Three extra actresses have spoken out in opposition to Harvey Weinstein, becoming a member of the lengthy line of greater than 50 girls who’ve accused the disgraced film mogul of sexual assault and harassment.
Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah and Ellen Barkin spoke to The New Yorker in a brand new exposé, launched on Friday, about their harrowing encounters with Weinstein.
Sciorra, who relistened to a 2015 recording of her and Weinstein, revealed that she struggled to discuss Weinstein for greater than twenty years however pal and former The View co-host Rosie Perez inspired her to come back ahead.
“I used to be so scared,” she mentioned about recounting one particular night time in the course of the 1990s when the Oscar-winning producer allegedly barged into her house after dropping her off.
“[Weinstein] walked in prefer it was his house, like he owned the place, and began unbuttoning his shirt. So it was very clear the place he thought this was going to go,” mentioned Sciorra, who claimed she instructed him to go away her house.
“He shoved me onto the mattress, and he bought on high of me,” she mentioned of Weinstein, who allegedly locked her arms over her head with one hand and compelled sexual activity on her. “Then he tried to carry out oral intercourse on me. And I struggled, however I had little or no energy left in me,” Sciorra additionally claimed.
Hannah, who’s most identified for her position in Splash and Kill Invoice, recalled two incidents with Weinstein throughout which he “pounded on her resort room door till she, in a single case, escaped out a again entrance.” In a separate incident, Weinstein requested her if “he may contact her breast.”
“I really feel an ethical obligation to help the ladies who’ve suffered far more egregious transgressions,” mentioned Hannah, who selected to talk publicly about Weinstein for the primary time greater than a decade after her incidents occurred and admitted that she “skilled on the spot repercussions” for rejecting his sexual advances.
“It’s a kind of issues your physique has to regulate to. You get dragged into the gutter of nastiness and pettiness and disgrace and all of this stuff, and it typically appears more healthy and wiser to simply transfer on along with your life and never permit your self to be re-victimized.”
Although Barkin was by no means a sufferer of Weinstein’s sexual advances, she mentioned he “ceaselessly verbally abused” her.
“The repercussions are actual. I used to be terrified Harvey was going to make it inconceivable to return to work, with these tentacles of his,” Barkin mentioned of talking up in opposition to Weinstein. “This concern of dropping your profession is just not dropping your ticket to a borrowed costume and earrings somebody paid you to put on. It’s dropping your skill to help your self, to help your loved ones, and that is fucking actual whether or not you’re the greatest or film star or the lowest-pay-grade assistant.”
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Sciorra, Hannah and Barkin are the most recent accusers of Weinstein, 65, who finds himself within the midst of an ongoing sexual harassment and abuse scandal with actresses together with Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie talking out in opposition to Weinstein’s alleged habits.
In a bombshell New York Occasions report earlier this month, eight girls accused him of performing inappropriately. The paper additionally reported that Weinstein reached non-public settlements with eight girls, together with actress Rose McGowan. In accounts within the NYT, the New Yorker and elsewhere, extra girls have spoken out in opposition to the producer, with allegations together with rape, compelled oral intercourse, groping and harassment.
In response to the prolonged allegations made in opposition to Weinstein, a spokesperson for the film mogul mentioned, “Any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
“Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation in opposition to any girls for refusing his advances.”