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Minka Kelly Says Harvey Weinstein Asked Her to Be His Girlfriend, Offered a 'Lavish Life'

Minka Kelly Says Harvey Weinstein Asked Her to Be His Girlfriend, Offered a 'Lavish Life'

Minka Kelly is opening up about an extremely uncomfortable meeting she once had with Harvey Weinstein.

The 37-year-old The Butler actress – the latest to come forward amid the disgraced film producer’s sexual harassment and assault allegations over the past week – took to Instagram on Friday (October 13) to reflect on her experience.

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“I met Harvey at an industry party,” she captioned the powerful photo below. “The following day, my agent said he wanted to see me for a general meeting. The location was set for his hotel room. I wasn’t comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. He bulls–t me for 5 minutes re: movies he could put me in, then asked the assistant to excuse us. As she walked away, he said, ‘I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night’ and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, ‘We could just keep this professional.’”

“All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible,” Minka wrote. “I told him while flattered, I’d like to keep things professional. He said ‘Fine. I trust you won’t tell anyone about this.’ I said ‘Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me,’ – the only way I could think to shut it down gracefully and excuse myself.”

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“I immediately told my agent what happened,” she continued. “We marveled at his audacity, reinforced my instinct not to offend him & laughed at how glad I was to get out of there. Neither of us were that surprised as this wasn’t far off from the day-to-day bulls–t of being an actress.”

“I’m sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn’t have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place,” Minka shared. “For making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don’t know what might have happened if I’d just showed up as originally scheduled.”

“I am appalled for all the women being told these occurrences are in any way their fault,” she added.” No more Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood does not solve the problem but maybe the more voices sharing their stories and adding support to the countless women and men who have suffered through abuse of power, the less it will be tolerated.”

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  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    This man is pure evil

  • joshemerson

    To be honest, her story sounds by far the least bad of all the ones that have come out. So he asked her to be his gf…so what? Since when is that illegal? Sounds like she just wants to get in the news with the others they actually had stuff happen to them.

  • meme

    Big fucking deal. He asked her to be his GF. OH THE HORROR. Minka needs to shut up and sit down. He didn’t do anything inappropriate to her. She just wants attention.

  • meme

    Her story would not indicate that. I know he’s a pig and disgusting but her story is a big nothing.

  • meme

    Yep. It seems to have become a source of pride to have a Harvey story.

  • J.K.

    How does it not indicate that? If she agreed to meet in his hotel room he’d probably be waiting for her in his bathrobe and asked her to watch him shower.

  • meme

    Grow up. Asking her to be his girlfriend and offering her a lavish lifestyle is NOT harassment and he made no sexual advances towards her. She’s an attention ho.

  • nicpace

    yet you dated that Jeter herpes-infested guy. Go back to what you were doing hon, let the real victims come forward instead of you

  • plez

    Someone needs to find these assistants who are noted in a lot of these women stories as leaving just as HW is ready to harass them. These assistants knew what was happening and need to be questioned.

  • Phil the Donahue

    What guy goes around and uses a business meeting as a “hey, could you be my girlfriend?” Seriously, what grown man would do that. It’s completely unprofessional. Pretty sure she’s pointing out the fact that he is unprofessional and doesn’t own a mirror.

  • calafeast

    She is now the mistress of a married man as is and aiding in breaking up a marriage. Was it tough to imagine her spreading her legs to this fat hog?

  • persononhere

    she’s joining a ‘movement’.. crazy

  • tom

    this bitch slept with half of Hollywood men

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  • Jenni

    wasnt the story that Jeter’s agent contacted minka to be his gf…?

  • Sansa Squad

    if anything this story at least proves how skilled this cretin is at pretending to be a decent guy (I stress the word decent – he still comes off pretty sleazy here) in front of people he’s trying to impress. for all the talk of how “everyone knew,” and how those who said they were surprised were lying… if this was the only kind of “story” you’d ever heard about him, would you really think much of it? idk, makes you think.

  • Michael Lambretti

    It’s not sexual assualt if someone asks you to have an affair. Give me a break. She needs to get over herself.

  • Michael Lambretti

    Guess he wanted to share with her the gift that keeps on giving.

  • Michael Lambretti

    This herpes gal (thanks Jeter)), has a really foul mouth. She told a fan to f off and then shares this stupid istagram. She needs to clean it up, it’s a total turn off.