Harvey Weinstein forced oral sex on menstruating woman
Two separate but chillingly similar accounts of Harvey Weinstein forcibly performing oral sex on unwilling women in 2006 and 2010 have emerged. One of them will possibly open the door to New York criminal charges.
Production assistant Mimi Haleyi broke down in tears as she described Weinstein pinning her down in a dark bedroom in his Manhattan residence a decade ago and forcing himself on her orally while she was menstruating.
“He held me down on the bed. I tried to get away, tried to get him off me, and kept asking him to stop but it was impossible. He was extremely persistent and physically overpowering,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion.
Haleyi said she was adamant she did not consent to the sexual contact and even warned Weinstein she was menstruating, but he refused to take no for an answer.
“He even pulled my tampon out. I was in disbelief and disgusted. I would not want anyone to do that to me, even if the person was a romantic partner,” she said at a Manhattan press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred.
“There’s no decision at this time,” Allred said when pressed on whether Haleyi would be willing to meet with investigators already probing other allegations against Weinstein.
Asked if NYPD officials reached out to request a sit-down, Allred declined to answer.
“If she spoke to (investigators), it would be to answer any questions they might have that might be relevant to their investigation,” Allred said.