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The personal assistant to a dissident Chinese billionaire says the New York-based real estate tycoon treated her like a sex slave — allegedly raping her at his homes in Manhattan and London and threatening to have her jailed and tortured if she escaped, according to a new lawsuit.
Guo Wengui, 50, also known as Miles Kwok, fled China in 2015 following a fraud conviction. A year earlier he had summoned Rui Ma to New York from his Hong Kong real estate offices, according to her $20 million suit filed Monday.
Once in the Big Apple, Guo took Rui’s passport and monitored her communications, the suit alleges.
He told her that if she tried to return to China “she would be arrested and thrown in prison, where she would be tortured,” court papers state.
She “became [Guo’s] captive,” the suit says.
The billionaire’s “program of terror” started with Guo allegedly making Rui “work until 2 a.m. or 4 a.m. seven days a week — depriving her of any real opportunity to sleep.”
Then he tried to force himself on her in the cinema room of his $68 million penthouse at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on Fifth Avenue, the suit says.
Rui “narrowly avoided rape on this one occasion” until “not long after” when she woke up with Guo “on top of her and attempting to separate her legs,” the suits says. She yelled at him to stop but he refused and “engaged in forced sexual intercourse with [Rui] without her consent, according to court papers.
“After this violence concluded [he] left [her] alone, bleeding in her bed,” the suit says.
A second alleged rape occurred in Guo’s London home when he locked her in a room, threw her onto the floor and tore at her clothing.
Rui begged him to stop, but he “coldly responded that [Rui] must stop shouting,” the suit says.
She eventually fled to the Chinese embassy earlier this year.
The suit does not includes dates for the incidents and Rui never contacted U.S. authorities about the alleged assaults.
But she has filed a criminal complaint in China, her New York attorney Lisa C. Solbakken told The Post.
“Defendant’s decision to flee China and take up residence in the United States is one that insulates him from answering for his inhumane and egregious conduct,” Solbakken said.
“Our courts are entitlted to hold him accountable for his wrongs,” she said.
Rui is one of at least five recent suits filed against Guo in New York. Guo believes the suits are orchestrated by the Chinese government, which he said is trying to silence him for exposing corruption in his home country.
He’s recently applied for political asylum in the U.S.
Guo did not immediately respond through an attorney.
BY VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:58 AM
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A Twitter page of Chinese businessman Guo Wengui. The billionaire is being sued for allegedly raping his personal assistant. (ANDY WONG/AP)
A dissident Chinese businessman lured a woman to the U.S. for work as his personal assistant — and then raped her, a lawsuit filed Monday alleges.
Rui Ma, now 28, says in her Manhattan Supreme Court suit that she was working for one of billionaire Guo Wengui’s companies in China when she was summoned to meet him in New York City.
When she arrived, she says, Guo said she was going to work as his personal assistant.
Guo, who also goes by Miles Kwok, took her passport and routinely overworked her, all while becoming increasingly physically aggressive, Ma claims in her suit. She further alleges Guo raped her on two occasions.
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When Ma was working at his home in London, she managed to escape to the Chinese embassy, she claims.
After Ma returned home to China, she filed criminal charges against him there, court papers state.
Lawyers for Guo could not immediately be reached.
Guo, who is seeking asylum in the U.S. for having criticized Chinese officials, did not immediately respond to a message left at his residence in the Sherry-Netherland hotel in Midtown.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A former personal assistant to an exiled Chinese-born billionaire, who has made claims of high-level Communist Party corruption, has filed a lawsuit in New York accusing him of raping her, court documents show.
FILE PHOTO: Billionaire businessman Guo Wengui speaks during an interview in New York City, U.S., April 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
In the civil complaint lodged with the New York Supreme Court on Monday, the 28-year-old woman said she was “lured” by the businessman, Guo Wengui, to New York under the guise of a one-week business trip.
Instead, she was held “captive” and ultimately subjected to “repeated acts of mental cruelty and sexual violence”, the suit says. She is seeking $140 million in compensation.
