Brit Marling: Harvey Weinstein asked me to shower with him
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The OA creator Brit Marling is the latest Hollywood star to allege she was harassed by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress and writer said she was invited to meet the mogul in 2014 after two films she co-wrote and starred in were included at the Sundance Film Festival. Her account bears striking similarities to those given by many other actresses, who claim they were met by a female employee who soon left her alone with Weinstein before he suggested alcohol and massages. Writing in The Atlantic, Marling said: “I, too, went to the meeting thinking that perhaps my entire life was about to change for the better. I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar. “I, too, met a young, female assistant there who said the meeting had been moved upstairs to his suite because he was a very busy man. I, too, felt my guard go up but was calmed by the presence of another woman my age beside me. “I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. “I, too, sat in that chair paralysed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together. What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me?”
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