Actress Kate Beckinsale has disclosed what transpired between her and disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein during her visit to his home.
The Underworld actress recently recalled how Weinstein unleashed a barrage of obscene rants when she was at his apartment.
Beckinsale took to social media to reveal the incident that took place in October 2001 at the New York City premiere of Serendipity.
“… We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone-deaf, disrespectful idea possible. But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it.
The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two-year-old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said ‘No, you wait here.’
The businessman suddenly abusing her verbally:
“The minute the door closed he started screaming, ‘You stupid f–king C–T, you C–T you ruined my premiere.’ I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake. He said, ‘If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your a– you shake your t–s you do not go down it looking like a f–king lesbian you stupid f–king c–t.’
The shock made me burst into tears. I tried to say ‘Harvey, the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party.’ He said, ‘I don’t care -it’s my f–king premiere and if I want p—y on the red carpet that’s what I get.’ Screaming. Livid.
I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for, and falls under no felony. But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years, insidiously and seeming irreversibly.”
Commenting on the news of his 23-year sentence, the actress stated:
“Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes, the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell (and I did tell), these too need to go. I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders, forever.”
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