From Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie to Cara Delevingne and Heather Graham, here are all of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers…
Oscar-winning Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the company he co-founded last week, after reports that the 65-year-old has been sexually harassing and assaulting female employees, paying off his accusers for decades.
The multiple reports of sexual harassment were uncovered in a New York Times investigation and are said to date back 30 years, with each new day seeing more Hollywood women coming forward with allegations of their own against the producer, from Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow to Lena Headey.
It has got to the point where the list of Weinstein’s accusers is sickeningly long with over 30 women speaking out – and there are said to be more who are too afraid to come forward for fear of retaliation. ‘He drags your name through the mud, and he’ll come after you hard with his legal team,’ an anonymous women told The New Yorker, alleging that the producer had raped her.
These are the women who have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein…
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
Ambra accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her in 2015, even taking part in a sting operation with the police and recording Weinstein admitting to the assault.
‘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,’ the 42-year-old actress explained, adding her voice to the storm after the exposé on Weinstein by The New York Times.
Ashley was one of the first women to come forward with allegations against the producer, explaining her experience in the exposé by The New York Times. She like many women, is reported to have been invited to Weinstein’s hotel room on the pretence of a business meeting only to be met by the producer dressed in a bathrobe, asking to give her a massage and wanting her to watch him shower.
Asia has accused the producer of rape, explaining to The New Yorker that the producer performed oral sex on her against her will, with his power and status stopping Asia from coming forward. ‘I know he has crushed a lot of people before,’ she explained. ‘That’s why this story – in my case, it’s 20 years old; some of them are older – has never come out.’
‘I was so hesitant about speaking out,’ the model explained about being harassed by Weinstein on at least two occasions. ‘I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.’
‘For me it started at age 14,’ explained Claire Forlani. ‘My parents had two male friends who I trusted and adored and they were deeply inappropriate. It happened all the time when I modelled and it happened all through my twenties in the film business.’ She continued: ‘For us it was something you weren’t supposed to make a big deal out of; it was sadly our normal.’
Dawn Dunning was another actress who was reportedly lured to Weinstein’s hotel room under false pretences to be met by the producer in a bathrobe – with her alleging that in 2003 he had offered to sign her onto three film contracts in exchange for a threesome with him.
While not one of his leading ladies, temporary employee of The Weinstein Company, Emily Nestor, was also reportedly lured to Weinstein’s hotel, with the producer offering career progression in return for his sexual advances.
Emma de Caunes
French actress Emma de Caunes has also accused Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room under false pretences, reportedly greeting her naked with an erection and telling her to lie on his bed.
Florence has accused the producer of propositioning her for sex while Harvey’s wife was in the hotel room next door. ‘I was in shock,’ Darel explained. ‘What happened to me may not be illegal but it was inappropriate. Very inappropriate.’
The academy award winning actress has also accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, explaining to The New York Times that the producer put his hand on her leg and propositioned her to a massage, something she later confided in her boyfriend at the time Brad Pitt who confronted Weinstein. ‘I was a kid,’ explained Gwyneth. ‘I was petrified.’
Actress Jessica Barth also accused Weinstein of nakedly asking her to give him a massage in 2011, an incident that prompted close friend Seth MacFarlane to make a dig at the producer in 2013 while announcing the female Oscar nominees. ‘Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein,’ he announced.
Judith is yet another actress to have been invited to Weinstein’s hotel room to talk business, but later found the producer asking for massages, explaining to The New York Times ‘the next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater.’
‘While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad for this moment of reckoning,’ explained actress Heather Graham after explaining to Variety how in the early 2000s Weinstein hinted at an exchange of film roles for sex. ‘To the countless other women who have experienced the grey areas: I believe you,’ she explained.
Kate Beckinsale came forward with allegations of her own against Weinstein, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the producer invited her to his hotel room in his bath robe when she was just 17-years-old – an incident he supposedly forgot. ‘I realised he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not,’ Kate revealed, going on to explain how she felt that coming forward would have harmed her career and didn’t feel supported in the industry.
Kendall told The New York Times that when she was 23-years-old she was also invited to Weinstein’s hotel room, greeting in his bathrobe and was asked for a massage. She went on to explain how he chased her after she declined his advances.
