Powerful Gossip Editor Dylan Howard Was Also Investigated At Celebuzz

“Right off the bat, he made every woman in the office feel incredibly uncomfortable,” a former Celebuzz producer said.

Dylan Howard, the chief content officer of American Media Inc., was the subject of an internal investigation into sexual misconduct during his brief stint in charge of the celebrity site Celebuzz, multiple sources have told HuffPost ― the second investigation into Howard’s behavior to be made public this week.

Howard joined Celebuzz as editor-in-chief in early 2012 following his first stint at AMI, where he had been investigated for misconduct just months before, as The Associated Press reported this week and HuffPost independently confirmed.

Early on at the job, Howard made his new colleagues uncomfortable. They knew of his personal reputation, and his behavior once there did nothing to disabuse them of their preconceptions.

“We knew and it was very well known that he had some type of inappropriate behavior at work with his female employees,” said a former Celebuzz editor who worked directly with Howard. “You knew it was going to go downhill.” (HuffPost spoke with a number of former employees, all of whom wished to remain anonymous because they still work in the industry.)

A second former Celebuzz employee said in an email that she recalled Howard making “inappropriate remarks” about being attracted to a co-worker during his time there. His way of relating and cutting lose with his co-workers seemed to be by telling crass and shocking stories that were offensive at times,” the former employee said.

He called me into his office, shut the door and berated me because a woman he slept with who he found "fucking disgusting" had her period all over the bed, yelled at me and said, "What the fuck is wrong with women like you? Get out." A former Celebuzz producer

A third employee said that Howard made her “feel like my job was threatened” because she was pregnant. “It was a real hostile work environment,” she said.

A separate former Celebuzz producer described Howard as “creating a toxic environment” at the company. “Right off the bat, he made every woman in the office feel incredibly uncomfortable,” the producer said.

At one point, she said, “He called me into his office, shut the door and berated me because a woman he slept with who he found ‘fucking disgusting’ had her period all over the bed, yelled at me and said, ‘What the fuck is wrong with women like you? Get out.’” (Three people confirmed to HuffPost that the employee told them the story at the time.)

In a statement provided to HuffPost, Howard denied that he ever made such a statement, calling it “incredibly offensive” and based on the memories of a “disgruntled former employee.”

“Let me be crystal clear and very direct: The statement HuffPo attributed to me never came out my mouth. It is incredibly offensive, and deeply saddening that a media organization would publish such abhorrent words — as fact — based on the threadbare sourcing of a disgruntled former employee,” he said.

“My 2012 tenure at BuzzMedia was thoroughly reviewed, as the AP reported Friday, and the undisputable fact is that this claim was not made until HuffPo chose to publish it in 2017,” he added.

HuffPost followed up with the source about Howard’s response. ”It happened, standing by the story,” she wrote. 

The producer ultimately left the company of her own accord in late 2012, she said.

“I just want nothing to do with this place,” she said. While she never filed an official complaint, she said she “certainly let them know during my exit interview that he was the reason I was leaving because I could not stand to be a part of that.”

In early 2013, employees around the newsroom became aware that Howard had come under internal investigation over harassment allegations, a source close to the situation said. The AP reported Friday that an internal investigator wrote a letter in April 2013 saying Howard violated the company’s sexual harassment policy, citing eight separate allegations, which included throwing a “sexual aid” at an employee, the AP said.

“There is nothing here that has any truth to it,” Howard told the AP. AMI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost.

One of the Celebuzz employees confirmed to HuffPost she was contacted in early 2013 by the company “very specifically to ask me about sexual stuff.” “I could basically confirm that he was inappropriate and would make comments that were completely unprofessional,” she said.

And then, he was gone,” the employee added.

A Celebuzz producer described Howard, seen here in 2014, as “creating a toxic environment” at the company.
A Celebuzz producer described Howard, seen here in 2014, as “creating a toxic environment” at the company.

