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Friday, 20 October 2017

Disgraced Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Also Tried To Seduce Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o has come forward about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in an op-ed in the New York Times, writing that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at a restaurant, but after they moved the meeting to his home to watch a film screening, tried to give her a massage.


 At a later meeting, the Oscar-winning actress wrote Weinstein propositioned her in a hotel restaurant.


According to Nyong’o, she met with Weinstein for the second time — after having initially met him in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was still in school at Yale — when he asked her to attend a screening at his home after sharing lunch at a restaurant. When she arrived at the restaurant in Westport, Conn., where Weinstein lived, Nyong’o described Weinstein ordering her a vodka soda and insisting that she drink it.


“Harvey told me that I needed to drink the vodka and diet soda. I informed him that I would not,” she wrote. “‘Why not?’ I remember him asking. ‘Because I don’t like vodka, and I don’t like diet soda, and I don’t like them together,’ I said. ‘You are going to drink that,’ he insisted. I smiled again and said that I wouldn’t. He gave up and called me stubborn. I said, ‘I know.'”


After finishing their meal, she and Weinstein relocated to his home, where Nyong’o was introduced to his domestic staff and children. Nyong’o wrote that she, Weinstein, and his children all began watching the film together. About 15 minutes into the film, however, Weinstein asked her to accompany him outside the room.


“I protested that I wanted to finish the film first, but he insisted I go with him, laying down the law as though I too was one of his children. I did not want another back-and-forth in front of his kids, so I complied and left the room with him. I explained that I really wanted to see the film. He said we’d go back shortly.


“Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”


Nyong’o wrote that after he removed his shirt and she began giving him a massage, he asked if he could remove his pants. She said she would prefer that he didn’t and that it would make her extremely uncomfortable if he did so. Despite her protests, Weinstein got up to remove them, at which point Nyong’o moved toward the door.

“I opened the door and stood by the frame. He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was,” she wrote. “I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room.”



Nyong’o wrote that she “didn’t quite know” how to process the massage incident, and rationalized it. “I reasoned that it had been inappropriate and uncalled-for, but not overtly sexual. I was entering into a business where the intimate is often professional and so the lines are blurred.”


Nyong’o continued that after the encounter, she met up with Weinstein once more, this time accompanied by friends as well as some of Weinstein’s colleagues, for dinner and a staged reading of his new Broadway show “Finding Neverland.” During this meeting, Nyong’o experienced no untoward attention, and the fact that Weinstein was accompanied by other female actresses made her even more inclined to brush off the previous incident as an awkward encounter.

A couple of months later, Nyong’o wrote, Weinstein invited her to have drinks with him after a screening of “W.E.” According to Nyong’o, a male assistant arranged her transportation from the reading to the Tribeca Grill, where she would meet Weinstein for drinks. Although she assumed it would be a group of people, as it had been for the reading, when she arrived at the restaurant, she was informed by a female assistant that it would just be her and Weinstein. The assistant waited with her until Weinstein appeared, at which time she left.



“Again he was offended by my nonalcoholic beverage choice but he didn’t fight me on it as hard,” Nyong’o detailed. “Before the starters arrived, he announced: ‘Let’s cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.’ I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naΓ―ve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them.”



Nyong’o said she was silent as she tried to think of something to say, and eventually declined politely, to which he responded: “You have no idea what you are passing up.” Nyong’o replied, “With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass.”



At that point, Weinstein’s demeanor changed and he said, “Then I guess we are two ships passing in the night.” Nyong’o, not having heard the phrase before, asked him what it meant. He explained, and then said, “So we are done here. You can leave.”


Weinstein and Nyong’o left the restaurant, and Weinstein insisted on paying her cab fare. “Before I got in, I needed to make sure that I had not awakened a beast that would go on to ruin my name and destroy my chances in the business even before I got there,” she wrote. “‘I just want to know that we are good,’ I said. ‘I don’t know about your career, but you’ll be fine,’ he said. It felt like both a threat and a reassurance at the same time; of what, I couldn’t be sure.”


