Léa Seydoux during Paris Fashion Week on October 3, 2017. — Yann Bohac/SIPA
The great unpacking on the practice of sexual harassment and the hypocrisy of Hollywood continues. On Wednesday, the actresses Léa Seydoux and Cara Delevingne have also accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
In a column published in the Guardian (available in French version), Léa Seydoux reveals as well as the producer tried to kiss her, too, denouncing in passing the omerta of an environment tolerant of this kind of abusive behaviour. “I meet men like Harvey Weinstein all the time,” says the actress of 32 years from the first sentence.
Scandal Harvey Weinstein: All of Hollywood was aware?
“He looked at me as if I was a piece of meat”
It tells of his encounter, at a parade, with the producer, who insists pronto to see it the same evening. “He flirted and looked at me as if I was a piece of meat,” she wrote, noting that he had ” an air lewd “. He manages to make it up to his hotel room for a drink. “We were talking on the couch when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He is tall, and big, so I had to resist vigorously. I am, completely disgusted, but I did, however, never been afraid of him because I knew from the beginning who I was dealing with “, she recalls.
“Everyone knew what Harvey was doing and no one has done nothing. It is incredible that he has been acting like that for decades and keep his career. This is only possible because he has a lot of power, ” laments the actress. The problem, however, exceeds that of Harvey Weinstein, ” she said. She herself has received sexual advances from directors with whom she worked.
Also read : Antoine de Caunes in support of his daughter Emma, dézingue Harvey Weinstein
In its tribune, Léa Seydoux said meet men like Harvey Weinstein “all the time” and denounces the treatment of misogynist women in the cinema – in the United States or elsewhere of the requirement of physical perfection in the differences of wages unjustified with the men. She emphasizes above all that many directors in vogue are abusing their power. One of them would have started ” I would like to fuck you “, another was filming in flushing the eye of the sex scenes endless, yet another would have tried to kiss her.
Harvey Weinstein is “the top of the iceberg”
Cara Delevingne, star of the last Luc Besson Valérian and the city of a thousand planets, tells about it on Instagram by Harvey Weinstein, that she had followed reluctantly in a hotel room, asked him of kissing a woman who was in the area and attempted to kiss her on the mouth before it escapes.
When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein, asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay gold decided to be with a woman especially in public, that I’d never get the role of a straight woman gold make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about a year upcoming movie. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon As we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that time I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the movie and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.
The two actresses added to the list of the many stars who have testified publicly since last week, including Mira Sorvino, Rosana Arquette, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Emma de Caunes, and Judith Godrèche, who described sexual advances, insistent made by the powerful producer, often in a hotel room, while he was dressed in a bathrobe, or naked.
Three women have accused of rape, the Italian star Asia Argento, the actress Lucia Evans and another unidentified woman. Through a spokesman, he said that all the sexual relations were consensual.
Harvey Weinstein, however, is only “the top of the iceberg,” insists the director and actor Rob Schneider (” Inside Amy Schumer “) in a video released by the site TMZ in which he said that he was himself harassed by a filmmaker famous when he was young. “The actors, the actresses more than men, are particularly vulnerable. They need an agent and agents are repugnant, ” he says. “The casting directors, the producers, the producers, it is everywhere in the industry (the film), there is not an actress who did not have a history “.