Harvey Weinstein is pulling back against Lupita Nyong’o’s comment in a New York Times op-ed piece describing encounters with the writer that done her feel “unsafe.”
Nyong’o is the latestto credit Weinstein of inapt behavior. In an opinion piece for the New York Times, the Oscar leader pronounced that the now-disgraced Hollywood writer propositioned her twice and maneuvered her into a bedroom when she was still a connoisseur tyro at Yale.
A orator for Weinstein pronounced in a statement, “Mr. Weinstein has a opposite correlation of the events, but believes Lupita is a shining singer and a major force for the industry.” The matter also forked out that Nyong’o confirmed hit with Weinstein: “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show ‘Eclipsed.'”
Nyong’o’s essay describes a lunch she had with Weinstein when he regularly insisted she splash vodka and called her “stubborn” when she refused. She then writes about a time when he invited her to his home in Westport, Connecticut, to screen a movie, but then took her into his bedroom and asked her if he could give her a massage.
“I felt unsafe. we panicked a little,” she writes.
Nyong’o pronounced she offering to massage him instead, saying, “It would concede me to be in control physically, to know accurately where his hands were at all times.” Nyong’o wrote that before long, Weinstein pronounced he was going to take off his pants and Nyong’o told him not to.
“He got up anyway to do so and we headed for the door, observant that we was not at all gentle with that,” she wrote.” ‘If we’re not going to watch the film, we really should conduct back to school,’ we said.”
Nyong’o wrote that she tried to brush off the incident, and she told herself, “I reasoned that it had been inapt and uncalled-for, but not sincerely sexual” and motionless it was simply an “awkward moment.”
She pronounced that a few months later, he invited her to a staged reading of his show “Finding Neverland” and then a screening of “W.E.” After the screening, Nyong’o met Weinstein at the Tribeca Grill, where his partner fast got up and left them alone.
She wrote: “Before the starters arrived, he announced, ‘Let’s cut to the chase. we have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of the meal.’ we was stunned. we told him we elite to eat in the restaurant. 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. He pronounced he had antiquated Famous Actress X and Y and demeanour where that had gotten them.
“I was wordless for a while before we mustered up the bravery to kindly decrease his offer. ‘You have no thought what you are flitting up,’ he said. ‘With all due respect, we would not be means to nap at night if we did what you are asking, so we must pass,’ we replied.”