With each new day, another Weinstein horror story emerges; and our hearts collectively sink as we speed-read the headlines on our way to work. The numbers double, then triple. Names merge. Like a queasy passenger on a speeding carousel, it’s a struggle to keep up.
A different woman each day, a now crushingly familiar sequence of events: the gross power-player in a bathrobe; coercion in a hotel room; and aggressive grabbing – with a bottle of champagne on ice. Bully tactics; then silence. A breach of power sprinkled over with promises, threats and non-disclosure agreements to cover over the tracks.
A further theme that ties these women together? #MeToo has raised social awareness but not one of these allegations have been tried in a criminal court. We, the public, have unquestionably become public jurors.
With each new name that surfaces are we in danger of becoming desensitised to Weinstein’s predatory abuse? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves at The Pool and it’s why we’ve compiled a full and comprehensive list of every single woman who has spoken out about the trauma they suffered, over decades of Weinstein’s career, in five-star hotel suites across the globe.
Fifty-seven women to be exact; 57 individuals: with careers on the rise and a sickness in their gut. We’ll keep adding names as this story continues to expand and evolve.
These are their stories.
1. Natassia Malthe - actress
Malthe is the latest woman to speak out, accusing Weinstein of raping her in a London hotel room in 2008. The actress said she first met Weinstein at a Baftas after-party. Hours later she woke up in her hotel room to the sound of pounding on her door. "I believe that I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me," the BBC reports her saying. "I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I was like a dead person."
2. Romola Garai - actress
Garai told the Guardian she felt “violated” after auditioning in a Savoy hotel room. “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.”
3. Vu Thu Phuong - actress and model
According to the actress, Weinstein wanted to instruct Phuong how to perform a sex scene. With a towel around his waist.
4. Emma de Caunes - actress
In 2010, de Caunes alleges that Weinstein invited her to his Parisian hotel room to discuss a film adaptation. In due course, he emerged from the bathroom. Naked.
5. Paula Wachowiak - intern
Wachowiak alleges that Weinstein harassed her while he was naked in a hotel room in 1980. She was 24 at the time. When Wachowiak was asked to drop some accounts off at Weinstein’s hotel room, she says he answered wearing a bathrobe before quickly dropping it on the floor. “He sat on the bed with the folder over his groin and pointed to checks and asked me why we were paying for this or that,” she says.
6. Tomi-Ann Roberts - college student
“I really thought that it was kind of my fault.” In 1984 Tomi-Ann Roberts was a 20-year-old college student and aspiring actress when she says Weinstein propositioned her in a bathtub.
7. Alice Evans - actress
Evans said she shunned Weinstein’s advances at a Cannes party – and that her rejection ruined her then boyfriend’s (actor Ioan Gruffudd) career.
8. Lisa Rose - office assistant
Lisa Rose was 22 years old when she got a job at Miramax. “He asked me for a back rub, to give him a massage,” she told the BBC. “But I had been forewarned – and I said no.”
9. Kate Beckinsale - actress
Kate Beckinsale experienced Weinstein’s unwanted advances when she was 17 years old. He greeted her at his hotel room door in his bathrobe. “After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed,” she says.
10. Sophie Dix - actress
Dix called an encounter with Weinstein in his hotel room “the single most damaging thing that’s happened in my life”. Invited to the Savoy hotel in London to “watch some rushes” she alleges Weinstein pushed her on his bed “tugging at her clothes.”
11. Mimi Haleyi - production assistant
Mimi Haleyi says she was assaulted by Weinstein in a child's bedroom in his New York apartment in 2006. “I tried to get him off of me and kept asking him to stop but it was impossible,” she told a press conference in New York. “He was extremely persistent and physically overpowering."
12. Rosanna Arquette - actress
Rosanna Arquette told the New Yorker that a meeting with Weinstein at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the early 1990s led to a “fight-or-flight moment”. The mogul opened his hotel room door in – yes, you guessed it – a bathrobe, telling her he needed a massage and grabbing her hand. When she pulled it away from him she says he snatched it again and pulled it towards his penis.
13. Tara Subkoff - artist and director
Speaking up about alleged harassment that occurred in the 1990s, Subkoff commented: “He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward. But then I could feel that he had an erection. I got quiet, but got off his lap quickly. He then asked me to come outside with him and other things I don’t want to share, but it was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered.”
14. Lena Headey - actress
Headey said Weinstein reacted angrily when she refused his advances in a Los Angeles hotel admitting that the experience made her feel “completely powerless”.
