Lea Seydoux is one of the latest stars to open up about Harvey Weinstein and allegations of sexual abuse. Lea appears to be one of the victims of the famous producer. The scandal started after a series of women, including famous actresses, accused Harvey of sexual harassment and abuse.
Lea revealed during an op-ed for the Guardian that it all happened during a night after a fashion show. She claimed that she first met Weinstein at that fashion show, and he insistently asked her to make an appointment that night. Lea claimed that she realized what his intentions were, but she finally agreed to have the meeting. The actress said that they met in the lobby of his hotel and Weinstein’s assistant was present at first.
“All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. He acted as if he were considering me for a role. But I knew that was bulls**t,” the star said. “He invited me to come to his hotel room for a drink. We went up together. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful,” she added. The star revealed that soon after they arrived in the hotel room, Weinstein’s assistant left and they remained alone.
Of course, after that moment Weinstein started to be more visible when it comes to his moves. “We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted,” she said. The star revealed that after that night she met Weinstein on several other occasions.
She said that she saw him trying to convince women to give him what he wanted. She claimed that Weinstein is a man who uses his power to always get what he wants. However, an interesting thing that Lea said is that Weinstein is not the only movie director who has acted inappropriately. She said that she had other experiences working with other directors who tried to kiss her or told her that they wished to have sex with her.