After just a little over a year at Celebuzz, Howard left the site and returned to AMI. He has since risen up the masthead and now controls a trove of tabloid brands, including the National Enquirer and Radar Online, as part of his new role as chief content officer. It’s not clear if Howard left Celebuzz as a result of the investigation. 

Earlier this week, the AP reported that former employees at AMI felt Howard often belittled and degraded female employees at the office. That AP story contained a number of allegations. Former reporter Liz Crokin said Howard once asked her if she was “going to be walking the streets tonight” when she was wearing heels. He told another former employee he wanted to create a Facebook page for her vagina. He forced women to watch pornography. His nickname for himself was “Dildo.”

Howard has called the claims about his behavior “baseless,” and AMI has said that Howard “has the full support of AMI and its executives.” A lawyer for AMI, Cam Stracher, said the investigation into Howard’s alleged misconduct found nothing seriously impermissible.

The Australian journalist first became embroiled in controversy last month, when Ronan Farrow reported in The New Yorker that Howard had obtained negative information on actress Rose McGowan on behalf of Harvey Weinstein ― part of the film mogul’s complex campaign to dig up dirt on his vast number of potential accusers. McGowan has since accused Weinstein of rape.

This article has been updated with a response from Dylan Howard and a follow-up reply from the source.



Heather Graham
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In a column for Variety published Oct. 10, actress Heather Graham said that Harvey Weinstein once called her into his office and appeared to suggest she have sex with him in exchange for a role in one of his movies in the early 2000s.
Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow told The New York Times that she was just 22 when Weinstein scheduled a meeting with her in his hotel room. Weinstein attempted to massage her and invited her into the bedroom, at which point she left. She recalled thinking: “I thought you were my Uncle Harvey,” saying she'd formerly seen him as a mentor.
Romola Garai
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Describing the experience as “humiliating” and “extremely problematic,” Romola Garai said that the Hollywood mogul invited her to his hotel room for an audition and answered the door in his bathrobe.

