I always imagine, like plenty of people in this industry, that actresses slept with Harvey
because it was good for their career. I went with no plan, no agent, very little money. Here was I meeting one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. I was going to have dinner with
him at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He said, “Can we have a drink upstairs at yours?” So, obviously, this is the part that’s very hard to talk about. Harvey Weinstein was known to be a bully. He could do anything. He thought of himself as the sherrif in town. He scared people, in the same way a gangster would. When you read about rape, you read,
“She kicks and screams.” I just froze. I said, “No.” And I pushed him away, more than once. And then I just stopped. It’s the collateral damage, what it does to relationships. It steals something. When I tried to tell people, they’d say, “You better keep your mouth shut.” Well, I saw a lot about how the machine works, in terms of burying scandals and settlements. Nobody was ever going to win against this guy. I was hearing stories which you could dismiss as rumour. I was being told these women are crazy. You have to do something. Huge turning point. I couldn’t believe they were telling this story,
as though they were writing about me. Mr Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty. The most sinister aspect is that the system enabled it. Power, everybody’s getting piece of it. When you pick out the most grotesque, there’s the sense that, ok we’ve
taken care of the problem. It’s not over. It continues.