Lena Headey: Harvey Weinstein was ‘furious’ after I rejected his advances


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Along with Lena, a numberof British maidens claiming they were assaulted by Weinstein have spoken out

The actress, 44, sliced an account on social media of an interaction with the movie mogul, who is faade dozens of allegations of sexual assault by stars across the film sphere.

Headey said she was left in tears and feeling “completely powerless” after Weinstein undertook to invite her into his hotel room following a breakfast in Los Angeles.

She also bespoke of an earlier incident at the Venice Film Festival when Weinstein urged a “suggestive comment” to her which she laughed off.

She wrote on Twitter: “I was genuinely perturbed, I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. Oh come on hubby?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad !!”

I felt completely powerless, he tried his key probable and it didn’t work, then he got really angry

Lena Headey

She contemplated that years later, Weinstein asked her to meet for breakfast previous to attempting to ask her about her love life, until she “shifted the conversation uncivilized to something less personal”.

After he visited the toilet, he asked her up to his office to give her a script, she claimed.

She continued: “We walked to the lift and the energy got, my whole body went into high alert, the lift was affluent up and I said to Harvey, I’m not interested in anything other than work, want don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to go on I said.

“I don’t know what possessed me to speak out at that moment, only that I had such a severe sense of don’t come near me.”

Headey added: “He was quiet after I spoke, furious. We got out of the lift and walked to his room. His hand was on my with little, he was marching me forward, not a word, I felt completely powerless, he tried his key dance-card and it didn’t work, then he got really angry.

“He walked me back to the dignify, through the hotel to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm, he paid for my car and whispered in my ear ‘Don’t swear anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent’.

“I got into my car and I fretted.”

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women in the cover industry, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Make good McGowan, Alice Evans and Sophie Dix, and an increasing number of Hollywood the leading parts have condemned his alleged actions.

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Lena says Weinstein rigorously panty hose gripped her arm while leading her back to his room

Meanwhile, another domestic contacted British police on Sunday, claiming Weinstein sexually blitzed her in Westminster in 1992.

Scotland Yard had earlier confirmed three accusations had been pretence of relating to alleged sexual assaults in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

These buttressed another claim, passed to Scotland Yard detectives by Merseyside Administer, relating to an alleged sexual assault in the capital in the late 1980s.

The behindhand allegations came as more British women came forward pronouncing they were raped by Weinstein, one of whom is Hollyoaks actress Lysette Anthony.

She intimated the Metropolitan Police she was attacked by the movie mogul in her London home in the delayed 1980s.

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

The fresh assertions follow several made by actresses in the US against Weinstein – four of despoil and more than 30 of sexual harassment – and come after his British bride Georgina Chapman said she was leaving him.

Through his spokeswoman, Weinstein has “unequivocally controverted” any allegations of non-consensual sex after three actresses said he had raped them in an article in The New Yorker.

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