20 Stories Harvey Weinstein Doesn’t Want You to Know

Asia Argento

In 1997, actress and director Argento was invited to a Miramax party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, on the French Riviera. When she arrived at the event, she says, the only people there were a producer and Weinstein. The producer then left, leaving Argento and Weinstein alone—and soon, she alleges, Weinstein was in a bathrobe holding a bottle of lotion. Argento told The New Yorker that Weinstein asked her for a massage; at first, she refused. She eventually relented, and shortly afterward, he “forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop,” according to The New Yorker. Though it was a “nightmare,” said Argento, she maintained a relationship with Weinstein for years: ”I felt I had to,” she said. ”When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak. After the rape, he won.”

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