As new reports come out detailing Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults, more and more actors are coming forward with their own accounts of the movie producer's actions.
Cara Delevingne recently went public with her own personal experience with Weinstein in a post on Instagram. The story details an alleged meeting with Weinstein in which the producer made several unwanted sexual advances, followed by a call for others with similar experiences to speak out.
You can read her post below:
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.
Delevingne previously worked on the film Tulip Fever, but her post does not specify if this is the movie she's referring to.
As more and more people come out with their own stories about Weinstein, the producer has become ostracized in Hollywood. The Weinstein Company, which he started with his brother Bob, recently fired him from the company. Harvey is planning to take legal action against Bob for the removal.
Other celebrities have spoken out against Weinstein, though that has shed light on even more sexual assault incidents. When Ben Affleck issued a statement condemning Weinstein, actor Hilarie Burton came forward with her own experience of being molested by Affleck in 2003. After video of the incident went public, Affleck issued his own apology.
The last month has seen many people being outed as sexual predators in Hollywood, whether they be actors, producers, and even movie critics. Hopefully as more and more incidents become public knowledge, this signals a change in culture in the movie business.