A number of women, including the actress Ashley Judd, came forward in an article published by The New York Times on Thursday. "Sivan said she reluctantly agreed and they went downstairs to the restaurant", HuffPo reports.
According to Huffington Post, Weinstein trapped anchor Lauren Sivan in a restaurant hallway that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated, Sivan said. "Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers, and they walked back into the kitchen". After they left, Sivan recalled that Weinstein leaned in and tried to kiss her. She rejected his advances and made it known that she had a long-term boyfriend.
'Well, can you just stand there and shut up, ' Weinstein allegedly told Sivan before completing the lurid act.
"Authors, actors, and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company until he resigns", she tweeted Saturday.More news: GST Council to trim list of items in highest tax slab
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The next day, Weinstein called Sivan on the phone to ask if she wanted to get together after he returned from over seas, adding that he 'had a great time last night'.
Harvey Weinstein, who is in the middle of a very fast-growing scandal of sexual harassment and generally disgusting behavior towards women, now must account for another bomb that just fell: an accusation that, about a decade ago, he sexually harassed and masturbated in front of a TV anchor.
According to Sivan, the incident occurred at a Manhattan nightclub called Socialista, connected to the well-known Italian restaurant Cipriani in 2007. She also tweeted an explanation. Sivan noted to HuffPost that Weinstein's vehicle was "stocked full of cases of Diet Coke", which she said she found to be odd. "Let's just say they have an "inconsistent" relationship".
Following the New York Times' publishing a blockbuster report detailing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's three decades' worth of sexual wrongdoing that included settling eight lawsuits for sexual harassment, there has been quite a bit of criticism directed liberals' and entertainers' way over their relative silence on the issue. The Weinstein Company confirmed on Friday that the studio head would be taking "an indefinite leave of absence" starting immediately.