it was like, ‘What on earth?’”
Nyong’o’s various interactions with Weinstein, as revealed in an explosive New York Times story, will sound familiar to anyone who has been following the Weinstein saga; the Oscar winner says she endured meetings in hotel rooms, requests for massages, complicity from Weinstein’s female accomplices/assistants, and the promise of career advancement as quid pro quo. When she first met the mogul in 2011, Nyong’o writes, she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. Not knowing much about Weinstein, she asked a female producer (who goes unnamed in the article) what to do when the studio head was introduced to her. “Keep Harvey in your corner,” was the advice, as well as the warning: “He is a good man to know in the business, but just be careful around him.”
In the most disturbing detail, she writes about an alleged encounter in which “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom—and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead. . . I could rationalize giving him one and keep a semblance of professionalism in spite of the bizarre circumstance. He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that . . . He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was. I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room.”
The Game of Thrones star opened up about her experience with Weinstein on Twitter, saying that the producer made a suggestive comment to her after she appeared in The Brothers Grimm. “I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked,” she wrote. “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.’ I was never in any other Miramax film.” Years later, she continued, Weinstein asked her to meet for breakfast, then asked her to come to his hotel room.
“We walked to the lift and the energy shifted,” wrote Headey. “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 your any other reason, nothing is going to happen.’ I don’t know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a strong sense of ‘don’t come near me.’ 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. He walked me back to the lift, through the hotel to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm. He paid for my car and whispered in my ear, ‘Don’t tell anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent.’ I got into my car and I cried.”
The Vietnamese actress wrote in a Facebook post—translated by the Web site Saigoneer—that Weinstein asked her to meet him in a hotel room, where she says he approached her wearing only a towel. She says he then asked her if she was comfortable doing sex scenes on film. “I can teach you, don’t worry. Many stars have also been through this,” Phuong says Weinstein told her. “Just treat this as necessary experiences so that you’ll have a stronger foundation in the future.” Afterward, she writes, the actress gave up on achieving stardom in America and eventually left the film industry altogether.
The actress, who appeared in the Miramax film Beautiful Girls, says that Weinstein set up a meeting with her in a hotel room; though he appeared fully clothed at first, she says, at one point he left the room and came back wearing a bathrobe. After more business talk, Holly says, Weinstein used the toilet, then began taking a shower—continuing to talk to her all the while. “My head is going crazy at this point. He’s acting like the situation is normal. He’s acting like we’re having a normal encounter. I’m thinking to myself, ‘Am I just a prude? Am I supposed to be more open-minded?’ I didn’t quite know how to handle myself at that moment,” she told Variety.
Then, after drying himself off, Holly says that Weinstein approached her: “The adrenaline rush I felt, I wanted to flee, I was scared. He told me that I looked stressed and he thought maybe I could use a massage, maybe I could give him a massage. I began just sort of babbling like I was a child, I think it was just the fear.” She says that when she demurred, Weinstein said that she needed to keep him as an ally, and that leaving him would be a “bad decision”; she says she then pushed him away and ran.
The actress and comedian told The Washington Post that she had at least four encounters with Weinstein in which he variously asked her for a massage, masturbated in front of her, exposed himself to her, and tried to convince her to get intimate with other women in front of him. “He had just a very forceful way of going about things,” Skidmore said. “He forces himself on you, talks you into it and doesn’t leave you with an option.” With Weinstein’s prompting, one of the other women attempted to convince Skidmore to participate in sex acts by saying, “Oh, but he’s helped out so many girls.”
At a dinner in 2010, the actress and director says that Weinstein propositioned her: “I think we should see a movie in the theater, like back in the day, and we should kiss,” he allegedly said. “He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along,” Esco told The Washington Post.
The model says that Weinstein quickly got physical when she had lunch with him in 2003: “Then he started asking me if I had a boyfriend, and if we had an open relationship. I said I wasn’t interested in an open relationship, but he was relentless, and I kept trying to shut that down and move on,” she told The New York Times.“Then he started putting his hands on my legs, and I said, ‘Can you stop doing that?’ When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me. I kept saying, ‘Please stop, please stop, but he didn’t until I managed to get back into the public space. The horrible thing is, as a model, it wasn’t that unusual to be in a weird situation where a photographer or someone feels they have a right to your body.”
The Canadian actress wrote in the Globe and Mail that she had an “ordeal” with Weinstein in a hotel room: “I could waste this precious space on Harvey Weinstein by describing my own ordeal with him,” she said. “An ordeal in a hotel room where he attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice.”
