Anne Heche added herself to the rising listing of ladies who’ve accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
The â€śSix Days, Seven Nightsâ€ť star stated Tuesday on the â€śAllegedly with Theo Vonn & Matthew Cole Weissâ€ť podcast that the disgraced film mogul fired her after she refused to present him oral intercourse.
â€śI personally didn’t suck Harvey’s d–k, though he confirmed it to me and I obtained out of the room earlier than there was any bodily contact,â€ť the 48-year-old actress stated.
â€śThe actual fact is, I used to be fired from a job I had been employed for in Miramax. The repercussions of standing up for your self have been as deep and focused as among the scars of the ladies who truly obtained extra bodily sadly concerned.â€ť
Heche didnâ€™t establish which Miramax film she was fired from.
Greater than 100 ladies, together with Ashley Judd, Asia Argento, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lupita Nyong’o, have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct spanning a long time.
He’s at present underneath investigation by the NYPD, LAPD, Beverly Hills Police and Scotland Yard. In a blanket assertion, Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual intercourse.
Ladies who’ve accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
Heche stated on the podcast that she by no means got here ahead with the alleged assault as a result of she feared he would go after her.
â€śThatâ€™s why each one in all us was 19, 20, 21 or 22. He didnâ€™t go after the 40-year-old girl,â€ť she stated.
â€śHe hits on me once Iâ€™m 19, 20, 21, 22, weak, scared, frightened. And that doesnâ€™t imply itâ€™s not going to occur anymore, nevertheless it positive as hell obtained a kick within the pants the final couple of months.â€ť
She additionally stated that her childhood abuse, which she described in her 2001 memoir â€śName Me Loopy,â€ť ready her for Weinsteinâ€™s alleged advances.
â€śIf I wasnâ€™t sexually abused as a baby, I donâ€™t know if I’d have had the power to face as much as Harvey and plenty of others. It was not simply Harvey, and I’ll say that. The callousness I had in the direction of anyone making an attempt to reap the benefits of me was enormous,â€ť she stated.