Ivana Lowell, a woman who previously worked with Harvey Weinstein, described his creepy and harassing behavior towards her in an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” Friday.
Lowell had previously alleged harassment from Weinstein, long before the current controversy, in a book she wrote years ago.
She described his reaction to the book, saying, “Harvey went ballistic when he read the book. He called me up and he said, ‘you make me sound like a pervert and I’m going to sue you and you’ve got pull the pages from your book.'”
Lowell also described Weinstein’s behavior, saying, “So, the first time, it was actually the day after i started working for him.
“And I was at home and it was late. And my buzzer, my doorbell rang and actually my door man announced it. It’s Mr. Weinstein coming up. Oh, okay. And very quickly, he was at my door and he came barging in to my apartment and went straight into the bedroom. He laid down and said, ‘Oh my god, I’m so tired. I need a massage.'”
“Just barged into your apartment?” host Erin Burnett said.
Lowell said, “He just laid there and for the next sort of 20 minutes, he just that had this diatribe of complaints. F’ing and…about this person, that schmuck who screwed him over. How he and his brother were going to get revenge on everyone who slighted him. He was venting on my bed. I was sitting on my bedroom chair just perched like a nervous cat. Oh, when is–is he ever going to leave?”