Guo, who lives in New York, denied the accusation, describing it as “fake”.
The complaint says the woman is a Chinese national who was employed by one of Guo’s China-based companies. She was told upon arrival in New York that she would work as one of the real estate tycoon’s personal assistants, the complaint, reviewed by Reuters, says.
It said Guo, also known as Miles Kwok, “forcibly took away” the woman’s passport, threatened her, monitored her internet usage and restricted access to her phone and laptop computer.
The woman said she was subjected to verbal and physical abuse, which soon escalated to sexual assault, before she managed to escape to the Chinese embassy in London during a business trip with Guo.
After her return to China, the woman provided a statement and evidence of her allegations to police in China, the lawsuit said, without detailing the evidence. The Associated Press reported late last month that Chinese police were investigating the woman’s claims.
Guo refuted the accusation.
“Of course it’s fake,” he told Reuters. He said the “robbers of the country” engineered the allegations to “divert my attention, spread rumors and smear my reputation.”
Guo, who left China in 2014, has named senior Communist Party officials in a deluge of graft accusations via Twitter posts and video blogs, attracting a loyal online following. He has provided little evidence for his claims.
China calls Guo a criminal suspect, and articles in state media have accused him of crimes including bribery, fraud and embezzlement. At China’s request, Interpol issued a global “red notice” for Guo’s repatriation in April.
Guo lodged an application for political asylum in the United States last week.
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The rape allegations against Guo Wengui, one of China’s most wanted exiles, are a relevant factor affecting the billionaire’s bid to seek political asylum in the US, an American lawyer representing the alleged victim has said.
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A civil suit was lodged in New York last week demanding US$140 million in compensation.
The alleged victim, 28, felt unsafe travelling to the US to give evidence against her former boss Guo, her New York-based lawyer, Lisa Solbakken told the South China Morning Post.
“When a government is processing asylum claims, they obviously need to know the character of the person,” Solbakken said, explaining what she said was an “absolutely relevant” link between her case and Guo’s asylum application.
But Solbakken, a business litigation specialist, stressed that she was not involved in asylum matters and they should be considered by the relevant authorities.
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Guo’s legal representative in New York, Josh Schiller, hit back at Solbakken’s remarks, calling them “nothing more than a further effort to defame” Guo and “part of a larger scheme by [China] to persecute him until he stops talking”.
Guo, 50, has in recent months unleashed a deluge of sensational, if mostly unverifiable graft accusations against senior Communist Party officials – including anti-corruption tsar Wang Qishan – via Twitter posts.
He has been the target of Chinese law enforcement agencies, which are understood to be preparing for a second red notice to Interpol, effectively a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition. A previous red notice was issued for corruption charges.
No extradition treaty exists between the US and China. The two sides need to engage in bilateral talks to repatriate any overseas fugitives back to their home country.
The last time Solbakken spoke to her client – who once worked for Guo – was Thursday.
Wang Qishan, the leading anti-corruption official, has been the subject of Guo’s allegations.
According to a recent report by Reuters, Guo insisted that the rape allegation was“fake”. Solbakken denied this by pointing to the victim’s willingness to publicise her name in the civil suit. (The South China Morning Post will not publish her name due to the ongoing criminal investigation in China.)
“She loses some of the protection that might be afforded her if she pursued justice criminally [in the US],” Solbakken said. “Criminally, there is some effort to protect the victim’s identity.”
Guo has claimed the civil charges mounted in the US were orchestrated by Chinese officials. He insisted he was the victim of a smear campaign aimed at stopping his bid for asylum and securing his return to China, although that prospect is less than certain given Guo does not hold any travel documents issued by Chinese authorities.
Solbakken said her client’s interests “are limited to having Mr Guo answer to criminal authorities for his acts, whether these criminal authorities are located in China or New York”.
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In response, Schiller, the lawyer for Guo, said: “China wouldn’t have jurisdiction over crimes that allegedly occurred in another country.”
