Renowned Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been in the spotlight this past week after a number of women have come forward to accuse the movie mogul of sexual harassment or assault.
Notable stars who have already accused Weinstein include Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham, Zoe Brock, Asia Argento, Lucia Stoller, Mira Sorvino and Louisette Geiss.
Now the latest to share her encounter is established fashion supermodel and actress, Cara Delevingne, whose career has blossomed in recent years.
In a lengthy post shared on her official Instagram account, she says that Weinstein reportedly called and asked her if she had “slept with any of the women [she] was seen out with in the media.” Then after meeting Weinstein at a hotel restaurant for an upcoming film, he tried to set up a threesome with another woman who was already waiting in his hotel room.
Delevingne shared that after that encounter, she still got a part in the film (as she has filmed two movies for the Weinstein Company, including her breakout role in the 2015 picture Paper Towns and the recently released Tulip Fever), but has felt guilty about it ever since.
“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,” she said.
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- Source: BBC News