MODEL AND ACTRESS CARA DELEVINGNE ACCUSES HARVEY WEINSTEIN OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Model and actress Cara Delevingne is yet another high profile figure to accuse embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, the British star detailed her experiences with Weinstein who allegedly first went after her about her sexuality.

“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 wrote. “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 women specifically in public, that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”

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Years later, Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed Delevingne in a hotel room, urging her to kiss another woman before he tried to kiss her as she attempted to leave the uncomfortable meeting. The 2014 encounter allegedly took place around the time Delevingne worked on the film Tulip Fever with Weinstein.

“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately that I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction.”

Delevigne began to sing to distract from what was going on.

“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.”

The 25-year-old star says she felt guilty for appearing in the film, given what had transpired.

She added, “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.”

The Valerian actress joins other stars from Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd to Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino and Asia Argento, who have alleged harassment and sexual assault by Weinstein.

Weinstein has largely denied the allegations, saying nothing non-consensual took place and adding that no retaliation was taken against anyone who rejected his advances.

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