Skandalu koji je uzdrmao Holivud, kada su brojne glumice otkrile da ih je čuveni producent Harvi Vajnštajn seksualno uznemiravao obećavajući im za uzvrat uspešne karijere, kao da nema kraja.
Manekenka i glumica Kara Delevinj (25) poslednja je u nizu žena koje su progovorile o neprijatnim iskustvima s producentom Harvijem Vajnštajnom (65). Ona se oglasila na društvenim mrežama i otkrila da je poznati producent nazvao i ispitivao s kojim je sve ženama spavala nakon što je priznala u javnosti da je biseksualka. Nekoliko godina kasnije, posle poslovnog sastanka odveo je u svoju hotelsku sobu.
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.
–Njegova asistentkinja rekla mi je da moj auto ne može da dođe po mene, kao i da bih trebala da odem u sobu sa Vajnštajnom. Kada smo ušli unutra je već bila jedna žena što mi je ulilo sigurnost. Međutim, on je počeo da nas nagovara da se poljubimo. Uplašila sam se i krenula prema vratima, a on je onda pokušao da me poljubi. Nekako sam se izvukla i pobegla. Ulogu u filmu sam dobila, ali sam se osećala užasno, bilo je je sramota zbog toga – napisala je Kara, a u drugom postu pozvala je sve devojke i žene da progovore o svojim neprijatnim iskustvima jer to može da pomogne drugima.
I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this….i actually feel better and I’m proud of the women who are brave enough to speak….this isn’t easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. 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
Harvi Vajnštajn u sredu je, kako prenose svetski mediji, napravio scenu u kući svoje ćerke u Los Anđelesu, te je intervenisala policija. Navodno je vikao i pretio da će se ubiti. Policija je ubrzo nakon dolaska na mesto incidenta otišla jer se radilo samo o “porodičnoj svađi”. Producenta u stopu prate novinari i fotografi, s kojima navodno stalno razgovara i žali im se kako su ga “svi napustili”. Nakon drame u ćerinoj kući, Vajnštajn je navodno otišao na lečenje od seksualne zavisnosti na nepoznatu lokaciju u Arizoni.
Do sada je javilo više od 25 žena koje su ga optužile za seksualno uznemiravanje, kao i tri koje ga optužuju za silovanje. Zbog svega toga Vajnštajna je ostavila supruga Džordžina Čepmen, britanska filmska akademija BAFTA izbacila ga je iz članstva, a isto će razmotriti i američka akademija.