Weinstein Wanted To Meet Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Alone Claims Her Former Manager
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been in news lately, but not for right reasons. He has been blamed of sexually harassing multiple women over a period of nearly three decades. He has been fired from his own firm, The Weinstein Company.
Among the women who opened up was Gwyneth Paltrow, the Iron Man actress. She spoke to The New York Times, and described how she was summoned to Weinstein’s hotel room, where he touched her and suggested a massage in the bedroom. Weinstein had just roped in her as the title character in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma.”
Angelina Jolie also recollected Weinstein making advances in a hotel room early in her career. She never worked with him again.
According to Variety.com, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s international talent manager has claimed that Weinstein wanted to meet the actor alone.
Simone Sheffield recounted her story of the time when Weinstein “begged” her to arrange a meeting with Aishwarya. But she refused.
Talent manager, Simone Sheffield, was quoted in the report as saying, “I used to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked and acted like a big bully pig.
He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office, he cornered me and said, ‘What do I have to do to get her alone?’ I told him to kiss my black ass. When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting.
Yes, we did do business and yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I’d never work in this business, blah blah blah…what I said to him, I can’t print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client.
Fox News. Weinstein. The President. Such abuses have gone on way before these creeps and will sadly continue until women feel empowered and protected enough to speak out.
They say there’s strength in numbers…perhaps. BUT it takes only one brave soul to take the first stand. With social media as your platform, that one brave soul will lead an army, in no time.
Brava Ladies….don’t hold back – THE TRUTH. Protect one another. Support one another. Love one another.”
Aishwarya‘s last Hollywood project was The Pink Panther 2.
H/T: Hindustan Times
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