Weinstein's former assistant accuses him of sexual abuse
ANI | Updated: Oct 25, 2017 14:45 IST
Haleyi called him "extremely persistent and physically overpowering".
While talking to a group of reporters, she noted, "I told him no, no, no, but he insisted. He then orally forced himself on me, while I was on my period. He even pulled my tampon out. I was mortified."
The women's rights attorney Gloria Allred said that Halwyi was in her 20s and worked as a production assistant on a television show produced by the Weinstein Company, when the incident happened, according to The Guardian.
Haleyi claimed Weinstein later came to her New York apartment and pleaded her to come on a romantic-sounding trip to Paris.
She expressed interest in working on one of his films and he invited her to his hotel room and asked for a massage.
Haleyi refused, replying, "No sorry, I'm not a masseuse," and suggesting he instead contact hotel reception.
Among the dozens, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, who have claimed Weinstein sexually harassed them, several women have said Weinstein raped them.