Harvey Weinstein, an infamous Hollywood producer, is currently facing multiple sexual harassment and rape allegations by women in the industry. Weinstein has produced several notable films including “Good Will Hunting,” “Scream,” “Gangs of New York,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and many others. He is also the co-founder of a successful production company, Miramax.
Before being canned from his position amid the allegations, he was an executive at “The Weinstein Company.” This was only the first consequence in his fairly quick fallout—multiple organizations have also denied his monetary donations and his wife quickly announced that she was leaving him.
Since news first broke about Weinstein’s consistent sexual abuse with actress Ashley Judd in a New York Times report, multiple other women have come forward in accusing him of sexual assault and rape. The newest to join the accusers is Norwegian actress and model Natassia Malthe.
Malthe has also starred in several American movies including the main role in the “BloodRayne” movies and supporting roles in “This Means War,” “Elektra,” “Percy Jackson & The Olympians,” and many others.
In a recent press conference, 43-year-old Malthe shared her disturbing and heartbreaking experiences with Weinstein. According to PEOPLE, the actress revealed that Weinstein raped her in 2008.
Malthe stated, “He barged into my [hotel] room and then I remembered he took off his pants and sat on my bed...I believe I disassociated during that time that he was having sex with me. I lay still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I played dead. Afterwards, I laid there in complete disgust.”
She also noted that he masturbated in front of her and bragged about all of the famous women he had sexual relations with. She continued, “It was not consensual...He did not use a condom...I had experienced sexual harassment from other powerful men in Hollywood, but my experiences with Harvey were the worst.”
Others who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and many more.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a sexual harassment situation, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) for any assistance. We will be praying for those who have been affected by sexual harassment and are in need of hope, healing, and help.
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