The next time she saw him, Nyong’o said, was in 2013 at an after-party for the premiere of “12 Years a Slave.” Weinstein found her and commended her for her rapid progress in the industry. “He said he couldn’t believe how fast I had gotten to where I was, and that he had treated me so badly in the past. He was ashamed of his actions and he promised to respect me moving forward. I said thank you and left it at that. But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein.”


Nyong’o finished by explaining that she had no idea at the time that this behavior from Weinstein was something other women were dealing with as well. The fact that he was one of the first people she’d met in the industry also prevented her from coming forward sooner, and the fact that no one else seemed to be challenging him. “I wish I had known that there were women in the business I could have talked to. I wish I had known that there were ears to hear me. That justice could be served. There is clearly power in numbers. I thank the women who have spoken up and given me the strength to revisit this unfortunate moment in my past.”


She also issued a call to action: “Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”

from variety.


*A lot of Ladies who slept their way to fame will be offended that all these Ladies are coming forward but people have different choices.some choose the easy way and others choose the road they know!!!


21 comments:

The General's Wife said...

Imagine calling her stubborn because she saw through his dirty trick and refused him plying her with alcohol.

Ugly man!
Very ugly ugly man!

I hope he gets sent to prison for the rest of his miserable toady life!

Irrational_paul said...

This is more than 300 words of Hollywood bullshit!!!

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

Space booked!
Let me rush into this meeting. Brb ☝

Miss Ess said...

Hian! Everybody?

charitybino said...

It's a global problem then.
I only heard of this sort of thing in Nollywood

Anonymous said...

Weinstein is finished 😏

Isolde Fontaine said...

He goat

kikki said...

Those who slept/are sleeping their way to stardom will not talk about it. Some are just speaking up now just to trend. These things are common place in Hollywood. Weinstein is just a pointer to the saying 'na who dem see oil for hin mouth na hin their meat from soup pot' There are many more 'Weinsteins' there as well as many 'bottom power' stars. Hollywood is Sleaze-wood.

kikki said...

*thief*

Sally jayd said...

Weinstein is a pig, I bet he is not the only one doing this in Hollywood. What baffles me is how he got away with it for so long.

Shirley said...

The man no get chills

Anonymous said...

Most men are actually like this. such a disgrace. see where your undisciplined prick took you to! of all this man has achieved in Hollywood, this will be what he will be most remembered for. It will indeed be hard to make heaven. Have you noticed this new trend of married men always chatting up several ladies online? nothing physical sometimes with some of them but very dirty suggestive messages ans sexting and actual sex with some others. One i know has over 18 ladies he chats with everyday. sorry, how do u guys even keep up? what a wauuuuuw!!!!

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

I love the way she stated he apologized much and commended her much later, and she vowed never to work with him. He must have been like a dog with its tail between its legs.

Anyhoo, sexual harassment (or suggestion, in milder cases) is common in many industries. Weinstein is just a 'figure head' representing many other superiors who like to suggest helping a woman up the ladder through her vagina. Oh well.... the only thing you owe the world is success and we women have to try not to lose focus. Cos once you're on the platform of success, you can look everyone in the face and say 'i told you that wasn't the way'.

Sometimes when genuinely hardworking and successful women brag and people come at them, i overlook. Cos I feel many don't know the seas and oceans they crossed to be there, especially when you had no financial boost from like inheritance etc that helped you shoot out. Men feel challenged by a determined woman and the only way to boost their ego is to get you under the sheets to prove that whatever you become, they can always keep that record to remind you that you've been penetrated.

I didn't even know she went to Yale. See? Even more privileged kids struggle too with runs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Oh Well.... Good luck Lupi baibay! 😚😚

NorthernBae said...

I'm almost 99% certain that there will be a tell all memoir down the line, thus the rush to come forward and 'clear' their names just in case...

There are sexual predators in every sector.
The reason they 'thrive' (and will continue to thrive) abundantly is the same everywhere: silence from victims and onlookers.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

Global issue o jare.
They be trying to Weinstein babes ever since.
I think that should be a new slang 'he tried to Weinstein me'πŸ˜‚

Mrs.R SDK blog Official BFF said...

In as much as I hate to read about what Weinstein did to some of these women but what I hate most in all these sexual harassment brouhaha is the fact that some of these women kept mum just to climb the ladder making it easy for this evil dirty man to thrive.

