The plot sickens.

Harvey Weinstein threatened this gay actor to stay in the closet

Model and actress Cara Delevingne has shared her own unsavory experience working with Harvey Weinstein, taking a “very odd odd and uncomfortable call” from him.

Weinstein allegedly said she’d have no Hollywood career if she chose to be open about her relationships with other women.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Delevingne writes:

“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.

I answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone.”

She claims Weinstein said that if she “was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public,” she’d never be cast as a straight character or ever “make it as an actress in Hollywood.”

Related: James Van Der Beek and Michael Gaston reveal they were sexually harassed by male Hollywood execs

One year after the “uncomfortable” call, she wound up in a meeting with Weinstein, and he invited her to his hotel room after:

“As soon as [Weinstein and I] 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.”

Weinstein’s assistant strongly suggested Delevingne take him up on the offer.

“At that moment I felt very powerless and scared,” she writes, “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.”

To subtly defuse the situation and sidestep her advances, Delevingne asked Weinstein if he knew she 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.”

Heading towards the door, she blocked Weinstein as he attempted to kiss her.

“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.”

She admits a sense of guilt, shame, and fear made her keep the incident to herself:

“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.”

Weinstein’s spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister insists that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”

“Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.

“Mr Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.

“Mr Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path.”

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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44 Comments

  • DCguy

    FINALLY!

    I’ve gotten so sick of constantly hearing about how homophobic Hollywood is but nobody ever will name names.

    Now that the door has cracked, I want to hear about every single producer, agent, and casting director that has forced people to stay in the closet.

    • Crystix

      AMEN! Lets start naming names!

    • Rex Huskey

      please…. whip your chin.

  • Donston

    Harvey absolutely deserves to be exposed and face repercussions. But it’s kinda disappointing that it’s become all about burying him and hasn’t and likely will not lead to more people being exposed and exiled/jailed. There’s still some Hollywood hypocrisy behind it.

    • mhoffman953

      @Donston

      Agreed. Hollywood won’t change. None of the news stories on major news networks are looking into the culture of Hollywood. They’ll pounce on the Weinstein story and show how dirty he is but then move onto something unrelated when this news cycle ends.

      I find it amazing that most of Hollywood is acting like they had no idea this sort of thing happened or does happen.

    • Brian

      Right? I’ve heard the rumors about this guy for years and years now, it’s complete BS that the people in the industry are feigning ignorance. The same people who were so shocked and horrified by Trump’s treatment of women enabled this guy for 2+ decades.

      Of course, these are the same people who have Casey Affleck and Roman Polanski standing ovations at recent Oscar ceremonies so I’m not at all surprised.

    • mhoffman953

      There are so many others like Weinstein that I’ve heard about for years but I’m sure Hollywood will pretend they were unaware too if those skeletons every come out.

      Guys like David Geffen, Dan Schneider, Bryan Singer, Michael Harrah, etc. Just watch films like “An Open Secret” online to see some of the dark cover-ups in Hollywood

    • DCguy

      @mhoffman953

      Weird, I don’t remember you talking about Trump’s Access Hollywood comments. Roger, Ailes rapes, and Bill O’Reilly’s harassment should lead to an investigation into politicians and news channels.

    • mhoffman953

      @DCguy

      Are you deflecting now trying to cover for an existing culture in Hollywood that is well documented?

      The Access Hollywood tape was just words and wasn’t rape where it’s two guys talking about women they want to have sex with. Bill O’Reilly’s case was mostly from sexual harassment involving lewd comments at work or hitting on women and his company dealt with it (even though it took longer than it should have).

      Hollywood has a history of abusing children and underage stars but nothing is ever done. Seems odd that you want to protect child abuse and cover for these people.

    • Donston

      mhoffman953, you are definitely trying to make this a liberal vs conservative thing (and Hollywood is full of Conservatives, moderates and fake Libs) and threw unnecessary shade toward feminism. And it is true that you’ve shown very little fvcks given when a Republican or Conservative figure has been accused of similar things. Now, because it’s Hollywood-based you want to be so outraged. Your hypocrisy is very transparent. You’re trying to politicize harassment, exploitation, assault, and molestation, and that is pretty despicable. It’s despicable no matter your political views.

    • mhoffman953

      @Donston

      I’m merely pointing out what is going on in Hollywood and what has been going on in Hollywood for almost 100 years which is proof of a massive wide spread culture of abuse in an industry and not at 1 company.

      I never started the discussion about politics, it was people like DCguy and others who made it political by bringing President Trump into this story which is unrelated to him. I merely responded back to their comments when they responded to me. Had I not responded, you would’ve claimed I’m dodging a response but when I do respond, you claim I’m politicizing it. Strange that you call me out for that but not the original people who politicized it. Do I think all victims are to be believed? No because many times people make up stories for whatever reason. I don’t believe all of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers but I do believe the ones who have extremely detailed accounts and proof that they went to the police immediately after the incident.

      You and people like DCguy are avoiding the point here. Instead you are attacking me when I’m not the one assaulting people in Hollywood.

      To answer your claims, do I think Republicans should be charged with a crime and receive punishment when they really did sexually abuse someone? Absolutely. Same goes for Democrats and Independents.

