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Kate Beckinsale Talks About Vicious Verbal Attack From Harvey Weinstein

The #MeTooMovement has led to countless personal stories from victims relaying the pain and abuse done by business moguls. Many of them have been against former famed producer Harvey Weinstein, who became known in the industry as a perennial Oscar favorite before shocking admissions came out about sexual assault and harassment. Weinstein finally is paying for those crimes, being sentenced to 23 years in prison earlier this week for rape and sexual crimes. With Weinstein in jail, many around the industry have had a cathartic reaction, including actress Kate Beckinsale.

In an Instagram post, the Underworld actress revealed that Harvey Weinstein acted viciously towards her for arguing about the premiere of Serendipity, which was scheduled in New York less than a month after 9/11. Check out the story posted by Kate Beckinsale.

 

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These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤

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The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake. He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .”

Stories like this are prime examples of the disgusting behavior Weinstein acted with towards his workers. His gross, overly-sexualized views and actions have left a lasting scar on the industry, and I hope his imprisonment will help some people with their recovery process. We at ScreenGeek wish all abuse victims the best and hope workplace harassment like this will become nonexistent.

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