A very good example is the cry out of both Ms. Gwyneth and McGowan, these two women choose to keep mum so they can remain on top. One became a first Lady of Weinstein top movies while the other was paid some huge sum to keep silent.

I only applaud few of the women who choose never to work with him again.

Some women will claimed to have been harassed by some top men or even women without naming their predators because they want other women or men to also fall victim thus, hiding their predators identity.

I know my comment will not seat well with some naive and sentimental bunch, but this is my opinion.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

4th paragraph.... I beg to differ.
We can't say they (all) keep quiet 'because' they want others to fall victim 😊 I'm certain most of them don't wish it on others.

Sometimes, it's fear of stigmatization, unbelief in the legal system or even a way for them to forgive themselves (And the abuser) for what happened. Remember, Weinstein was powerful in the industry and its alot lot easier to visit such issues when you have also attained some feat of your own. You might be mistaken for an opportunist looking for few minutes of fame if you don't handle such issues with wisdom.
Last last, man must chop. Make i chop first before I fight πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

Chikito you are very wise.

Mrs.R SDK blog Official BFF said...

I was talking about those women who already had the courage to speak out but still decided to keep the name of their predator out of the public knowledge.

To me, I think the highest atrocities one can commit is rape and murder. If one is bold and courageous enough to let the public know about their rape or sexual harassment experience, they shouldn't be scared also to let the public know who the culprits are.

We need to start shaming the culprits, so as to save more women and men of falling prey to these monsters.

Queen Cleopatra said...

Stella this is just a drop of water in the sea, compared to what happens in corporate Nigeria. I was a victim and I lost a 500k a month job to it.My friends said I was crazy, some suggested I would have played along. I just can't imagine myself in a sex for job position,I was just 6 months on the job when this happened. I just can't wrap my head around this,is it a crime to be a woman? I hate it when I hear compliments like "wow you are very intelligent" and I go...wait a minute am I supposed to be dumb by default. Like you can't be beautiful and intelligent. More like you can't be blond and intelligent which is a stupid stereotype. I think there should be an organisation where someone can seek protection from such acts. In these days of homosexuality, I don't think some guys are spared either.

Andromeda O said...

Good she spoke about it.
I'm concerned about the main elite.
People like Harvey won't get their punishment on earth;
He's already chilling someplace, saying he checked into rehab, bla bla...
Resigned from his company... but he still gets paid. He just isn't in charge anymore.
And that's how his case will fade away;
Sad but true.

Hollyweird has always been demonic.
The question no one is asking is why Harvey Weinstein, and why now? He's been doing it for long so what changed now?

Truth is dude was put out as a sacrificial lamb.
He probably pissed off some pretty powerful people or person, because it's common knowledge that these people protect their own no matter what.
I heard he released a movie that cut close to home and he was warned not to.
Also, people were not buying the bullshit explanation of the Las Vegas shootings so they put out something that'd distract people - Harvey Weinstein.

While I'm glad he's been exposed, Hollyweird still has bigger problems.
There have been news lately about the high rate of pedophilia, SRA, and prostitution.
These has been on for decades, not just today though.
There are still many more like him and way worse, operating unashamedly.
Cory Feldman talked about it but couldn't mention names. Although if you put 2 and 2 together, you'd get answers.

People saying why talk about it now, many of them tried but were shut down.
A lot of celebrities have spoken out codedly in the past but no one was paying attention.
Others are still voicing out about been groped.
They dare not mention names because the perpetrators are very powerful, and one could be targeted, killed or their family members hurt.
Besides, they were taunted with the 'who'd believe you?' phrase, and their careers threatened. Terrible.

Check out Kaya Jones, the ex-Pussycat dolls member; read her tweets. Your eyes will open.
It's so sad really what the world has turned to.

As much as I sympathize with every victim, my heart goes out more to child actors.
An adult can give consent or refuse, but a child can't.
This bit makes me cry all the time.
Cory Feldman, his friend Corey something who is late, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Macaulay Caulkin, Britney Spears, etc... and every current child actor currently going through hell, may God deliver you and may His wrath fall upon your heartless parents and perpetrators.

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