The British actress tells the Sunday Times, via her friend Charlotte Metcalf, that Weinstein raped her in 1982, when he was in London doing publicity for the movie Krull: “He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack in my tiny hall and started fumbling at my gown. He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me. It was disgusting,” she says. “Finally I just gave up. At least I was able to stop him kissing me. As he ground himself against me and shoved inside me, I kept my eyes shut tight, held my breath, just let him get on with it. He came over my leg like a dog and then left. It was pathetic, revolting. I remember lying in the bath later and crying. There hadn’t been a knife. He wasn’t a stranger. I was disgusted and embarrassed, but I was at home. I thought I should just forget the whole disgusting incident. I blamed myself. I’d been an idiot to think he and I were just friends.”
While working as a production assistant on Weinstein’s very first movie, The Burning, Wachowiak says she was asked to bring some checks to Weinstein’s hotel room so that he could sign them. “He let me in, but he was behind the door when it opened,“ Wachowiak told the Buffalo News. “When I got into the room I realized that he was holding a hand towel around his waist.“ She says that Weinstein then dropped the towel and asked Wachowiak to give him a massage. “He tried to encourage me by telling me what a fantastic opportunity it was for me to be part of this project. I told him that I was happy to be part of the project but I would not touch him. He finally gave up and signed all the checks.“ Later, she says, Weinstein approached her on set and asked her a question: “So, was seeing me naked the highlight of your internship?“
After Green’s mother, actress Marlène Jobert, said on Europe 1 Radio that her daughter had been sexually harassed by Weinstein for two years, Green herself corroborated the account: “I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off,” she wrote on Twitter. “I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted. I have not discussed this before because I wanted to maintain my privacy, but I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women’s experiences.“
The actress and swimsuit model told TMZ that while on a yacht with Weinstein, the producer broke into her room and blocked the door as he masturbated in front of her: “I was on a friend’s boat. Harvey walked in, walked in front of me, took his pants down, did his thing, exited on the floor, if you know what I mean, pulled his pants back up, said ‘You’re a really nice girl. Don’t tell anybody about this,’ and left.” What’s more, Everhart added, she told the people around her about the incident—and they did nothing in response: “I told people on the boat. I told people at the dinner I was at. Everybody was like, ‘Oh, that’s just Harvey.’”
In an interview with the CBC, Canadian actress Rosenbaum recounted three meetings with Weinstein in which she says he “behaved inappropriately,“ by asking her to give him a massage after she rejected his sexual advances in a hotel room, attempting to get intimate with her in his office, and, at the Toronto International Film Festival, assaulting her: “He asks me to come to the washroom with him while he gets ready . . . and I flat out say I’m not staying while you take a shower,” she said. “He was pissed that I was trying to back out of it . . . I follow him to the opened door of the bathroom and the toilet seat has been broken like a giant smashed it . . . He grabs me by—he holds me by the back of the neck and faces me to the mirror, and very quietly tells me that he just wants to look at me. And he starts to masturbate standing behind me. And I stood there and I did nothing. I think I was just too shocked to move or say anything . . . He really took something from me.“
The actress told Variety that Weinstein harassed her at a premiere party in the 1990s: “He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. 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 believes that after she rejected Weinstein, she was blacklisted by the industry: “My reputation was ruined by false gossip, and I was called ‘too difficult to work with.’ It became impossible for me to get work as an actress after this.”
The actress recalls a meeting with Weinstein in which the producer “regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend,“ she wrote on Instagram. Kelly says she declined.
In the summer of 2000, while she was filming the Miramax-distributed Get Over It,Sagemiller says Weinstein invited her into his hotel room, where he asked for a massage and refused to let her leave the room until she kissed him. “I remember that’s when it turned from ‘Oh, ha ha, I can handle this guy’ to ‘Well, O.K., he’s blocking the door, sort of’—‘he’d walked over and put his hand on the door,” she told the Huffington Post. “He just wouldn’t stop. It was relentless. . . . I said fine and kissed him on the lips. He sort of held my head and made me kiss him, and then he’s like, ‘O.K., you can go now. That’s all I wanted. Just do what I say and you can get your way.’”
British actress Dix was 22 when Weinstein allegedly invited her to his room at the Savoy Hotel, ostensibly to watch footage from a film in which she was appearing. “As soon as I was in there, I realized it was a terrible mistake. I got to the hotel room, I remember talk of a massage and I thought that was pretty gross. I think he showed me his big back and I found that pretty horrid,” she told The Guardian. “Then 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. 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.”
The French actress told Le Parisien that Weinstein allegedly pursued her after his company bought the 1993 film Fausto, in which Darel starred. In 1995, she says, Weinstein asked her to meet him at a suite in The Ritz, where he allegedly propositioned her—even though his wife at the time was in the next room: “He started to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations with me,” Darel said. “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.’”