He added that the rape complaint “lacks any actual evidence” and “fails to name a single witness while there would have been numerous witnesses that are constantly around Mr Kwok [Guo also goes by the name Miles Kwok] including his security detail”.
The victim lodged the civil complaint with the New York Supreme Court last Monday, saying she was “lured” by Guo to New York in 2015 under the guise of a one-week business trip.
Instead, Guo “forcibly took away” the woman’s passport, threatened her, monitored her internet usage and restricted access to her phone and laptop computer, according to the suit.
This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Rape claim ‘could derail’ tycoon’s asylum bid in U.S.
Xactly, 1 month 1 week ago
This guy is filthily rich. His New York mansion is worth $68 million and he has two just in NYC.
Where do you think he got this kind of money? By working hard? I doubt it. If you asked me, I'd say yeah, he is a shameless crook alright.
Gatsby4ever, 1 month 1 week ago
Don't worry, Miles, Trump another fellow rapist will protect you.
Ivana Trump, Trump's ex wife, in sworn deposition under oath affirmed Trump raped her, and never denied by Trump himself.
Martian, 1 month 1 week ago
This low-life Guo belongs in prison.
carmeledwin, 1 month 1 week ago
I would not comment as to whether the rape allegations be real or false, after all the story is not impossible.
BS, 1 month 1 week ago
Wishful thinking by Beijing. When they try this hard, it only makes this guy look more credible. If they had just ignored him, everyone would've stopped following him a long time ago. Now people want to see what the controversy is.
Xactly, 1 month 1 week ago
Ignore him? He is wanted for CORRUPTION! Would China ignore a corrupt tycoon during the height of the country's Anti-corruption movement? How could the government account for it to the people?
Kan, 1 month 1 week ago
Oh wow China is definitely learning the game rapidly. This is a page straight out of the Julian Assange playbook!
Mark Kac, 1 month 1 week ago
This guy is a real crook, though.
By Ben Fractenberg | September 12, 2017 10:23am
A woman accused Chinese dissident billionaire Guo Wengui of raping her, according to a lawsuit.
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NEW YORK CITY — A dissident Chinese billionaire with a $68 million apartment overlooking Central Park raped a woman he forced to be his assistant while taking her passport to prevent her from leaving, according to a $20 million lawsuit filed by the woman in Manhattan Supreme Court Monday.
The woman, Rui Ma, 28, accused Guo Wengui, 50, of luring her from one of his “China-based affiliated entities” to New York under the guise of a business trip, before telling her she was now his personal assistant, could no longer return to China and turned abusive, the lawsuit stated.
“Over a period of several years [Wengui] carefully cultivated an image of himself as a cultured political dissident who stands up to — and exposes the rampant corruption within — the tyrannical government of the People’s Republic of China,” Ma charged in the suit.
“In fact, this crafted fiction serves not only to satisfy the ego of [Wengui] and those who affiliate with him; it further provides [Wengui] with a means to mask the campaign of intimidation and terror he unleashes regularly upon those few of his employees, like [the victim], who dare not submit themselves entirely to his domination.”
Wengui — who the suit claims also goes by the name Miles Kwok and owns a $68 million apartment in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel overlooking Central Park — has accused some of China’s top officials of corruption and is currently in living in New York on a tourist visa while he tries to get permanent residency, the New York Times reported on Sept. 7.
While portraying himself as a whistleblower, Wengui was “terrorizing” Ma, choosing when she could use her phone and computer, controlling her social media accounts, forcing her to work constantly with little sleep and calling her a “pig” and a “whore” whenever she made a mistake, she said in the lawsuit.
Wengui first attacked Ma inside the "cinema room" of his New York apartment, removing his pants before tearing at her skirt and battering her in the process, the suits says.
Soon after, he raped Ma after pressuring her to drink alcohol, the suits notes, though it's unclear whether that incident occurred in New York.
“After this violence concluded, [Wengui] left [Ma] alone, bleeding in her bed,” the lawsuit states.
“[Ma] continued to live in constant fear of [Wengui] thereafter, remaining awake for as long as she could muster for fear that [Wengui] would again attack.”
