Cara Delevingne has come forward to join a list of ever growing actresses who claim to have been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, and says she kept quiet because she did not want to hurt his family.
Delevingne just made the revelation on Instagram, saying when she was a young actress, Weinstein called her to ask if she had slept with any of the women she was pictured with in the media. She describes the phone call as “odd and uncomfortable.”
Later, she describes a meeting with Weinstein at a hotel for a film that ended up in Weinstein’s hotel room. The actress and model says Weinstein had another woman waiting in the room and was trying to get Delevingne to kiss her.
The incident ended when Weinstein allegedly tried to actually kiss her on the lips.
Delevingne says she ended up getting the movie role, but never felt like she deserved it. She says she was hesitant about speaking out because “I did not want to hurt his family,” but she felt incredibly guilty about the situation.
Delevingne joins Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and others who say the producer abused his power in sexual situations.
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.