In the last few weeks we’ve heard Hollywood actress after Hollywood actress speak out against Harvey Weinstein. Apparently, he was notorious for not only allegedly sexually assaulting up and coming actresses, but for also allegedly engaging in casting-couch practices. In other words, he routinely made it clear that he’d only elevate rising actresses to stardom if they slept with him, allegedly.
Word is, Harvey Weinsten’s behavior was the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Still, it seemed he had a type. Up until a few hours ago, the only women coming forth about Weinstein’s predilections for propositioning rising actresses have been white, leading many to believe that actresses of color had been spared from his advances. Lupita Nyong’os Op-ed in the New York Times, however, throws a wrench right into that theory.
She begins her account like so:
She suffered more than one uncomfortable experience with Weinstein, dating back to when she was still a student at Yale school for Drama. Read her full, harrowing account HERE.
In response, Weinstein offered this statement to PEOPLE magazine:
“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry. Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.”
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