“I was, like, What the fuck, is he taking a shower? 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.

He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. I could hear the thump of shoes being taken off and felt shocked that the meeting had turned sleazy.” [People]He told me that he has a lot of 'special friends' and they give each other massages. He wanted me to be one of his 'special friends' and go into the bedroom. It was the weirdest meeting I've ever had in my life. Weinstein demanded that she lie on the bed and told her that many other women had done so before her. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film.

[Medium] For 40 years, Cynthia Burr has almost never talked about the time she met Mr. But she didn’t forget how he greeted her in the lobby of a beautiful old building in New York City. And how, she said, he unzipped his fly and forced her to perform oral sex on him in a hallway. “I was fearful I didn’t have the wherewithal to get away.” [NYT] “He sat down, chatted for a few minutes and then excused himself and left the room through a far door, where I could see a short passage that connected to the bedroom and the bathroom. “I could hear him moving around and suddenly the sound of bath taps running. I told him that I had a serious boyfriend and reminded him that he was married and that we should keep this professional. [Hollywood Reporter]He started to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations with me. He replied that didn’t bother him at all and offered to have me be his mistress a few days a year. Basically, it was, ‘If you want to continue in America, you have to go through me.’ [Le Parisien] As they got to his room, she received a telephone call from one of her colleagues, and Weinstein disappeared into a bathroom, leaving the door open. “When I hung up the phone, I heard the shower go on in the bathroom,” she said. [New Yorker] 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. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him ... I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside.

Just a couple of hours later, the Times followed up its own report with yet more public accounts, including from industry stalwarts Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

Together, the allegations indicate that Weinstein may have abused his power on a variety of fronts over decades, and identify a pattern of behavior in which Weinstein often invited women to hotels for “business meetings,” only to make sexual advances against their will.

[Washington Post] “Oddly, despite having heard endless stories about massages and hand-jobs in hotel rooms, it doesn’t even cross my mind — not for a second — that he might try the same on me,” she says. “At that point, after that, is when he assaulted me,” Evans said.

Weinstein complimented Gruffudd’s recent audition for one of his projects, then asked Evans to accompany him to the hotel bathroom. “He forced me to perform oral sex on him.” As she objected, Weinstein took his penis out of his pants and pulled her head down onto it.I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. I thought it would make the situation better, more professional, like an audition.[Cara Delevingne / Instagram] As soon as I was in there, I realised it was a terrible mistake. “I just got out of the party as fast as possible.” [NYT] Mr.But toward the end of dinner, she said, Weinstein told her: “I think we should see a movie in the theater, like back in the day, and we should kiss.” She brushed him off by saying she didn’t date older guys, but she said he pressed on — “It’s just a kiss” — and kept pressing. When Evans begged off, Weinstein told her, “Let’s hope it all works out for your boyfriend.” [Vulture] In the meeting, Evans recalled, “he immediately was simultaneously flattering me and demeaning me and making me feel bad about myself.” Weinstein told her that she’d “be great in ‘Project Runway’ ” — the show, which Weinstein helped produce, premièred later that year — but only if she lost weight.“He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along,” Esco remembered. He also told her about two scripts, a horror movie and a teen love story, and said one of his associates would discuss them with her.When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe.