According to Ekaterina Mtsituridze, producer stalked her for more than ten years
Ekaterina Mtsituridze, Cannotto: ZumaTASS
The head of Roskino, film critic and TV presenter Ekaterina Mtsituridze said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that, like many other women, was a victim of sexual harassment by an American producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to Mtsituridze, Winsatan stalked her for more than ten years. They met in 2003-m to year at the Berlin film festival. As told Mtsituridze, Weinstein invited her to lunch to my room, saying that interested in the Russian culture ( especially Chekhov) and his ancestors come from Russia.
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Then she didn’t accept the invitation, and, according to her, tried to avoid an influential producer, as that at every meeting asking when to expect a call back.
In 2004-m to year, during the Venice film festival, Weinstein once again called her to his room, offering to discuss their own ideas about collaboration with contemporary Russian authors. Mtsituridze insisted that the meeting was held in a cafe. However, at the appointed hour, Weinstein failed to appear, and his assistant told her that the producer is not feeling well and asked to go up to his room.
Weinstein met her in a Bathrobe. He said, “I was waiting for the masseuse, but she’s late. Although we can have fun without her.” He added: “You’ll love it. I guru. You never met a man like me.”
According to Mtsituridze, she was shocked and didn’t know what to do. To escape from the room she was helped by the accident of a sudden the waiter came to them without knocking with a bucket of champagne.
10 years later they met again, and Weinstein, seizing the moment, told the woman: “don’t you dare tell anyone. Be a good girl”.
In early October, after the publication of The New York Times, several Actresses accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and rape. After that, a producer was fired from headed by Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, and was expelled from the American and British film Academy.