Another day, another tale of a sexual assault in Hollywood following on from the Harvey Weinstein allegations – although this time it doesn’t actually involve Harvey himself but a former Hollywood A Lister.
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Today we’re hearing about an offence that the late Patrick Swayze – star of Ghost and Point Break amongst others, who famously had one of the most solid marriages in Hollywood – is alleged to have committed. The accusations come from make up artist/stand up comedian/radio presenter Michele Mahone, who said the following:
Patrick Swayze came in for an interview, and the whole time all he did was talk about how fantastic his wife was.
At the end of his interview, I asked him if he wanted his make-up removed.
I went back to the room, and put my left hand up to lift his fringe off his face, while I removed his makeup with my right hand.
He grabbed my waist and pulled me in and started kissing me. I was completely shocked. He wouldn’t let go. His hand moved behind my head, and it was a really forceful kiss.
He said, ‘Oh, this doesn’t mean we can’t work together,’ and I didn’t know what to say.
I was shaken. I was trembling. It was like an uncle grabbing you and kissing you. I was appalled, because he just said how much he loved his wife.
I felt violated. My mouth hurt. I was in absolute shock.
I slowly packed up my kit hoping that by the time I was done, he’d have left the studio.
But when I left, he was still in the lobby. Producers and everyone were still there.
When he left, I pulled the producer (who was a woman) aside. I told her how he kissed me, and she asked if it had happened before.
I said no, but they never hired me again.
I called two or three weeks later, then again a month and two months later and I never heard from them again.
He was on a pedestal. He was Mr Clean. Everyone saw him as one of the good guys, but he was a fricking pig. But who would’ve believed me?
Ugh. Again, this seems to be the story of so many woman over the last week and it’s completely horrible to hear about.
Let’s hope that the fact that Harvey Weinstein has finally gone down and so may people are coming out and sharing their experiences means that this is the beginning of the end of this epidemic in the entertainment business – unfortunately I feel that we have a long way to go with it though.
For more of the same, check out Rose McGowan’s Harvey Weinstein story. Disgusting.