A British former assistant to Harvey Weinstein says, she was paid £125,000 ($165,200) to keep quiet after he accused the movie mogul of sexual harassment.
Zelda Perkins told the Financial Times, which was under a non-disclosure agreement in 1998, after the allegations.
You said he asked you, give him massages and tried to drag her to the bed, but she was “made to be ashamed of, for the disclosure of his behaviour”.
Weinstein any denied accusations of non-consensual sex “clearly”.
The former assistant said she reported her allegations after a colleague told her that she was also sexually harassed by the movie producers.
To prohibit the two women then asked for damages and a sum of £250,000 ($330,500) to the same share, but also signed a non-disclosure agreement, that the discussion about the allegations.
By breaking the agreement, Ms Perkins could be liable for the repayment of the settlement, and possibly damages and other legal fees specified in the contract.
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However, she said the “Financial Times”: “I want to come out publicly against my non-disclosure agreement.
“Unless someone does this, it is a debate about how outrageous these agreements and the amount of coercion that the victim.”
She claims that the movie executive would ask you to massage him, while he was in his underwear when they were alone in the room.
Your testimony is similar to that of a number of Hollywood Actresses – Lupita Nyong’o and Gwyneth Paltrow both claimed that Weinstein suggested a massage in his bedroom and hotel room.
Ms Perkins added that to awaken you often had him in the morning and “he would try to drag me to bed”.
Weinstein has for the way he “apologized behaved with colleagues in the past” and admitted that his actions have “caused a lot of pain”.
However, he said that many of the accusations against him “patently false”, and in a statement to the FT, said he had confirmed “that there were never any acts of retaliation against women for rejecting his advances”.
Ms Perkins is one of the many claimants that come forward, the behavior according to a New York Times investigation of Weinstein.
Actress Rose McGowan claims she achieved a $100,000 (£84,000) settlement with Weinstein in 1997 after an alleged incident in a hotel room, at the Sundance Film Festival.
The New York Times said a legal document with the confirmation of the settlement agreed that it was “to be understood as an approval,” but to “avoid litigation and buy peace”.
The allegations against the 65-year-old subject of criminal investigation in London, Los Angeles and New York.
He is also under a civil rights investigation in New York state.
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