Cara Delevingne Claims Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her

Cara Delevingne Claims Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her

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Model and actress Cara Delevingne claimed Wednesday that Harvey Weinstein tried to kiss her and engage in other sexually inappropriate behavior in the latest in a flurry of allegations against the Hollywood producer.

Delevingne wrote in a statement on social media that when she first began to work as an actress, she 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,” she said.

Delevingne, who has openly discussed her bisexuality, wrote on her Instagram account that she “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.”

Meanwhile, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that it “finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents.”

“The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy,” it added.

Delevingne said that a year or two later, she went to a meeting with Weinstein and a director in a hotel lobby to discuss a coming film. After the director left, Weinstein asked her to stay and made comments about his sex life and “about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature,” she alleged.

Weinstein invited her to his hotel room, she said. Delevingne said she quickly declined and asked his assistant if her car was outside. The assistant said that it was not and that she should join Weinstein in his room, according to Delevingne.

“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,” she said.

Delevingne said that when she arrived in his room, there was another woman there and Weinstein asked them to kiss.

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Not knowing what to do, Delevingne said, she asked him whether he knew she 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,” she said.

Image: Cara Delevingne attends the "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premiere

Cara Delevingne attends the “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 24 in London,