Kate Beckinsale is one of the famous actresses who has been a victim to sexual harassment conducted by Harvey Weinstein. The actress revealed her experience in an Instagram post. The Underworld star claimed that it all happened when she was only 17 years old.
Kate revealed that she had a very uncomfortable meeting with Weinstein back then. The star said that she was called to meet the famous Hollywood producer at the Savoy Hotel. The famous actress, who is now 44 years old, said that she believed the meeting will be taking place in a conference room, which was actually something very common when it comes to such encounters. However, things didn’t happen like that.
Actually, Kate said that when she arrived at the hotel, she was told to go up to Weinstein’s room. “He opened the door in his bathrobe,” the actress said. “I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed,” Kate explained.
Kate also said that she was shocked years later when she met Weinstein once again. “A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting,” she said. “I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not. I had what I thought were boundaries – I said no to him professionally many times over the years – some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a c**t and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people oh ‘Kate lives to say no to me,'” she added.
Kate said that the fact that she said no to things actually harmed her career and she never received support from anyone, naturally, except for her family. Kate also praised all the women who decided to speak up and share their experience involving the famous Hollywood producer. She also claimed that such behavior has created a climate of fear in Hollywood. “I had a male friend who, based on my experience, warned a young actress who said she was going to dinner with Harvey to be careful,” she said.
However, that woman was already sleeping with Weinstein, so the friend “received a phone call the next day saying he would never work in another Miramax film.” “Let’s remember that Harvey is an emblem of a system that is sick, and that we have work to do,” she concluded.