15. Erika Rosenbaum - actress
#MeToo has raised social awareness but not one of these allegations have been tried in a criminal court. We, the public, have unquestionably become public jurors.
16. Laura Madden - employee
“It was so manipulative,” Madden told the New York Times. “You consistently question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?” On one occasion, a friend and colleague says Madden locked herself in the bathroom of one of Weinstein’s hotel rooms and cried.
17. Katherine Kendall - actress
According to Kendall, Weinstein harassed her in his apartment in 1993 and “literally chased me”, blocking her from reaching the front door.
18. Gwyneth Paltrow - actress
“This way of treating women ends now,” Paltrow appealed as she stepped forward with her own account of harassment at the hands of the mogul at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. Weinstein suggested they go to the bedroom for massages, she claims. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified.”
19. Dawn Dunning - actress
“I felt humiliated,” Dawn Dunning told NBC. The year is 2003 and the actress was 24 years old. Another hotel room, another bathrobe. “I have contracts for my next three films, here, and I will sign them today, but I want you to have a threesome with me and my assistant,” Dunning recalls Weinstein telling her. “And so, I laughed. Obviously he must be joking, right? He started yelling at me, so at that point I fled from the room.”
20. Louise Godbold - actress
Louise Godbold has written a blog post titled “My Encounter with Harvey Weinstein and What It Tells Us About Trauma.” You can read it here.
21. Caire Forlani - actress
Forlani says she “ducked” and “dived” to escape Weinstein’s aggressive advances in 2000. “I knew Harvey was a master manipulator,” she says.
22. Liza Campbell - writer
Campbell told The Sunday Times that Weinstein suggested she “jump in the bath” with him. “I could hear the thump of shoes being taken off and felt shocked that the meeting had turned sleazy.”
23. Florence Darel - actress
The 1990s were a busy decade for Weinstein. “He talked to me about a film he wanted to make about World War II and then he began to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have an affair with me,” Darel told Le Parisien newspaper.
24. Ashley Judd - actress
When Weinstein invited Judd to a “business breakfast” at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, his infamous bathrobe was waiting to greet her. The New York Times reported that Weinstein asked Judd to watch him shower. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back with some new ask,” she told the paper. “It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.”
25. Judith Godrèche - actress
Breakfast at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996. The 24-year-old newbie was, in her own words, “naive and unprepared”. Could he give her a massage? No. Casual massages are an American custom, she remembers him saying. “The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” she told the New York Times.
26. Rose McGowan - actress
Where would we be without Rose McGowan? Arguably the most outspoken of Weinstein’s accusers, McGowan refuses to keep quiet about her alleged rape.
27. Asia Argento - actress
Argento alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 1997 at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc when she was 21 years old. Since speaking out she has been forced to flee her home country of Italy – to Germany – in order to escape what she has described as a “climate of tension” and “victim-blaming”.
28. Angelina Jolie - actress
"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 emailed the New York Times.
29. Sarah Polley - actress and filmmaker
30. Lupita Nyong’o - actress
31. Zelda Perkins - assistant
Perkins doesn’t just want to out the harassment she experienced, she wants to expose the legal processes that have silenced women like her for decades. You can read all about it via the Financial Times here.
32. Lauren Holly - actress
Yet another hotel room “work meeting”. Holly alleges that during the meeting, Weinstein dropped his robe, went into the bathroom, and began using the toilet. “He told me that I looked stressed and he thought maybe I could use a massage, maybe I could give him a massage,” she recounted. “I began just sort of babbling like I was a child, I think it was just the fear.”
33. Cara Delevingne - model and actress
Cara Delevingne was also invited to Weinstein’s room. "Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others," she wrote on her Instagram account.
34. Melissa Sagemiller - actress
Sagemiller told HuffPost that Weinstein made three lewd advances – and later stole her bags from an airport. You can read all about it here.
Same bathrobe, same plea for a massage; this time, during the Venice Film Festival
35. Heather Graham - actress
“‘I want to put you in one of my movies,’ he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best. Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy.” Just one quote from an account Graham wrote for Variety.
36. Emily Nestor - employee
In 2014 Nestor alleges that Weinstein told her: “You know, we could have a lot of fun. I could put you in my London office, and you could work there and you could be my girlfriend.” She declined.