Garai said that she felt “violated” by Weinstein, who was fired from his namesake company on Oct. 8 in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations.
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Angelina Jolie told The New York Times that, during the 1999 release of “Playing by Heart,” Weinstein made unwanted sexual advances on her in a hotel room, which she rejected. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Jolie said in an email to the Times. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
Asia Argento
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New Yorker report contains claims that Weinstein “forcibly performed oral sex" on actress and director Asia Argento. The incident reportedly led to a series of complicated sexual encounters, which Argento said brought her “back to the little girl that I was when I was 21.” She added: “When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak. ... After the rape, he won.”
Rose McGowan
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New York Times article reported that actress Rose McGowan received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 after “an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.” McGowan declined to comment for the Times’ report (some have speculated that she kept mum because her settlement may have involved a non-disclosure agreement). Talk that she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein has circulated since at least 2016, when McGowan tweeted about being “raped” by a studio executive.
Mira Sorvino
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Mira Sorvino, who worked with Weinstein on several films, told The New Yorker that the film executive sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. In 1995, she said, she was in a hotel room with Weinstein when he started chasing her around and trying to massage her. A few weeks later he called her in the middle of the night and said he was coming to her apartment. “I freaked out,” she said, and called a male friend to ask him to come over and pose as her boyfriend. Weinstein arrived before the friend. “I opened the door terrified, brandishing my twenty-pound Chihuahua mix in front of me, as though that would do any good.” Sorvino said she told Weinstein her “boyfriend” was coming over, at which point he became dispirited and left.
Emma de Caunes
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French actress Emma de Caunes reported that Weinstein once asked her to his hotel room on the pretense of looking at a book that was soon to be made into a film, and for which she could potentially be considered for the lead, she told The New Yorker. Weinstein came out of the bathroom naked and with an erection and tried to persuade her to have sex with him. “I was very petrified,” de Caunes said. “But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.” As she was leaving, she recalled, Weinstein said: “We haven’t done anything! It’s like being in a Walt Disney movie!” “I looked at him and I said — it took all my courage— but I said, ‘I’ve always hated Walt Disney movies.’ And then I left,” de Caunes told The New Yorker. “I slammed the door.”
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Actress and director Rosanna Arquette told The New York Times that Weinstein lured her to his hotel room in the 1990s with the promise of picking up a script for a potential role. Arquette found the film executive in a bathrobe, and Weinstein then asked her for a massage and tried to force her hand on his crotch when she refused. “Rosanna, you’re making a big mistake,” he told her, Arquette said. She recalled responding: “I’m not that girl. I will never be that girl."
Jessica Barth
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Jessica Barth told The New Yorker that Weinstein invited her to his Beverly Hills hotel room for a business meeting in 2011. He claimed he wanted privacy to “talk career stuff,” she recounted. In the room, he demanded a naked massage in bed. “So, what would happen if, say, we’re having some champagne and I take my clothes off and you give me a massage?” he asked her, she recounted. She said she told him: “‘That’s not going to happen.”
Lauren Sivan
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Journalist Lauren Sivan told HuffPost that she met Weinstein at Cipriani, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan, in 2007 and later rode with him and others to a club in which Weinstein was an investor. He asked her to join him on a tour of its restaurant downstairs, she said, and in an area closed to the public he tried to kiss her. Weinstein then exposed himself to Sivan and began to masturbate, ejaculating into a potted plant, she said.
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British writer Liza Campbell told The Sunday Times that Weinstein once invited her to his hotel room for a business meeting. She said there were initially others in the room who then seemed to “vanish” when she arrived. After talking for a few moments, Weinstein reportedly went into the bathroom and started drawing a bath. “What do you say we both jump in the bath? Come on, it’ll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?” she says he told her. “‘If you come back into this room with no clothes on I’m going to fucking lose my temper,’” she recalled telling him before leaving the hotel.
Cara Delevingne
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Actress and model Cara Delevingne shared her Weinstein story on Instagram on Oct. 11. “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,” Delevingne, who has been open about being bisexual, said. A year or two after that call, she said, she met with Weinstein about a film role in a hotel and he invited her up to his room, she said. “When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe,” she said. “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.” After attempting to use singing as a distraction, she said she had to leave. Weinstein allegedly walked her to the door and “tried to kiss me on the lips.”
Ashley Judd
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Ashley Judd told The New York Times that Weinstein lured her to his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, where she found him dressed in a bathrobe. Weinstein then reportedly asked if he could massage her or whether she would agree to watch him shower. “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” she recalled thinking.
Lea Seydoux
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Actress Lea Seydoux said that she and Weinstein were both in Paris attending a fashion show when he insisted they meet in his hotel room. “We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” Seydoux told The Guardian. “All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer.”
Louisette Geiss
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Louisette Geiss, a former actress who once met with Harvey Weinstein to discuss her screenwriting, said at a news conference in Los Angeles that the film producer assaulted her in 2008. Geiss said she was at the Sundance Film Festival when Weinstein approached her about a film she was pitching. Weinstein invited her to his office, she said, then went into the bathroom and emerged in a bathrobe. Geiss said Weinstein had his penis out, went into a hot tub and began masturbating. “I was obviously nervous and he just kept asking me to watch him masturbate,” she said. “He quickly got out of tub and grabbed my forearm as I tried to grab my purse, leading me to the bathroom and pleading with me to just watch him masturbate.” Weinstein allegedly said if she stayed and watched, he would greenlight her pitched script. “I pulled it together and quickly exited,” she said.
Katherine Kendall
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Actress Katherine Kendall told The New York Times that in 1993 Weinstein asked if they could go by his apartment after a meeting. After an hour of chatting, Kendall said, Weinstein went into the bathroom and came out wearing a robe and asked for a massage. “Everybody does it,” he said, according to Kendall. When she refused, Kendall said, he took off the robe and proceeded to chase her around the apartment. “He literally chased me. He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door.” Weinstein asked her to show him her breasts, which she refused to do, she said.
Judith Godrèche
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French actress Judith Godrèche told The New York Times that Weinstein invited her to breakfast at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The film executive then invited Godrèche, who was 24 at the time, up to his room to discuss a film she had starred in and which Weinstein had just acquired, she said. “I was so naïve and unprepared,” she said. Weinstein tried to give her a massage, saying it was an American custom. “The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater." She said she managed to get away and left the room.
Dawn Dunning
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Dawn Dunning said she was invited to a Manhattan hotel for a business meeting with Weinstein in 2003. Dunning was an aspiring actress at the time and said Weinstein’s assistant told her the film executive was running late and that she could wait in his suite. But when she got upstairs, Dunning told The New York Times, Weinstein was in a bathrobe and said she could be in his films only if she had three-way sex with him. “You’ll never make it in this business,” she said he told her. “This is how the business works.” Dunning decided not to pursue acting and became a costume designer.
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Zoe Brock, a model from New Zealand, wrote a blog post that she once had to lock herself in a bathroom as Weinstein tried to force himself on her. Brock said she met the film executive at the Cannes Film Festival and unwittingly found herself alone in a hotel suite with him after attending several parties as part of a large group. (Brock said she had been told others would be arriving, but they never did.) Weinstein reportedly advanced, naked, on Brock and tried to give her a massage, at which point she retreated to the bathroom. She wrote: “I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. ‘You don’t like me because I’m fat.’ He whimpered. ‘Are you serious?’ I yelled.”
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
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The New Yorker reported that Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a Filipina-Italian model, went to Weinstein’s office in Tribeca in 2015 to show him her modeling portfolio. Weinstein reportedly asked her if her breasts were real and then, she later told officers of the New York Police Department Special Victims Division, the film executive jumped toward her, groped her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. Gutierrez filed a report with the NYPD, which led to a sting operation inr which she wore a wire in an “attempt to extract a confession or incriminating statement” from Weinstein. The resulting audio can be heard on HuffPost.
Kate Beckinsale
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In a lengthy Instagram post on Oct. 12, actress Kate Beckinsale detailed an alleged interaction with Weinstein when she was 17 that echoes the stories of many other women. Beckinsale said she was told to go to the producer's hotel room, where he greeted her in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol before she left.

