Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Had a Narrow Escape From Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Advances

According to her former manager in Hollywood, Harvey was desperate to meet the actor alone.

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One of Hollywood's biggies, Harvey Weinstein would never have imagined that one day more than 30 women would stand together, and accuse him of sexual harassment and molestation. It took one report by the New York Times and the New Yorker for many Hollywood celebs to open up against this inexcusable and wildly disturbing (yet well known) monstrosity, which has a place of its own in the dictionary à la "casting couch".

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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Cara Delevingne —and many, many others reported harrowing cases (that spanned almost thirty years!) of their encounters with the producer. He reportedly invited women to hotel rooms for business reasons and then greeted them nude or asked them to massage him or watch him shower.

The story is still not over though, and a fresh allegation has been made against him which involves Bollywood's most prized jewel—Aishwarya Rai Bachchan!

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British supermodel and actor Cara Delevingne courageously revealed her chilling case in an Instagram post—

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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—which was reported by Variety. The comments section of their story included this comment by Simone Sheffield, a renowned talent manager, TV and film producer who incidentally also managed Aishwarya Rai during her brief Hollywood stint. Simone revealed in her comment that the sex offender had tried to get to Aishwarya as well whom he had met several times in the past, during AmFar Gala and the Cannes International Film Festival.

Source: Variety

Even though there has been no discussion from Aishwarya Rai in this regard, the allegations seem to be getting deeper day by day, and Harvey Weinstein has some serious explaning to do. For now, Mr. Weinstein has been fired by the company he co-founded, the Weinstein Company.

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