37. Natalie Mendoza - actress
Mendoza described an incident she said occurred in in 2002 on her Facebook page. She claims he behaved inappropriately during a script meeting. "I might have told Mr W mid-script ‘meeting’ after he sent his assistant out that I’d punch him if he didn’t take his hands off me," she wrote.
38. Ambra Battilana Gutierrez - model
Gutierrez actually wore a wire during an N.Y.P.D sting operation to catch Weinstein in the act. You can hear the audio via the New Yorker here.
39. Angie Everhart - model
Everhart’s encounter with Weinstein allegedly took place on a yacht at the Venice Film Festival. "All of the sudden he takes his pants down and starts doing his stuff,” she told a morning radio station. “He's blocking the door. I can't get out and he – I don't know how to say this on the radio – but he finishes on the carpet of the floor."
40. Samantha Panagrosso - actress and model
The actress and model says Weinstein touched her legs under the water at a hotel pool during the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. When she rebuffed him, she alleges he pointed at a model, saying: “Look at her, I’m going to have her come to my room for a screen test.”
41. Trish Goff - model
Vogue model Goff says she met Weinstein at a cocktail party at Anna Wintour’s house in 2003. He liked what he saw – and soon invited her to lunch where he put his hands on her legs. “I said, ‘Can you stop doing that?’” she told the New York Times. “When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me. I kept saying, ‘Please stop, please stop’, but he didn’t until I managed to get back into the public space.”
42. Lucia Evans - actress
Evans was approached by Weinstein at the Cipriani Upstairs club in New York in 2004. After arranging a meeting at the Miramax office, she alleges he forced her to perform oral sex on him. “He’s a big guy, he overpowered me,” she told the New Yorker.
43. Lysette Anthony - actress
Anthony has alleged that Weinstein attacked her in the late 1980s. “He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack in my tiny hall and started fumbling at my gown,” she says. “He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me."
44. Katya Mtsitouridze - TV presenter
Same bathrobe, same plea for a massage; this time, during the Venice Film Festival.
45. Sarah Smith* - employee
Smith, a former employee, claims that Weinstein raped her in the basement of his London office in 1992. “He went down to the basement and he called my name,” she told the Mail on Sunday. “I went down – he was standing there with nothing on. I started to back away.”
46. Mira Sorvino - actress
Sorvino told the New Yorker that during the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1995, “He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around.”
47. Marisa Coughlan - actress and writer
"He told me that he has a lot of 'special friends' and they give each other massages," Coughlan says. "It was a full-court press. He wanted me to be one of his 'special friends' and go into the bedroom… It was the weirdest meeting I've ever had in my life."
48. Lauren Sivan - TV reporter
Sivan alleges that Weinstein lured her downstairs to a restaurant kitchen. When she rejected his advances he precented her from leaving and proceeded to masturbate in front of her. “I could not believe what I was witnessing,” she says.
49. Louisette Geiss - screenwriter and actress
Geiss met Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. After pitching a screenplay to him in a restaurant, the mogul suggested they take the meeting to his nearby hotel room as the restaurant was closing. After 30 minutes he left the room and when he returned he was wearing a bathrobe. You can guess what happened next.
50. Lina Esco - director
Esco was invited to dine with Weinstein – a common motif. She wanted to discuss films. He had other ideas. “He tried to insinuate that everything would be easier for me if I went along,” she told the Washington Post.
51. Eva Green - actress
Green said she was hounded by Weinstein between 2010 and 2011. "I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off,” she told Variety.
52. Zoë Brock - model
It’s 1997 and Brock is at the Cannes Film Festival. The model alleges that she had to lock herself in a hotel bathroom to escape the producer’s unwanted advances. “Harvey chased me, dick, balls and all,” she wrote, “and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.”
53. Léa Seydoux - actress
“We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” Seydoux told the Guardian. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him.”
54. Jessica Barth - actress
55. Amber Anderson - actress
Anderson was 20 years old when Weinstein allegedly coerced her into a private meeting propositioning a “personal relationship” to help further her career. “He tried to take my hand and put it in his lap which is when I managed to leave to leave the room,” she says.
56. Chelsea Skidmore - actress and comic
Skidmore says she had four encounters with Weinstein under the pretence of “business” that led to the mogul either exposing himself or coercing her to respond.
57. Lauren O’Connor - employee
“I am a professional and have tried to be professional. I am not treated that way however. I am sexualized and diminished.” Lauren O’Connor‘s internal memo alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct to several Weinstein Co. executives. O'Connor is reported to have settled a claim against Weinstein.
*Name changed for legal reasons