"I said no to him professionally many times over the years," she wrote, "some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people, 'Oh, Kate lives to say no to me.'"
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British actress Sophie Dix told The Guardian that Weinstein once invited her to his room at the Savoy hotel “to watch some rushes” — a term used for unprocessed footage from a day’s filming. Dix, who was 22 at the time and had recently landed some major roles, said she agreed. But when she arrived, she said, "all the alarm bells started ringing."

“Before I knew it, he started trying to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept saying ‘no, no, no.' But he was really forceful," she said. "I remember him pulling at my trousers and stuff and looming over me and I just sort of – I am a big, strong girl and I bolted ... ran for the bathroom and locked the door. I was in there for a while I think, he went very quiet. After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door I just ran."
Florence Darel
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Florence Darel, a French actress, spoke about an alleged experience with Weinstein in an interview with French outlet Le Parisien. In 1995, Darel said, her agent persuaded her to go to a meeting with Weinstein at his suite at The Ritz in Paris. When she got there, Darel said, Weinstein began propositioning her even though his wife was apparently next door.

“He started to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations with me. I told him I was very in love with my companion. He replied that didn’t bother him at all and offered to have me be his mistress a few days a year. That way we could continue to work together. Basically, it was, ‘If you want to continue in America, you have to go through me,’" Darel said. She says she left quickly and told Weinstein: “I’m sorry, I have to leave.”
Claire Forlani
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Claire Forlani wrote on Twitter that she repeatedly dodged Weinstein's advances when she was in her 20s. "I escaped five times," she alleged. "I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over." She added: "Yes, massage was suggested."

