Brit Marling is the latest in a long and growing list of actresses and other women who say they were sexually harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein.
The actress, known for her roles in “Another Earth” and “The East,” said in an Atlantic article that the disgraced movie mogul asked her to shower with him during a 2014 meeting.
Marling said her meeting with Weinstein happened after she’d co-written and starred in “Sound of My Voice” and “Another Earth.” “The industry had deemed I was legitimate fresh meat,” she wrote.
Here’s an excerpt from the article, which details her account:
I, too, went to the meeting thinking that perhaps my entire life was about to change for the better. I, too, was asked to meet him in a hotel bar. I, too, met a young, female assistant there who said the meeting had been moved upstairs to his suite because he was a very busy man. I, too, felt my guard go up but was calmed by the presence of another woman my age beside me. I, too, felt terror in the pit of my stomach when that young woman left the room and I was suddenly alone with him. I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, champagne, strawberries. I, too, sat in that chair paralyzed by mounting fear when he suggested we shower together. What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me?
It was clear that there was only one direction he wanted this encounter to go in, and that was sex or some version of an erotic exchange. I was able to gather myself together–a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat–and leave the room.