“What could I do? Could I go to the police and say, ‘This disgusting man made me an indecent proposal in his hotel room at The Ritz?’ ” Darel told People. “They would have laughed at me. Even when you are raped it is difficult to prove, and society, in many cases, puts the burden of proof on women.”
Forlani, star of the Miramax movie Boys and Girls, alleges that she “escaped” Weinstein’s advances five times: “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, well just a bit. Yes, massage was suggested,” she wrote on Twitter. “The three dinners with Harvey I don’t really remember the time period, I was 25. I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them.” Forlani also said that she declined to participate in Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker story about Weinstein, which she now regrets: “Today I sit here feeling some shame, like I’m not a woman supporting other women. I just read Mira Sorvino’s article in Time and she writes of how scared she was to speak out and participate. I take little solace in that.”
When Beckinsale was 17, she alleges, she was invited to meet with Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel. Though she assumed the meeting would be in a conference room, she says she was sent to the producer’s room instead. “He opened the door in his bathrobe,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.” Beckinsale then recalls allegedly being propositioned by Weinstein “many times over the years—some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats.”
After meeting with Weinstein and a director in a hotel lobby to discuss a movie role, “Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him,” Delevingne wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. 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 . . . I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room.”
“He invited me to come to his hotel room for a drink. We went up together. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. All the girls are scared of him. Soon, his assistant left and it was just the two of us. That’s the moment where he started losing control,” the French actress wrote in The Guardian.
“We were talking on the sofa,” Seydoux alleges, “when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn’t afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along.”
After casting the actress in Emma, Weinstein allegedly asked Paltrow to meet with him in a suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, where she says he put his hands on her and suggested “they head to the bedroom for massages,” according to The New York Times. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” says Paltrow.
“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 told The New York Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Twenty years ago, says Judd, Weinstein invited her to a breakfast meeting at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel; though she thought they would be meeting somewhere public, Weinstein allegedly invited her to his suite, where she found Weinstein wearing a bathrobe. She says he then asked if he could give her a massage or if she could watch him take a shower. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” Judd told the Times. “It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.”
In 2015, she first described the alleged incident without naming Weinstein: “He was very stealth and expert about it,” Judd told Variety. “He groomed me, which is a technical term—Oh, come meet at the hotel for something to eat. Fine, I show up. Oh, he’s actually in his room. I’m like, Are you kidding me? I just worked all night. I’m just going to order cereal. It went on in these stages. It was so disgusting. He physically lured me by saying, ‘Oh, help me pick out what I’m going to wear.’ There was a lot that happened between the point of entry and the bargaining. There was this whole process of bargaining—‘Come do this, come do this, come do this.’ And I would say, ‘No, no, no.’ I have a feeling if this is online and people have the opportunity to post comments, a lot of the people will say, ‘Why didn’t you leave the room?’, which is victim-blaming. When I kept saying no to everything, there was a huge asymmetry of power and control in that room.
In 2016, McGowan alleged on Twitter that she had been raped by a studio executive years ago—one whose lecherous behavior was “an open secret in Hollywood/Media.” In a BuzzFeed interview, McGowan also discussed an unnamed “serial predator” in the industry. Though the actress has not explicitly spoken about having an abusive encounter with Weinstein, and has not formally and by name accused him of being a serial predator, the first Times report about Weinstein alleges that the producer paid McGowan a settlement in 1997—and since the scandal went public, McGowan has tweeted numerous times about the Weinstein allegations, asking if the public can now call Weinstein a “rapist.” On Twitter Tuesday, McGowan also shared audio obtained by The New Yorker of Weinstein admitting to groping model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez; while reposting the clip, McGowan added: “Now imagine his huge size, his monster face/body closing in on you. In one second your life path is not yours. You have been stolen.”
“In the early 2000s Harvey Weinstein called me into his office,” Graham wrote in Variety. “There was a pile of scripts sitting on his desk. ‘I want to put you in one of my movies,’ he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best. Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy. There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there.
“A few weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up meeting at his hotel. I called one of my actress friends to explain my discomfort with the situation, and she offered to come with me. En route, she called me to say she couldn’t make it. Not wanting to be at the hotel alone with him, I made up an excuse—I had an early morning and would have to postpone. Harvey told me that my actress friend was already at his hotel and that both of them would be very disappointed if I didn’t show. I knew he was lying, so I politely and apologetically reiterated that I could no longer come by.”
