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Actor Natassia Malthe publicly accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

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Another woman has come forward to publicly allege that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein “forced himself” on her in a hotel room.

Natassia Malthe, an actor, says Weinstein raped her in the Sanderson hotel in London nine years ago, telling a press conference: “I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me. I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I was like a dead person.”

Speaking to reporters in New York on Wednesday (25 October), Malthe didn’t term the alleged attack rape, but described how Weinstein had knocked on her hotel room door hours after they’d met at the Baftas and had penetrative sex with her without consent.

Saying she let him into her room after he “pounded” on the door – having previously felt pressured to tell him where she was staying – Malthe alleges Weinstein started masturbating in front of her, and suggested her career would benefit by listing award-winning actors who had supposedly thanked him for helping them.

“It was not consensual. He did not use a condom. However, he did not ejaculate inside me,” Malthe said. “After having sexual intercourse, he masturbated.”

Natassia Malthe

Natassia Malthe alleges Harvey Weinstein raped her in February 2008

She later said she felt her acting dreams “had been shattered” after meeting him a second time, ostensibly to discuss a part in the film Nine. Malthe claims that she met him in LA as he assured her there would be no “hanky panky” and an assistant would be present, but Weinstein went on to allegedly pressure her into a threesome with another woman, which Malthe refused.

Representing Malthe, Gloria Allred said the Norwegian actor was “considering” a police report.



Allred is also representing Mimi Haleyi, a production assistant who said on Tuesday (24 October) that Weinstein had “orally forced himself” on her, saying he had held her down on a bed and removed her tampon.

Several women have come forward alleging rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by the formerly powerful producer, who has previously denied any non-consensual sex but apologised for his behaviour. Weinstein is currently facing police investigations in London, New York and LA.

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