Ook Cara Delevingne beschuldigt Weinstein
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De lawine van beschuldigingen tegen Hollywood-producent Harvey Weinstein lijkt maar niet te stoppen. Ook topmodel en actrice Cara Delevingne beschuldigt Weinstein nu van seksuele intimidatie.

In een lange boodschap op Instagam verklaarde Delevingne dat Weinstein meermaals seksueel getinte opmerkingen maakte op werkvergaderingen. 

De producer, die na de beschuldigingen van seksueel misbruik ontslagen werd door zijn eigen bedrijf The Weinstein Company, zou Delevingne ook aangespoord hebben om een andere vrouw te kussen in zijn bijzijn. Het topmodel weigerde dat naar eigen zeggen en verliet daarop de kamer. 

Toch speelde Delevingne daarna nog in een film van The Weinstein Company, geeft ze toe. 'Ik voelde me verschrikkelijk dat ik die film heb gedaan', aldus de actrice. Ze was naar eigen zeggen bang om zich uit te spreken in het openbaar omdat ze schrik had dat ze op de één of andere manier zelf verantwoordelijkheid had en Weinsteins familie niet wilde kwetsen.

In een tweede boodschap op Instagram stelde Delevingne dat misbruik van vrouwen door machtige mannen in elke sector voorkomt. Ze moedigde slachtoffers aan om zich uit te spreken. De actrice is al de zoveelste in een rijtje die naar buiten komt met beschuldigingen tegen Weinstein, na onder andere Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow en Rosanna Arquette.

 

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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