Roberts says that Weinstein, who used to come to the restaurant where she worked in her twenties, asked her to meet him at his hotel to discuss a movie part. Upon arriving, Roberts told the Times, she found a naked Weinstein in the bathtub, where he allegedly told Roberts “that she would give a much better audition if she were comfortable ‘getting naked in front of him,’ too, because the character she might play would have a topless scene.”
Arquette says that Weinstein asked her to come to his room at the Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up a script. There, she told the Times, he greeted her in a bathrobe and asked her for a massage. “Then he grabbed my hand,” Arquette told The New Yorker, and pulled it toward his erect penis, before allegedly bragging about a pair of famous women he had previously slept with. Arquette remembers saying, “I’m not that girl; I will never be that girl” as she left the room.
Kendall, an actress, says Weinstein invited her to a screening, then brought her to his apartment, where he allegedly changed into a bathrobe and asked for a massage. When she declined, he left and returned without the robe. “He literally chased me,” she told the Times. “He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door. . . . I just thought to myself: I can’t believe you’re doing this to me. I’m so offended—we just had a meeting.”
French actress Godrèche says that following a meeting at the Cannes Film Festival, Weinstein invited her to his suite at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where he allegedly asked to give her a massage. “The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” she told the Times. Godrèche then left the suite.
Costume designer Dunning says that Weinstein offered her a screen test before inviting her to a meal; upon arriving at the restaurant, she says, Dunning “was told that Mr. Weinstein’s earlier meeting was running late, so she should head up to his suite,” according to the Times. There, Dunning found a bathrobe-clad Weinstein, who allegedly offered her contracts for three films on the condition that she have three-way sex with him. “You’ll never make it in this business,” she says he replied when she laughed in response. “This is how the business works.”
Nestor was allegedly harassed while working as a temp for Weinstein. According to the Times, Weinstein invited Nestor to his hotel room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, where he allegedly bragged about sleeping with famous actresses and badgered her into giving him a massage. The meeting was the “most excruciating and uncomfortable hour of my life,” Nestor told The New Yorker. “He said, ‘You know, we could have a lot of fun. I could put you in my London office, and you could work there and you could be my girlfriend.’”
Nestor said Weinstein also told her “that he’d never had to do anything like Bill Cosby,” apparently meaning that he hadn’t had to drug any women. Weinstein Company employee Lauren O’Connor later detailed Weinstein’s alleged harassment of Nestor in an internal memo obtained by the Times. “There is a toxic environment for women at this company,” O’Connor wrote, saying that Weinstein and Nestor’s alleged encounter left the young woman “crying and very distraught.”
Former Weinstein Company employee Madden told the Times that Weinstein asked for massages on more than one occasion: “It was so manipulative. You constantly question yourself—am I the one who is the problem?”
London Weinstein assistant Perkins allegedly confronted her boss in 1998, saying that she would initiate legal action or go public if he did not change his inappropriate behavior, according to the Times. A Miramax lawyer allegedly negotiated a settlement with her; she declined to comment on Weinstein or her work at Miramax for the Times.
Italian model Gutierrez is one of the few Weinstein accusers to publicly seek legal action: in 2015, she told New York authorities that Weinstein had groped her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt during a meeting in his Tribeca office. Police then gave Gutierrez a wire to wear so that she could attempt to wring a confession or incriminating comments from Weinstein during a subsequent meeting.
In the resulting audio, obtained by The New Yorker, Weinstein can be heard admitting that he groped her as he tries to cajole Gutierrez into coming into his hotel room: “Oh, please, I’m sorry, just come on in,” says Weinstein. “I’m used to that. Come on. Please. . . I won’t do it again.” Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office ultimately declined to file charges against Weinstein.
In 2004, Evans was an aspiring actress who met Weinstein at the club Cipriani Upstairs. She says he invited her to a meeting at his Miramax office in Tribeca. When she arrived, he was in the room alone, then allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him, she told The New Yorker. “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t.’ I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him,” she said. “He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”
In 1997, actress and director Argento was invited to a Miramax party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, on the French Riviera. When she arrived at the event, she says, the only people there were a producer and Weinstein. The producer then left, leaving Argento and Weinstein alone—and soon, she alleges, Weinstein was in a bathrobe holding a bottle of lotion. Argento told The New Yorker that Weinstein asked her for a massage; at first, she refused. She eventually relented, and shortly afterward, he “forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop,” according to The New Yorker. Though it was a “nightmare,” said Argento, she maintained a relationship with Weinstein for years: ”I felt I had to,” she said. ”When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak. After the rape, he won.”
