He overpowered me.” At a certain point, she added, “I just sort of gave up.
That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.” A third woman, who did not give her name but said she worked with Weinstein, said she was called to meet him at a hotel, where her bathrobe-clad boss “forced himself on me sexually” even though she told him no repeatedly.
Italian actress Asia Argento, 42, told the magazine that she’s never come forward with the shocking allegations, which date back almost three decades, until now — fearing that the powerful movie mogul would “crush her.” “I know he has crushed a lot of people before,” Argento said.
“That’s why this story — in my case, it’s 20 years old, some of them are older — has never come out.” The New Yorker dropped its exposé days after a similar New York Times story ran last Thursday claiming the polarizing Weinstein Company co-founder sexually harassed young women in the industry for nearly three decades, resulting in settlements with at least eight of them.
Journalist Ronan Farrow, who penned the New Yorker piece, said he interviewed 13 women over 10 months, including Argento and Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actress, who claimed Weinstein either sexually harassed or assaulted them between the 1990s and 2015.