Harvey Weinstein has denied allegations he sexually tormented Lupita Nyong’o, stating he has a ‘different recollection’ of events.
The 34-year-old singer recently done the allegations in a discouraging piece for the New York Times, claiming Harvey tried to give her a massage and ‘take off his pants’ in his bedroom following a film screening at his house.
Harvey Weinstein however has given denied the claims in a matter from his representative, which reads: ‘Mr. Weinstein has a opposite correlation of events, but believes Lupita is a shining singer and a major force for the industry.
‘Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.’
Lupita has given responded to Harvey’s statement, observant she’ll give ‘no serve comment’.
In the piece for The New York Times, Lupita wrote: ‘Harvey led me into a bedroom – his bedroom – and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. we suspicion he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time given we met him, we felt unsafe.
‘I panicked a little and suspicion fast to offer to give him one instead: It would concede me to be in control physically, to know accurately where his hands were at all times.
‘I began to massage his back and buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this unattractive situation. Before prolonged he pronounced he wanted to take off his pants. we told him not to do that and sensitive him that it would make me intensely uncomfortable.
‘He got up anyway to do so and we headed for the door, observant that we was not at all gentle with that. “If we’re not going to watch the film, we really should conduct back to school,” we said.’
Lupita incited down a future offer to work on a Weinstein Company constructed film in 2014.
The 12 Years A Slave singer is just one of the women levelling allegations against Harvey, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale also claiming they were sexually harassed.