The actress, who starred in a string of Miramax movies in the 90s, told The New Yorker that in 1995, Weinstein was alone with her in a hotel room, and proceeded to massage her shoulders, which made her “very uncomfortable.” She alleges that he then chased her around the room. A few weeks later, says Sorvino, Weinstein abruptly showed up at her apartment in New York after midnight. Sorvino says she told him her boyfriend was en route—a lie that persuaded Weinstein to leave. She believes that night negatively impacted her career: ”I definitely felt iced out and that my rejection of Harvey had something to do with it.”
De Caunes, a French actress, told The New Yorker that she went to a lunch meeting with Weinstein at the Ritz in Paris in 2010, to discuss a film adaptation of a book. She says that he claimed not to remember the book, then told her a copy of it was in his room, and asked her to go with him to get it. She eventually did. He then went into the bathroom and allegedly emerged nude and erect, telling her to lie down on the bed and adding that many other actresses have done it. De Caunes remembers being “petrified” and refusing. Though she says she left immediately, Weinstein allegedly called her “relentlessly” throughout the day, sending gifts and “repeating that nothing had happened.”
The actress says she met Weinstein for a business meeting at his suite at the Peninsula in 2011. Throughout their conversation, he “alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed,” per The New Yorker.When she tried to leave, she says, he barked that she should lose weight “to compete with Mila Kunis,” then gave her the number of a female executive.
The journalist told the Huffington Post that 10 years ago, she met Weinstein at a dinner with friends and associates. After the meal, they all went to Socialista, a club and restaurant where Weinstein was an investor. Weinstein allegedly invited to take Sivan on a tour of the facility. According to her account, when they went down to the kitchen, Weinstein made the staff leave, then allegedly exposed himself in front of Sivan and started masturbating—preventing her from leaving until he had finished. ”I could not believe what I was witnessing. It was disgusting and kind of pathetic, really,” Sivan told Megyn Kelly Monday on Today. “But more than the disgusting act itself, which of course was gross, the demeaning part of it all—that just 20 minutes earlier, he was having this great conversation with me, and I felt so great and flattered by it.”
In an interview with the The Guardian, the actress said she had her own experience “auditioning” for Weinstein when she was 18 years old. After a formal tryout, she was told she had to be “personally approved by him,” Garai recalls. “I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe . . . I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory . . . The transaction was just that I was there, the point was that he could get a young woman to do that, that I didn’t have a choice, that it was humiliating for me and that he had the power.”
Screenwriter and actress Geiss alleged in a press conference Tuesday that Weinstein had masturbated in front of her without her consent. Geiss said that Weinstein invited her to his office—“adjacent to his hotel room”—to discuss a script she’d written. “After about 30 minutes, he asked to excuse himself and go to the bathroom. He returned in nothing but a robe with the front open and he was buck naked,” she continued. Weinstein allegedly then got into a bathtub and asked Geiss to continue pitching her script. “When I finished my pitch I was obviously nervous, and he just kept asking me to watch him masturbate,” she said. “I told him I was leaving. He quickly got out of the tub and grabbed my forearm as I was trying to grab my purse and led me to his bathroom, pleading that I just watch him masturbate.”
Geiss is being represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, whose daughter, Lisa Bloom,worked as an adviser to Weinstein before resigning on Saturday.
Masse, an actress, comedian, and writer, told Variety that in 2008, she was still an aspiring performer who worked as a nanny in New York City to support herself. She was asked to do an interview with Weinstein at his Connecticut home to babysit for his three children (with former wife Eve Chilton). Weinstein allegedly answered the door in his undershirt and underwear and remained in that attire while he interviewed her. At the end, he “gave me this really tight, close hug that lasted for quite a long period of time . . . Then he told me he loved me. I left right after that,” she says.
Campbell, a writer and artist, wrote in The Times of London that in 1995, Weinstein called her out of the blue and invited her to meet with him about potential work in his hotel room. There, she alleges, he asked her to “jump in the bath” with him.
Model Brock said in a Medium blog post that she “was only 23 when[she]I was ‘Harveyed’” in 1997, at the Cannes Film Festival. She claims that Weinstein took her to his suite at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc with a few other people, who eventually left, leaving her alone with the producer. “Harvey left the room, but not for long,” she writes. “He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile.”
Eventually, she says, he dressed, and she left the suite when an assistant arrived. “I’m so sorry,” Brock says the assistant told her. “I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.”
Godbold, who directs a nonprofit, wrote in a blog post that in the early 90s, Weinstein allegedly took her on an “office tour that became an occasion to trap me in an empty meeting room,” before Weinstein asked her for a massage, “his hands on my shoulders as I attempted to beat a retreat . . . all while not wanting to alienate the most powerful man in Hollywood.”