Aishwarya Rai’s former manager claims she saved her from the sexual advances of ‘bully pig’ Harvey Weinstein
A woman who claims to be a former talent manager of Aishwarya Rai’s has said that she saved her from the advances of disgraced Hollywood studio boss, Harvey Weinstein.hollywood Updated: Oct 13, 2017 15:44 IST
A woman who claims to be a former talent manager of Aishwarya Rai’s has said that she saved her from the advances of disgraced Hollywood studio boss, Harvey Weinstein.
In a comment posted on a story on Variety.com, Simone Sheffield recounted her story of the time when Weinstein “begged” her to arrange a meeting with Aishwarya. But she refused.
“I use to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked and acted like a “big bully pig”….He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office he cornered me and said “what do I have to do to get her alone?” I told him to “kiss my black a**”. When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting. Yes, we did do business and Yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I’d never work in this business, blah blah blah….what I said to him I can’t print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client,” she wrote.
“Fox News. Weinstein. The President. Such abuses have gone on way before these creeps and will sadly continue until women feel empowered and protected enough to speak out.”
Simone continued, “They say there’s strength in numbers…perhaps. BUT it takes only one brave soul to take the first stand. With social media as your platform, that one brave soul will lead an army, in no time.”
“Brava Ladies….don’t hold back – THE TRUTH. Protect one another. Support one another. Love one another,” she finished.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by several women in a series of reports by the New York Times. Many Hollywood celebrities have publicly condemned his behaviour.
Three women accused Weinstein of raping them in a story published online by The New Yorker, including the Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento and a woman who was an aspiring actor in college when she caught Weinstein’s eye. A representative for the mogul vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine. Police in Los Angeles and London have initiated investigations into the matter.
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First Published: Oct 13, 2017 15:42 IST