A British woman who labored for Harvey Weinstein for an afternoon says the film multi-millionaire “intimidated” her after being sexually irrelevant in a hotel room.
Sophie Morris, who was once 19 on the time of the alleged incident, says a unadorned Weinstein beckoned her right into a bed room within the Savoy Hotel in London in 1991.
“He was basically lying naked on the bed”, she instructed the BBC and Guardian. “He asked me to give him a massage”.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual intercourse made in opposition to him.
Ms Morris, now 44 and an exhibition organiser, is one in all quite a few ladies to accuse Weinstein of harassment.
She instructed the BBC she didn’t be mindful the entire main points, however recollects her most sensible coming off within the bed room and feeling “shaken” afterwards.
Separately, UK police are investigating allegations about Weinstein from seven ladies – relating to incidents speculated to have taken position between the 1980s and 2015.
Naked within the tub
Ms Morris alleged that the harassment happened in 1991, on her first day running at Weinstein’s corporate as an admin assistant.
She mentioned she was once instructed to visit the Savoy Hotel – the site named by way of a number of ladies, together with actress Kate Beckinsale, for the place attacks allegedly happened.
“I remember sitting in the lounge area,” mentioned Ms Morris, who has waived her proper to anonymity below sexual offences rules to talk to the BBC. “I must have answered the phone a couple of times, shuffled some papers.”
She mentioned Weinstein referred to as her into the toilet the place he was once bare within the tub, later asking her to provide him a therapeutic massage within the bed room.
“And then I don’t actually remember if I did touch him. But I was sitting sideways on the bed and I remember my top coming off.”
More than 50 ladies have come ahead with allegations in opposition to Weinstein – starting from rape to sexual harassment – together with celebrities Kate Beckinsale, Lysette Anthony and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ms Morris mentioned she was once in a “state of disbelief” after the alleged incident – he later reported it to a chum’s boyfriend, a policeman, and was once given a case quantity.
A couple of weeks later, she mentioned she gained a decision from an individual asking for that Weinstein talk to her – which left her “panicked”.
She mentioned: “The person I was speaking to – I sort of think they said to me – do I want to drop the case and I said yes.”
The Metropolitan Police has mentioned it was once making inquiries into the alleged incident, however that it trusted paper information in 1991 – that are usually destroyed after seven years.
Ms Morris mentioned she assumes that the police appeared into her file, however added: “I suppose the fact I dropped the case all that time ago. I might never know.”
Ms Morris mentioned she intends to talk to police once more about her claims.
She now thinks the UK police will have to “do something” about allegations being made in opposition to the Hollywood manufacturer, pronouncing: “Nothing will change and he will get away with it.”
The Met mentioned no arrests had been revamped any of the allegations at this level.