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Bewerings van seksuele teistering en verkragting teen magtige Hollywood-vervaardiger kring uit
Die model en aktrise Cara Delevingne (25), is die nuutste slagoffer wat na vore gekom het om haar ervaring met Weinstein in die media te deel.
Cara het die skokkende nuus Woensdagaand op Instagram bekendgemaak.
Luidens die model se inskrywing in die sosiale media het sy en nog ’n regisseur Weinstein by ’n hotel ontmoet om oor ’n komende fliek te praat.
Die regisseur moes homself verskoon en dis toe dat Weinstein na bewering die gulde geleentheid sien om sy kans waar te neem.
When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.
“Toe ons alleen is, het hy begin spog oor al die aktrises by wie hy al geslaap het en hoe hy hul loopbaan die hoogte laat inskiet het. Hy het my toe na sy kamer genooi,” lui ’n gedeelte uit Cara se inskrywing.
Cara gaan dan voort om die ongemaklike situasie te beskryf.
Volgens haar was haar pogings om sy aandag af te trek, vergeefs en hy het haar steeds probeer soen.
I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this....i actually feel better and I'm proud of the women who are brave enough to speak....this isn't easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem
Cara se skokonthulling kom ’n dag nadat ons eie Charlize Theron ook stem dik gemaak het oor die bewerings van seksuele teistering teen Weinstein.
In ’n inskrywing in die sosiale media meen Charlize mans in magsposisies kom al te lank weg met seksuele teistering.
“Ons kan nie die slagoffers blameer nie.”
Angelina Jolie en Gwyneth Paltrow het ook bekendgemaak hulle was slagoffers van Weinstein.
Georgina Chapman, Harvey se vrou en ma van sy twee kinders, is na bewering in die proses om hul huwelik van 10 jaar te beëindig, berig The Guardian.
“My hart breek vir al die vroue wat verskriklike pyn moes verduur as gevolg van dié optrede.”
- Lees alles oor die Weinstein-storie in Huisgenoot se 19 Oktober-uitgawe.