Kate Beckinsale has disclosed a shocking incident involving Harvey Weinstein as the disgraced producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault Wednesday.
Beckinsale revealed how Weinstein yelled at her and called her a “f**king c**t” for wearing a suit at the premiere for the 2001 movie “Serendipity”.
The actress told how the New York premiere took place just weeks after 9/11 happened, and that the cast were forced to attend despite not wanting to.
She explained that Weinstein had invited her over with her young daughter, who was under two at the time, to have a playdate with his similar-aged daughter.
However, when Beckinsale got there the nanny took the babies into another room and that’s when Weinstein screamed at her.
Beckinsale’s post included: “The minute the door closed he started screaming ‘you stupid f**king C**T, you C**T you ruined my premiere.’ I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake. He said, ‘If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your a** you shake your t**s you do not go down it looking like a f**king lesbian you stupid f**king c**t.
“The shock made me burst into tears. I tried to say ‘Harvey, the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party.’ He said, ‘I don’t care – it’s my f**king premiere and if I want p***y on the red carpet that’s what I get.’
“Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for, and falls under no felony. But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years, insidiously and seeming irreversibly.”
See Beckinsale’s full post below.
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These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤
Social media users then asked Beckinsale an array of harsh questions, including why she took her child to Weinstein’s house in the first place, and why she didn’t just leave when all this was happening.
One user asked, “Why did you show up is my question?”
Beckinsale insisted, “He was my boss. He had not so far been abusive nor had I seen any evidence on the one movie i did with him. He couched it as a play date for our kids. I had no idea it wasn’t that or that I had done anything that could be perceived as wrong.”
A different person then jumped to Beckinsale’s defence, telling her she did nothing wrong, to which the star replied: “Oh I know. I think she thinks I gaily took my child to a known rapists house. I had no idea what was coming partly because the element of shock and surprise is one of the things he got off on.”
Another questioned “Why anyone would allow themselves to be put in one of those situations,” saying she should have left, to which Beckinsale responded, “I did. It still happened.”