Another actress has come forward and accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. This time around, Paz de la Huerta is the one sharing her poignant story in Vanity Fair.
In the piece, de la Huerta revealed that in 2010, the fallen movie mogul raped her twice.
The Boardwalk Empire star said in October 2010 after attending an event, Weinstein offered her a ride back to her Manhattan apartment because they lived in the same area.
Weinstein demanded that the actress join him at his home for a drink and things quickly took a turn for the worse.
She revealed: “Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away. Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid. . . . It wasn’t consensual . . . It happened very quickly. . . . He stuck himself inside me. . . . When he was done he said he’d be calling me. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”
De la Huerta went on to confess that in December 2010, Weinstein came to her home and once more forced himself on her.
Weinstein met her in the lobby and this is what happened next: “He hushed me and said,‘ Let’s talk about this in your apartment. I was in no state. I was so terrified of him. . . . I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig. . . . He raped me.”
De la Huerta went on to confess: “I laid there feeling sick. He looked at me and said, ‘I’ll put you in a play.’ He left and I never heard from him again. He knew he had done a bad thing.”
More than 30 women have come forward with similar accusations.
In the latest development in the Weinstein scandal, he has been permanently banned from the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA).
A statement on the matter revealed: “In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership. This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct.”
The statement went on to say: “Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership.”
Weinstein apparently sought treatment for his condition in Europe for one week.