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Cara Delevingne says Harvey Weinstein tried to have a threesome with her in hotel room

Wednesday - 11/10/2017 15:49
MODEL Cara Delevingne says Harvey Weinstein tried to force her into a threesome in his hotel room and that only some quick thinking saved her.
Producer Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images
Producer Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

CARA Delevingne says it was only some quick thinking on her behalf that got her out of an awkward situation with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In a lengthy statement posted on Instagram, the British model-turned-actress said that after meeting Weinstein at a hotel lobby he asked her to come up to his room, where another woman was waiting for the pair.

 

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. 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. 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. 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. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. 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. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it 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.

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Weinstein then told the two women to kiss, which Delevingne said that she got out of by suddenly breaking into song.

Then, when she announced that she had to leave, Weinstein tried to kiss her on the lips as she prepared to walk out the door.

Delevingne, 25, said that she still got the part in the film, and has felt guilty about it ever since.

The actress has filmed two movies for the Weinstein Company, including her breakout role in their 2015 picture Paper Towns and the recently released Tulip Fever.

Cara Delevingne has switched from model to actress. Picture: Getty
Cara Delevingne has switched from model to actress. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

It comess as Weainstein said he “encouraged” his British wife to leave him and admits the sexual harassment scandal currently engulfing him has torn apart their marriage.

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman revealed last night she needs time away from her husband following a string of allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

Harvey Weinstein, Uggie the dog from The Artist and designer Georgina Chapman in 2012. Picture: Getty
Harvey Weinstein, Uggie the dog from The Artist and designer Georgina Chapman in 2012. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

Through a spokesman, Weinstein issued a new statement addressing the breakdown of his 10-year marriage, The Sun reports

“​I support her decision, I am in counselling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild,” the Mail Online reported.

“Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family.

“We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart.

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Georgina Chapman and husband Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Getty
Georgina Chapman and husband Harvey Weinstein. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

“I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again.”

Chapman, 41, announced their separation last night, saying: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions.

“I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow say they both sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Picture: AP
Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow say they both sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Picture: APSource:AP

It came hours after superstars Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow claimed ­Harvey Weinstein targeted them early in their careers and he faced bombshell claims he raped three women including Italian actress Asia Argento.

His spokesman said he “unequivocally denies” any allegations of non-consensual sex.

Pulp Fiction producer Weinstein, 65, was also rocked by an NYPD tape recording in which he apparently admits groping a model’s breast in 2015.

Italian actress Asia Argento and French actress Judith Godreche have both levelled claims at Harvey Weinstein. Picture: AFP
Italian actress Asia Argento and French actress Judith Godreche have both levelled claims at Harvey Weinstein. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

Chapman was said to have been “furious and humiliated” by Ambra Battilana’s allegation two years ago, which did not lead to a prosecution.

Just days ago Weinstein said his wife stood “100 per cent behind” him.

Former Head and Shoulders ad model Chapman, 41, is the co-founder of fashion label Marchesa.

She married Weinstein in 2007 and has two children with the movie mogul who was one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures until his fall from grace.

Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino say their careers suffered after they refused his advances. Picture: AP
Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino say their careers suffered after they refused his advances. Picture: APSource:AP

At the same time as Chapman made the announcement that she was leaving her husband, Weinstein flew to Europe by private jet, where he will submit himself to a live-in facility, Tmz reports.

Chapman and Weinstein met in 2003, married in 2007 and are parents to daughter India Pearl, 7, and son Dashiell, 4. She is Weinstein’s second wife.

Georgina Chapman released a statement saying that she will leave husband Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Getty
Georgina Chapman released a statement saying that she will leave husband Harvey Weinstein. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

WEINSTEIN’S WIFE’S CAREER MAY BE DOOMED

There are now fears that Marchesa will suffer as a result of its association with now toxic Weinstein.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted a New York fashion publicist as saying: “No star is ever going to want to wear the brand again.”

Cate Blanchett wears a Marchesa gown at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles. Picture: AP
Cate Blanchett wears a Marchesa gown at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles. Picture: APSource:AP
Halle Berry wears a Marchesa gown at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2011. Picture: AP
Halle Berry wears a Marchesa gown at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2011. Picture: APSource:AP

Over the years it is believed to have benefited from Weinstein’s ability to attract A-list supporters and his friendship with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

A fashion publicist said: “He was the mastermind behind Marchesa — orchestrating deals and using his influence in terms of the celebrity connections for her on behalf of the brand.”

The source added that “they both benefited from the relationship, but she certainly knew about his bad behaviour”.

She also appeared in several Weinstein-backed films, including Derailed and The Nanny Diaries.

‘YOU HAVE DONE TERRIBLE THINGS TO WOMEN’

It comes as an email from DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg to Weinstein was made public by The Hollywood Reporter.

In the letter, Mr Katzenberg describes himself as a friend of Weinstein’s for “more than 30 years” but says he could not support the producer’s bid to save his job.

As a last-ditch effort to save his skin, Weinstein wrote a “desperate” email to Hollywood’s heavy hitters begging for them to help him save his job.

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Picture: Supplied
Jeffrey Katzenberg. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Mr Katzenberg instead tried to offer him advice.

“As someone who has been a friend of yours for 30 years, I’m available to give you advice on how to at least try to make amends, if possible address those that you’ve wronged, and just possibly find a path to heal and redeem yourself,” he wrote. “Having watched your reactions, seen the actions you have taken and read your statement, I will tell you, in my opinion, you have gone about this all wrong and you are continuing to make a horrible set of circumstances even worse.’

Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of Madagascar 2. Picture: Supplied
Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of Madagascar 2. Picture: SuppliedSource:News Limited
 
Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn Katzenberg. Picture: AP
Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn Katzenberg. Picture: APSource:AP

“Here is the bottom line,” Mr Katzenberg wrote. “You stated in your email below that ‘A lot of the allegations are false as you know.’ Well actually I don’t ‘know’ and giving the timing of the circumstances, I have no way of knowing.’

“You have done terrible things to a number of women over a period of years,” he continued. “I cannot in any way say this is OK with me ... It’s not at all, and I am sickened by it, angry with you and incredibly disappointed in you. I doubt this is what you want to hear from me and most likely you aren’t interested in my advice but this is the way I see it.”

UK TAKES HARDLINE WITH WEINSTEIN

Theresa May has praised women who had the “courage” to report allegations of sexual harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, raising the prospect he could be stripped of his honour.

The UK Prime Minister said that “unwanted sexual activity” is unacceptable and called for all the allegations against the movie mogul to be fully investigated.

Meanwhile, BAFTA has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership following the sexual harassment allegations made against him by a string of women.

A statement posted on the official BAFTA website today reads: “In light of recent very serious allegations, Bafta has informed Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately.

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend the BAFTAs. Picture: Getty
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend the BAFTAs. Picture: GettySource:Supplied

“Whilst Bafta has previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with Bafta’s values. “This has led to Mr Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in Bafta’s constitution.

“We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behaviour has absolutely no place in our industry.

“Bafta will continue to work with the film, games and television industries to improve access to rewarding and fulfilling careers in safe, professional working environments.”

This article originally appeared in The Sun

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