She also said she had three dinners with Weinstein during which he allegedly boasted about the actresses he'd slept with and joked that a pilot "was on standby because he could never get me to sleep with him."
Melissa Sagemiller
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Actress Melissa Sagemiller told HuffPost she experienced Weinstein's misbehavior on three occasions. Once, at lunch with the producer, she said he asked what kind of men she liked to date. Then, in his hotel room, while wearing only a bathrobe, Weinstein allegedly asked for a massage and would not let Sagemiller leave until she kissed him.

Finally, the producer would not allow the actress to board her flight to New York, insisting she ride in his private plane. Weinstein allegedly ordered airport personnel to remove Sagemiller's bags from her flight from Toronto and deliver her to the runway where his plane was awaiting takeoff. 

"If my manager called me tomorrow and said, 'Actually, I remember there was this movie you were up for, and now that I’m thinking back on it, maybe [rebuffing Weinstein is] why you didn’t get it,' I wouldn’t be surprised at all," the actress said.
Tara Subkoff
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Actress and fashion designer Tara Subkoff told Variety that Weinstein had informally offered her a role in one of his films when he sexually harassed her in the 1990s.

“That night... I went out to a premiere after party that Harvey Weinstein was also at. He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap," she said. "I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward. But then I could feel that he had an erection. I got quiet, but got off his lap quickly. He then asked me to come outside with him and other things I don’t want to share, but it was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered. I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.” 

Subkoff said the offer for the role was rescinded and she felt that her reputation was "ruined by false gossip."

"I was called ‘too difficult to work with. It became impossible for me to get work as an actress after this."
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Actress Minka Kelly posted on Instagram that Weinstein requested a meeting with her in his hotel room after seeing her at an industry party. Kelly refused, and the two met at a hotel restaurant. "He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us," Kelly wrote. "As she walked away, he said, 'I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night' and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, 'We could just keep this professional.'" When Kelly asked that they keep things professional, Weinstein allegedly responded: “Fine. I trust you won't tell anyone about this.”
Angie Everhart
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Actress and former model Angie Everhart told KLOS morning show "Frosty, Heidi & Frank" that Weinstein masturbated in front of her while they were staying on the same boat at the Venice Film Festival. Everhart said she was sleeping, and when she woke up she saw Weinstein standing over her bed. "All of the sudden he takes his pants down and starts doing his stuff. He's blocking the door. I can't get out and he — I don't know how to say this on the radio, but he finishes on the carpet of the floor." Everhart said Weinstein then told her, "You're a really nice girl. You shouldn't tell anybody about this." The actress said she did tell several people who were also staying on the boat, but nothing happened. "Nobody wanted to do anything about it because everyone was terrified of Harvey," she said.
Sarah Ann Masse
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Actress Sarah Ann Masse told Variety that she was working as a nanny and hoping to launch an acting career in New York City in 2008. She received a call from her agency about a job babysitting Weinstein’s three children. When she went to his home for an interview, the film executive was in his boxers and stayed that way throughout the meeting. After the interview, Masse said, Weinstein grabbed her. He “gave me this really tight, close hug that lasted for quite a long period of time. He was still in his underwear. Then he told me he loved me. I left right after that.” Masse was later informed she hadn’t gotten the job. “It felt like I dodged a bullet,” she said.
Eva Green
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27:  Eva Green attends the 'Based On A True Story' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 27, 2017 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
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In a statement to Variety, actress Eva Green said that Weinstein made sexual advances toward her during a business meeting. "I met him for a business meeting in Paris where he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted," she said.
Lysette Anthony
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Actress Lysette Anthony alleged in an article published in The Sunday Times that Weinstein raped her in her London home in the late 1980s. Anthony said the attack was “pathetic, revolting” and left her “disgusted and embarrassed." The Times said Anthony decided to report the assault to a London police station after other victims started coming forward.
Trish Goff
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Model Trish Goff told The New York Times that Weinstein invited her to lunch in 2003 but then found they had been seated in a private room. “Then he started asking me if I had a boyfriend, and if we had an open relationship," she told the Times. "I said I wasn’t interested in an open relationship, but he was relentless, and I kept trying to shut that down and move on. Then he started putting his hands on my legs, and I said, ‘Can you stop doing that?’ When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me. I kept saying, ‘Please stop, please stop,' but he didn’t until I managed to get back into the public space."
Alice Evans
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Alice Evans attends the Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards held at Paramount Theatre on February 6, 2016 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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In an essay published in The Telegraph, actress Alice Evans wondered whether rejecting Weinstein's advances had hurt her career. Evans said Weinstein approached her at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. “Oddly, despite having heard endless stories about massages and hand-jobs in hotel rooms, it doesn’t even cross my mind — not for a second — that he might try the same on me,” she wrote. Weinstein allegedly complimented Evans' then-boyfriend, Ian Gruffudd, on a recent audition, then asked the actress to accompany him to the hotel bathroom. He allegedly told her: “Just go. I’m right behind you. I want to touch your tits. Kiss you a little." When Evans refused, she said, Weinstein told her, “Let’s hope it all works out for your boyfriend.”
Lena Headey
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10:  Actress Lena Headey arrives at the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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“Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey shared her own Weinstein story in a series of notes posted to Twitter. The actress said the Miramax co-founder made sexual advances toward her after their first meeting at the Venice Film Festival. Headey was attending to promote the Weinstein-produced film “Brothers Grimm,” which screened there in September 2005. “At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water,” she began. “I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture. I just laughed it off.”

