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Two Harvey Weinstein Accusers Speak Out On “GMA” Amid Sexual Assault Scandal (VIDEO)

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On Wednesday’s “Good Morning America,” actresses Louisette Geiss and Katherine Kendall came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Watch the interview below.

Kendall spoke to George Stephanopoulos about her terrifying encounter with Weinstein two decades ago. “I was 23-years-old. I had a meeting with Miramax, I met with Harvey, he was very warm, he made me feel like he would be a mentor to me. He invited me to a screening, which I went to, and it ended up just being a movie with me and Harvey. I had that sinking feeling throughout the movie, as if something was wrong.” The actress went on, detailing her struggle to escape from the Hollywood producer. “I tried to skirt away and say I’ve got to home now, he said ‘let’s have a drink,’ I said no. There’s a lot of bargaining with him.”

Kendall continued, “I finally go upstairs, I relax a little bit, I see pictures of his wife on the wall. I think, ‘ok, I’m in a safe place.’ He knows that I know he’s a family man. We talk about art, politics, books we love, movies we love, I feel like I’m having an intelligent conversation with him.” But discussing when the atmosphere “turned,” the star said, “I was about to leave and we were wrapping up. He goes to the bathroom and he comes back in wearing nothing but a robe, at which point he asks me for a massage. I said no, I’m not comfortable. He tells me lots of people do it, he name-dropped some models that he said did it all the time. It was a terrifying experience.”

Geiss, another Weinstein accuser, went on to share her harrowing story, claiming she was sexually harassed by the producer in 2008. “I met Harvey first at the Cannes Film Festival and then at the Sundance Film Festival where I was pitching a script. When I saw him there, he had invited me to his latest premiere, I attended and after he asked to hear my script. We decided to meet at the restaurant where we both were staying,” she said. “I felt hesitant, I had heard some things about him. I saw a security camera right by me, and I said I’ll go up and take this meeting with you if you promise not to touch me. He laughed it off and shook my hand.”

“We had a great meeting, and like the other woman said, it was a very intelligent conversation. I was enjoying myself, then he stepped away to go to the bathroom, and he came back in a robe, buck naked. It was pretty shocking,” Geiss added. Both women shared their personal stories on the morning show after Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and more stars accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. Additionally, a number of celebrities have been reacting to reports that Weinstein raped multiple women. Watch the full “GMA” interview below.

 


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