Weinstein Was A ‘Gatekeeper Who Could Anoint Or Destroy Me,’ Actress Says

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Brit Marling, an actress, and writer, accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment calling him a “gatekeeper” due to his power in Hollywood, she wrote in an op-ed published Monday.

In an article she wrote for The Atlantic, Marling details her personal experience working with the disgraced producer who claimed he had the power in Hollywood to make or break a young actress’ career, reported Page Six. Marling retells her story of meeting with Weinstein in 2014 and how he allegedly sexually harassed her.

Marling claims that a young female assistant told her to meet Weinstein upstairs since he was a “very busy man,” which immediately made her “guard go up.” However, she felt more reassured since the woman went upstairs with her. The assistant left soon after.

Weinstein then asked the actress if she would like a massage, champagne, and strawberries. “I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together. What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me?” she wrote.

In reflecting on the encounter, “Weinstein was a gatekeeper who could give actresses a career that would sustain their lives and the livelihood of their families,” wrote Marling.

“I put pen to paper about my own experience” with Harvey Weinstein, wrote Marling on Twitter.

Marling also spoke out about the threats women would face if they “humiliated him.” In a similar story, Zelda Perkins, Weinstein’s former aide also broke her Non-Disclosure Agreement Monday to detail her personal experience of alleged sexual harassment from the producer.

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