Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the crimes of rape and sexual abuseit was an important victory for the movement #MeToo.
After the conviction of the once strong man of Hollywood, some women have started to bring to light the violent experiences that they lived with the former film producer, and which had not dared (with fair reason) for fear of being victims of retaliation.
One of them is the actress Kate Beckinsale, which through its account of Instagram revealed a horrible episode that lived in 2001 following the premiere of “Serendipity”tape that co-starred with John Cusak.
“These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity-October 5, 2001. We all refused to go because celebrate a premiere a few weeks after 11 September, with the city still shrouded in smoke seemed to be the most insensitive, deaf, and disrespectful as possible. But Harvey insisted,” says the beginning of the story of Beckinsale along with a photo in which appears with a sober dress of white color.
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The next morning of the premiere, Weinstein called on the phone and invited her to his home with his two year old daughter. “Nothing more to enter in his home, Harvey called out to his nanny to take the girls to play to another room. I followed him but he told me not to, to wait for me in the room with him. And at the time that the door was shut, he started yelling at me and calling me a stupid slut for having ruined your premiere,” he says.
“I had no idea what he was talking about and began to tremble. He continued screaming: ‘If I am organizing a red carpet you put on a tight dress, shake your ass and shake your tits, you don’t introduce yourself as a lesbian, you stupid slut’. I started to cry from the shock”, account in your account.
The actress recounts that tried to explain the situation to the erstwhile “untouchable” in Hollywood. ‘Harvey, the city is in flames, people are still searching for their relatives, none of us felt that the premiere would be appropriate and much less go out dressed as if it were a bachelor party’, I said. ‘I don’t care, it’s my fucking premiere and if I want a pussy on the red carpet, that’s what I get’, he replied,” says Beckinsale.
The actress recounts that he managed to get out of there with your daughter and that this was only one of the many experiences he had with Weinstein. others pointed out that all the times you said no, the affected in the excluded years of the industry.
“Listen to who’s going to be locked up in prison for 23 years is a huge relief for me in the name of all the women who were assaulted or violated sexually, and I hope it’s a deterrent for that kind of behavior in this and in any other industry”says.
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These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding on to premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and I said, “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed I started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what I was talking about and started to shake.I said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” I said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that I’ve gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women I’ve sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤
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