Kate Beckinsale Shares Her Own Harvey Weinstein Nightmare

The ’Serendipity’ actress opens up about an alleged incident at the former movie mogul’s home
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After Harvey Weinstein received a 23 year sentence for sexual assault, Kate Beckinsale took to social media to talk about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of the disgraced mogul.

The actress posted a photo of herself walking the red carpet in a white suit for the premiere of Serendipity in New York City just weeks after 9/11 along with the horror story behind the picture. According to Beckinsale, Weinstein forced the cast to attend the gala opening despite their objections that with “the city still smoking [it] felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf, disrespectful idea possible.”

The next day, she says Weinstein asked her to his house so their daughters could have a play date, at which point a nanny immediately whisked the children away. According to Beckinsale, Weinstein then unleashed an obscene tirade on her, starting with, “You stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere.”

As Beckinsale “started to shake,” she recalls, she says Weinstein said, “If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass, you shake your tits, you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt.”

The actress then, “burst into tears” and tried to explain that “the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party.”

Weinstein—”screaming” and “livid,” according to Beckinsale—replied, “I don’t care; it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get.”

Beckinsale describes the incident as “one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for and falls under no felony,” adding, “But I WAS punished for it and for other instances where I said no to him for years, insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry.”

The post ends, “And Rose, brava ❤”—a nod to Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein’s most outspoken accusers, who has maintained for 23 years that the producer raped her at the Sundance Film Festival 1997.

McGowan herself was at no loss for words upon hearing Wednesday’s verdict.

“Today we exhale,” she tweeted.

She also called out Ben Affleck, who she accuses of being “part of the cover up.”

Patricia Arquette, sister of accuser Patricia Arquette, tweeted:

Ellen Barkin also expressed her admiration for McGowan.

Mira Sorvino wrote that she, “literally cried tears of amazement, gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today.”

Ashley Judd retweeted a statement signed by her and 23 other members of Time’s Up.


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