British actress Lysette Anthony has claimed Harvey Weinstein raped her. She reported the alleged assault to the police last week.
Anthony, who stars in the British soap opera “Hollyoaks,” said the rape took place in her home in London in the 1980s. She described the attack as “pathetic and revolting” and said it left her feeling “disgusted and embarrassed.”
Weinstein, the former boss of Miramax, has denied previous accusations of criminal sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault.
A former Miramax employee has claimed Weinstein raped her in the basement of his London office 25 years ago, in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.
The unnamed British woman explained why she didn’t report the assault. “I just felt mortified and ashamed – and that no one would believe me. He was incredibly well-connected, powerful and important – and I was just a nobody.”