Top British model Cara Delevigne recently started building a career in acting, you might remember her from that movie that Rihanna also acted in, Valerian and the city of a thousand planet, but that’s not the Gag.
The Gag is she released a statement sharing her own Harvey Weinstein story joining a long list of other actresses like Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft, Gwyneth Paltrow and a host of others.
In an Instagram post last night, she wrote that Weinstein had tried to get her to kiss another woman, and then tried to kiss her himself when she wanted to leave.
Delevingne had gone to a meeting with Weinstein and a director in a hotel lobby about an upcoming film but, after the director left, she said Weinstein asked her to stay and chat with him.
She wrote: “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. He then invited me to his room.
“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.”
Delevingne said that she was relieved to find another woman in the room, and thought she was safe, but that Weinstein then asked them to kiss. In order to get out of kissing the other woman Delevingne said she got up and tried to make the situation more like an audition by singing.
She wrote: “After singing I said again that I had to leave. He stood in front of [the door] and tried to kiss me on the lips. 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.
“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.”
This is disheartening as sexual assault cases like this aren’t limited to the acting scene but also very much in the fashion industry, and with it being brought to light and Harvey facing serious repercussions (everyone has left him and he faces the possibility of jail time) we can only hope this strikes a healthy dose of fear in the hearts of culprits, so that it stops or at the very least curbs it a great deal.