Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was finally sentenced to 23 years in prison this week, and since then even more stories have been coming out about what an utter asshole he was to women throughout his career.
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Kate Beckinsale has now shared a story about the premiere of her movie ‘Serendipity’ back in 2001, where Harvey Weinstein was furious about what she wore to the event and invited her round his house to call her the C-word the next day.
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These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .”
The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .”
The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly.
Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava
Wow. I mean imagine it’s less than a month after 9/11 and the most important thing on your mind is to invite a mum and her young daughter round to your house so you can abuse her about what she wore on the red carpet for a shitty romantic comedy you produced. What a nasty gassed-up piece of work this guy really is.
I’m already seeing people have a go at Kate Beckinsale for not telling this story 20 years ago when it happened. TBH would anyone have taken her seriously? Her career would have been over in 5 seconds. That’s the sort of power Harvey Weinstein had over Kate Beckinsale, his accusers and Hollywood in general. Well I hope he had a good time because now he’s going to die in prison. C’est la vie.
We also recently reported how Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston should be killed – because he mistakenly believed she had accused him of sexual assault. Plonker.