Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o Shares Weinstein Story, Hopes to End 'Conspiracy of Silence'

Tarana Burke wearing a'me too T-shirt addresses the March to End Rape Culture in Philadelphia in 2014 Tarana Burke wearing a'me too T-shirt addresses the March to End Rape Culture in Philadelphia in 2014
Freda Brock | 20 October, 2017, 21:26

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model-actress alleged that he raped her at her hotel in 2013.

Long before winning her Oscar in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o - according to her Times essay - met Weinstein back in 2011 when she was a student at the Yale School of Drama.

Nyong'o wrote that she, Weinstein, and his children all began watching the film together. He ordered a vodka and a diet soda and after ordering a juice, he was adamant that she would drink the same. "He was charming and amusing once more, and I felt confused about the discomfort I had previously experienced", Nyong'o said. After a fairly innocuous invite to watch Finding Neverland on Broadway, in which she was sure to bring two trusted male friends, he then invited her to a screening of W.E. In the piece, the Black Panther star detailed an incident in which Weinstein requested a massage from Nyong'o in his bedroom. He says he knew first hand of Weinstein's conduct toward actress Mira Sorvino and another he declined to name.

She said she thought it would buy her time to get out of the situation, but then she said the producer said he wanted to take off his trousers. I informed him that I would not.

Her next encounter with Weinstein was in a group setting, free of the awkwardness she had experienced prior and it put her at ease enough to accept another invitation from Weinstein, Nyong'o writes.

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"In accordance with the Academy's established procedures, it was overwhelmingly chose to initiate disciplinary proceedings concerning Academy member Harvey Weinstein; such proceedings could result in action up to and including termination of Academy membership", the statement said. She said, "And what I had said to the press was that I was harassed".

Nyongo'o joins a growing list of women speaking out about Weintstein, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Lena Headey, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd and Asia Argento. She refused to drink it, sticking to water instead much to his chagrin. Before the starters arrived, he announced: "Let's cut to the chase".

"But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein", she wrote. "It wasn't secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things". I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. Earlier today, Quentin Tarantino expressed his shame that he didn't do anything to stop Weinstein's predatory behaviour, and said that anyone who worked with him who claimed to not know what was going on is a liar. She said she flipped the situation around. "Am I the only actress who hasn't slept with Warren Beatty in this town?"

But Weinstein hopes he will be able to "rebuild" his relationship with the Marchesa co-founder in the future. "I have felt such a flare of rage that the experience I recount below was not a unique incident with me, but rather part of a sinister pattern of behavior", she wrote.

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