Reporter Lauren Sivan recalled her “disgusting” and “pathetic” experience with Harvey Weinstein, who she claimed cornered her in a hallway while he exposed himself to her 10 year’s ago.
“That’s when I said, ‘Oh no. Enough is enough with this guy,'” Sivan said during her appearance Monday on “Megyn Kelly Today,” citing the film producer’s response to the sexual harassment accusations last week as the reason she finally decided to speak out about what she said happened to her in 2007 after she met Weinstein while out to dinner with friends. (RELATED: Celebrities React To Accusations Of Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Harassment)
“There was no remorse, there was no even acknowledgement of the type of behavior that was going on,” she added. “If he did this with me, who is just a stranger, who is not an actress in Hollywood and doesn’t need anything from him, I can only imagine how many other women something like this has happened to.”
The reporter shared that it was after the dinner they went to a second location where the film producer, who was part owner, invited her to take a tour of the kitchen downstairs and that was where he tried to kiss her and soon after the advances were rebuffed, she said he blocked her exit, “exposed himself and began pleasuring himself.”
“It was disgusting and kind of pathetic really to stand there and look at this man,” Sivan shared. “But more than the disgusting act itself, which of course was gross, the demeaning part of it all, that just 20 minutes earlier he was having this great conversation with me and I felt so great and flattered by it and then ‘stand there and be quiet.'”
Recalling, that the most “shocking part” of the whole experience was the phone call she got the next day at her work from Weinstein thanking her for a “great time last night.”
“That was so crazy because the next day after I fled basically, he called my station,” Sivan explained. “They said, ‘I have Harvey Weinstein on the phone for you’ and my heart sank. And he said, ‘I just want to let you know, I had a great time last night and I am going away oversees on a trip. I would love to see you again, if that’s something we could do.'”
“I said, ‘absolutely not,'” she added. “I told you yesterday I have a very serious boyfriend. Absolutely not.’ And I’m pretty sure I just hung up the phone quickly after. But that was the most shocking part.”