Jedna od najljepših svjetskih glumica Kate Beckinsale posljednja je u nizu žena koje su se javile s optužbama na račun pohotnog producenta Harveya Weisnteina.
Ona je na Instagramu napisala da je imala samo 17 godina kad je pozvana da upozna Weinsteina.
- Pretpostavila sam da će me dočekati u konferencijskoj sali, no kad sam se javila na recepciji, rekli su mi da me čeka u svojoj sobi.
Otvorio mi je vrata obučen u kućni ogrtač - napisala je glumica i dodala kako joj uopće nije palo na pamet da bi taj "stariji, neatraktivni čovjek, mogao uopće očekivati da će ona imati seksualni interes prema njemu.
I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common.When I arrived ,reception told me to go to his room . He opened the door in his bathrobe . I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older ,unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him .After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left ,uneasy but unscathed.A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting .I realized he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not .I had what I thought were boundaries - I said no to him professionally many times over the years-some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people oh "Kate lives to say no to me ." It speaks to the status quo in this business that I was aware that standing up for myself and saying no to things,while it did allow me to feel uncompromised in myself,undoubtedly harmed my career and was never something I felt supported by anyone other than my family.I would like to applaud the women who have come forward , and to pledge that we can from this create a new paradigm where producers,managers,executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said " well, that's just Harvey /Mr X/insert name here " will realize that we in numbers can affect real change.For every moment like this there have been thousands where a vulnerable person has confided outrageous unprofessional behavior and found they have no recourse, due to an atmosphere of fear that it seems almost everyone has been living in .I had a male friend who, based on my experience,warned a young actress who said she was going to dinner with Harvey to be careful. He received a phone call the next day saying he would never work in another Miramax film ;the girl was already sleeping with Harvey and had told him that my friend had warned her off.Let's stop allowing our young women to be sexual cannon fodder,and let's remember that Harvey is an emblem of a system that is sick,and that we have work to do.
- Odbila sam alkohol i rekla mu da imam školu ujutro. Nekoliko godina kasnije pitao me je li nešto pokušao na tom prvom sastanku. Shvatila sam da se uopće ne sjeća je li me te noći napao ili ne - napisala je Kate i dodala da je idućih godina nekoliko puta odbila Weinsteina. On je poludio, zvao je pogrdnim imenima, te čak i vrištao na nju. Znao se čak i šaliti i govoriti "Kate me neće".
Glumica je pohvalila i žene koje su prije nje progovorile o Weinsteinu, te navela primjer jednog kolege koji je ostao bez posla u MIramaxu jer je mladu glumicu upozorio na Weinsteina. No, ona je spavala s njim, a kolega je zbog toga ostao bez posla.
- Prestanimo dopuštati mladim ženama da budu topovska hrana i zapamtimo da je Harvey simbol bolesnog sistema, te da imamo posla - napisala je Beckinsale.