He then raped her a second time before she was able to escape from his London home and flee to the Chinese Embassy, court papers stated.
Ma said she then spoke with Chinese authorities about the allegations.
An NYPD spokesman said the department did not have any records of a complaint made against Wengui.
A lawyer for Wengui said he is not representing him in this case and declined to comment.
Aug 31, 2017 10:00 AM
By Han Wei
Fugitive businessman Guo Wengui is facing a series of criminal allegations including bribery, kidnapping, fraud and money laundering.
The Chinese police have launched an investigation against Guo Wengui after a former woman employee alleged he repeatedly raped her, adding a new element into the sprawling cases against the fugitive real-estate tycoon, according to the Associated Press.
Chinese police are requesting a second Interpol arrest notice for 50-year-old Guo, also known as Miles Kwok, for the rape claims by a 28-year-old former personal assistant, AP reported, citing two Chinese officials with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Guo and his representatives did not respond to repeated requests for comment, the AP said.
The latest investigation followed 19 major criminal cases initiated by Chinese prosecutors against Guo with allegations including bribery, kidnapping, fraud and money laundering, the AP said.
Police in central China opened the rape investigation on July 5 after the former Guo employee told police she was plucked from her human resources position at Guo’s real estate company in Hong Kong in 2015 and sent overseas to become his personal assistant. Over the next two years, she alleges she was raped several times in New York, London and the Bahamas by Guo. She alleged Guo demanded sex from female employees as a test of their loyalty.
At times, she alleged she was in virtual detention after Guo’s staff confiscated her smartphone, computer, passport and keys and forbade her from leaving her room in his luxury apartment in the high-end London neighborhood of Belgravia, the AP reported citing police documents.
The woman told AP she fled Guo’s apartment to the Chinese Embassy in London in April to apply for a new passport before returning to China.
The Chinese government is seeking Guo for alleged bribery and other wrongdoing and asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" seeking the arrest of him in April. He fled China in 2014 amid corruption investigations into his associates, including Ma Jian, a former vice minister of state security.
Guo is now believed to be living in the U.S., where he is also being sued by creditors, among others. Caixin investigations have found that Guo has continued to move capital among dozens of shell companies registered in Hong Kong, the U.S., Canada and the British Virgin Islands to hunt for profits in the Chinese market. Several of Guo’s employees have been sentenced in China for loan fraud since June.
Although the United States does not have an extradition agreement with China, Beijing hopes that a mounting body of alleged wrongdoing against Guo could sway the U.S. government against extending the businessman’s visa, which is believed to expire in October, the AP report said, citing unnamed Chinese officials.
In early August, one ex-business partner and four former employees of Guo stood trial in Dalian, Shandong province, for alleged embezzlement of $60 million. The defendants told the court that Guo was the mastermind behind a scheme to siphon money from a company to pay off Guo’s debts and buy personal luxuries.
Editor’s note: A Caixin report in 2015 revealed how Guo and Ma Jian, a former vice minister of state security, formed a close alliance, using national security power to meddle in business deals. In response to Guo’s subsequent attacks on Caixin, Caixin filed lawsuits against Guo and his companies, accusing him of fabricating and disseminating false information.
Harvey Weinstein scandal: A complete list of the 60 accusers
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Another woman came forward alleging Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her. Actress Natassia Malthe told reporters on Wednesday that the incident occurred back in 2010, after Weinstein barged into her London hotel room late at night. (Oct. 25) AP
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Since the New York Times and New Yorker published bombshell reports detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault by producer Harvey Weinstein early this month, dozens of women have come forward with similar claims against the movie mogul.
60 women have accused Weinstein of inappropriate to potentially criminal behavior ranging from requests for massages to intimidating sexual advances to rape.
Here is a complete (and developing) list of his accusers:
1. Amber Anderson, an actress known for The Riot Club, posted to Instagram on Oct. 16 that Weinstein “coerced” her into a private meeting. “He behaved inappropriately and propositioned a ‘personal’ relationship to further my career whilst bragging about other actresses he had ‘helped’ in a similar way,” she wrote. “He tried to take my hand and put it in his lap which is when I managed to leave the room.”
