I know we’ve covered the unravelling of Harvey Weinstein extensively the past few days, as it seems the whole world is watching the mythically powerful media mogul fall from grace. After decades of whispered accusations against him, more women are coming forward to tell their heartbreaking stories of sexual harassment and assault at Weinstein’s hands — as well as the industry pressures that kept them silent, or the retaliation they faced if they tried to say something.
In a new story just published at The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow conducted an investigation and spoke with many, many new accusers and witnesses about their experiences.
In the course of a ten-month investigation, I was told by thirteen women that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, allegations that corroborate and overlap with the Times’s revelations, and also include far more serious claims.
Three women—among them [Asia] Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans—told me that Weinstein raped them, allegations that include Weinstein forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault.
Just go read the piece. Please. How could this go on for so long?