She continued: “I was genuinely shocked. I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke. I said something like, ‘Oh, come on, mate?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad!!’” Headey suggested her rebuff might have cost her roles in other projects helmed by Weinstein, because she was never cast again.
Vu Thu Phuong
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Vietnamese model and actress Vu Thu Phuong posted a candid Facebook post (translated by the Vietnamese culture site Saigoneer) about a disturbing encounter she had with Weinstein almost a decade ago. Phuong said she agreed to meet with the producer about potentials roles but that the meeting quickly became sexual. “Everything suddenly turned dark when I saw Mr. Harvey Weinstein standing before me with only a towel around his waist, smiling,” she wrote. According to Phuong, Weinstein told her that the role he had in mind for her involved sex scenes. “I can teach you, don’t worry. Many stars have also been through this,” Weinstein told Phuong, according to her post. “Just treat this as necessary experiences so that you’ll have a stronger foundation in the future.” Phuong said that she rejected his advances. “I was thinking at the moment that if he were to rape me or kill me, would anybody find out and stop him?” Phuong wrote on Facebook. “It was an extremely horrifying feeling.”
Lauren Holly
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09:  Actress Lauren Holly attends the 'Go Red for Women' fashion show during Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 9, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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Actress Lauren Holly appeared on the Canadian television show "The Social" to describe an alleged encounter with Weinstein. The incident, she said, occurred in the late 1990s in a hotel room where she believed she was meeting the producer for a business meeting. When she arrived, Weinstein had a bucket of Champagne, she said. "My first thought was, ‘Oh, my God, I’m really important. Harvey Weinstein has Champagne for me. This is very exciting,'” Holly said. She said that things changed, though, when he appeared in a bathrobe and proceeded to use the toilet and shower in front of her. The actress said Weinstein then got out of the shower and came toward her naked, asking for a massage.

“He told me I looked stressed. He said that maybe he thought I could use a massage. Maybe I could give him a massage,” she said. When she refused, she said, Weinstein told her it would be a “bad decision” and would hurt her career if she left. But, Holly said, she "pushed him and ran.”
Sarah Polley
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14:  Producer Sarah Polley attends the 'Alias Grace' Premiere held at Winter Garden Theatre during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Jeremychanphotography/WireImage)
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Director and producer Sarah Polley wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times that Weinstein propositioned her when she was 19. Polley had just starred in the Miramax film "Guinevere" when Weinstein requested a meeting with her. "He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now," Polley wrote. "Because of his 'very close relationship' with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. If he and I had that kind of 'close relationship,' I could have a similar career." Polley refused, telling Weinstein she didn't care that much about acting.
Amber Anderson
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Actress Amber Anderson posted a note on Instagram describing her own experience with Weinstein. The producer "coerced" her into a private meeting in 2013, when Anderson was 20, she said. "He behaved inappropriately and propositioned a 'personal' relationship to further my career whilst bragging about other actresses he had 'helped' in a similar way."

