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Heather Graham Harvey Weinstein Today Show

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Heather Graham, one of Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual harassment victims, spoke out about the scandal during a live appearance on the “Today” show on Monday. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop has reported, dozens of women have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. Earlier this month, Graham wrote a guest column for Variety in which she made her own allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. “In the early 2000s Harvey Weinstein called me into his office. There was a pile of scripts sitting on his desk. ‘I want to put you in one of my movies,’ he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best,” she recalled. Graham went on, “Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy. There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there.”

“A few weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up meeting at his hotel,” the actress further shared. “I called one of my actress friends to explain my discomfort with the situation, and she offered to come with me. En route, she called me to say she couldn’t make it. Not wanting to be at the hotel alone with him, I made up an excuse — I had an early morning and would have to postpone. Harvey told me that my actress friend was already at his hotel and that both of them would be very disappointed if I didn’t show. I knew he was lying, so I politely and apologetically reiterated that I could no longer come by.”

Now, during an interview on “Today” about her role in “Law & Order True Crime,” Hoda Kotb brought up Graham’s op-ed, and asked if she feels like there’s a “sea change in Hollywood that’s happened.” The star replied, “I think hopefully for women everywhere, we feel braver to come forward with our stories and we feel we can stand up for ourselves and we see that a predator is getting some kind of justice. I think women are starting to speak out more and that’s inspiring.”

Graham gave credit to Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to go on the record about Weinstein’s behavior. “I think seeing her do it was inspiring and other women in that [initial] article, and I just thought, you know, if we don’t speak out, we enable this man to continue doing this for decades and he shouldn’t be doing it,” she said. Check out the video below.

 


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