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The list of people that have had a horrific encounter with Harvey Weinstein continues to grow every day.
Lupita Nyong’o is the latest to reveal that Weinstein had used his powers to sexually harass her in the past.
She did so in a guest article for the New York Times where she shared what happened one night in 2011 while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama.
She was invited by Weinstein to his home in Connecticut to watch a screening of a film. That’s when he then invited her to his bedroom where he tried to give her a massage.
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.
Part of our drama school curriculum at Yale included body work, using massage techniques on one another to understand the connection between body, mind and emotion, and so I felt I could rationalize giving him one and keep a semblance of professionalism in spite of the bizarre circumstance. He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. “If we’re not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,” I said.
Wow. This makes more than 40 women who have revealed that they have encountered some kind of sexual harassment from Weinstein.
Read the full article at the New York Time.