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Cara Delevingne Speaks on Disturbing Encounter With Weinstein: ‘I Felt Very Powerless’

Cara Delevingne is now the latest actress to come forward detailing a disturbing encounter with Harvey Weinstein in which he invited her up to his room.

In two posts to Instagram today, Delevingne claimed that Weinstein once spoke to her by phone about whether she “slept with any of the women [she] was seen out with in the media.”

After going through just how uncomfortable that call was, Delevingne went on to detail how, while meeting with Weinstein and a director about an upcoming movie, the director left and Weinstein asked her to come up to his hotel room.

Delevingne said she was “relieved” there was another woman in the room, but then Weinstein “asked us to kiss.” She said she started singing to try and “make the situation better… more professional” before saying she needed to leave.

Weinstein, however, allegedly tried to kiss her “on the lips,” but she said she stopped him.

Delevingne wrote that she felt guilty afterwards, but was also “terrified” that she wasn’t the only one this happened to. She concluded with this message:

In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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