Lauren Sivan stopped by Megyn Kelly Today, and detailed her previous claims that Weinstein sexually harassed her back in 2007. At the time, the two went to an eatery owned by the man, and he invited her to tour the basement kitchen.
That is when he tried to kiss Sivan, but she explained she was not interested and that she was in a serious relationship.
Unfortunately for her, Harvey refused to understand and blocked the exit, not letting the reporter leave the kitchen.
What is worse is that he then started masturbating in front of her!
Seeing how she refused to respond to his advances, Weinstein allegedly said, ‘‘Well, then stand there and be quiet’ … It happened very quickly, and he immediately exposed himself and began pleasuring himself.’
The woman told Megyn Kelly that what determined her to come out about what happened was the man’s recent response to the many sexual harassment accusations against him.
The ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. I appreciate the way I have behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,’ Weinstein said.
Meanwhile, his lawyer called the accusations false and defamatory, threatening to sue Times for publishing such a story.
That is when Sivan realized the 65-year-old was not really remorseful for what he did and decided to speak out about her experience as well.
She also explained why it took her such a long time to do just that, saying that after what happened she never had to deal with him again, adding ‘And also there is that feeling that so many women feel, of shame, or perhaps I did something to give him the wrong impression.’