The film executive repeatedly lured women into private spaces and tried to force himself on them, according to their accounts.
Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and harassment against film executive Harvey Weinstein in the days since The New York Times and The New Yorker first published their bombshell reports.
The accusations recount similar patterns of abuse by the film mogul, including inviting women to private rooms, pleading with them for massages or to watch him masturbate and even forcing them into sex acts.
These are the women who have come forward so far:
Heather Graham Says Weinstein Implied She Had To Trade Sex For A Film Role
In a column for Variety published Tuesday, actress Heather Graham said that Harvey Weinstein once called her into his office and appeared to suggest she have sex with him in exchange for a role in one of his movies in the early 2000s.
Gwyneth Paltrow told The New York Times that she was just 22 when Weinstein scheduled a meeting with her in his hotel room. Weinstein attempted to massage her and invited her into the bedroom, at which point she left. She recalled thinking: “I thought you were my Uncle Harvey,” saying she’d formerly seen him as a mentor.
British Actress Reveals ‘Humiliating’ Encounter With Harvey Weinstein
Describing the experience as “humiliating” and “extremely problematic,” Romola Garai said that the Hollywood mogul invited her to his hotel room for an audition and answered the door in his bathrobe.
Garai said that she felt “violated” by Weinstein, who was fired from his namesake company on Oct. 8 in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations.
Angelina Jolie told The New York Times that, during the 1999 release of “Playing by Heart,” Weinstein made unwanted sexual advances on her in a hotel room, which she rejected. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Jolie said in an email to the Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”