1. Amber Anderson是“暴动俱乐部”的一名女演员，于10月16日向Instagram发布，温斯坦“强迫”她进入私人会议。她写道：“他的表现不当，并提出了发展‘个人’关系，以便进一步扩大了我的职业生涯，吹嘘他以同样的方式‘帮助’过许多其他女演员。 在我设法离开房间的时候，他试图把我的手放在他的腿上。”
2. Lysette Anthony, an English model and actress of Husbands and Wives, told ‘The Sunday Times’ on Oct. 15 that Weinstein raped her in her home in the late 1980s.
2. Lysette Anthony, 一位就职于《丈夫和妻子》的英国女模和演员，在10月15日告诉《周日时报》，韦恩斯坦在80年代末在她的家里期强奸了她。
3. Asia Argento, an Italian actress, model and director, told The New Yorker that in 1997 when she was 21, Weinstein asked for a massage and forcibly performed oral sex on her at a hotel in France.
4. Rosanna Arquette, 58, told The New Yorker she rebuffed an early 1990s advance from Weinstein, saying he asked for a massage while wearing only a bathrobe. She says the producer told her she was making a “big mistake” by rejecting him and claims he has made things “very difficult for (her) for years.” Arquette is an actress, director and producer known for her work in Pulp Fiction and The Executioner's Song.
5. Jessica Barth, the 37-year-old actress from the Ted films, told The New Yorker Weinstein invited her to a business meeting at his Beverly Hills hotel room after the 2011 Golden Globes. Barth later recalls he had champagne waiting, and alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage. She claims that when she moved toward the door to leave, Weinstein lashed out, saying that she needs to lose weight “to compete with Mila Kunis.”
6. Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, an Italian model, can be heard being pressured by Weinstein in audiotapes from a New York Police Department sting in 2015. In the tapes, he seemingly admits to groping the model on the previous day. Weinstein reaches a settlement with Gutierrez, according to the Times.
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7. Kate Beckinsale, 44, posted to Instagram on Oct. 12 accusing Weinstein of offering her alcohol during their first meeting when she was just 17. “I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common,” she wrote. “When I arrived, reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe.” Beckinsale is an English actress who has starred in Much Ado About Nothing and Pearl Harbor.
8. Zoe Brock, a New Zealand model, told The Guardian and wrote in a 2,700-word post on Medium that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room during the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, asking her for a massage while he was naked. The model, who was 23 at the time, says she locked herself in a bathroom to escape.
9. Liza Campbell, a Scottish artist and writer, told The Sunday Times that Weinstein invited her to take a bath with him after meeting with him in his hotel room in 1995.
10. Marisa Coughlan, a 43-year-old actress who starred in Super Troopers, told The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 18 that Weinstein asked her to meet at a hotel in 1999 to discuss a film role, alleging that, once she was there, he requested a massage from her.
11. Florence Darel, a 49-year-old French actress, told People on Oct. 12 that Weinstein pursued her in the mid ‘90s and then propositioned her in a hotel room while his wife at the time, Eve Chilton, was in the room next door. Darcel starred in The Stolen Children and Uranus.
12. Emma de Caunes, a French actress, told The New Yorker that Weinstein invited her to his hotel room in Cannes in 2010. While she takes a call from a friend, he goes into his bathroom, where she hears the shower being turned on. She later says that he came out with an erection and demanded she lie on the bed. “It was like a hunter with a wild animal,” she said. “The fear turns him on.” De Caunes starred in The Science of Sleep and Mr. Bean’s Holiday.
13. Cara Delevingne, the 25-year-old English actress and model shared in an Instagram post on Oct. 11 and in a statement to New York Magazine and Huffington Post that the movie producer attempted to kiss her in a hotel room. "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," she wrote. Delevingne stars in Valerian and Tulip Fever.