Weinstein allegedly told the actress not to tell anyone that she had been alone with him. "He tried to take my hand and put it in his lap which is when I managed to leave the room," she wrote.
Mia Kirshner
VANCOUVER, BC - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Mia Kirshner arrives on the red carpet for her film 'Milton's Secret' at the Centre for the Performing Arts during the 35th Vancouver International Film Festival on September 30, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Chin/WireImage)
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In an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail, actress Mia Kirshner described "an ordeal in a hotel room" with Weinstein in which, she alleged, "he attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice." Kirshner didn't elaborate on the experience, writing, "I'm not giving that man, a newly crowned figurehead of sexual abuse, the privilege of more ink."
Katya Mtsitouridze
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 25:  Katya Mtsitouridze  arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/French Select for amfAR)
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Russian television hostess Katya Mtsitouridze told The Hollywood Reporter that she was duped into meeting Weinstein alone in a hotel room during the Venice Film Festival in 2004. When the assistant she thought would be joining them left the room, Weinstein appeared in front of Mtsitouridze dressed in a bathrobe.

The producer allegedly told her: "I waited for the masseuse, but she's late. We can have fun without her. Let's relax." When Mtsitouridze hesitated, she said, Weinstein told her, "You will love it. I'm a guru in this matter. You never met a man like me." Mtsitouridze said she was frozen but took her opportunity to leave when a waiter came into the room with an ice bucket for Champagne.

Mtsitouridze said she ran into Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival a decade later and he told her quietly: "Don't even think about saying anything. Forget all about it. Be a smart girl."
Marisa Coughlan
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 27:  Actress Marisa Coughlan attends The Alliance For Children's Rights' Right To Laugh Benefit at The Avalon on May 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actress and writer Marisa Coughlan said she was working on a Miramax film when Weinstein began suggesting they could, as Coughlan put it, "barter sex for movie roles." 

"He told me that he has a lot of 'special friends' and they give each other massages," Coughlan said. "It was a full-court press. He wanted me to be one of his 'special friends' and go into the bedroom. I told him that I had a serious boyfriend and reminded him that he was married and that we should keep this professional. I was so blindsided. Not one ounce of me anticipated it. It was the weirdest meeting I've ever had in my life." Weinstein allegedly made the offer several other times, to which Coughlan always refused.
Lupita Nyong’o
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In an op-ed for The New York Times, Lupita Nyong’o said Weinstein invited her to lunch, then to his Connecticut home for a private movie screening, where he brought her up to his room, offered to give her a massage, then said he wanted to take off his pants. During the lunch, Nyong’o wrote, the producer insisted she drink a vodka and soda and ordered one for her even against her wishes.

She also accused the Hollywood mogul of abruptly ending a dinner with her after she declined his invitation to come up to his hotel room.

"I was stunned," she said. "I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them."

She added, "I was silent for a while before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer."
Heather Kerr
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Heather Kerr, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, speak during a press conference regarding the sexual assault allegations that have been brought against Harvey Weinstein and what he told Kerr about what she had to do to get a job in Hollywood at Allred’s office October 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault, harassment or rape by dozens of women.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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Former actress Heather Kerr spoke at a news conference in Los Angeles and accused Weinstein of forcing her to touch his penis. Kerr said Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 1989 while the two were discussing her career. “I offered to provide him with a reel of my acting work. He had this sly, sleazy smile on his face,” Kerr said. “The next thing I knew, he had unzipped his fly and pulled out his penis. He then grabbed my hand and pulled me toward him and forced my hand onto his penis and held it there.” The actress said that she “pulled away as casually as possible” and that Weinstein told her, “This is how things work in Hollywood and all actresses who’d made it did it this way.”
Sean Young
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In an interview on the "The Dudley and Bob With Matt Show" podcast, actress Sean Young said Weinstein exposed himself to her during a meeting. Young worked with Weinstein on the 1992 film "Love Crimes."

