Lupita Nyong'o Comes Forward With New Allegations Against Weinstein: 'I Felt Unsafe'

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Nyong'o, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2014 for "12 Years a Slave", wrote a lengthy op-ed for the New York Times on Thursday, where she identifies as part of a "conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years". After being introduced in Germany, Harvey invited Nyong'o, who was still in drama school at Yale, to a film screening at his home in CT.

Soon afterwards, Weinstein invited Nyong'o to a film screening at his family home in CT (near Yale, where the actress was studying).

Weinstein allegedly told her that to get a job, she'd have to be good in bed and sleep with directors and producers, Allred said. According to Lupita, Weinstein interrupted the film just 15 minutes in and invited her to his private bedroom.

"Harvey led me into a bedroom - his bedroom - and announced that he wanted to give me a massage". After that, Nyong'o brought male friends the next time she met him.

When Weinstein began to take off his trousers, Nyong'o went straight to the door and told him she was uncomfortable.

The actress says she turned down another advance by Weinstein not long after the massage incident and he threatened her career. In an attempt to gain control of the situation, she says she offered to give him a massage instead - a recurring practice during body work sessions at drama school, which is how Nyong'o now says she rationalized keeping "a semblance of professionalism in spite of the freaky circumstance".

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"I protested that I wanted to finish the film first, but he insisted I go with him, laying down the law as though I too was one of his children". That's why someone can have the audacity to invite you to their home or hotel and you show up.

She continued, "I stayed away from him after (that)".

Although he said he once confronted Weinstein over an allegation, he added: "I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard". "He was definitely a bully, but he could be really charming, which was disarming and confusing. But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein". This time she met him for drinks and dinner, expecting to be joined by a group of others. They ordered drinks and starters, but before the appetizers arrived he suggested they take the rest of their meal to his room. Earlier today, Quentin Tarantino expressed his shame that he didn't do anything to stop Weinstein's predatory behaviour, and said that anyone who worked with him who claimed to not know what was going on is a liar. She said she flipped the situation around. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. The assault, she said, was in 1992, and she is considering issuing a formal complaint to police.

"You have no idea what you are passing up", he said, Nyong'o recalled.

"Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power", she wrote.

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