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14. Sophie Dix, an English actress known for her role in The Advocate, told TheGuardian on Oct. 13 that she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein in the Savoy hotel in London in the ‘90s.
15. Dawn Dunning, a waitress and aspiring actress, told the Times that in 2003 Weinstein lured her to his hotel, where he waited in a bathrobe in front of what he said were contracts for his next three films -- but she could only sign them on a condition: She would have to have three-way sex with him. Dunning laughed, assuming he was joking. Weinstein grew angry, she recalls. “You’ll never make it in this business,” she said he told her. “This is how the business works.” Dunning fled.
16. Alice Evans, a British actress, wrote in The Telegraph on Oct. 14 that Weinstein tried to touch and kiss her during the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. In the essay, she also claims that her rejection of Weinstein negatively impacted her and her husband's careers. Evans starred in The Christmas Card and The Vampire Diaries.
17. Lucia Evans (formally Lucia Stoller), told The New Yorker that she was approached by Weinstein at a New York club and invited to a meeting in 2004. Upon arrival, she was escorted to an office, where he both flattered her and recommended she lose weight to be on his reality show, Project Runway. “After that is when he assaulted me,” Evans told the newspaper. “He forced me to perform oral sex on him. I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t.' ” In the end, she said, “He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”
18. Angie Everhart, an actress (Take Me Home Tonight) and former model came forward on the KLOS morning show alleging Weinstein masturbated in front of her while on a boat during the Venice Film Festival. The former model and actress claims Weinstein told her, "You're a really nice girl, you shouldn't tell anybody about this.”
19. Claire Forlani, an English actress (Meet Joe Black and Boys and Girls), took to Twitter on Oct. 12 to claim she dodged five different advances from Weinstein over the years.
20. Romola Garai, an English actress, told The Guardian that in 2004 during the audition process for Havana Nights, she was told to arrive at Weinstein’s hotel room, alone. “He answered the door in his bathrobe," she said. "I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory.”
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21. Louisette Geiss, a former actress and screenwriter, said at a press conference on Oct. 10 that at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Weinstein invited her to his room to discuss her script, but after about 30 minutes, he returned from the bathroom in nothing but a robe with the front open. Weinstein proceeded to get in the bathtub and “just kept asking me to watch him masturbate," she said. Geiss says she moved to leave his hotel room, and Weinstein trailed her to the door, promising to introduce her to his brother, Bob, greenlight her script and give her a three-picture deal. But she had to watch him masturbate first.
22. Louise Godbold, a co-executive director of the non-profit Echo Parenting & Education, wrote in a blog post published on Oct. 9 that in the early ‘90s she was also a victim of Weinstein. She describes being trapped in an empty meeting room, being propositioned for a massage and being touched on her shoulders.
23. Judith Godreche. At 24-years-old, the French actress (The Man in the Iron Mask) was invited to breakfast with Weinstein during the Cannes Film Festival in 1996, she tells the Times. Afterward, the mogul, who had just acquired her film Ridicule, allegedly lured her to his room, promising to talk about planning an Oscar campaign. Then he asked to give her a massage. She said no. “The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” she recalls. She pulls away and leaves the suite.
24. Trish Goff, a former model and actress, told the Times that Weinstein allegedly groped her during a lunch meeting in 2003. "When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me," she said.
25. Heather Graham, an actress known for her role in The Hangover films, wrote an essay for Variety on Oct. 10 describing a time in the early 2000s when Weinstein allegedly insinuated that she would need to have sex with him in order to get a role in one of his upcoming films. She was never hired for one of his films.
26. Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, said she met Weinstein at the 2004 premiere of The Aviator, and again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, where she offered to help on his productions in New York. He told her to come by his hotel. When she did, he suggested she massage him. "I felt the meeting was going nowhere and I left," Haleyi said with lawyer Gloria Allred at a press conference Oct. 24. Later in New York, Weinstein orally forced himself on her while she was on her period, she said.
27. Lena Headey, 44, who plays Cersei on Game of Thrones, shared a series of tweets on Oct. 17 describing an incident in 2005 involving "some suggestive comment, a gesture” from Weinstein. Years later, she said she also experienced him asking her personal questions about her love life before asking her up to his hotel room.
