With stories about women allegedly harassed by Harvey Weinstein surfacing all around her, Oscar victor Lupita Nyong'o decided she couldn't keep her own story squashed down any longer. "I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant".
When Weinstein allegedly attempted to stand up and take off his trousers, Nyong'o turned to leave. "But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein". If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is now under investigation by the Los Angeles Police for rape allegations. Harvey Weinstein, one of the most successful producers in the movie business, is a serial sex abuser, using his vast power and influence to force women - staff, interns, but mostly actresses - to succumb to his will. "If you've heard the audio tape.with the female in the New York City incident that the police had her wear a wire and recorded that conversation, you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say he bullied his way into her room", Ring said.
"I felt so powerless", she tearfully recalled. News in a statement.
"Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed", it added. Nyong'o is, so far, the only black woman to have accused Weinstein of inappropriate sexual harassment.More news: Hayward return this season unlikely after surgery
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Since The New York Times published its initial expose on October 5, honors conferred on Weinstein by Harvard University and the British Film Institute have been rescinded, and several Democratic lawmakers have donated political contributions they received from Weinstein to charity.
Many of those accusing Weinstein of racism, on top of everything else, failed to mention he had also specifically refuted claims by Ashley Judd, in the early days of the ever-growing controversy.
Young went on to say that she believes many other women didn't come out to tell their stories of harassment because of the system in place. After some theater work, she quit acting.
Read her account in full here.
"The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein which allegedly occurred in 2013", LAPD officer Sal Ramirez said in a statement released on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times reports. The allegations and public discussion of Weinstein's behavior have also prompted scores of people outside Hollywood circles to share their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault on social media using the now-viral hashtag #MeToo.