Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying it on twice
LENA HEADEY has become the latest in a long line of leading ladies to accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual conduct.
The Game Of Thrones star broke her silence last night on Twitter about not one but two alleged incidents.
In a series of tweets, Headey claimed the first encounter occurred when she was at the Venice Film Festival promoting Terry Gilliam’s 2005 film The Brothers Grimm.
‘At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water,’ she wrote. ‘I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture. I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked.
‘I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke. I said something like… oh come on mate?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad!! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.
‘I was never in any other Miramax film again.’
Lena claims the second occasion was all the more upsetting because after the first incident she ‘believed that he respected my boundary’.
It was in LA years later, she alleges, after Weinstein said he needed to show her a script in his room.
‘We walked to the lift and the energy shifted, my whole body went into high alert,’ she wrote. ‘The lift was going up and I said to Harvey, “I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen.”‘
His reaction to that speech was apparently ‘furious’ and Lena claims it did not stop him ‘marching’ her to his room, where fortunately his keycard failed to work.
She then alleges that he walked her to the hotel exit ‘by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm’, before putting her in a car and whispering: ‘Don’t tell anybody about this. Not your manager, not your agent.’
She concludes: ‘I got into my car and I cried.’
Mr Weinstein has ‘unequivocally denied’ all allegations of non-consensual sex.
Author: Anna Thomson