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28. Dominique Huett, 35, a New York-based actress, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Oct. 24 against The Weinstein Company, alleging that Harvey Weinstein pressured her into sex at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in 2010 and that his company knew about multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him dating back to the ‘90s.
29. Angelina Jolie, a 42-year-old actress, filmmaker and humanitarian, told the Times that during the release of Playing By Heart, she rejected advances by Weinstein in a hotel room. She was 23 at the time. “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Jolie explained in an email to the newspaper.
30. Ashley Judd, 49, told the Times that during a 1997 breakfast meeting at Weinstein’s hotel room in Beverly Hills, the producer propositioned her, saying he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower. She was starring in Miramax’s Kiss the Girls at the time.
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31. Katherine Kendall, a 48-year-old actress from Swingers, told the Times that Weinstein convinced her to stop by his apartment in 1993 when she was 23 years old. Once there, he came out of his bathroom in a robe, asking for a massage. She refused; he left the room and returned nude, she says. “He literally chased me,” she told the newspaper. “He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door.”
32. Minka Kelly, a 37-year-old actress from Friday Night Lights, took to Instagram on Oct. 13, describing how Weinstein allegedly propositioned her to be his girlfriend at a meeting.
33. Heather Kerr, a 56-year-old former actress, read a statement on Oct. 20 at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, describing a 1989 encounter with Weinstein where he exposed himself to her and told her she had to sleep with him and other Hollywood producers in order to succeed in the industry.
34. Mia Kirshner, a 42-year-old Canadian actress (The L Word) wrote an op-ed for The Globe and Mail on Oct. 13 that alleged Weinstein harassed her in a hotel room.
35. Laura Madden, a London-based assistant, told the Times that Weinstein asked her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London in 1991, adding he had a way of making anyone who objected feel like an outlier. “It was so manipulative,” she recalled, two decades after the original incident.
36. Natassia Malthe, 43, said Weinstein barged into her London hotel room and raped her in 2008 after she met him at the British film awards. After the rape, he masturbated in front of her, the Norwegian-born actress said in her statement at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Oct. 25.
37. Brit Marling, the OA actress/writer shared in an essay for The Atlantic that Weinstein pulled the hotel room-massage act on her in 2014. "I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together," she wrote.
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38. Sarah Ann Masse, a writer and actress (Awkward Exes), told Variety on Oct. 11 that Weinstein hugged her in his underwear and told her he loved her during an interview for a nanny job in 2008.
39. Rose McGowan, 44-year-old Charmed actress, reached a previously undisclosed settlement with Weinstein in 2007 after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival, the Times reported in early October. In 2016, she tweeted that she was raped by a studio head in 2007, but didn’t identify Weinstein at the time.
40. Katya Mtsitouridze, a Russian TV host, told The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 19 that she was harassed by Weinstein, alleging he arranged a private meeting in 2004 during the Venice Film Festival where he greeted her in a bathrobe and suggested she give him a massage.
41. Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee for the Weinstein Company in 2014, was invited to a hotel room and propositioned by Weinstein, according to the Times and New Yorker.
42. Connie Nielsen, a 52-year-old Danish actress (The Devil’s Advocate), wrote a guest column for Variety on Oct. 24, adding her name to the list of women allegedly harassed by Weinstein, who produced her 2005 film The Great Raid. The actress claims the producer put his hand on her thigh during the opening night of the film.
43. Lupita Nyong’o, a 34-year-old Academy Award-winning actress, penned a lengthy column in the Times on Oct. 19 recounting her experience with Weinstein. "Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not," Nyong'o wrote. She said Weinstein’s advances continued later during a dinner in New York. Weinstein issued a written response via Variety the following day. “Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry," the statement read.
44. Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, told the Times that before shooting Emma when she was 22, Weinstein summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting which ended with Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said.
