Actress says Weinstein raped her after BAFTAs
Another actress has come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Natassia Malthe, who has been in around 50 films, has told a press conference that the disgraced film producer raped her in a London hotel after the 2008 BAFTA ceremony.
Speaking in New York, Malthe said she had met Weinstein at the ceremony on 10 February, 2008, while working as a spokeswoman for LG.
She said that, after returning to her room at London’s Sanderson Hotel and preparing to go to bed, she heard Weinstein “repeatedly pounding” on her hotel room door.
He entered her room, and she accused him of masturbating in front of her and implying she would get a film role if she had sex with him.
Malthe, now 43, said:” I was sitting on the bed talking to Harvey when he pushed me back and forced himself on me, it was not consensual.
“I was completely grossed out.
“I believe that I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me.
“I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end.
“I was like a dead person.
“Afterwards I lay there in complete disgust.”
She was given a script the next day, she said, and believed that she had a role in the film Nine, which was to star Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench.
But during a meeting at a Beverly Hills hotel, Weinstein allegedly asked her to be part of a threesome with him and another woman.
She refused, saying that a role in a movie was not worth it.
He was angry, calling her an “ungrateful c***”, she claimed.
Malthe’s allegations come after actress Dominique Huett announced she is suing the film studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein after becoming the latest woman to accuse the mogul of rape.
The Blue Bloods actress claims Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her and then carried out another sexual act in front of her.
In a £3.8m negligence lawsuit, Huett accuses The Weinstein Company’s “executives, officers and employers had actual knowledge of (Harvey) Weinstein’s repeated acts of sexual misconduct with women”.
The star says the company’s board of directors, including his brother Bob Weinstein, were “aware of Weinstein’s pattern of using his power to coerce and force young actresses to engage in sexual acts with him”.
Weinstein, 65, resigned from TWC’s board after being accused by more than 60 women of sexual harassment, assault and rape.
He has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex.