Harvey Weinstein Denies Asking Actresses For Sekx In Exchange For Movie Roles
Weinstein is currently facing accusations of sexual misconduct by over 90 women
Embattled movie veteran Harvey Weistein has denied he asked actresses to service his bed in exchange for movie roles.
In an interview with the Spectator Magazine, Weistein reportedly told Greek journalist Taki Theodoracopulos that he had a poor background and had a lot of women throwing themselves at him when he made it in Hollywood. He reportedly admitted he offered them sex for movie roles, but didn’t force himself on any woman.
The disgraced producer was quoted thus; “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome, I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lots of girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did, and still does, everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”
Weinstein lawyer, Benjamin Brafman has now come forward to deny the 66-year-old made the confession. “Harvey and Taki did not discuss the case, nor would I allow him to,” he told TMZ.
Brafman continued, “They talked about old Hollywood and the contrast to European culture and I think Taki sees Harvey in that older light. Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favours.”
The Greek journalist, Theodoracopulos has also issued a retraction, stating, “I believe that I may have misrepresented Harvey Weinstein’s conversation with me. It was my mistake.”
Weinstein is currently facing accusations of sexual misconduct by over 90 women. He was in May, taken into custody by New York authorities and indicted on two counts of rape and one for a criminal sexual act relating to alleged incidents involving two women in 2004 and 2013. He recently pleaded not guilty to three additional criminal charges of sexual assault.