Lena Headey reduced to tears by 'furious' Weinstein after rejecting his advances

Lena Headey reduced to tears by 'furious' Weinstein after rejecting his advances

Nearly 50 women have come forward with claims that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them in some way, and on Tuesday, 17 October, Lena Headey joined the growing list.

After this, Headey said that Weinstein was silent and furious.

Headey then goes on to talk about a incident, a year later, where Weinstein invited her to breakfast, then began making enquiries about her love life, before proposing that they go to his hotel room. "I don't know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a strong sense of don't come near me".

Coming after the New York Times and the New Yorker published separate exposes about Weinstein allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women for decades without outcome, Headey's story is depressingly familiar.

She wrote on Twitter: "I was genuinely shocked, I remember thinking, it's got to be a joke, I said something like".

Fast-forward to a few years later in Los Angeles, and Headey's story gets a bit grimmer.

Since the revelations came to light, the board of The Weinstein Company has fired Harvey Weinstein, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken away his membership. I said something like.

A Canadian actress added her voice to the chorus of women bringing allegations against Harvey Weinstein, saying the producer asked her to bare her chest and tried to kiss her on the lips while name-dropping famous actresses and dangling career opportunities. "This was definitely.something I'd never forget".

Luckily for Headey, Weinstein's room key card did not work and he escorted her back down to the lobby to the valet. He has denied allegations of non-consensual sexual contact.

Assuming her initial rejection meant he was unlikely to make a second advance towards her, Lena found herself stunned when she met him for breakfast and was cajoled up to his bedroom.

"I reaped the rewards and I kept my mouth shut", he said.

Another woman, an unnamed former Miramax employee, said Weinstein - who co-founded his film studio in the late 1970s with his brother - raped her in the basement flat of his London offices in around 1992.

The pair arranged a meeting in a hotel, which she didn't find "abnormal at all" because she had routinely met producers, writers and directors in their suites.

Headey went on to describe an even scarier encounter several years later. The lift was going up and I said to Harvey, 'I'm not interested in anything other than work.

Holly recounted that she followed him into the bedroom part of the suite as he continued talking. When she declined his advances, he warned her to keep quiet. She said she turned her head, and he sneered.