"I personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants in order to shock me. My basic response was, ‘You know, Harvey, I really don’t think you should be pulling that thing out. It’s not very pretty.’” The actress said she left the room and refused to meet with the producer again.
Erika Rosenbaum
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Canadian actress Erika Rosenbaum described a number of alleged encounters she had with Weinstein over the years in an audio interview with The New York Times. Rosenbaum said she met the producer in Los Angeles when she was 21 and pursued a professional relationship with him, hoping he might become a mentor as she launched her career. Weinstein allegedly took advantage of the actress' efforts by coercing her into several private meetings in hotel rooms and offices. In their first private meeting, Rosenbaum said, Weinstein appeared in front of her with nothing on below the waist. In a subsequent meeting, the producer allegedly forced her into a bathroom and held on to her neck as he masturbated behind her. Rosenbaum told the Times the experiences made her feel "disgusted" and "ashamed."
Mimi Haleyi
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24:  New alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein, Mimi Haleyi (L) speaks at a press conference held by Attorney Gloria Allred  at Lotte New York Palace on October 24, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant for The Weinstein Co., alleged Weinstein forced himself on her and forced oral sex on her in 2006 while she was on her period. 

Haleyi described more than one incident of sexual harassment. She claimed Weinstein once attempted to persuade her to give him a massage and also once forced himself into her apartment after she declined an invitation to join him in Paris. During one instance, Haleyi said she and Weinstein were watching TV when he began making sexual advances toward her. 

“I said, ‘I am on my period. There is no way this is going to happen. Please stop.’ He wouldn’t take no for an answer,” Haleyi said, adding that the producer then held her on her bed and assaulted her.
Brit Marling
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Brit Marling, co-creator of Netflix's "The OA," revealed that she was sexually harassed by Weinstein in 2014. In an essay published in The Atlantic, Marling described her encounter with the disgraced producer, which echoed many of the stories shared by other women. 

She wrote: "I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar. I, too, met a young, female assistant there who said the meeting had been moved upstairs to his suite because he was a very busy man. I, too, felt my guard go up but was calmed by the presence of another woman my age beside me. I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together."
Dominique Huett
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Actress Dominique Huett (pictured) and her attorney Jeff Herman speak during a press conference regarding Huett’s lawsuit against The Weinstein Company at the Kimton Hotel October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  Huett is claiming The Weinstein Company knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct and did nothing to stop it.  Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault, harassment or rape by dozens of women.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Actress Dominique Huett filed a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, claiming Weinstein sexually harassed her in 2010. According to the outlet, Huett says Weinstein invited her to his hotel room for what she believed would be a business meeting. She claims Weinstein went to the bathroom, came out wearing a robe and then asked for a massage. When she refused, she said, Weinstein demanded a massage and then went on to ask if he could perform oral sex on her, not taking no for an answer.
Natassia Malthe
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25:  New alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein, Natassia Malthe speaks during a press conference held by Attorney Gloria Allred at Lotte New York Palace at Lotte New York Palace on October 25, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Actress Natassia Malthe spoke in New York City with her attorney Gloria Allred about a 2008 encounter with Weinstein. Malthe said she met the disgraced producer at that year's British Academy Film Awards. Weinstein later gained entrance to her hotel room and allegedly removed his pants and began discussing A-list celebrities who gained fame after sleeping with him. Malthe said Weinstein forced himself upon her after beginning to masturbate in front of her. "I believe I dissociated during the time he was having sex with me. I played dead," she said.