45. Zelda Perkins, a former assistant to Weinstein, broke her NDA for an interview with the Financial Times, saying she confronted the producer after being subjected to harassment on a near daily basis during the time she worked for him. At the Venice Film Festival in 1998, she told the Times, he assaulted a colleague, and the women entered a settlement agreement for approximately $330,000.
46. Vu Thu Phuong, a Vietnamese actress, came forward in a Facebook post on Oct. 12 claiming Weinstein made sexual advances towards her during a hotel room meeting in 2008, attempting to teach her how to perform in a sex scene, Vulture and The Huffington Post reported.
47. Tomi-Ann Roberts. In 1984, the then 20-year-old college junior and waitress was hoping to start an acting career. She says Weinstein, a customer, sent her scripts and asked her to meet to discuss the film. When she arrived, he was nude in the bathtub, she told The New York Times. According to the newspaper’s account, he suggested she get naked as part of her audition because the character she might play would have a topless scene. Roberts recalls apologizing, excusing herself as prudish, and leaving.
48. Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actress (The Last Kiss), said in an interview with CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) that Weinstein held her by the back of her neck and masturbated in front of her in a hotel room during the Toronto International Film Festival in the mid-2000s.
49. Melissa Sagemiller told The Huffington Post that Weinstein harassed her when she was 24-years-old while she worked on Get Over It, which was distributed by Weinstein’s Miramax. During a meeting in his hotel room, the producer allegedly refused to let her leave until she kissed him.
50. Léa Seydoux, 32-year-old French actress of Blue is the Warmest Colour, wrote an op-ed for The Guardian on Oct. 11 describing an interaction she had with Weinstein, which involved him inviting her to his hotel room for a drink and later lunging at her and attempting to kiss her.
51. Lauren Sivan, a New York TV reporter, says she was cornered by Weinstein in the kitchen of a restaurant in which he is an investor in 2007, according to The Huffington Post. When she avoids his kiss, he reportedly tells her to “stand there and shut up” while he masturbates and ejaculates into a nearby potted plant.
52. Mira Sorvino, 50, told The New Yorker that while promoting Mighty Aphrodite at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival, Weinstein “started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around.” Weeks later, she says he evaded her doorman and showed up at the door of her New York apartment, but was able to scare him off on both occasions.
53. Tara Subkoff, a 44-year-old actress (The Cell), told Variety that Weinstein sexually harassed her in the 1990s, recounting a time when he “grabbed” her to sit on his lap. “I could feel that he had an erection,” she recalled.
54. Paula Wachowiak, 62, told The Buffalo News that Weinstein exposed himself to her when she was a 24-year-old production assistant on his first film, The Burning, in 1980. Wachowiak says she left the room in tears. Later, she says, he asked, “Was seeing me naked the highlight of your internship?"
55. Sean Young, a 57-year-old actress (Blade Runner), said Weinstein exposed himself to her while on the set of the 1992 Miramax film Love Crimes, during an interview Oct. 20 on KLBJ's Dudley and Bob With Matt Show Daily Podcast. She says she "personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants."
56. Annabella Sciorra, an actress known for her work in Reversal of Fortune and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, told The New Yorker on Oct. 27 that Weinstein violently raped her in the early 1990s and repeatedly sexually harassed her over the next several years.
57. Daryl Hannah, an actress known for Steel Magnolias and the Kill Bill films, told The New Yorker on Oct. 27 that Weinstein sexually harassed her on two different occasions in the past decade.
58. An unidentified woman, who worked for Weinstein and told the New Yorker she was too afraid to use her name for fear of legal retaliation, said Weinstein brought her to a hotel room under professional pretext, then changed into a bathrobe and forced himself on her sexually.
59. An unnamed 38-year-old Italian actress whose accusation that Weinstein raped her in 2013 is now being investigated by Los Angeles police.
60. A former Miramax employee going by the alias Sarah Smith told The Daily Mail that Weinstein raped her in the basement of his London office in 1992. “He grabbed me and he was so big and powerful. He just ripped my clothes away and pushed me, threw me down,” she said.