The studio exec reportedly responded by saying, "Well, can you just stand there and shut up".
Meanwhile, organizers of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project's annual Legacy Awards - the LGBTQ group's gala fundraiser honoring entertainment industry figures who "made a profound and lasting impact on LGBT storytelling and the LGBT community" - announced The Weinstein Company would no longer be honored at the October 22 ceremony. "Others did. Keep that in mind", she said in a previous tweet.
Democratic lawmakers have rushed to distance themselves from the veteran Hollywood producer after a bombshell Times report this week revealed allegations that the Democratic mega-donor had spent decades sexually harassing women he worked with.
And she called on others in the entertainment world to turn their backs on the 65-year-old Weinstein and his companies until he is fired or quits. Now, one more woman is adding her voice to the group: A female TV reporter is alleging that Weinstein masturbated in front of her, and her account is horrifying. She said she was unable to escape easily because her exit was blocked by his body.
After Sivan rejected his advances, stating that she had a long-term boyfriend, Weinstein allegedly began to masturbate in front of her until he ejaculated into a potted plant, before zipping his pants up and returning to the party. "Cleanse yourselves", she wrote, presumably referring to Weinstein.
Her friend, who was present at the restaurant, and several sources, who shared similar experiences with Weinstein and spoke on the condition of anonymity, corroborated several details in Sivan's story.
Once in the kitchen of the restaurant, Weinstein attempted to kiss Sivan, which she rejected explaining that she was in a long-term relationship. The incident in the vestibule didn't last long. "Next steps will depend on Harvey's therapeutic progress, the outcome of the Board's independent investigation, and Harvey's own personal decisions", a statement signed by four board members, Bob Weinstein, Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov and Richard Koenigsberg read.
Once she got downstairs, she met Sivan and Weinstein who were leaving the kitchen. She and her friend quickly left following the encounter. Weinstein mentioned that he was going on a foreign trip and asked if Sivan wanted to get together when he got back. She said he invited her to meet with him again, but she reiterated her earlier statement of being in a relationship and ended the call.
When she rebuffed the movie mogul, he simply began to pleasure himself.
As for Weinstein, who has taken a leave of absence for therapy treatment?