Kate Beckinsale : Elle raconte sa rencontre malsaine avec Harvey Weinstein… à 17 ans

Plus un seul jour ne se passe sans que de nouveaux récits impliquant le sulfureux producteur de cinéma Harvey Weinstein n’apparaissent. 

Après Rose McGowan et Ashley Judd qui ont allumé les premières mèches, Angelina Jolie, Emma De Caunes, Léa Seydoux et beaucoup d’autres ont vidé leurs sacs et ont rapporté divers témoignages sur leurs expériences avec Harvey Weinstein. 

Si l’actrice Asia Argento a passé un stade supplémentaire en expliquant qu’elle s’était sentie “ obligée ” d’avoir des relations sexuelles avec le producteur, c’est au tour de Kate Beckinsale de rapporter une histoire particulièrement glauque, à l’époque où elle était mineure. 

 J’ai été contactée pour rencontrer Harvey Weinstein à l’hôtel Savoy quand j’avais 17 ans. J’ai supposé qu’il s’agirait d’un rendez-vous dans une salle de réunion, ce qui était très commun. À mon arrivée, la réception m’a indiqué la direction de sa chambre. Il m’a ouvert en robe de chambre. J’étais jeune et naïve et il ne m’a pas traversé l4esprit que cet homme plus âgé et peu attirant attende de moi une forme d’intérêt sexuel pour lui ” a-t-elle expliqué sur son compte Instagram, en accompagnement d’une photo d’elle à l’époque des faits. 

I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common.When I arrived ,reception told me to go to his room . He opened the door in his bathrobe . 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.A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting .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 cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people oh “Kate lives to say no to me .” It speaks to the status quo in this business that I was aware that standing up for myself and saying no to things,while it did allow me to feel uncompromised in myself,undoubtedly harmed my career and was never something I felt supported by anyone other than my family.I would like to applaud the women who have come forward , and to pledge that we can from this create a new paradigm where producers,managers,executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said ” well, that’s just Harvey /Mr X/insert name here ” will realize that we in numbers can affect real change.For every moment like this there have been thousands where a vulnerable person has confided outrageous unprofessional behavior and found they have no recourse, due to an atmosphere of fear that it seems almost everyone has been living in .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. He received a phone call the next day saying he would never work in another Miramax film ;the girl was already sleeping with Harvey and had told him that my friend had warned her off.Let’s stop allowing our young women to be sexual cannon fodder,and let’s remember that Harvey is an emblem of a system that is sick,and that we have work to do.

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” Quelques années plus tard, il m’a demandé s’il avait tenté quelque chose lors de notre première rencontre. J’ai réalisé qu’il ne se souvenait même pas s’il m’avait agressé ou non “ a-t-elle poursuivi. 

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