A British woman who has worked for Harvey Weinstein for a day says that the movie mogul “intimidated” her after being sexually inappropriate in a hotel room.
Sophie Morris, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, says a naked Weinstein nodded to her in a room at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1991.
“He asked me to give him a massage,” he told the BBC and the Guardian, saying she was left “shaken” by the encounter.
Weinstein has denied all the allegations of non-consensual sex against him.
Ms Morris, now 44 and an organizer of the event, is one of a number of women to accuse Weinstein of harassment.
He told the BBC that he did not remember all the details, but recalls her top coming off in the bedroom.
Separately, the UK police are investigating allegations about the Weinstein’s and seven women – in the matter of the alleged incidents that took place between 1980 and 2015.Naked in the bath
Ms Morris has alleged that the harassment took place in 1991, to her first day of work at the Weinstein company, admin assistant.
She said she was told to go to the Savoy Hotel – the location has been called by many women, including actress Kate Beckinsale, whose assaults would have taken place.
“I remember sitting in the living room,” said Ms Morris, who has waived her right to anonymity in sexual offences laws to speak to the BBC. “I must have answered the phone a couple of times, shuffled some papers.”
Said Weinstein called her into the bathroom, where she was naked in the bath tub, then asking her to give him a massage in the bedroom.
“He was practically lying naked on the bed,” he said.
“And then I don’t really remember if I did touch him. But I was sitting sideways on the bed, and I remember that my top coming off.”
More than 50 women who have come forward with the allegations against Weinstein – ranging from sexual violence, harassment – including celebrity is Kate Beckinsale, Lysette Anthony and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ms Morris said that he was in a “state of disbelief” after the alleged incident – he told a friend, boyfriend, a policeman, and was given a case number.
A couple of weeks later, she said she received a call from a person who requires the Weinstein speaks of her – which left her “panicked”.Police investigations
He said: “The person I spoke to – I sort of think that I said: – I don’t want to drop the case and I said yes.”
The Metropolitan Police said that he was doing the investigation, the alleged incident, but that was based on paper records in 1991 – which are usually destroyed after seven years.
Ms Morris said that she assumes that the police have looked in its report, but added: “I suppose the fact that I dropped the case all that time ago. I could never know.”
Ms Morris said she intends to speak to the police again about his statements.
She now thinks that the UK police should “do something” about the allegations against the Hollywood producer, saying: “Nothing will change and he will get away with it.”
The Met said no arrests have been made on all the allegations at this stage.