Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Industry | By Faith Ward

Lupita Nyong'o Weinstein Tried Undressing In Front of Me

Lupita Nyong'o Weinstein Tried Undressing In Front of Me

In an essay for the New York Times more than 3,000 words long, Nyong'o recounts each of her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in vivid detail and explains why she didn't speak out.

The movie mogul, who has worked extensively with Tarantino, has been stripped of his The Weinstein Company board role and is now under police investigation following sexual assault and rape charges on the back of damning The New York Times and The New Yorker exposes, and the Reservoir Dogs director admits he has known for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged misconduct.

Through his lawyers, he has "unequivocally" denied allegations of non-consensual sex made against him.

Nyong'o, who won best supporting actress for 12 Years A Slave, said on Thursday she was a drama school student when the "predator" lured her to his room under false pretences. Dinner followed, with her friends relegated to a non-Harvey table. When she auditioned for The Mirror Has Two Faces, Young says she went to her audition with Streisand and quoted the star as saying, "I think it's disgusting that you talked to the press!" In an op-ed for The New York Times published yesterday, Nyong'o says Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage and that she gave him one instead. "I thought he was joking at first", she wrote. "I felt so powerless", she tearfully recalled. Fifteen minutes into the film, Weinstein said he wanted to show her something. They ordered drinks and starters, but before the appetizers arrived he suggested they take the rest of their meal to his room. "I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant". In accordance with the Academy's established procedures, it was overwhelmingly made a decision to initiate disciplinary proceedings concerning Academy member Harvey Weinstein; such proceedings could result in action up to and including termination of Academy membership.

Academy Award victor Lupita Nyong'o shared a harrowing series of encounters with Harvey Weinstein before she was famous, where she says the mogul told her she'd be successful in Hollywood if she slept with him.

Priyanka, known in the United States for "Quantico", added: "So what if I'm in heels?".

"He said he couldn't believe how fast I had gotten to where I was, and that he had treated me so badly in the past", she writes.

Can former US President Jimmy Carter bring peace to the Korean Peninsula?
However, the new commentary does not talk about attacking the United States, but instead on building up its own defenses. Ri told Tass that the North's nuclear weapons represent a deterrent to protect the country from the U.S.

Donald Trump denies seeking almost tenfold increase in USA nuclear arsenal
As it turns out, Trump's comment on NBC was one more inaccurate tweet . "Pure fiction, made up to demean", Trump tweeted . Comcast , which owns NBC, owns several licenses in major markets such as NY and Los Angeles.

India defeat Pakistan 3-1 in Hockey Asia Cup
Where is India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup? Pakistan are three-time Asia Cup champions Pakistan while India have lifted the cup twice. Q3 37'min: Lalit's reverse from left side D, but wide off from Ramandeep who wanted to deflect from close to goalline .

"She seemed on edge, but I could only imagine how stressful it was to work for a man who had so much going on".

After coming forward, Leeds said, her children guarded her from the negative reactions. "He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me".

Bialik wrote in the piece published Friday that she makes choices to be "self-protecting and wise", like dressing modestly and not acting flirtatiously.

Nyong'o later vowed to herself to never work with Weinstein. I did not know that things could change. (She reportedly had video evidence that she gave to the police as well.) An anonymous former Miramax employee using the pseudonym Sarah Smith told the Daily Mail she was raped by Weinstein in the basement apartment below Miramax's offices in southwest London.

"As actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public". I said thank you and left it at that.

"Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power".

Like this: