Lupita Nyong'o recounts Weinstein massage encounter in his CT home

Kelly Massey
October 23, 2017

Lupita Nyong'o is the latest actress to share her own story of harassment by Harvey Weinstein.

"I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead", the Oscar victor explained, revealing she objected when Weinstein tried to take off his trousers, and used the opportunity to make a quick exit from the property.

The hashtag #MeToo went viral on social media platforms last week, with people using it to speak out against sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the allegations made against disgraced USA film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

She is the sixth woman to accuse Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts.

It is the first case related to Weinstein to be reported in Southern California.

Scandal-plagued movie producer Harvey Weinstein refuted Lupita Nyong'o's claims that he sexually harassed her during an incident at his CT home six years ago. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. "He can be a bully, '" Nyong'o recalled. It felt like both a threat and a reassurance at the same time; of what, I couldn't be sure.

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"He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. I'm the one paying the bill.' I smiled and remained silent", Nyong'o wrote. I said thank you and left it at that. He placed it on the table beside my water. "I informed him that I would not". Weinstein continued to invite Nyong'o to events, chipping away at her guard by putting on a normal demeanor in group settings and lulling her into a false sense of security that she could be alone with him again. He led her to his bedroom and said he wanted to give her a massage.

She describes several other encounters with him over the years, including some propositions. He agreed, but soon after said he would take off his trousers.

"Go to harassment lawyers for confidential consultation", Allred said.

After leaving, the actress says she had a hard time processing the incident. I reasoned that it had been inappropriate and uncalled-for, but not overtly sexual. I was in an educational program where I was giving massages to my classmates and colleagues every day. She silently formulates an escape plan, trying to remain a few steps ahead of her aggressor, and she laughs awkwardly at being called "stubborn", instead of showing fear or anger.

"Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let's cut to the chase". He told me not to be so naïve. He told me not to be so naïve. I wasn't dealing with things that were going on emotionally. "'With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass, ' I replied". "'I don't know about your career, but you'll be fine, ' he said". I felt like I didn't deserve the part. The actress claimed Weinstein once exposed himself to her while she was working on a movie produced by his former production company, Miramax. The last interaction she had with the producer came after she won her Oscar in 2014. When she declined, Lupita was told to leave.

Harvey Weinstein made a decision to fire back after Oscar victor Lupita Nyong'o's powerful op-ed accusing him of harassment. "And we hopefully ensure that this kind of rampant predatory behavior as an accepted feature of our industry dies here and now". I was so hesitant about speaking out.I didn't want to hurt his family. "If you've heard the audio tape.with the female in the New York City incident that the police had her wear a wire and recorded that conversation, you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say he bullied his way into her room", Ring said.

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