The number of famous women to bring sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein is growing. The latest star to reveal such a bad experience was actually Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey. The star claimed that she was sexually harassed by the famous producer.
The actress claimed that she felt powerless, she rejected Weinstein and she was threatened not to tell anyone about what happened. Lena opened up about her experience in a series of Twitter posts. The star said that it all happened at the Venice film festival and at a hotel in Los Angeles.
So, Lena first met Weinstein in Venice when she was promoting The Brothers Grimm. The star said that Weinstein asked her to walk with him and she was shocked by his behavior. “At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture. I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked,” the famous actress revealed.
She added that she told Weinstein to get back inside. “I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. oh come on mate ?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad !! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others. I was never in any other Miramax film,” she said. However, unfortunately for Lena this was not the only experience that she had to share.
She met Weinstein for the second time at a Los Angeles hotel. She said that although she expected it to be a business meeting, Weinstein actually asked questions about her love life and then asked her to go to his room and look at a script.
“We walked to the lift and the energy shifted, my whole body went into high alert, the lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen,'” she told him. The star said that Weinstein was furious and made her feel powerless.
The actress concluded that when she left the hotel, Weinstein told her to not tell anyone about what happened. “Not your manager, not your agent.”