“I was able to gather myself together—a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat—and leave the room.”Alice Evans: In an essay for the British actress recounted hearing “endless stories about massages and hand-jobs in hotel rooms” with regard to Weinstein—but not suspecting that Weinstein would try anything similar with her when, she said, he approached her at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Kiss you a little.” Evans said she declined—and in the essay, wondered if that decision had a negative effect on her career, and that of her husband, Ioan Gruffudd. He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now.Evans said that Weinstein asked her to come to the bathroom with him, allegedly saying, “Just go. Sarah Polley: In an essay for the actress and director said that when she was 19 and filming a Miramax movie, she was brought to Weinstein’s office. Because of his ‘very close relationship’ with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. I replied that I wasn’t very ambitious or interested in acting, which was true.”Amber Anderson: The actress wrote on Instagram that she was 20 years old when Weinstein allegedly coerced her into a private meeting, “indicating I could not take anyone along with me and dismissing staff who were present.” She said that he then propositioned her, proposing that they enter into “a ‘personal’ relationship to further my career whilst bragging about other actresses he had ‘helped’ in a similar way.” Anderson said that Weinstein tried to place her hand on his lap, which is when she left the room. Because he was sitting so close on this couch I started to get a sick feeling in my stomach.Not knowing much about Weinstein, she asked a female producer (who goes unnamed in the article) what to do when the studio head was introduced to her. “I remember thinking, ‘It’s got to be a joke.’ I said something like, ‘Oh come on mate?! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.’ I was never in any other Miramax film.” Years later, she continued, Weinstein asked her to meet for breakfast, then asked her to come to his hotel room.“We walked to the lift and the energy shifted,” wrote Headey. The lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with your any other reason, nothing is going to happen.’ I don’t know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a strong sense of ‘don’t come near me.’ He was silent after I spoke, furious. His hand was on my back, he was marching me forward, not a word.“Keep Harvey in your corner,” was the advice, as well as the warning: “He is a good man to know in the business, but just be careful around him.”In the most disturbing detail, she writes about an alleged encounter in which “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom—and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I felt completely powerless, he tried his key card and it didn’t work. He walked me back to the lift, through the hotel to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm.
Her story resembles so many others: “I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar.
I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together.
It was clear that there was only one direction he wanted this encounter to go in, and that was sex or some version of an erotic exchange,” she wrote.
This list will be updated if and when more women come forward.
Hope Exiner d’Amore: In the late 1970s, Exiner d’Amore was working for Weinstein’s Buffalo-based pre-Miramax concert promotion company when she went with Weinstein on a business trip to New York City. He just forced himself on me.” Following the alleged incident, she says, Weinstein kept pursing her; when she declined his offers, she says, she was fired.