      What is happening in Hollywood and has been happening is more perverse than maybe 1 senator, regardless of party affiliation, who cheated on his wife or 1 guy who makes a sexual joke at work. But if you want to look past that and make the discussion about me or the past election, that begins to ignore this story and continues to enable this environment in Hollywood.

    • Crystix

      in what world are access hollywood, trump and fox news “not hollywood.” These are all symptom of the same problem the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY has abusing people. When there is that much money in back room dealings, power is played and commonly comes out as sexual harassment and rape culture. Stop pretending O’Reily and Trump and Weinstein aren’t BLOOD BROTHERS. These men have all drank from the same koolaid that has taught them their “entertainment” prowess means they can treat anyone they want like an object.

    • Brody

      Donston, I looked and looked, but failed to find where mhoffman “threw shade toward” feminism. Clarification?

    • Donston

      Mhoffman, no one has time for your multi handle nonsense. “Brody” only ever pops up when you’re in need of some defense. You know what you said in the comment section of both recent articles about Weinstein and Hollywood sexual assault and coercion.

      Also, it’s also funny how that is what stands out in my post while you choose to just ignore the rest. You’ve been a major hypocrite, “bro”. And it’s very unlikely you give a damn about any victims. You just want to see a stain on Hollywood.

    • Brody

      Donston –
      The fact that you cannot accept that there’s more than one person out there who has a point of view disparate from your own speaks volumes about . . . well, so many things. I’m not mhoffman, or anyone else. Deal with it. Please.

    • mhoffman953

      @Donston

      I rather just see the culture of Hollywood change. I’m not sure why you are so against that. I’ve wanted to see the industry investigated for years. Why are you afraid to see Hollywood investigated for a century old culture of abuse that still exists today?

      Plus in your later comment down this page when you say:

      “Kieran/Mhoffman953/Brody and probably a few other handles: You’re pathetic, crazy and transparent as fvck dude. This type of trolling, multi user handle names and politicizing of every event is why we can’t have a real conversation here”

      I’ll respond since my name is in there. First, this is my only screen name and I’m not sure why you think everyone who has the slightest difference of opinion from you are all actually the same person. Second, I am having a real conversation with many people on here including you but you neglect to have that conversation the moment you begin asserting that everyone is the same screen name, everyone is a robot, or everyone is a paid troll.

      You know that it’s a tactic to shut down the conversation and resort to name calling instead of addressing me with a counter-opinion or facts.

  • jhon_siders

    Why have all these people kept quiet all these years ? so many now coming forward ?? Its like maybe I should say he touched me 30 years ago I want millions now ?? Its well known Hollywood is very liberal and now they are turning on one of there own .

    • Donston

      No one has yet to sue or ask for money. Also, Hollywood being “Liberal” has always been greatly overstated, especially among people in the industry with real power. Hollywood is built on image and perception and appealing to as many people as possible. Only a tiny percentage truly give a crap about politics or the “Liberal agenda”.

    • jhon_siders

      Well you just know that will be the next thing all of the ones he molested will be filing suit were there’s scandal there will be money ! I was a extra a few times in flicks years ago never heard of this guy before now .

    • MikeE

      You were an extra in films and you’ve NEVER heard of Harvey Weinstein?
      Jeesus! He’s one of only a handful of producers I can name off-hand, his name pops up first. He’s as well known, if not better known, in the film industry than many directors. The guy was a guaranteed hit-maker.

      As to your cynical “why come out now” accusations and implying that it’s all a money grab, it all came out now because there was an investigation about a RECENT case of sexual harassment. When it was shown that someone could and would stand up to him, others started coming forward.

    • Crystix

      You’re a douchebag @jhon. Keep blaming the victims. Keep pretending its about money and not about power and sexual assault. Utter douchery.

  • GayEGO

    Weinstein’s looks reveal how disgusting he is, and he is from that generation that contained “some” guys that thought they could molest not only women, but men as well. I followed the rule – Do not mix business with pleasure, and it worked. I had some guys who would do knee bumps under the table, and I would ignore them.

    • jhon_siders

      As they say the casting couch ??

  • Kieran

    The DNC….. supports Harvey Weinstein, open borders immigration, Madonna, Eminem, Colin Kaepernick, Antifa, BLM, And still can’t figure out how Trump won?

    • MikeE

      You make it sound like Madonna needs anyone’s “support”. What planet do you live on, again?
      And Kaepernick? Why wouldn’t good, right-minded people support him?
      And there is no such thing as “antifa”. There’s [email protected], and there’s people who aren’t so fuçking stupid to be [email protected]
      What exactly is wrong with Black Lives Matter? Are you one of those white supremacist [email protected] a$$holes who thinks that black lives matter less?

      And every knows why Trump won: the media backed him for ratings, Comey leaked non-existant rumours about Clinton, and every right-wing douchebag spewed incessant insane conspiracy theories about Clinton… meanwhile, the Russians happily diddled the country and rammed it up the a$$ to get the result Putin wanted.

