Model and actress Cara Delevingne says she was also harassed by Harvey Weinstein while she was auditioning for a role in one of his films.
In a post on her Instagram account, Delevingne recalls meeting with a director for a film and then being left alone with Weinstein.
When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.
“As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature,” she wrote. “He then invited me to his room.”
Delevingne says she declined and asked Weinstein’s assistant if her ride was waiting outside. The assistant allegedly told her the car wouldn’t be there for awhile and to go to Weinstein’s room.
“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe,” the post continues. “He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction.”
Then, Delevingne says she began singing to try and deescalate the situation and make it more of an audition than a sexual encounter. After she finished her song, she tried to leave the room but was blocked by the Hollywood producer.
“He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room,” she stated.
Delevingne asserts that while she still got the role, she felt like she didn’t deserve it and was scared to share her story because she felt “guilty” and “didn’t want to hurt his family.”
Weinstein has now been accused of everything from sexual harassment to rape by over two dozen women.