Lupita Nyong’o non-stop up Thursday about a litany of “inappropriate” interactions with Harvey Weinstein over the last 6 years.
The 34-year-old singer minute several meetings with the now-disgraced producer, commencement with a 2011 awards rite in Berlin when she was a tyro at the Yale School of Drama.
“A lady who was a writer herself carefully suggested me to ‘keep Harvey in your corner,’” Nyong’o wrote in a personal letter for the New York Times.
“She said: ‘He is a good man to know in the business, but just be clever around him. He can be a bully.’ And so we exchanged contacts with him in the hopes that we would be of care for one of his projects. we wanted to keep things professional, so we done a indicate of referring to him as ‘Mr. Weinstein.’ But he insisted that we call him by his first name. In this first encounter, we found him to be very approach and authoritative, but also charming. He didn’t utterly put me at ease, but he didn’t alarm me, either.”
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Shortly after their introduction, once back stateside, Nyong’o pronounced Weinstein invited her to lunch, where he tried to brag her into celebration a vodka and diet soda, before a private screening at his home in Westport, Conn.
Fifteen mins into the screening, Nyong’o wrote, Weinstein brought her up to his bedroom and told her he was going to give her a massage.
“I suspicion he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time given we met him, we felt unsafe,” she wrote for the Times.
“I panicked a little and suspicion fast to offer to give him one instead: It would concede me to be in control physically, to know accurately where his hands were at all times.”
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Unsatisfied with a shirtless back massage, Weinstein allegedly began to take his pants off, at which indicate Nyong’o left.
On another occasion, the writer invited her back to a private room, Nyong’o said.
“He told me not to be so naïve. If we wanted to be an actress, then we had to be peaceful to do this arrange of thing,” she wrote. “He pronounced he had antiquated Famous Actress X and Y and demeanour where that had gotten them.”
And after her 2014 best ancillary singer Oscar win for “12 Years a Slave,” Weinstein allegedly offering Nyong’o a role in one of his arriving cinema — which she incited down, despite his refusal to accept her answer.
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“I knew we would not do it simply since it was the Weinstein Company, but we did not feel gentle revelation this to anybody,” she wrote.
Nyong’o joins some-more than 40 other women who have now accused Weinstein of passionate nuisance or assault, including Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Cara Delevingne.
Since then, he has been fired from the Weinstein Company and diminished from the Motion Picture Academy.
The NYPD, LAPD and Scotland Yard have all non-stop investigations against him as some-more accusations are done open daily.
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In a sweeping statement, Weinstein denied allegations of non-consensual sex.
Nyong’o finished her letter with a call for women to come brazen — and keep pity their stories.
“Now that we are speaking, let us never close up about this kind of thing,” she wrote.
“I pronounce up to make certain that this is not the kind of bungle that deserves a second chance. we pronounce up to minister to the finish of the swindling of silence.”
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