Actress Kate Beckinsale says she was 17 years old when Harvey Weinstein greeted her in his bathrobe for a meeting in a room at the Savoy Hotel. In an Instagram post Thursday, Beckinsale says she left the meeting uneasy but unscathed.
Beckinsale recalls that a few years later Weinstein asked her if he had tried anything with her at the first meeting. She says she realized “he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.”
The actress says she said no to Weinstein professionally many times over the years, and that Weinstein would often respond with anger, profanity and threats.
Beckinsale calls for a new paradigm in the industry and says “let’s stop allowing out young women to be sexual cannon fodder.”