Kate Beckinsale Recalls Being Reduced to Tears by Harvey Weinstein’s Verbal Abuse
Hours after the disgraced producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, the ‘Serendipity’ actress shares her hope that it can start the exposure of power abuse in the industry.
- Mar 12, 2020
AceShowbiz – Kate Beckinsale has revealed a horrific encounter she had with Harvey Weinstein, when the disgraced producer allegedly launched into a foul-mouthed attack after she wore a pantsuit to the premiere of “Serendipity”.
Hours after the former movie mogul was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, Kate took to her Instagram account to go public with her own experiences with Weinstein.
Sharing snaps of both herself and Weinstein at the 2001 premiere of the romcom, Kate claimed that she had initially refused to attend as the event took place just weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York. But “Harvey insisted.” After flying into the city, the actress said she received a call from Weinstein asking if she wanted to bring her daughter, who was less than two years old at the time, over for a play date with his similarly-aged daughter.
“I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play,” she continued. “I went to go with them and he said ‘No, you wait here’. The minute the door closed he started screaming ‘you stupid f**king c**t, you c**t you ruined my premiere’. I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake. He said, ‘If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your a** you shake your t**s you do not go down it looking like a f**king lesbian you stupid f**king c**t.’ “
Recalling the shock of the verbal attack made her “burst into tears,” Kate added that she tried to explain her reasons for the subdued ensemble, to which Weinstein is said to have answered, “I don’t care – it’s my f**king premiere and if I want p**sy on the red carpet that’s what I get.’ “
“Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony,” she continued.
Concluding her post, Kate added that it was a “huge relief” to hear Weinstein had been sentenced to prison.
“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 behaviour in this and any other industry,” she wrote. “Having said that, the crimes that are not crimes, the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders, forever.”
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