Like many ladies who’ve spoken out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, actress Minka Kelly paints a well-recognized image in an emotional tale about her unsettling revel in with the film manufacturer.
After assembly Weinstein at an “industry party,” Kelly claims he arrange a gathering by way of her agent in his lodge room day after today. When she refused to take a seat down with him in personal, they modified the positioning and collected within the lodge’s eating place along with his feminine assistant.
“He bullshit me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us,” Kelly recalled in a long submit on Instagram. “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.’”
Choosing the latter possibility, Kelly rebuffed his advances and temporarily excused herself from the assembly.
“All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible,” she wrote. “I told him while flattered, I’d like to keep things professional. He said ‘Fine. I trust you won’t tell anyone about this.’ I said ’Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me.”
While Kelly in an instant knowledgeable her agent in regards to the uncomfortable trade, she didn’t percentage her come across with others, taking into consideration Weinstein’s habits to be a part of the “day-to-day bullshit of being an actress.”
Her recollection of the incident, after all, was once put into aid after dozens of girls have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and attack. The manufacturer was once fired from the Weinstein Company on Sunday, after a New York Times exposé published a long time of alleged abuse. Days later, 3 ladies accused him of rape in a bombshell New Yorker file, which additionally stuck the eye of the NYPD.
“I’m sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn’t have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place,” Kelly wrote. “For making him feel OK about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don’t know what might have happened if I’d just showed up as originally scheduled.”
She concluded her caption with a message to people who’ve come ahead within the days since, status in unity with ladies within the movie trade who’ve suffered by the hands of Weinstein.
“No more Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood does not solve the problem,” she wrote, “but maybe the more voices sharing their stories and adding support to the countless women and men who have suffered through abuse of power, the less it will be tolerated.”
Read Kelly’s complete submit under.