Cara Delevingne Says Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her

Cara Delevingne Says Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her

Cara Delevingne Says Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her

The model and actress is the latest in a series of women to come forward with claims of sexual harassment from the producer.

The model and actress is the latest in a series of women to come forward with claims of sexual harassment from the producer.

Text: Sadie Bell

Model and actress Cara Delevingne came forward and stated that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, among the many other women in Hollywood it was revealed that the producer, studio-head is said to have assaulted.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 the 25-year-old star took to Instagram to reveal that while working on a film with the Weinstein Company, the producer allegedly attempted to intimidate her based on her sexuality and tried to force her into a threesome.

"I was so hesitant about speaking out," she wrote on Instagram about her recent claims against Weinstein coming to surface. "I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear."

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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According to Delevingne, Weinstein questioned her over the phone early in her career about whether or not she was attracted to and dating women, saying it would ruin her image and chance at success in the industry. While the actress brushed it off at the time, she said later when meeting with him about a part in an upcoming film, which according to People became Tulip Fever, she claims that she was harassed and nearly assaulted by the producer.

After meeting with Weinstein and the producer, she said, "As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature." Delevingne wrote that the was invited to his hotel room and declined, but said, "At the moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation." When she got this his hotel room, she said there was another woman there and the executive tried to force a threesome upon her, which she was able to escape.

"I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened, " she said. "I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part."

Though Delevingne was once ashamed of what happened, she also took to Instagram to share a second post explaining that she is now relieved to share her story and is using her platform to help women in similar situations feel empowered. "I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth," she said. "In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them."

The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets star joins actresses like Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and many others who have spoken out with allegations against Weinstein, who has since been fired from the Weinstein Company since the original New York Times piece on the accusations was published.

Read her full statement below.

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