Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette and Emma de Caunes are just three of Harvey Weinstein’s celebrity victims. They say they were harassed in a similar manner, though decades apart.
Mira Sorvino – the 50-year-old says that in 1995, while attending the Toronto International Film Festival, she went into Harvey Weinstein’s room, where she was invited. He produced the movie she starred in at the time, “Mighty Aphrodite”. “He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around”. She ended the chase by telling him it was against her religion to be intimate with married men and left the room.
Rosanna Arquette – her story dates from the early 90s, when she was asked to go to the Beverly Hills Hotel and pick-up a script for an upcoming role. She was instructed to go to Harvey Weinstein’s room, where she found him in a bathrobe, complaining about a stiff neck. When he grabbed her hands and put them on his shoulders, asking for a massage, she quickly withdrew her arms, telling him: “I am not that girl.” According to her, his reply was :”Rosanna, you are making a big mistake.”
Emma de Caunes – the French actress met Harvey in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival. They both attended a party, they talked and everything was fine. Months later he invited her to a lunch meeting at a hotel in Paris. He revealed he had a great movie role for her asked her to come to his room to get the script. Caunes told the detailed story to the New Yorker. Once they were in his room, he went to the bathroom and she answered her phone. “When I hung up the phone, I heard the shower go on in the bathroom. I was, like, “What the f*ck, is he taking a shower?’” Soon after, he came back into the room, naked and asked her to lie on the bed. She refused and threatened to leave the room. He panicked and said: “We haven’t done anything!”. She left the room. For a while after the incident, Weinstein called her and sent her gifts, insisting that nothing was going to happen. “He’s not even really hiding. I mean, the way he does it, so many people are involved and see what’s happening. But everyone’s too scared to say anything”, Caunes said.
The Harvey Weinstein stories don’t stop here. Among the other names that have denounced sexual harassment stories about the movie producer, we name: Rose McGowan, Lucia Evans, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Emily Nestor.
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