It Gets Worse: Harvey Weinstein Tried To Force Cara Delevingne Into A Threesome

A quick synopsis: When the New York Times published an investigation culminating in 30 years of sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie mogul, famed Hollywood producer, and Miramax cofounder Harvey Weinstein, it was the beginning of the end. Weinstein apologized, threatened to sue the NYT, and repulsively begged for a second chance via email before being fired from The Weinstein Company.

A story printed in The New Yorker in which multiple women accused Weinstein of rape and dozens of others paid witness to his sexual misconduct was the nail in the coffin. What followed was an avalanche of women coming forward with their own personal hellish Weinstein tales.

Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Léa Seydoux, Mira Sorvino, Lucia Evans, Asia Argento…the tragic list goes on and on. Supermodel Cara Delevingne is the latest to share her story, and it’s so…ugh.

“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,” writes Delevingne. “It was a very odd and uncomfortable call.”

She answered “none of his questions” and attempted to get off the phone as quickly as possible.

“But before I hung up, he said to me that if I was gay or decided to be with a women specifically in public, that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”

Several years later, Weinstein invited her to a hotel to discuss a movie role.

The model met Weinstein and a director in the lobby of the hotel. When the director left, Weinstein began pressuring her to accompany him to his upstairs suite.

Delevingne tried to decline Weinstein’s invitation, but she felt pressured by his assistant and felt powerless and scared in the situation.

So she went upstairs. She said there was another woman in the room, which at first put her at ease with the situation.

At this point “He asked us to kiss”. 

Cara got up to sing, thinking it would “make the situation better…more professional…like an audition…” She was scared and nervous.

When she tried to leave, Weinstein blocked the doorway and tried to kiss her.

Delevingne managed to get out of the room. She landed the part, but it felt cheap. Like she didn’t deserve it.

“I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened,” she wrote. “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.”

In a followup post she encouraged girls to share their experiences rather than bottling them up.

“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.”

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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Cara Delevingne’s statement, in full:

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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