A brand new accuser has come ahead with a graphic account of alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.
The girl, named Mimi, held a press convention with lawyer Gloria Allred on Tuesday, October 24, to recall the alleged incident that passed off at his house. Mimi mentioned that the 2 watched tv for a brief period of time, nonetheless, “it was not lengthy, although, earlier than he was throughout me making sexual advances,” she recalled. “I informed him, ‘No, no, no’ however he insisted. Then I mentioned ‘I’m on my interval. There isn’t any approach that is going to occur. Please cease.’”
Mimi mentioned that Weinstein then backed her into what “regarded like a child’s bed room” and made sexual advances towards her. “He held me down on the mattress. I attempted to get him off of me,” she mentioned. “I stored asking him to cease, but it surely was unattainable.”
“He then orally pressured himself on me whereas I used to be on my interval. He even pulled my tampon out. I used to be mortified. I used to be in disbelief and disgusted,” Mimi continued. “I’d not have wished anybody to do this to me, even when that individual had been a romantic associate.”
Following the alleged encounter, Mimi mentioned that Weinstein requested: “Don’t you’re feeling we’re a lot nearer to one another now?”
As beforehand reported, Weinstein — who was fired by his personal firm earlier this month after the New York Occasions posted an expose detailing three a long time of alleged sexual harassment and assault — left a remedy program in Arizona after one week of therapy.
Following the NYT expose, in addition to a separate investigative piece by The New Yorker, a number of actresses together with Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Lupita Nyong’o have accused the previous studio head of sexual harassment. Weinstein, nonetheless, has denied all rape accusations towards him.“Any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” Weinstein’s spokesperson Sallie Hofmeister mentioned in a press release to Us Weekly. “Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation towards any girls for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein clearly can’t communicate to nameless allegations, however with respect to any girls who’ve made allegations on the report, Mr. Weinstein believes that each one of those relationships had been consensual.”
Amid the scandal, Weinstein’s spouse of 10 years, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, introduced she was leaving him.
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