Harvey Weinstein has 'different recollection of events' on Lupita Nyong'o claims
- Author: Kyle Peterson Oct 23, 2017,
Oct 23, 2017, 2:06
Her Oscar win in 2014 forced Weinstein to apologize for his behavior and he said that he would show her "the respect she deserves". "Get her what I tell you to get her".
He could return to Los Angeles soon, according to the report.
"My client is grateful to all the courageous women who have already come forward to finally expose Weinstein", attorney David Ring said.
Sallie Hofmeister, a representative for Weinstein, said in a statement that Weinstein "unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex".
"Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public", wrote Nyong'o, who is now 34.
That changed this week.
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in CT. One day, she said, Weinstein invited her to his home in Westport, Connecticut, ostensibly to screen a film with his family; before the movie ended, he insisted she leave the room with him. "I didn't think anyone would believe me. He was not", Nyong'o wrote.
"I offered to provide him with a reel of my acting work". She says that is when she "personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his trousers".
"I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then". That I was sexually harassed by Warren Beatty. "She has told me that obviously her greatest regret is opening that door".
In an op-ed for the New York Times published Thursday Nyong'o says Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage and that she gave him one instead.
The movie mogul stated that he remembers the events differently, saying, "I have a different recollection of events". News in a statement.
Weinstein has been accused of harassment by dozens of women, including making lewd remarks and allegedly forcing women to watch him masturbate.
Many of those accusing Weinstein of racism, on top of everything else, failed to mention he had also specifically refuted claims by Ashley Judd, in the early days of the ever-growing controversy.
The employees say they knew of Weinstein's "infamous temper" and that he could be "manipulative", but didn't know "that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women".
He couldn't make it to see a production she was in, but invited her to bring anyone she wanted to see a staged reading of "Finding Neverland", one of his.
Weinstein told Nyong'o that he wanted to show her something in his bedroom, and then said he wanted to give her a massage.
Since the scandal has exploded, Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Co., which he co-founded.
Not long after those accusations were made public, Weinstein was sacked from his own film company.