After The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed Harvey Weinstein’s horrific misconduct over the last thirty years, another Hollywood actress is coming out about his inappropriate behavior. In an Instagram post, Friday, October 13th, Minka recalled a time when she met Harvey at an industry party.
The actress revealed that he invited her up to the hotel room and then proceeded to tell his assistant to leave the room so himself and Kelly could have privacy. Minka claimed that he said, “I know you felt what I felt when we met the other night.”
The Hollywood producer promised her gifts of wealth and extravagant getaways if she would be his girlfriend and she stated she wanted to keep their relationship purely professional.
I met Harvey at an industry party. The following day, my agent said he wanted to see me for a general meeting. The location was set for his hotel room. I wasn’t comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us. As she walked away, he said, "I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night” and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, “We could just keep this professional.” All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. I told him while flattered, I'd like to keep things professional. He said “Fine. I trust you won't tell anyone about this.” I said “Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me,” – the only way I could think to shut it down gracefully and excuse myself. I immediately told my agent what happened. We marveled at his audacity, reinforced my instinct not to offend him & laughed at how glad I was to get out of there. Neither of us were that surprised as this wasn’t far off from the day-to-day bullshit of being an actress. I'm sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn’t have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place. For making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don’t know what might have happened if I’d just showed up as originally scheduled. I am appalled for all the women being told these occurrences are in any way their fault. No more Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood does not solve the problem but maybe the more voices sharing their stories and adding support to the countless women and men who have suffered through abuse of power, the less it will be tolerated.
Kelly added that all she wanted to was get away as quickly as possible without offending such a powerful and influential man in Hollywood.
The actress went on to say that she told her agent right away and they both laughed about how it was a good idea to get out of there without offending him.
Additionally, she wrote that she was sorry for being complicit in his behavior, “for making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I thought my only route was to say I was flattered.”
According to the actress, she’s ashamed that she would even agree to make such a meeting in a hotel room, because of how inappropriate it is. As you may already know, Harvey Weinstein has found himself in seriously hot water after thirty years of sexual assault, harassment, and rape allegations have come to the surface. In conclusion, other executives at the Weinstein production company fired him and his wife, Georgina Chapman, left him.