The Growing List of Women Alleging Sexual Assault & Harassment – Variety
Ronan Farrow spent 10 months interviewing 13 women who claim they were assaulted or harassed by Weinstein. The New Yorker article contains on-the-record accounts from actresses who reported Weinstein forcibly received or performed sexual acts on women. More women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward on Tuesday to share their accounts with the New York Times.
Here are the women who have gone on the record with their stories:
Tomi-Ann Roberts (1984)
Roberts was a 20-year-old junior in college, waiting tables in New York, and hoping to start an acting career. One of her customers, Weinstein, urged her to audition for a movie. He sent her scripts and asked her to meet him where he was staying to discuss the film. When she got there, he was naked in the bathtub. He told her she would give a better audition if she were comfortable “getting naked in front of him,” as well, for the character she might play. Roberts left, telling Weinstein she was too prudish to go along.
Roseanna Arquette (early 1990s)
Arquette took a business meeting with Weinstein that escalated into being sexually propositioned. In The New Yorker article, Arquette said Weinstein opened the door of his hotel room wearing a white bathrobe. There, he tried to initiate a neck massage. “Then he grabbed my hand,” she said. He put it on her neck, and when she pulled away, he grabbed her hand again and pulled it toward his penis. “My heart was really racing. I was in a fight-or-flight moment,” she said. She told Weinstein, “I will never do that.”
Ashley Judd (1990s)
Judd was among the first to go on record in the Times expose. In 2015, the actress shared her story with Variety, though she declined to name Weinstein. She was in her twenties when she was summoned to Weinstein’s hotel room under the pretenses of taking about roles in his movies. Instead, Weinstein asked her for a massage, and after she declined, he asked her to watch him shower. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” she told the Times.
Louise Godbold (1990s)