Actresses Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah have come ahead to provide their very own accounts of how they skilled sexual assault and harassment by the hands of Harvey Weinstein, in a brand new exposé by The New Yorker printed on Friday, October 27.
Sciorra, 57, who met Weinstein within the early 1990s and appeared within the producer’s 1993 film The Evening We By no means Met, detailed a violent assault that she says occurred after a enterprise dinner in New York Metropolis. The actress claims Weinstein gave her a experience residence that night time, and Sciorra was preparing for mattress when he knocked on the door and as soon as she opened it, pushed his method inside. “He walked in prefer it was his condo like he owned the place, and began unbuttoning his shirt. So it was very clear the place he thought this was going to go,” she recalled.
“He shoved me onto the mattress, and he acquired on prime of me. I kicked and I yelled,” she recalled and mentioned the producer grabbed her arms with one hand and compelled her to have intercourse. The Sopranos actress claims he then tried to carry out oral intercourse on her and her physique began to shake violently. “I believe, in a method, that’s what made him go away as a result of it seemed like I used to be having a seizure or one thing.”
Sciorra by no means went to the police to report the assault. “Like most of those ladies, I used to be so ashamed of what occurred,” she mentioned. “And I fought. I fought. However nonetheless, I used to be like, Why did I open that door? Who opens the door at the moment of night time? I used to be positively embarrassed by it. I felt disgusting. I felt like I had f–ked up.”
Hannah, 56, spoke of two incidents she had with the producer after assembly him on the Cannes Movie Competition. The 2 exchanged info for a doable enterprise assembly and after ignoring his cellphone calls to her lodge room one night time, he began knocking on the door. “It was form of incessant, after which it began turning into pounding on my door,” the Kill Invoice actress mentioned, revealing that she left the room via an exterior door and slept in her make-up artist’s room, however he returned the subsequent morning. “The knocking began repeatedly. And I used to be like, ‘Oh, s–t.’ We truly pushed a dresser in entrance of the door and simply type of huddled within the room.”
In 2004, Hannah was in Italy for the premiere of Kill Invoice: Quantity 2, when she encountered Weinstein in her lodge room once more. “He had a key. He got here via the lounge and into the bed room. He simply burst in like a raging bull,” she mentioned. “And I do know with each fiber of my being that if my male make-up artist was not in that room, issues wouldn’t have gone properly. It was scary.”
The actress claims Weinstein informed her there was a celebration she needed to go to, and when she arrived the reception was “utterly empty.” Weinstein was standing by the elevator ready for her. She recalled their interplay after she requested what was taking place with the social gathering: “‘Are your tits actual?’ Then he requested if he might really feel them. I mentioned, ‘No, you’ll be able to’t!’ After which he mentioned, ‘At the least flash me, then.’ And I mentioned, ‘F–ok off, Harvey.’”
Hannah mentioned she felt the rapid repercussions of her refusal the subsequent day, even after she informed colleagues, together with Quentin Tarantino. “I did inform individuals about it,” she mentioned. “And it didn’t matter.”
Greater than 40 ladies, together with Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have come ahead with allegations of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct in opposition to the mogul. Weinstein has denied all of the accusations in opposition to him, together with his spokesperson, Sallie Hofmeister, saying in an announcement in response to Sciorra and Hannah’s allegations that, “Mr. Weinstein unequivocally denies any allegations of non-consensual intercourse.”
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