Cara Delevingne Claims That Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Her, Too
The more information that comes out about Harvey Weinstein, the worse it gets. Despite Lindsay Lohan‘s support, the media mogul is probably the most loathed human being in Hollywood at the moment after reports surfaced of his alleged sexual harassment, and even rape, of numerous females, both famous and not famous alike.
Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow are coming out of the woodworks with personal stories about how uncomfortable, disrespected and violated they felt in the man’s presence. And, unfortunately, there’s another star to add to the growing list: Cara Delevingne.
As a caption for the following Instagram picture, the 25-year-old supermodel wrote, “When I first started to work as an actress, i 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….i 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.” Wrong on SO many counts.
“A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film,” she continued. “The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature.”
Sadly, it goes only further downhill from there. “He then invited me to his room,” she added. “I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. 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.”
“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe,” she explained… but she wasn’t. “He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I 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.”
“I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened,” she admitted. “Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.”
After that, she posted another image, with the caption, “I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this….i actually feel better and I’m proud of the women who are brave enough to speak….this isn’t easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem.”
Cara reportedly worked on two films for The Weinstein Company: one was this year’s Tulip Fever; the other was 2015’s Paper Towns. Considering her stint in the YA movie was the one that skyrocketed her to film fame, many assume that the project she spoke to the now-65-year-old about was Paper Towns and the director was Jake Schreier.
Cara Delevingne, plus five other gorgeous supermodels who can sing:
Before this supermodel walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, runway she did some work as a backup singer! In 2007 she sang in the chorus of Josh Groban's Christmas album — cool, right?? Maybe we can convince her to sing backup on one of Zayn's new songs!
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