Laura Madden was Weinstein’s assistant during the ‘90s, coming forward to explain how the producer had propositioned her for numerous massages over the years, and explaining, ‘It was manipulative.’
Actress Lauren Sivan came forward with her allegations after the New York Times exposé on the producer, explaining how Weinstein had tried to kiss her and then masturbated in front of her.
Harvey’s former colleague Lauren O’Connor was one of the first to speak out about his behaviour, featuring it in her memoir. ‘There is a toxic environment for women at this company,’ she explained, going on to describe what it was like to work with the Hollywood producer. ‘I am a professional and have tried to be professional,’ she explained. ‘I am not treated that way however. I am sexualised and diminished. I am a 28-year-old woman trying to make a living and a career. Harvey Weinstein is a 64-year-old, world famous man and this is his company. The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.’
‘Only truth and justice can bring us forward,’ explained Léa Seydoux who told The Guardian how Weinstein had lunged at her after inviting her to his hotel room, trying to kiss her.
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey came forward recently to share her experience with Harvey Weinstein, recounting two incidents between herself and the producer. One involved meeting for a breakfast in LA, only to be asked to go to his hotel room. ‘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,”’ she explained. ‘I had such a strong sense of don’t come near me. He was silent after I spoke, furious.’
Artist and writer Liza Campbell has reported that she was also invited to Weinstein’s hotel under false pretences, with the producer asking her to bathe with him. ‘I heard taps running, then “Hey, wanna join me in the bath?” she explained to The Sunday Times.
Louisette Geiss’ reported experience is similar to those before her, with the actress alleging in a press conference that she had been lured to Weinstein’s hotel room to discuss a screenplay, only to be greeted by the naked producer inviting her to join him in the hot tub and asking to masturbate in front of her.
Louise Godbold accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in an empty meeting room and touching her, asking for a massage. ‘He will remain rich and powerful, the women will remain unknown, silent, hurting, because to speak up would be even more painful in this climate of victim-blaming,’ she explained in a blog post.
Lucia is one of the actresses who came forward to The New Yorker, accusing Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him. ‘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,’ the actress explained. ‘I didn’t want to kick him or fight him. I just sort of gave up.’
The actress has spoken out about Harvey Weinstein in an interview with The Sunday Times, accusing the producer of rape and detailing how he turned up at her house and forced himself on her when she opened the door in her dressing gown. ‘He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack and started fumbling at my gown,’ she recounted. ‘He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me’, before explaining that she was not able to fight him off.
Mira was one of the women who came forward in the New Yorker piece, explaining how in 1995 the producer massaged her shoulders and chased her, showing up at her apartment at midnight on a separate occasion. ‘There may have been other factors, but I definitely felt iced out and that my rejection of Harvey had something to do with it,’ she explained.
‘I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe,’ explained actress Romola Garai of a ‘private audition’ she had with the producer. ‘I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory.’
‘This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is who you are shaming with your silence,’ Rose tweeted alongside an old photo of herself. The actress explained how in 1997 she reached a $100,000 settlement with the producer after an ‘incident’ in his hotel room.
Arquette is another actress who has reported that the producer was waiting for her in a bathrobe when she went to pick up a script from Weinstein’s hotel room. The actress explained how he asked her for a massage and when she declined, he pulled her hand towards his genitals.
Sarah Ann Masse
Sarah Anne Masse came forward to tell Variety about her experience interviewing with Weinstein for a nanny position, with the producer allegedly hugging her in his underwear.
‘Sarah Smith’ is the pseudonym of a past Miramax employee who is remaining anonymous for legal reasons, reporting to the Daily Mail that the producer raped her at his office. ‘I remember, this is the one thing I remember most clearly: I thought, I have to keep saying no.’
English actress Sophie Dix has alleged that the producer tried to take off her clothes and push her on his bed in an incident that took place in the ‘90s.
The actress told The New York Times that she too had a meeting with Weinstein at his hotel, alleging that the producer was waiting for her in his bath naked, telling her that she could only get the role unless she took her top off.
Zelda Perkins is another of Weinstein’s past assistants who has come forward, reporting that the producer has made multiple inappropriate comments and requests to female employees in the company.
Model Zoë Brock explained her experience with Weinstein to The Guardian, recounting that at just 23-years-old, the producer nakedly cornered her and requested a massage.