Closing Night for @francescaeastwood's @MFAmovie with my dedicated BFF's from #TheOC to #Malibu. See it on VOD - Stop #SexualAssault by #education.. or else.
#CampusRape has been exposed by @thehuntinground -
Artists are standing up: @_natalialeite_ @leahmckendrick & @Francesca_E
In the wake of #HarveyWeinstein - the ship of fools will sink.
well this man was a menace to Hollywood! My only thoughts are how many more women are afraid and humiliated to come forward because they gave in to his sick advances.
I hope that women everywhere has the courage to stand up against this type of abuse and harassment without fear or shame. Too many women are preyed on by sick twisted individuals who let their Money and "power" fuel their sick disgusting acts. It has to stop! Enough is enough!
12 minutes ago
I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories.
But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach. I have felt such a flare of rage that the experience I recount below was not a unique incident with me, but rather part of a sinister pattern of behavior.
I met Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin, while I was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. An intermediary introduced him to me as “the most powerful producer in Hollywood.” As an aspiring actress, I was of course eager to meet people in the industry but cautious about strangers, and the intentions of men in general. So I tried to vet this famous producer by asking my dinner-table companions what they knew of him. A woman who was a producer herself cautiously advised me to “keep Harvey in your corner.” She said: “He is a good man to know in the business, but just be careful around him. He can be a bully.” And so I exchanged contacts with him in the hopes that I would be considered for one of his projects. I wanted to keep things professional, so I made a point of referring to him as “Mr. Weinstein.” But he insisted that I call him by his first name. In this first encounter, I found him to be very direct and authoritative, but also charming. He didn’t quite put me at ease, but he didn’t alarm me, either.
Not long after we met in Berlin, Harvey wrote to me inviting me to attend a screening of a film — a competitor’s film similar to one he had produced. He said we would be watching it with his family at his home in Westport, Conn., which was not far away from New Haven, where I was living at the time. He would send a car to pick me up...... click link in bio to read more.