Bond actress had to 'defend' herself against Harvey Weinstein

Bond star Léa Seydoux is the latest actress to add her voice to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

 

The 32-year-old has given a detailed account of an encounter she had with the movie producer, claiming he accosted her, leaving her no choice but to 'defend' herself against him.

Talking to The Guardian, the french star of Spectre revealed she met Weinstein while attending a Paris fashion show, and he insisted on having a meeting in his hotel room.

Léa Seydoux has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, saying she had to 'defend' herself against him. Source: Getty

“We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” she said. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him."

In a first person piece with the publication, Léa went on to describe him as 'very domineering' and someone who was 'losing control,' adding she believed ‘he was using his power to get sex.’

Production company owner Harvey Weinstein was a powerful man in Hollywood. Source: Getty

The award-winning star of Blue Is the Warmest Colour said she managed to escape his room, feeling 'thoroughly disgusted.'

"Since that night in his hotel room, I’ve seen him on many other occasions," she continued. "We are in the same industry, so it’s impossible to avoid him... He also doesn’t take no for an answer."

A chance encounter with Weinstein led to meeting where the alleged incident is said to have occurred. Source: Getty

The New York Times first published an article accusing movie mogul Weinstein of 30 years of sexual harassment a week ago.

Since the, a chorus of women have come forward with accounts of inappropriate behaviour they claim he made towards them, including a growing number of high-profile actresses, such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Graham.

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Actress and model Cara Delevingne has also just spoken out. Source: Getty

Cara Delevingne is one of the most recent stars to claim Harvey Weinstein assaulted her, saying he 'pushed for a threesome' with another woman after inviting her to his hotel room.

Cara and Léa's story comes after Harvey wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, announced she would be leaving her husband of 10 years in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations.


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