Arts & Entertainment

Cara Delevingne recounts homophobic encounter with Harvey Weinstein

By Mariah Cooper

October 12, 2017

Actress and model Cara Delevingne has added her own account to the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Delevingne, who identifies as bisexual, detailed her experience with Weinstein in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

“When I first started to work as an actress, I was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media,” Delevingne writes.

“I answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that if I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood,” she continues.

The 25-year-old says that she encountered Weinstein again to audition for a new film.

“A year or two later,” Delevingne writes, “I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature.”

Delevingne claims Weinstein invited her to his hotel room but she said no. His assistant told her that her car wouldn’t be ready for awhile and she should go to his room.

“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction,” Delevingne says.

She attempted to shift the situation by singing to him but his sexual advances continued when she was done.

“He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room,” she writes.

Delevingne starred in Weinstein’s 2014 film “Tulip Fever.”