A woman who once interviewed with Harvey Weinstein for a nanny job has gone public with her story about how he interviewed her wearing only boxer shorts and an undershirt.
Actor, comedian and writer Sarah Ann Masse said her nanny agency referred her to Weinstein in 2008 for a part-time position to care for his three children from his first marriage. She said that when she rang the bell of Weinstein’s Westport, Connecticut, home she was shocked to see him in nothing but the undergarments when he answered the door.
Masse said she remained calm as he led her to a couch and sat down on a couch across from her and went ahead with standard interview questions.
At one point, Masse said, two of the children wandered into the room and “he screamed at them to leave.” He then asked whether she felt it was a conflict to be his nanny while pursuing an acting career and smirked when he asked whether she would “flirt” with his friends to get ahead.
When the interview was finished, Masse said, Weinstein hugged her tight and said, “I love you.” About a week later she was told by a Weinstein assistant she didn’t get the job because she was an actor.
Masse first told her story Wednesday to Variety, saying she was in part inspired by the bravery of other women who had come forward.