    • mhoffman953

      Funny that women marched on Washington, DC and across the world after the 2016 election but no women are marching in Hollywood

    • Brody

      Mhoff –
      In LibLand, it’s enough to say “I’m shocked,” the same as it’s enough to say “I’m against climate change” while burning through 20 times the energy as any other average American. That way they can consider themselves heroes despite their blatant hypocrisy.

      Kieran –
      Not to mention their disdain for the military, fossil fuels, patriotism, white people, and America in general. And that’s why Democrats will lose again in the midterms and 2020.

    • Donston

      Kieran/Mhoffman953/Brody and probably a few other handles: You’re pathetic, crazy and transparent as fvck dude. This type of trolling, multi user handle names and politicizing of every event is why we can’t have a real conversation here (or pretty much the internet as a whole).

  • Jaxton

    Just be thankful that Harvey gave you a few roles despite having no talent, Ms Delevingne.

  • alanballs

    That is one butt-ugly dude on the outside AND on the inside. Clearly, he’s now reaping what he has sewn….karma baby…..

  • alfred

    except she does not identify as gay. She has quite forcefully labelled herself as queer/fluid and anti labels. Indeed, in a recent magazine, she blasted reports of her being ‘gay’ and said that she may marry a man……(although she is clearly the dykiest dyke thats ever dyked).

    As for Harvey; this is the biggest open secret in history…everyone knew this. I want people like Singer et al taken down next. As gross as Harvey is, he isnt nearly as nefarious as Singer is.

    • mhoffman953

      @alfred

      Exactly. Harvey is dirty but he’s not the sickest or most depraved in Hollywood but they should all fall and suffer the consequences

  • Jaxton

    Carla Delevingne is almost as wacky as Rose McGowan.

    • Donston

      And yet, Nico Tortorella and a lot of other men have said crazier things and behaved in even more pretentious ways. But somehow in your eyes they’re rebellious, stand-up figures while these women are “wacky”.

  • Donston

    Of course, there are hateful idiots that are, as usual, trying to turn basic human rights and predatory behavior into a Liberal vs Conservatives debate and thinly veiled anti-woman nonsense. It’s lame and transparent. And yes, Rose McGowen and Cara Delevingne are, um, “loopy”. But this isn’t about them on a personal level. Everything bad thing that happens and every bad person that is unveiled should not instigate a them vs us mentality. But thus, the internet.

  • batesmotel

    I worked on a film that Harvey Weinstein was producing. I didn’t really have an issue with him. At face value he was fine, so he must’ve hid that other side well. Also, he may be a sexual monger coming onto numerous people that don’t want him, but he was definitely NOT homophobic at all, so do not try to go there. And if he did tell this actress to stay in the closet if she wants a career, that’s not unusual. Most Hollywood moguls say that, including the agents, including the gays at the top of the heap. It’s not because they’re anti-gay, as they’re not. It’s because they know the reality. It is super rare for an actor to have a huge career if they make being gay the big deal about them. That’s the sad reality. Like it or not, it is true. It is rare for a gay actor to be a huge A list movie star. Ellen Degeneres doesn’t count as she’s a talk show host.

    • Crystix

      Just a wild guess, but I’m assuming you’re not a pretty up-and-coming actress who’s been invited to a “private meeting.” And it was a public joke at the 2013 oscars where the whole room laughed. So how well did he “hide” his indiscretions? But I’m glad to see the adage “Well he didn’t try to rape ME, so he’s A-OK in MY BOOK!” is alive and well.

      And not homophobic at all? I’m pretty sure telling anyone to stay in the closet, regardless of the reason makes you homophobic.

      It always surprises me the excuses people give to known monsters. But we have Nazis marching in the streets and too many “sympathizers” to count these days.

    • Donston

      batesmotel, you really sound like an idiot here.

    • Brody

      Wow, Donston, you really woke up on the wrong side of your litter box this morning, didn’t you?

    • Brody

      Damn you and your logic, batesmotel!! ;)
      I suspect they’re crying “homophobia” simply because it’s currently fashionable to jump on the Harvey Weinstein Victimization Bandwagon. I’m surprised he hasn’t yet been accused of racism.

    • o.codone

      @batesmotel. So you really didn’t have a problem with Harvey Weinstein. What a stupid thing to say. Of course you didn’t, he wasn’t chasing middle aged gay guys in daisy dukes, he was chasing women.

  • Brody

    “If you want the part, you gotta screw the old fart.”
    – old Miramax adage

    • o.codone

      haahaaahaha. I love you Brody. I remember when you and MediaGuy used to tear this place up. I don’t think MediaGuy came back. Have you seen him here? And, remember Giancarlo85? OMG it took forever to get rid of him. Oh, the good old days.

  • Curtispsf

    I have heard rumors that David Geffen was one of the men who molested Corey Haim. This according to statements by Corey Feldman where he mentions the age of the man who molested Haim…it purportedly matches the age of Geffen when the molestation took place. As a billionaire the reach of Geffen is so powerful that it fosters fear and paranoia. It is time for Feldman to speak openly and plainly and NAME NAMES. Shame on those who contributed to Corey Haim’s downward spiral into drugs, addiction and death.

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