In yet another alarming news, one more A-list actress has joined the growing list of women speaking out against the sexual harassment or assault meted out on them by scandalized Hollywood Producer, Harry Weinstein. This time it is Lupita Nyong’o.
The Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in 12 Years A Slave, Lupita penned down her experience in a detailed and well articulated op-ed on New York Times.
In the article, Lupita explains why she’s finally opening up, and the events that led to Harry’s sexual forwardness and harassment;
I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories.
But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach. I have felt such a flare of rage that the experience I recount below was not a unique incident with me, but rather part of a sinister pattern of behavior.
I met Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin, while I was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. An intermediary introduced him to me as “the most powerful producer in Hollywood.
Lupita joins several other women, – Rose McGowan, Eva Green, Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Angie Everhart, Cara Delevingne, Léa Seydoux, Louisette Geiss, Heather Graham, Ashley Judd, Lena Headey, Lysette Anthony, Lauren Sivan, Liza Campbell, Emma de Caunes, Kate Beckinsale, Melissa Sagemiller, Dawn Dunning, Katherine Kendall, Rose McGowaz, Emily Nestor, Florence Darel, Minka Kelly, and many more.