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Harvey Weinstein accused of masturbating in front of reporter

Journalist Angela Meng has gone public with an incident she says happened with Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein in 2014.

In a blog post published in the South China Morning Post, Meng describes Weinstein as meeting her in his hotel room for their scheduled interview.

She says Weinstein disappeared for a moment, but later appeared in his robe.

“You seem like a cool girl, not one of those bimbos walking around here,” he began. She says he grabbed her hand and simulated oral sex.

Meng describes how she jerked her hand away, but he asked if she’s like to do that to him. When she declined, he pressed her to take a shower with him.

Again she declined.

Meng said she feared the worst.

“If I bolted for the door, would he grab my hair from behind and pin me down? He could be vile, but I would never be unseemly. I chose de-escalation and calmly brokered the terms of this bizarre transaction. I took my shirt off, crossed my arms, and stood silently while he talked to himself and masturbated into the mirror.”

Meng said the original plan was to meet at the hotel lobby to discuss the upcoming Netflix drama, Marco Polo.

Harvey Weinstein
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Weinstein’s assistant greeted her in the lobby 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time. Meng said she told her Weinstein wasn’t feeling well and requested she come upstairs.

When she arrived, she says Weinstein requested she first watch the film and gave her a player and a headset. She put on the headset, and when she looked up later, both the assistant and Weinstein were gone. Weinstein would later reappear in his robe.

Meng said the incident didn’t end with there. Weinstein, she says, began forwarding unsolicited emails he wrote on her behalf to media executives.

One of those executives actually wrote her in response, but she quickly wrote back to say she was not interested.

Shortly after, other women went public with their accusations against Weinstein. Among those women, said Meng, was the assistant who left her in the hotel room alone with Weinstein.

In March, Weinstein was convicted of first degree criminal sex acts and third degree rape. He received a sentence of 23 years in prison.

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